IIS can’t start websites
Posted on 2004-10-18
I can restart W3SC and IIS Admin, but when I right-click any website and choose start, I get an error: “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.” Something to do with a locked file(s) or incorrect perms I guess.
I can’t find a tool that’ll discover all locked files—sysinternals’ tools don’t seem to be able to do this! Appreciate any suggestions for such a tool and advice on how to check for correct perms. What does IIS actually do when a request to start/stop a website is exec’d? I don’t know in which folders to search for the problem.