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How do I restart a single website in IIS7+ using commandline only?

Same functionality as the circled menu item in the image - but from the commandline.

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Iisreset does not have any options to deal with individual files, and I found some ancient references to Iisweb.vbs, which seems to be outdated.

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What you are looking for is the appcmd command. Take a look at its TechNet manual.

To list your sites out:

appcmd list site

To restart your site, stop it and then start it:

appcmd start | stop site /site.name:string

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I'd personally suggest not stopping and starting sites, but recycling the associated Application Pool.

This should be closer to imperceptible for end users, while a stop/start will probably produce 503s while the site's down.

APPCMD LIST WP

APPCMD RECYCLE WP

are the command-line versions of this...

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List your existing web sites with:

C:\> iisweb.vbs /query

and you can then restart a specific website by executing:

C:\> iisweb.vbs /stop <website> && iisweb.vbs /start <website>
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iisweb is no longer used in IIS 7 and beyond. –  Wesley Oct 9 '11 at 0:02

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