[wix-users] Stop & Start Service
egcastr at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 09:28:54 PST 2017
Perhaps this webapp is the only one deployed today to this IIS service...
but IIS can host multiple sites and multiple webapps. Stopping and starting
IIS affects all sites and webapps which could be really, really bad if
those other sites and webapps suddenly go down without notice. For this
reason, IIS supports the concept of AppPools which allows you to separate
unrelated sites and webapps from each other in different processes. You
should be creating a unique AppPool that you own so that you can stop and
start that AppPool rather than the default AppPool or the entire IIS
service. Perhaps a set of related sites and/or webapps could reuse the same
AppPool you should do so carefully. Restarting all of IIS is a *bad*
Edwin G. Castro
On Dec 19, 2017 08:54, "Ven H via wix-users" <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
> Thank you Chris. But, does this really work as expected? Because, I see it
> stops & starts quickly and doesn't seem to follow the sequence. Also, it's
> a requirement to stop it at beginning and start it back towards the end of
> the installation.
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 5:47 PM, Christopher Painter <chrpai at iswix.com>
> > That's pretty much what MSI was designed to do. The StopServices action
> > is run towards the front (1900) and the StartServices action is ran much
> > later near the end (5900).
> > That said, I typically don't start/stop IIS unless I really have to.
> > Usually I'm dealing with ASP.NET applications and modern versions of IIS
> > are pretty good about noticing changes to a web.config file and
> > automatically restarting that portion of the web server.
> > https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/
> > aa372038(v=vs.85).aspx
> > Suggested InstallExecuteSequence (Windows)
> > <https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/
> > msdn.microsoft.com
> > The suggested action sequences for a basic InstallExecuteSequence table
> > a Windows Installer database.
> > ------------------------------
> > *From:* wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> on behalf of
> > Ven H via wix-users <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
> > *Sent:* Monday, December 18, 2017 10:54 PM
> > *To:* WiX Toolset Users Mailing List
> > *Cc:* Ven H
> > *Subject:* [wix-users] Stop & Start Service
> > Using the ServiceControl element, we can start or stop (or both) a
> > during MSI installation. But, I need to stop a service (for example IIS)
> > the beginning of MSI installation and start it again during the end of
> > installation. Can anyone please help me achieve this?
> > Regards,
> > Venkatesh
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