Running IIS8 local server not working


I have a windows 7 laptop and I want to set up IIS8, php, mysql to run in a development environment, but I am having trouble.

I opened IIS8, and when I click on my site "Default website" and click start, it gives an error saying "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070020)

Does anyone know whats going on?


asked on Server Fault Jan 20, 2015 by omega

1 Answer


Skype is hogging port 80 and 443 by default.

To block Skype from using them, go:

  • Tools > Advanced > Connection
  • Uncheck "Use port 80 and 443 for additional connections"

I've had to do this many, many times.

answered on Server Fault Jan 21, 2015 by Papa

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