I've got a VM running Server 2008 R2. I installed IIS 7 and the test page works. I installed FileMaker 12 Server Advanced and everything installs correctly except for the Wep Publishing Engine. At the step "Restart WPE" it says "Stopping the WPE(wpe1) component failed: error code = -1". The log doesn't say anything more.
The web server is clearly working because I can access the admin start page remotely. I confirmed that anonymous access is enabled in IIS. When I try to manually start web publishing from the FM admin console, it says "The Web Publishing Agent failed to start."
I'm at a loss as to what is causing this. It's a brand new install of of Server 2008 R2. Hardware meets min reqs. I followed the setup guide provided by FileMaker. There's nothing else installed on this server. I disabled the firewall and I've held off on installing AV until I get this issue resolved. I've attached a screenshot of the admin console in case that is of any use.
I certainly appreciate any thoughts anyone has on my issue.