Event ID 2227 — IIS W3SVC Activity

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

In order to perform its activities successfully, the Internet Information Services (IIS) World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) must be free of any I/O errors involving file access, memory availability, and network connections. In addition, any scripts that are used must be accessible and runnning, and any include files must be configured correctly.

Event Details

Product: Internet Information Services
ID: 2227
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WMSVC
Version: 7.5
Message: The server was unable to acquire a license for a SSL connection.


Reduce connections or purchase CALs

To resolve this issue, you must either reduce the number of connections or purchase more CALs (Client Access Licenses).

For more information, see the article Error Message: HTTP 403.15 - Forbidden: Client Access Licenses exceeded.


To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that the World Wide Web Publishing service is running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Type sc query w3svc, and press ENTER. The World Wide Web Publishing service is running if the state reported for the service is 4 RUNNING.

IIS W3SVC Activity

Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5