Windows 10: Can't delete inetpub folder

  1.    09 Nov 2017 #1

    Can't delete inetpub folder

    E:\inetpub\temp\appPools\APC8869.tmp is locked by Svchost.exe

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    I can kill the process, but is it safe to delete this stuff???
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       09 Nov 2017 #2

    Do you use your PC to develop Website ? IIS is needed to run as a Web Server. If not, click on start and type:Control and run control panel-> programs & Features ->Turn Windows Features on or off then uncheck "Internet Information Service"
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  3.    09 Nov 2017 #3

    I upgraded Windows 7 to 10 and, it has been years, but I played with IIS services. What bothers me is the "Windows Process Activation Service" that appears to be running.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Nov 2017 #4

    rdwray said: View Post
    What bothers me is the "Windows Process Activation Service" that appears to be running.
    When you turn off IIS in Windows Features as topgundcp described it will turn that service off too, as it is only there because IIS is using it.
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  5.    09 Nov 2017 #5

    Well this presents an interesting problem. I turned off IIS and killed Service Host, but it just restarts and throws a .tmp file into the folder every time and locks it. Got to be another service running that is activating Service Host.
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  6.    09 Nov 2017 #6

    Hey rdwray,
    Been awhile since I've used IIS. Uninstalling it should have removed it services (IIS Admin, SMTP, World Wide Web Publishing) , but I'd double check services for those and if they still exist, set their startup type to manual or disabled.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       09 Nov 2017 #7

    Did you turn off all these ?
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  •    10 Nov 2017 #8

    Yep, turned all those off. Finally shut down "Windows Process Activation Service" and that did it. Apparently this service starts with IIS in a manual state and has to be shut down manually.
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