IIS is Internet Information Services, the web server included with Microsoft's Windows Server operating systems. This is a generic tag. Wherever possible please use a *version-specific* tag, such as [iis7], [iis7.5], etc.

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Logging in IIS 7.5/8.0

I have an IIS 8.0 Server setup running ASP .NET applications. In addition to the normal logging like, Begin Request, End Request, Requests /Sec, etc., I also want to log some perfmon counters like ASP ...
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How to configure IIS server to redirect sub domains?

I have a machine in my network which hosts a website using IIS 7.5. I can access this website from the internet, using port forwarding on my router. So far, so good. Now and want to host multiple ...
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What can trigger changes into the urlacl list?

We had a really nasty problem today, related to the urlacl list (i.e. reserved URLs). We were deploying a big release across 8 servers, all using IIS 7. Everything was going very smoothly until we ...
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IIS 8 Server Too Busy

I've been working on it for a few weeks. I've an IIS 8.0 Server hosting, ASP .NET 4.0 application in Classic mode. Two of the files are GET which do file system reads for every request and one is post ...
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How can I restart a IIS site by using appcmd commands?

I'm wondering the possibility of restart a site in the IIS 7.5 via appcmd commands. To list the all sites available I got success by using: appcmd.exe list site
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MsDeploy commands not working

We are currently planning to migrate IIS 6 applications (hosted in Windows 2003) to IIS 8 on Windows 2012. We followed Microsoft instructions for using their provided tool MSDEPLOY and configured at ...
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Is it possible to “hook” into IIS site binding

I have IIS hosting several different versions of the same website. Right now, I access each one with a different hostname where the binding for each site has the hostname I want configured on it. I ...
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How to remotely recycle an application pool of IIS 8.5?

Can I remotely recycle a certain application pool of IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2? I want to trigger this when logged onto another computer running Windows 7 with a domain user account that is ...
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IIS 7 overrides application authentication mode

My application has authentication mode set to "None" as the bellow: <authentication mode="None" /> I have IIS with two websites. I published my application on both websites and I noticed ...
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Setting “inline” content-disposition for static file download

Is there a way to set the "inline" content-disposition for static PDFs being downloaded through our website on IIS (8 or 8.5)? We have a company who is trying to scrape information off our website, ...
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High CPU usage of IIS process (w3wp.exe) because of many slow clr.dll!CopyPDBs

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with IIS 7.5, hosting ASP.NET MVC 5 applications. I've noticed lately that one of the w3wp.exe processes is using extremely high CPU bandwidth: After ...
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IIS ocsp stapling - no response

I have a certificate that is configured in IIS in windows server 2012 with ocsp_uri. When I test the server for oscp stapling there is no response: openssl s_client -connect example.com:443 -tls1 ...
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IIS using shared configuration could't start after lost power

I have seen this issue when our server farm vms all lost power yesterday and couldn't find a way to stop it from happening. I have got multiple nodes using shared configuration in a shared folder. ...
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FTPS on IIS 8.5 Error on Command: LIST

I'm trying to configure FTP over SSL on my server. I added an FTP site in IIS and followed the wizard, setting the bindings and certificate. However when I try to connect to the server using FileZilla ...
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Mirror Server IIS

We are keeping two IIS servers, each has a copy of sites.Both having DNS entries. How can I switch to immediately upon a failure. The objective is the secondary server should start running when the ...
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IIS 7.5 not rolling over logs hourly

I have six IIS 7.5 web servers deployed using a Shared Configuration. The properties for the logging in the configuration are set to log Per Site, W3C, and on an hourly schedule: For five of the ...
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IIS 7.5 and above - enable schannel cipher DHE_RSA_AES_128_GCM following patch KB2992611 - Is this safe?

I recently became aware that following the release of patch KB2992611 in November, Microsoft made available four new cipher suites for schannel (and thus IIS); TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 ...
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Can I use a domain name for a TCP process hosted in IIS?

I'm trying to set up a WCF service hosted in IIS 7.5, with TCP bindings. I also need to use a SSL certificate for security. From what I have read, I can add net.tcp as a binding type. However when I ...
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IIS Redirect/Rewrite to Host for Specific Subdirectory

As a developer, I'd like to redirect certain (AJAX) requests to a DEV server rather than my local webserver. For Example, redirect request for the subdirectory of "AbcService": ...
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First request after a while always slow - ASP.NET MVC / IIS 8.5 / Windows Server 2012 R2 VPS

I'm hosting a low-traffic ASP.NET MVC 5 application on a VPS with Windows Server 2012 R2 / IIS 8.5, with 1 GB of RAM. My problem is that the first request after some time without any requests always ...
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Cannot disable SNI on Windows Server 2012

I have two different 'families' of related sites, each with their own UCC certificate on the same server. I'm hosting them on the same IIS server, using one IP address for each family. Both UCC ...
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IIS FTP Pass Through Authentification Virtual Folder on CIFS Share

I've created a FTP-Publishing on our webserver and have a problem getting it to work. Some users get a 550 error on uploading files. Reading access seems to work because they can browse files. For ...
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How to set server in a server farm unhealthy in IIS7 automatically when requests are not served?

I am using ARR and URL Rewrite to route incoming requests to server farm. I have added two servers to server farm. If one of the servers is either not in network or shut down, the IIS console still ...
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What permission do another domain user need to restart IIS app pool on my machine?

