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Consider the following scenario. You are attempting to stop the HTTP service on a server running Internet Information Services (IIS) 6, 7, or 7.5. The server also has the Microsoft Web Deployment Service (MSDEPSVC) installed. When you try to stop the HTTP service using the NET STOP HTTP command line instruction, the following error message is displayed in the command prompt:
The HTTP service is stopping.....
The HTTP service could not be stopped.
If you run the NET STOP HTTP command again, the following message is displayed:
The service is starting or stopping. Please try again later.
This problem occurs because the Microsoft Web Deployment Service (MSDEPSVC) depends on the HTTP service, but when the MSDEPSVC is initially installed that dependency is not registered with the Service Control Manager. When HTTP tries to stop, it needs to stop its dependent services as well. However, HTTP is not aware that it needs to stop MSDEPSVC due to the unregistered dependency and therefore the service stoppage fails.
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Let me fix it myselfTo resolve this problem yourself, copy the following script and run it as a PowerShell script on the server. The script will ensure that all dependencies of the HTTP service are properly registered.
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