Not sure what happened, but the SharePoint Foundation Application Web service is stuck on "Upgrading" status.

Browsing the site gives a 404. Tried restarting IIS, AppPools etc.

Have no clue how to resolve - I did try running the following command:

stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype spwebservice

This has not helped - any assistance much appreciated!


  • Did you apply any patch? Are automatic windows update enabled? Try to restart the timer and admin service on server.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Jul 24, 2015 at 3:27

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Are you having any issues with the SP timer job on that server? We have the same issue and I believe its related to the timer job not responding.

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