[SOLVED] IISExpress application pool recycle

Issue

Is there a way to recycle IIS Express application pool?

If I open cmd and go to C:\Program Files\IIS Express, then run:

 appcmd apppool /?

the list of commands lacks the "recycle" option.

The only workaround I’ve found is to edit the applicationhost.config file. Only then the IISExpress apppool is recycled.

Is there a more elegant way to achieve that?

Thanks

Solution

IIS Express does not have application pool support at all, as it is just a single process web server. You can kill the process but it won’t automatically start.

True application pool support requires a Windows service like Windows Process Activation Service. Thus, if you do want to test out application pool, use local IIS.

Answered By – Lex Li

Answer Checked By – Jay B. (BugsFixing Admin)

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