Can this be done without adding user to local Administrators group? All I need is to remotely stop app pool, create site and start the pool again. I'm trying to do this with Powershell script. I keep ...
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Accessing Local Web server on my LAN error

I have looked at the other questions related to this on SO, Googled and looked in my Window Logs. I have a local web site on a PC that is DHCP assigned. It is a MVC web site using IIS Manager. On ...
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How to set up GCE with WS 2012 R2 to host my webapp [closed]

I've got a VM instance with Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and i want to use it as a web server to host a web app, so far i've installed ISS, DNS Server, but i don't know how to configure DNS Server. ...
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IIS7.5 Rewrite one SSL port to another with multiple SSL bindings/certs

My web server (which only hosts for intranet sites) has two certificates. One is a wildcard cert for subdomains, and the other is the server's cert which is used for internal like tools. Wildcard ...
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IIS: logging client certificate's thumbprint

On IIS 7.5, with client authentication by certificate, how to enable logging of client certificate's thumbprint (or serial, or subject dn) to IIS log?
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Can I configure IIS 7.5 Forward Secrecy to redirect for unsupported browsers (I.E.)?

I have successfully configured Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5 serving my Asp.Net 4 application for forward secrecy utilizing the information from here I still have visitors/user with downlevel ...
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IIS download slow for internal connection

I am trying to figure why I am getting slow speeds for an internal connection to iis than local. I know that obviously a local connection will be faster, but I am basing this speed on a mapped drive ...
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What is the APPCMD.EXE syntax to remove all IP Address and Domain Restrictions from a website?

I have the syntax to add the initial Restricted IPs. I just need syntax to remove all IPs for automation purposes. C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe set config "ParentSite" ...
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IIS 8 - Application Initialization and Deployment of website without downtime

I have set up App Initialization on for a large website, however there is still quite a long wait before the website is initialized before users can access it. The site in question is quote big and ...
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Proxy pass with Helicon ISAPI rewrites not passing X_FORWARDED_FOR

On Windows Server 2012 R2 with the latest IIS and Helicon rewrites, I'm passing some requests to a Sinatra/thin instance. RewriteRule ^RT/(.+)$ http://localhost:9000/$1 [QSA,P] This application ...
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How to set up sub domains with IIS 7.5?

I'm in the process of setting up a windows 2008 server. I've managed to set up a site on IIS and I'm in the process of setting up a few more. Typically when setting up sites on my local machine, I ...
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URL rewrite in IIS 8.5 is not working I'm getting 404 instead

Hi I've configured a rewrite rule on my IIS but it seems like it never gets fired I've been working on this for several hours without any luck this is my rule: ...
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Forms authentication with URL rewriting

I've got forms authentication set on the top level of my site via the web.config, and I also have a URL rewrite rule to go from mysite.com/plex/ via a reverse proxy to another localhost server; ...
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Azure IIS: Enable Rewrite to achieve subdomains and 404 on images an scripts

I'm desperately trying to make my Azure Web App accessible via subdomains. It seems that I cannot map multiple subdomains on Azure for each Virtual Application/Folder of my shared Web App instance. I ...
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What will be the minimum iis version required to run asp.net 5 applications? [migrated]

I'm considering using ASP.Net 5 for a new project, but I need to know what the minimum IIS version will be to host and run this application.
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Turn all traffic to Apache when IIS is off

I have a dedicated server that works on Windows Server 2012. It hosts multiple websites using IIS. I have Apache sever installed on this server too. I need to know how to redirect all the traffic for ...
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Work Folders / IIS - Using Wrong Certificate - Ignoring Bindings

I can't seem to get Work Folders to serve using the correct certificate. I've bound it via netsh to a wild card certificate, and when I check "netsh http show sslcert" every binding uses the correct ...
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Why does IIS recycle my application pool every 15 minutes?

Today we have a huge number of users on our ASP.NET MVC IIS 7 web application. I notice that approx. every 15 minutes, the application pool process is killed and a new one is started. I did not find ...
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Hardware reader utility works under IIS Express but not IIS

I'm developing an ASP.NET Web API (2.2) Intranet service at work that encapsulates access to a smart card reader for generating public key signatures. The smart card reader relies on an open-source ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Switch

We have an Dell R510 that has Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installed. We are having a problem where the guest VMs are losing their network connections but will come back after a couple of minutes. The ...
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How to Stop IIS editing body of http 201 response? (PHP)

I'm currently implementing a REST service in PHP on an IIS server. Everything is working fine, except that when I have the server respond with a HTTP status code of 201, IIS is prepending a string ...
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Combined Windows and Anonymous authentication in IIS combined with Tomcat ISAPI filter

I have Apache Tomcat (version 7.0) running with an AJP-connector. I have configured the IIS (version 8.5) with an ISAPI-filter to forward all the calls to Tomcat's AJP and have enabled Windows ...
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Setting up a domain name to use host headers

I have a server that I want to host multiple web sites on using host headers. I know how to set IIS up but I am unsure how to set up the domain name. I have a domain name (ex. mydomain.com) that I ...
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IIS 8, Shared Configuration and server specific HTTP Header

Is it possible in IIS 8 use Shared Configuration and set an HTTP Header for each server with a different value?
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Running IIS and Virtualized SQL Server on same machine

I work for a small organization within the government. We maintain our own Windows Server 2003 web server on the the govt. DMZ. We have to migrate to Windows Server 2008 or 2012 by July. ...
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Response time slows as the day goes on, where to start troubleshooting?

My IT people just shrug their shoulders when I bring this up, so I am turning to SE for some help. I think this image shows it best. Quite simply, as the day goes on response time gets worse and ...
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Running a web service from a Win 2012 R2 Hyper-V Host - xDoS prevention

Here's the scenario. We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Edition hosting three NLB 2012 R2 web servers with our product on them. They receive XML data from connected public servers and work ...