Cannot start any web site under IIS

Posted on 2005-04-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I stopped a site for testing and cannot restart

I recieve "address already in use" error

 Now have run several different programs and cannot find anything using port 80
then i started having the problem with the administration web site witch is 8908

I have tcpview and it has a list of system process using that port
System:8      TCP      server:http      server:0      LISTENING      
System:8      TCP      server:http      server:0      LISTENING      
System:8      TCP      server:http      localhost:37114      CLOSE_WAIT      
System:8      TCP      server:http      localhost:37465      CLOSE_WAIT      
System:8      TCP      server:http      localhost:37500      CLOSE_WAIT      

this is all i can find

 I run another program called active ports and it show nothing using 80 or 8908
The only thing i have not yet done is restart the entire server but i would like to know what is cuasing( or what could be cuasing) this problem
Question by:mrwilde
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ajsaasta earned 1500 total points
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to me "address already in use" error means that even if the web(s) are stopped, Windows is still keeping the handle(s) to the port(s) open so w3svc service cannot start. Reboot the server and web(s) will start on boot.

What is causing this? Bugs in MS Windows.

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