MSFTP service will not start

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Subject: MSFTP service will not start
Posted by:  pr0f1t (dewb…
Date: 31 May 2007

I have server 2k3 web edition and the ftp service stopped working a
week ago. The error I get is "the service did not respond to the start
or control request in a timely fashion" I have tried everything I can
think of including launching the service from the command prompt. I

The FTP Publishing Service service is starting.
The FTP Publishing Service service could not be started.

A system error has occurred.

System error 1717 has occurred.

The interface is unknown.

I am at a loss here. I have been pulling my hair out for a week as no
one else seems to have experienced this issue. Now to make matters
worse I get an "interface is unknown" error when trying to open the
Event Viewer so  I cannot even see log entries to diagnose futher. Can
anyone offer some constructive
suggestions here?