A site with binding HTTPs can't start due to file access error

Problem

When testing in a development environment, and the site has an https binding in IIS, the popup error shows that; the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

Resolution

  1. Log on the computer that is running IIS by using an account that has administrative permissions.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
  3. At the command prompt, type the following command:
  4. Search for that process ID in the task manager with view->select columns-> process id checked
  5. Terminate that process
  6. Restart the IIS

Note: if you have Skype™ installed try exiting that one first

For more information also take a look at this article, https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/890015/you-receive-a-the-process-cannot-access-the-file-because-it-is-being-u

 

 

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