IIS stops working and gives "resource unavailable" error after installing KB973917


After installing KB973917, IIS stops working and gives "resource unavailable" error.

The following event is added to the eventlog:
Event ID: 1009
"A process serving application pool 'DefaultAppPool' terminated unexpectedly. The process id was '1234'.
The process exit code was '0xffffffff'."

(The issue can also break IIS that is used for Exchange 2007 and SharePoint 2007)


According to KB2009746, the issue is caused due to some corrupted .DLL files.
To resolve it, either:
1) Uninstall KB973917
--- OR ---
2) Re-install Service Pack2 for Windows 2003

Affected software:

Microsoft Windows 2003

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