Configuring Recycling in IIS 6.0 (IIS 6.0)
This feature of IIS 6.0 is available only when running in worker process isolation mode.
In worker process isolation mode, IIS can be configured to periodically restart worker processes assigned to an application pool, allowing you to recycle faulty Web applications. Recycling keeps problematic applications running smoothly, especially when it is not feasible to modify the application code. This ensures that those application pools remain healthy, and that system resources can be recovered.
You can configure worker processes to restart based on elapsed time, number of requests served, scheduled times, or memory usage; or you can configure them to start on demand.
You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure or procedures. As a security best practice, log on to your computer by using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the runas command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At a command prompt, type runas /user:Administrative_AccountName "mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc".
To configure a worker process to be recycled after a set elapsed time
To configure a worker process to be recycled after a set number of processing requests
To configure a worker process to be recycled at scheduled times
When recycling is set to occur at scheduled times, it can occur off-schedule if the system time is altered. To avoid unintended changes in scheduled recycling times, recycle the scheduled worker processes right after the system time is changed.
To configure a worker process to be recycled after consuming a set amount of memory