Could not reset IIS, IISAdmin service terminated unexpectedly

When I am trying to reset IIS using “iisreset” from Run Commnad Prompt, I get the error saying IISAdmin service couldnot start. To solve this, I went to “services.msc” and tried starting the IISAdmin Service. When trying to start IISAdmin, I get
—————————Services Message—————————
Windows could not start the IIS Admin Service on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code -2147417831.
And the Eventlog contains following error message:
Event Log:
The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2147549465 (0x80010119).
What Solution I applied:
I killed the process inetinfo.exe from Task Manager and Again run the command “iisreset”. It worked.

Comments (18)

  1. Dipak Patel says:

    if inetinfo.exe is not existing then kill all the running processes pertaining to IIS. Like iissrv.exe etc.

  2. shekarcn says:

    the above workaround did work…

  3. Simon says:

    thanks, this fix worked for me also with exactly the same problem after installing .net 2 framework.

  4. Rahul M says:

    Hey Thanks a lot. It was really helpful for me also.

  5. Ben Cashman says:

    Fantastic. This worked a treat. Thanks.

  6. Thanks, it solve my problem, can you tell me what the heck does by inetinfo.exe ?

  7. Quadri says:

    Thanks,,,great info, helped me a lot

  8. Alex says:

    nice, you just need to click "Show processes from all users" to see that inet…exe

  9. Ganesh says:

    Thank you a lot. Our production site was down and you have saved me by this solution

  10. Tiago says:

    My 2K3 server tried to install .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and failed.. This post saved me today. 🙂 Up and running again!

  11. Kalibro says:

    Worked like a charm!

  12. Saravanan Veerabhadran says:

    Thanks a Lot… i fixed the issue using the above information….

  13. Deepak says:

    thanks sandeep