Friday, 25 December 2009

Services not starting

Some programs that run services bound to specific ports may not run due to an issue with an update by Microsoft where DNS basically grabs all unused ports and doesn't allow other programs to use the ports, preventing services from starting.

I've noticed this issue with the Brian White site where they use a program called Leap and at CPO where the Multilink UPS service wouldn't start because the ports have been taken by DNS. What I have done to resolve is stop DNS momentarily and install/start the service, then start the DNS service. Not sure what other programs are affected by this, but keep this in mind if you are having similiar issues with services not starting that require certain ports to communicate.

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