FIX: 404 error message when you start the Commerce Server 2007 Health Monitoring Service in Commerce Server 2007

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Commerce Server 2007, you use the Commerce Server Health Monitoring service to monitor the state of the Commerce Server 2007 Web services. When you try to start the Commerce Server 2007 Health Monitoring Service, you receive a 404 error message.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Commerce Server Health Monitoring Service tries to access each Commerce Server 2007 Web service by using the computer name instead of the configured nonsecure host name. However, the computer name may be disabled for the Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site that hosts the Web services.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Commerce Server 2007 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You have to change the registry after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.commerceserver.crosstiertypes.dll6.0.4036.9193,58413-Mar-200820:02x86
Microsoft.commerceserver.healthmonitor.dll6.0.4036.954,32013-Mar-200820:02x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
After you apply this hotfix, the MOMWebServiceConnectionMode registry entry is created. You can use this registry configuration option to select the name that the Commerce Server 2007 Health Monitor Service uses to connect to the Commerce Server 2007 Web services.
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To complete the installation, you must follow these steps:
  1. Open Registry Editor. To do this, use the appropriate method for your operating system:
    • In Windows Vista, click Start
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      Start button
      , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    x86:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Commerce Server 2007
    x64:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Commerce Server 2007
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD value.
  4. Click the MOMWebServiceConnectionMode registry entry.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type one of the following values , and then click OK:
    • 0: The computer name. This is the default setting.
    • 1: The configured nonsecure host name
    • 2: The IP address
  7. Exit Registry Editor.

    After you apply this hotfix, the Commerce Server Health Monitoring Service returns to its default setting. Therefore, the log on account is changed to Network Service, and the startup type is changed to Disable. You must manually reconfigure these settings back to the values that you set before you apply this hotfix.
  8. Restart the Commerce Server Health Monitoring Service.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 950231 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
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