1 Introduction

This specification defines the Internet Information Services (IIS) ServiceControl Protocol. This protocol is a client-to-server protocol which enables remote control of Internet services as a single unit. The interface can be used to start or stop these services. It also can be used to terminate the service processes or reboot the computer. Lastly, it provides status information about the services.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.