The Machine having IIS installed, has recently changed IP address, and as consequence the IIS service could not start as expected, giving you an error
popup: “The format of the specified network name is invalid”
Check this following registry key and correct it if none of the entries found match the current IP address:
Once changed, open a dos windows command line, then run this command to stop and start IIS
- – net stop http /y
- – net start w3svc
The IIS should restart sucesful.