Application Host Helper Service? RRS feed

  • Question

  • What active and what is this service: Application Host Helper Service?
    I deleted the dir C:\inetpub thinking not serve...?

    Thank you

    Windows 8.1 Pro 32-Bit Media Center ASUS P5G41T-M LE Ram 4GB

    Saturday, December 19, 2015 12:00 PM


  • Hi alpha,

    Thank you for your question.

    Application Host Helper Service provides administrative services for IIS, for example configuration history and Application Pool account mapping. If this service is stopped, configuration history and locking down files or directories with Application Pool specific Access Control Entries will not work.

    If you delete C:\inetpub, the IIS on this PC will not work, because there is a sub-folder which is “wwwroot”.

    Best Regard,

    Jim Xu

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    • Proposed as answer by jim-xu Tuesday, December 29, 2015 9:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, December 30, 2015 5:44 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2015 4:42 AM