Our Devs are trying to do a "push" and it is failing on a single IIS server (running Windows Server 2012 R2) because the push is unable to stop the WWW Publishing Service (W3SVC). We have been rebooting the Svr2012R2 VM as a workaround fix to the issue, but need to get to the heart of the problem.

I read here that the issue could be linked to SvcHost.exe process, but am unsure at this point. Any help or feedback appreciated, thank you.

  • Svchost is just a generic container for launching services. – Greg Askew Jul 17 '18 at 14:49
  • What methods or commands are they using to stop the service? – SturdyErde Jul 17 '18 at 19:22
  • I've used 'net stop W3SVC -force' to try and stop the service, but once the service has failed to stop it does not work. – KidACrimson Jul 18 '18 at 18:43
  • Apparently just re-configuring the App Pools fixed it, I've been told. Thanks, all. – KidACrimson Jul 24 '18 at 15:47

This is solved by installing updates, apparently there was some issue with one of the recent Windows updates:


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