IIS restart minimal permissions RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Apologies if I am at the wrong place. I could not find a general IIS forum.

    What are the minimal permissions needed to restart the IIS 6.0 service? As per: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758159(v=ws.10).aspx  you "must" be a member of the local admin group of the server.

    Is there are way to give a user "less than" rights of the local admin group membership and to still allow them to restart the IIS service?


    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:49 PM


All replies

  • for IIS6, you should be a member of local administrator group to administer the IIS.


    Qiao Wei
    My blog:http://blog.goobol.com

    • Marked as answer by Rebecca Tu Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:30 AM
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:11 AM
  • HI,You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform IIS reset.Restarting or stopping IIS is a severe action. When you restart the Internet service, all sessions connected to your Web server (including Internet, FTP, SMTP, and NNTP) are dropped. Any data held in Web applications is lost.

    Anil Avula[Microsoft Partner,MCP,MCSE,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP,MCSM] See Me At: http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:10 AM
  • Hello SBrasher,

    Like Anil I share the opinion that an IISreset is a severe action. 

    Btw, there is an IIS forum, you can find it overhere. In this thread they also have discussion about your question:

    - Dennis | Netherlands | Blog | Twitter

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:45 AM
  • Hi Brasher.,

    for very basic you need to be a member of Administrator group.

    to check this

    Right click on My Computer>>select Manage>> Select Local Users and Groups>>Select Groups>>Double click on Administrators and check your name.

    if it is not their then add your name in that group.

    after that if you want to restart IIS then

    open Command Promt  with administrator Privilages and run a "iisreset" command in it.



    • Edited by Sarang.Gidde Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:06 PM
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:03 PM