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Admin Know-IT-All Question #6

Admin Know-IT-All Question #6

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Today's Know-IT-All answer is:
d. Use the command-line tool IISRESET

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IISRESET is a command-line tool in Windows 2000 that stops, unloads, reloads, and restarts the IIS process and all its attendant components on demand. It is useful as a way to kill and relaunch IIS in many circumstances: as part of a regularly-scheduled batch operation, as a way to insure that Registry and Metabase changes take hold, and as a response to performance monitor alerts in the event of an extreme memory leak.

Using IISRESET is simple enough. Type IISRESET from a command line, followed by a machine name or IP address if you are resetting a machine remotely. The program will respond with prompts that tell you the progress of the reset, which can take up to a couple of minutes in some cases. The default timeout period is 20 seconds for a restart, 60 seconds for a stop, and zero for a reboot, although you can modify these parameters.

If this quiz has left you yearning for a little more information, please check the links below for related articles and tips:

>> Serdar Yegulalp's full article entitled IIS memory leak? Use IISRESET.

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