Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-09-14
Hi Experts,

I've made some changes on my SharePoint server. It tells me to perform an IIS Reset. Can I just do that while people are using SharePoint? Or will they lose connection?

Question by:SvenIA
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    In short yes they will. Iisreset stops and then restarts the windows service that hosts sharepoint. Usually takes about 30 seconds to stop and start in which time sites/pages/documents will not be accessible and users will get errors. This maybe harmless but workflows and other processes may suffer more. Maybe you could send out a global email saying SP will be I available for 5 minutes at X o clock or wait till out of hours.

    In a nutshell, it won't harm/break anything but it will interrupt anyone using SP at the time
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    Thanks! I'll reset IIS tonight to prevent any issues.

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