IIS - The Process Cannot Access the File Because it is Being Used by Another Process

06 April 2016 Windows

Microsoft IIS

Recently I had some issues with running a local IIS server/website on my local development machine. The solution was fairly well documented, but the surprising culprit and the fact that it had never happened to me before, despite it being a replicable process, made it worthwhile documenting.


Upon trying to start manually start the IIS website the following error message popped up...

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