WWW Publishing Service cannot be end – Error 1068: The dependency or group failed…

www-publishing-serviceIn inetmgr the application pool could not be selected, the applicationHost.config is not a valid XML file.

Under c:\Inetpub\History you can still find backups of the file. If this file is restored, everything works.

More information here:

http://serverfault.com/questions/47954/cant-open-iis7-manager-invalid-xml-in-applicationhost-config

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