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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Pause Web or FTP Sites

To ensure that service to clients is not interrupted, pause all Web and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites on the Web server before taking the server offline. Pausing a site prevents the site from accepting new connections, but does not affect requests that are already being processed. Stopping a site does not interfere with other Internet services that are running.

You can pause a Web or FTP site by using either IIS Manager or a command-line script.

Requirements

  • Credentials: Membership in the Administrators group on the local computer.

  • Tools: Iis.msc.

Recommendation

As a security best practice, log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the Run as command to run IIS Manager ...

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