Cannot create a subscription: "administration.config Error: Cannot commit configuration changes because the file has changed on disk"

Created:

2016-11-16 13:15:56 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-16 17:20:47 UTC

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Cannot create a subscription: "administration.config Error: Cannot commit configuration changes because the file has changed on disk"

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 11.x for Windows
  • Plesk Onyx 17.5 for Windows

Symptoms

Attempt to create a subscription/customer fails with the error:

 Error: Filename: \\\\?\\C:\\Windows\\system32\\inetsrv\\config\\administration.config Error: Cannot commit configuration changes because the file has changed on disk In module Exception type: System.IO.FileLoadException at Microsoft.Web.Administration.Interop.AppHostWritableAdminManager.CommitChanges() at Microsoft.Web.Administration.ConfigurationManager.CommitChanges() at Microsoft.Web.Administration.ServerManager.CommitChanges() at ServerManagerFactory.commit() at IISServerManager.commit(IISServerManager* ) (Error code 1)

Resolution

Rename directory and create a symbolink link for x86 directory to x64 directory by the following steps:

C:> cd /d "%systemdrive%\\windows\\syswow64\\inetsrv"

C:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\inetsrv>move config configx86
1 dir(s) moved.

C:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\inetsrv>MKLINK /d Config "%systemdrive%\\windows\\system32\\inetsrv\\Config"
symbolic link created for Config <<===>> C:\\windows\\system32\\inetsrv\\Config
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