Statistics Server will not run on IIS 5.0?

A. IIS 5.0 has a "feature" which makes IIS reserve port 80 on all IP addresses which means other services cannot use the port such as statistics server.

It is possible to stop this by performing the following:

  1. Start a command prompt (cmd.exe)
  2. Move to C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts
  3. Enter the command:
    adsutil.vbs set w3svc/disablesocketpooling true
  4. A confirmation will be displayed:
    disablesocketpooling            : (BOOLEAN) True
  5. Close the command window
  6. Restart the comptuer

Socket spooling should only be disabled under the following conditions

  • A low number of sites are being hosted
  • There are special security concerns
  • Another application or server has need of port 80 on an IP address

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