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When deploy a solution (no sandbox solution) with many projects, I always get the following error:

Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': The open operation did not complete within the allotted timeout of 00:01:00. The time allotted to this operation may have been a portion of a longer timeout.

On the Internet I find only one solution: Close Visual Studio, make iisreset, open Visual Studio again and deploy every single project.

Is that really the only option?

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You're right, usually that does the trick:

  1. Close Visual Studio;
  2. Run iisreset.exe /noforce on command line;
  3. Open Visual Studio again;
  4. Deploy every single project, one by one.

If that fails, you can also try manually retracting the solution and redeploying afterwards.

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