Tip: IIS service stopped working - Check if Skype conflicts with it

While working on my development machine, I found my IIS service is stopped. When I attempt to start it, it shows following error:

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

After bit of googling I found, Skype by default listens/uses port 80. Because of IIS also listens on port 80 by default for http traffic, there is conflict between Skype and IIS.

Solution: Quit the skype, Start the IIS service, and Start the Skype again!

One more thing you can do: Open Skype >> Tools >> Options >> Advanced >> Connections >> Uncheck the checkbox which says "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections", and click Save.

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