FIX: The IIS 6.0 service incorrectly restarts when you install a Visual Studio 2010-based Web Setup application if the RestartWWWService property is set to FALSE


Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a Web Setup project that has the RestartWWWService property set to FALSE in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

  • You add another project in the Add Project Output Group dialog box, and then you click OK.

  • You build the Web Setup project.

    Note A package that contains the .msi package name extension is generated after you build the Web Setup project.

  • You install the package on a computer that is running Internet Information Service (IIS) 6.0.

In this scenario, the IIS service incorrectly stops and restarts during the installation.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note To download this hotfix, you can also visit the following Microsoft website:

Download this hotfix package from the Microsoft Connect website


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Visual Studio 2010

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about the RestartWWWService property, visit the following Microsoft website:

General information about the RestartWWWService property

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