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IIS and Skype : IIS: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070020)

 

I just came back from work few hours ago. and i received a call from my PM about some issue, and it was on a web application running on  HTTPS (SSL).  so I tried to create a local application with SSL in my local IIS for testing purpose. ( to know how to create SSL sites in local IIS 7 see here.

well everything went well but I couldn’t start the HTTPS site because i got the following error:

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After some Google search, and tracing my ports through netstat, i found out it was caused because of Skype. if you have Skype installed here is the way to resolve it.

All you have to do is go to Skype –> Tools—> options.

And under Advance tab click connection and you will see a screen similar to picture below. just deselect the highlighted option and save and restart your Skype. And start the SSL site in IIS. That’s all you’re ready to go with your SSL site through https://localhost.

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Aneef Fashir (39 Posts)

Software Architect @ Assette, Sri Lanka


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  • Donna

    Saved me! Would never have guessed that Skype was the culprit.

    Thanks so much!

  • Donna

    Saved me! Would never have guessed that Skype was the culprit.

    Thanks so much!

  • http://www.pickelweasel.com/ Pickel Weasel

    Wow! Great call dood!

  • http://www.pickelweasel.com Pickel Weasel

    Wow! Great call dood!

  • Derek

    Thanks for the tip. Fixed my problem after a few hours of head scratching

  • Derek

    Thanks for the tip. Fixed my problem after a few hours of head scratching

  • Garth

    Thanks for this, I have been trying to figure out what is breaking my WHS remote access page for ages and now its sorted!

  • Garth

    Thanks for this, I have been trying to figure out what is breaking my WHS remote access page for ages and now its sorted!

  • Ethan

    Thank you! I agree with others that I wouldn’t have thought this was a skype issue.

  • Ethan

    Thank you! I agree with others that I wouldn’t have thought this was a skype issue.

  • http://www.voxcall.com making international calls

    Thanks for the tips, we're experiencing that sometimes and we don't know what to do so thank you so much. You've helped lot of people about that problem.

  • Serge

    Thank you for the issue explanation. This helped a lot!

  • Victor

    Wow!!! unbelievable that skype could give problems in IIS. Closing skype did the trick :)

  • http://twitter.com/GaryStafford Gary Stafford

    Thanks. Would have never thought of Skype as the problem.

  • Alex

    I Reistall SharePoint to Fix this trouble. But, it is’t fixed. So then i Change Skype Settings, as describe in this post, and it’s fixed now! :) Thanks

  • Tayyab Ali

    you saved the day. I wish i could have found it earlier. I created a post with link to your post. Thanks

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