I have a web server ( IIS 7.5 , windows 2008 64 Bit web server ed) and notice that in last few days all web sites on server stopped and cant browser by visitor. I check the event log but I didnt see any things related to this problem. When I try to restart IIS i got error on W3SVC serivce.When IIS try to STOP it, W3SVC goes to stopping state and never stop. so I can't start it again. I try and find that I never can restart the W3SVC and when IIS work fine if I try to restart this service, it goes to stopping and never stop.

1- how can I find the problem on IIS? ( i have several asp.net app host on it ) 2- how can I fix W3SVC service stopping problem?




What happens if you try this from an elevated command prompt?

net stop w3svc
net stop IISAdmin
net start IISAdmin
net start w3svc
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    I would also throw a: net stop "ASP.NET State Service" & net start "ASP.NET State Service" in there for good measure when wanting to give IIS a "full restart". – thelsdj Jan 28 '11 at 22:57
  • Good tip @thelsdj. +1 for you. – user3914 Jan 28 '11 at 23:02
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    Thank you for your reply. I try this command but W3svc goes to stopping ... status and never stop. also the main problem is how can I find the problem that prevent IIS works correctly. – Ashian Jan 29 '11 at 7:55

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