Saturday, 20 April 2013

How to restart an IIS Worker Process programmatically (i.e. shutdown the current ASP.NET Domain)

There are cases in TeamMentor’s live sites where we need to do a soft ‘reboot’ to the live website.

Although there is no public Asp.NET method to do that, a quick call (using reflection) to the HttpRuntime.ShutdownAppDomain (private static) method, will do the trick.

In TeamMentor, this provided via the Admin_Restart() method


which is a REST call: