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                           I had come across  many forum questions and blog queries about changing the Standard “Application Stopped” message – “*503 Service Unavailable. Application stopped*” when the Dispatcher is status is “Running” and Server0 status is “Starting apps”,In this blog, I came with the solution for displaying the custom message instead of the standard message.Now obviously this makes complete sense to end users.     This can be achieved by changing the “*ApplicationStoppedFile*” property in the Visual Administrator.   Before I explain how to do it, I like to thank Paul Tomlinson for his blog on “” which acts as a starting point for this blog,where-in the custom created message exists only till the Dispatcher is status is “Running” and Server0 status is “Starting Frame work” and not when the Server0 status changes to “Starting Apps”.  *Procedure:*    5. Open the +Properties+ tab of the *Web Container* Service              6.Find the +*ApplicationStoppedFile property in WebContainer Service*+ in the list of properties and enter the *absolute path* (on the server’s local file system) to the HTML file as a value of it.+” mce_src=”image” alt=”ApplicationStoppedFile property in WebContainer Service” border=”” hspace=”” vspace=”” width=”” height=”” align=”” />+                    7. Choose +Update, to+ add the new value to the list of properties.             8. Save the properties.         9. Restart the service.           10. Stop and Start the j2ee engine,try and access the portal (or the J2EE index page – http://hostname:50100  (http://hostname:50100/) normally) and you should get your custom message.      ” mce_src=”image
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  1. Former Member
    Hi
    I have a strange problem my Disp and Server is running fine but I get the same 503 message.
    A bit more info is it is on EP6 and SP21.

    I know restart will solve the issue
    but I want a permanent solution.
    Please help

    Regards,
    Chayapathy

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  2. Former Member
    Is there a way to customize the Web Dynpro for Java error pages? For instance, when the PageBuilder session expires the user gets  a “500 – Internal Server Error” message that is quite intimidating to users. If you actually read the message it says to “Press F5 to refresh” but most users don’t get that far.

    If we had a way to customize that one message it would reduce our call volume considerably.

    -John

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