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on January 18, 2017

Services that make up the IIS 7 Web server include:

Service

Display Name

Description

Executable

Default Startup

AppHostSVC

Application Host Helper Service

Stores configuration history and application pool mapping in history subdirectories at set intervals.

svchost.exe

Automatic

FTPSVC

FTP Publishing Service

Enables IIS 7 Web servers to be File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers.

svchost.exe

Manual

IISADMIN

IIS Admin Service

For IIS 6.0 metabase configuration compatibility

inetinfo.exe

Automatic

MSFTPSVC

FTP Publishing Service 6

Enables IIS 6 Web servers to be File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers.

inetinfo.exe

Manual

W3SVC

World Wide Web Publishing Service

Provides Web connectivity and administration through IIS Manager

svchost.exe

Automatic

WAS

Windows Process Activation Service

Provides process activation, resource and health management services for message-activated applications.

svchost.exe

Manual

WMSVC

Web Management Service

Enables remote management of a Web server.

wmsvc.exe

Manual

To troubleshoot and manage services you can use the Services snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console. The MMC Services snap-in has feature for:

  • Monitoring the status of services.
  • Starting, stopping, pausing and resuming, or disabling services.
  • Viewing service properties and dependencies.
  • Setting up recovery actions to deal with service failures.

https://blogs.iis.net/tomwoolums/the-services-behind-internet-information-services-7-0

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