How to perform an IIS reset

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:

  1. 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". 
  2. Once the Command Prompt window opens, type 'iisreset' (without quotes) and then press Enter.

  3. Once the message "Internet services successfully restarted" is displayed, you may close the Command Prompt window.
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