Running IISRESET from Visual Studio

December 22, 2015

If you want a quick way of running IISRESET from within Visual Studio:

Tools > External Tools…


Add a new menu item to run C:\Windows\System32\iisreset.exe (note the checkboxes at the bottom)…


You then get a new menu item…


And the output is displayed in the Output panel…


Depending on your UAC settings, you may need to be running Visual Studio as Administrator for this to work.

Tom Robinson

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