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Thread: How to start/stop IIS services from command prompt

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    euk-paul is offline Employee
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    Default How to start/stop IIS services from command prompt

    Open command prompt from start option

    1) To start world wide web services c:\>net start w3svc
    2) To start the ftp service c:\>net start msftpsvc
    3) To start the smtp service c:\>net start smtpsvc
    4) To start the plesk control panel service c:\>net start PleskControlPanel
    5) To start the HTTP SSL service c:\>net Start HTTPFilter
    6) To restart IIS services c:\>iisreset /restart
    7) To check the status of the IIS services c:\>iisreset /status

    To stop the services use stop instead of start in the above 5 commands .

    Regards,

    Euk-Paul
    Windows System Administrator


    Last edited by euk-paul; 29-07-2011 at 11:09.

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    Sean is offline Moderator
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    Before using any of the above commands, back up your IIS configuration. You may lose your data if IIS is terminated before the services have stopped normally.

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    euk-paul is offline Employee
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    As a security measure you can backup IIS through the following steps .
    open IIS manager , right click on local computer => All tasks =>
    Backup /Restore Configuration => Create backup and give the configuration
    backup name . The backup is stored at the following location

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\MetaBack



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    Euk-Paul
    Windows System Administrator.

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