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Start or Stop the Management Service (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

When you open IIS Manager, the management service is not started. You must start the management service when you want to enable the following capabilities:

  • Local management for users who are permitted to connect to sites and applications.

  • Remote management for server administrators and users who are permitted to connect to sites and applications.

You may have to restart the management service when you make changes. When you stop the management service, any existing user connections are disconnected and new connections cannot be made until the service is started.


Only server administrators who are using IIS Manager on the local computer can configure the management service in IIS 7.


For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see Management Service Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements

  • None

To start or stop the management service

You can perform this procedure using the user interface (UI) or a command-line window.

To use the UI

  1. Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In the Connections pane, click the server node in the tree.

  3. In Features View, double-click Management Service.

  4. On the Management Service page, in the Actions pane, use one of the following procedures:

    • Click Start to start the management service.

    • Click Stop to stop the management service.

To use a Command Prompt window

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. In the Run dialog box, in the Open box, type one of the following commands and then press ENTER:

    • net start wmsvc

    • net stop wmsvc

See Also


Configuring the Management Service in IIS 7