IISW-SI-000235 - The Idle Time-out monitor for each IIS 8.5 website must be enabled.


The idle time-out attribute controls the amount of time a worker process will remain idle before it shuts down. A worker process is idle if it is not processing requests and no new requests are received.

The purpose of this attribute is to conserve system resources; the default value for idle time-out is 20 minutes.

By default, the World Wide Web (WWW) service establishes an overlapped recycle, in which the worker process to be shut down is kept running until after a new worker process is started.


Follow the procedures below for each site hosted on the IIS 8.5 web server:

Open the IIS 8.5 Manager.

Click the Application Pools.

Highlight an Application Pool to review and click 'Advanced Settings' in the 'Actions' pane.

Scroll down to the 'Process Model' section and set the value for 'Idle Time-out' to '20' or less.

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References: 800-53|AC-12, CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002361, Rule-ID|SV-214474r879673_rule, STIG-ID|IISW-SI-000235, STIG-Legacy|SV-91535, STIG-Legacy|V-76839, Vuln-ID|V-214474

Plugin: Windows

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