An "iisreset" is an command action that stops and restarts the entire webserver process on your application server. It's sort of a "mini reboot" without affecting the rest of the server.
Here's how to perform it:
- Open the Command Prompt. Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
Note: This action should be performed using administrator rights. To do this, right click on the Command Prompt icon and select "Run as Administrator".
- Once the Command Prompt window opens, type 'iisreset' (without quotes) and then press Enter.
- Once the message "Internet services successfully restarted" is displayed, you may close the Command Prompt window.