WWW Publishing Service hangs during Visual Interdev development session

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
Here's a question I've posed before but never really had a satisfactory soltion to draw on. Is there any way at all of forcing the WWW Publishing Service to stop when Visual Interdev, for whatever reason, causes it hang?

In the past I've used Win2000 and now using XP Pro and it's always seemed impossible to stop the service. So for years I've been forced to re-boot to cure it but thought it would be nice to get a solution to this. Anyone any ideas?


Question by:YaHozna
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    Accepted Solution

    You can use iisreset.exe from the command line on the server to control the IIS services

    Author Comment

    Hi dgorin, thanks for that. Will iisreset force associated services like w3svc to stop?


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    Expert Comment

    I don't know how "forceful" iisreset.  The program has always worked for me on my development machines, I haven't used it on busy production servers.
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    Assisted Solution

    "Hi dgorin, thanks for that. Will iisreset force associated services like w3svc to stop?"
    I have never found a situation where IISreset didn't force the stop
    I have seen from time to time where web application don't restart - and you either have to restart them using the MMC or one of the IISreset cmd's

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the responses guys. I'll split the points if that's OK.



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