If you have
multiple IP addresses assigned to your computer and install IIS, the Web server
will bind and listen to all IP addresses even if you use only one address. This
feature, called socket pooling, can become unwanted because it basically
reserves port 80 on all IP addresses on your computer. Socket pooling can be a
problem if you want to install another Windows 2000 Server to handle the
request on port 80 on another IP. Fortunately, you can disable this behavior.
to disable socket pooling:
the Command Prompt and go to the \Inetpub\Adminscripts folder.
Type cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/disablesocketpooling
true. (Note that
there are no spaces in w3svc/disablesocketpooling.)If
the socket polling has been successfully disabled, you would see disablesocketpooling : (BOOLEAN) True.
net stop iisadmin. When prompted whether you want to stop WWW publishing
service, answer Yes.
- Type net start iisadmin.
net start w3svc.
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