IIS Commands

Internet Information Server (IIS) can be managed by IIS management console and also by command line interface (CLI). And, I'm big of CLI and try to achieve tasks from CLI, which I could do from UI. CLI is pretty useful when you want to do automation.
Today, I'll share how to control IIS from CLI:

  • Open command prompt and Run as administrator.
  • Execute below command:

    cd %WINDIR%\system32\inetsrv
  • List all sites:

    appcmd.exe list site


    Show List Site
  • Stop site:

    appcmd.exe stop site "Default Web Site"


    Stop Site Command
  • Start site:

    appcmd.exe start site "Default Web Site"


    Start Site Command

    Similarly you can do for AppPools, e.g. 
  • List all app pools

    appcmd.exe list apppool


    you can try at your machine.
  • Recycle app pool

    appcmd recycle apppool /appppool.name:"DefaltAppPool"  


    you can try at your machine.

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