How to Start, Stop and Restart IIS 7.0 on Windows Server

If you are getting an error such as “503 Service Unavailable” on your websites,It can be due to the IIS application pool are not running. This is mainly because the WAS-Windows Process Activation too is stopped.

So today we will see how to start, stop and restart IIS 7.0 on server.

Step 1 – How to start or stop the IIS7 application pool ?

Here we discuss 2 ways about Starting or Stopping the IIS 7.0 application pool ie. :

  • Using Graphical User Interface
  • Through command prompt using the Appcmd.exe commands

1- Start or Stop IIS application pool via. User Interface

Step 1– Access the IIS Manager

Step 2– Go to Connections

Step 3– Maximize the server node and hit Application Pools

Step 4– Choose the application pool that you intend to Start or Stop

Step 5–Depending on the action you wish to take, there you can Start or Stop the application pool.

2- Start or Stop IIS application pool via. Command Line Interface

You can use the below commands to start an application pool:

appcmd start apppool /apppool.name: application pool

Note: Don’t forget to replace ‘application pool‘ with the name of the application pool you wish to Start.

To Stop the intended application pool, The following command would help you:

appcmd stop apppool /apppool.name: application pool

Note: Don’t forget to replace ‘application pool‘ with the name of the application pool you wish to Stop.

Step 2 – How to Start or Stop the IIS7 Management Service ?

The management services can not started by default while accessing the IIS Manager. Server administrators need to start it first.

1- Start or Stop IIS7 Management Service via User Interface

Step 1– Access the IIS Manager

Step 2– Go to Connection and hit the Server Node

Step 3– Go to the ‘Features View‘ and double click the Management Service

Step 4– Here you can perform the Action either to Start or Stop the Management Service

2- Start or Stop IIS7 Management Service via Command Line

Step 1– Hit Start andRun

Step 2– Enter the following commands in the dialog box:

net start wmsvc

net stop wmsvc

That’s all to do, You would also like to know How to Reset Pop3 user account password on Windows serverPlease Give your opinion below if you experience any issues or to discuss your ideas and experiences.

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