We’ve been suffering from an intermittent issue with our Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) over the past month or so.

We get a message saying “the path specified cannot be used at this time” when going to the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager section within Computer Management. This has also caused problems when trying to deploy a workflow to the MOSS Server.

This can be resolved by restarting the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service. This then allows you to reconnect to the IIS Manager. Hooray!

Having found a really useful entry on the  SharePoint User Group website, it says that a hotfix is now available from Microsoft to resolve this issue once and for all!