Restarting Web Services and Scheduled Tasks with a Batch File

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This article describes how to shut down the Internet Information Server (IIS) services while other scheduled tasks are running.

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The following instructions and batch file allow you to schedule IIS to restart on a daily basis at 1:00A.M. It will also keep a log to show when the services were stopped and started in your %SystemRoot% folder. By modifying the remark (REM) sections of the batch file you can specify other commands to run while IIS is stopped.

  1. Log on to the Windows NT computer as an administrator.
  2. Make sure that the Task Scheduler service is set to automatically run by performing the following steps:

    1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Services.
    2. Scroll to "Task Scheduler."
    3. If the status does not say running, then click the Start button.
    4. Click the Startup button.
    5. Make sure the Startup Type is set to Automatic, and then click OK.
    6. Click Close to exit the Services dialog box.
  3. Open a command prompt session and type the following command:
    at 1:00am /every:M,T,W,Th,F,S,Su "restart.bat"
  4. Save the following text as a batch file named Restart.bat in your path:
       @echo off
       cls
       echo RESTART - A restart utility for IIS web services.
       echo June 1998, Microsoft Corporation.
       echo ****************************************>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo Stop Date/Time:>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo. | date | find /i "current">>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo. | time | find /i "current">>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo.>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo Stopping Web Services...
       echo.
    
       set MSFTPSVC=0
       set NNTPSVC=0
       set SMTPSVC=0
       set W3SVC=0
       set BROKSVC=0
       set LDAPSVC=0
       set MSGBLDSVC=0
       set IISERROR=0
    
       :MSFTPSVC
       net start | find /i "FTP Publishing Service">NUL
       if errorlevel==1 goto NNTPSVC
       set MSFTPSVC=1
    
       :NNTPSVC
       net start | find /i "Microsoft NNTP Service">NUL
       if errorlevel==1 goto SMTPSVC
       set NNTPSVC=1
    
       :SMTPSVC
       net start | find /i "Microsoft SMTP Service">NUL
       if errorlevel==1 goto W3SVC
       set SMTPSVC=1
    
       :W3SVC
       net start | find /i "World Wide Web Publishing Service">NUL
       if errorlevel==1 goto BROKSVC
       set W3SVC=1
    
       :BROKSVC
       net start | find /i "Site Server Authentication Service">NUL
       if errorlevel==1 goto LDAPSVC
       set BROKSVC=1
    
       :LDAPSVC
       net start | find /i "Site Server LDAP Service">NUL
       if errorlevel==1 goto MSGBLDSVC
       set LDAPSVC=1
    
       :MSGBLDSVC
       net start | find /i "Site Server Message Builder Service">NUL
       if errorlevel==1 goto STOPIIS
       set MSGBLDSVC=1
    
       :STOPIIS
       net stop iisadmin /y>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 goto STOPERROR
       goto STOPPED
    
       :STOPERROR
       REM ********************
       REM * Put any desired error-handling commands here.
       REM * For example, if you have the NT Resource Kit,
       REM * you could use the following command to stop
       REM * IIS down the hard way:
       REM *     KILL.EXE INETINFO.EXE
       REM ********************
       set IISERROR=1
    
       :STOPPED
       REM ********************
       REM * Put any desired commands to run while IIS is stopped here.
       REM * For example, if you have the Windows NT Resource Kit,
       REM * you could use the following command to pause
       REM * the restart for one minute:
       REM *     SLEEP.EXE 60
       REM ********************
    
       :STARTIIS
       echo -------------------->>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo Start Date/Time:>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo. | date | find /i "current">>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo. | time | find /i "current">>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo.>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo Starting web services...
       echo.
    
       if %W3SVC%==0 goto NOW3SVC
       net start W3SVC>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 set IISERROR=1
    
       :NOW3SVC
       if %MSFTPSVC%==0 goto NOMSFTPSVC
       net start MSFTPSVC>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 set IISERROR=1
    
       :NOMSFTPSVC
       if %NNTPSVC%==0 goto NONNTPSVC
       net start NNTPSVC>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 set IISERROR=1
    
       :NONNTPSVC
       if %SMTPSVC%==0 goto NOSMTPSVC
       net start SMTPSVC>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 set IISERROR=1
    
       :NOSMTPSVC
       if %BROKSVC%==0 goto NOBROKSVC
       net start BROKSVC>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 set IISERROR=1
    
       :NOBROKSVC
       if %LDAPSVC%==0 goto NOLDAPSVC
       net start LDAPSVC>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 set IISERROR=1
    
       :NOLDAPSVC
       if %LDAPSVC%==0 goto NOMSGBLDSVC
       net start MSGBLDSVC>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       if errorlevel==1 set IISERROR=1
    
       :NOMSGBLDSVC
       if %IISERROR%==0 goto EXIT
    
       :ERROR
       echo RESTART ERROR...>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo One or more of the services could not be
       restarted.>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
       echo Please check the Event Viewer logs for more
       information.>>%SystemRoot%\restart.log
    
       REM ********************
       REM * Put any desired error-handling commands here.
       REM * For example, if you have the Windows NT Resource Kit,
       REM * you could use the following command to restart
       REM * the server in two minutes:
       REM *     SHUTDOWN.EXE /L /R /T:120 /Y
       REM ********************
    
       :EXIT
       set MSFTPSVC=
       set NNTPSVC=
       set SMTPSVC=
       set W3SVC=
       set BROKSVC=
       set LDAPSVC=
       set MSGBLDSVC=
       set IISERROR=

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Article ID: 194916 - Last Review: March 30, 2004 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 1.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
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