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With IIS6, is it necessary to restart IIS if I change an application's Application Pool? I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but it would be great if someone could confirm this, and possibly include a link to some documentation.

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Could someone please confirm whether IIS Reseet is required if identity is changed? Somewhere I read logon session,not sure what this is. – flybyte Mar 2 '12 at 10:42
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I changed the app pool without restarting IIS and didn't have any problems, so the answer seems to be yes. The last sentence of this Microsoft link states that "you can assign applications to another application pool while the server is running."

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