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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Is there any way to disable an ISAPI filter at the application (NOT site) level in IIS 7.5?

We have a number of applications running under a single IIS site, but one needs to run in a 32-bit application pool due to an old library it uses. However, we can't currently do this because there ...
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IIS network scanner protection

Is there any software tool for a Windows Server (with IIS installed), where I could set up "rules" to block incoming HTTP requests with suspicious behavior? Like, say, if someone starts scanning my ...
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Exchange 2007 on SBS 2008 Extreme help needed! Reinstall IIS from Powershell? [on hold]

Hello guys I am facing an extremely serious issue here. 2 night ago I rebooted my server and it installed updates. Once rebooted the next morning users were saying email wasn't working. So I looked ...
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IIS 7.5 JK connector to Tomcat

I have many Tomcat servers working using an older 32-bit version of the isapi_redirect.dll where I set the Default Application Pool to Enable 32-Bit Applications. On a client's server, they need to ...
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How can I optimize IIS warmup on servers with many sites? (E.g. staged warmup.)

Some of our web servers host quite a few sites. In day-to-day events this has not much effect, as all pages are delivered reasonably fast and the server's resources are well-dimensioned. However, ...
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Add a PHP Handler to a website or even a folder only via AppCmd

I am trying to automatically deploy an IIS webserver (currently 8.5, will need to work it out all the way down to 7.5 as well), using AppCmd.exe I am using PHP's FastCGI to handle requests. I have ...
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Mixed Sessions ASP Classic IIS 7.5 ARR

I have an ASP Classic application running in IIS 7.5 across three servers using ARR for load balancing. The load balancer is configured to use sticky sessions using cookies with a round robin policy. ...
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IIS Reverse proxy and URL Rewrite don't work

I did following steps: Installed all neede features to IIS (URLRewrite 2.0, ARR, ...) Created default MVC Web Application in VisualStudio Added this web app as new site to iis (I can access it by ...
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Self Service Password for AD/ Access Anywhere

I'm completely new to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, active directory and iis. I have a conflict regarding creating a internal page for the users to reset the password on their own but have the ...
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IIS issues challenge on unprotected directory

We've encountered an issue where IIS issues a challenge for all directories on the site, including the ones which are marked to allow anonymous users. This only happens when accessing the site through ...
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Why do ApplicationPoolIdentity's permissions affect an application pool even if it runs under other identity?

I have an ASP.NET app on Windows 8.1, IIS 8.5. I configured a custom account to serve as an application pool's identity. Then out of curiosity I removed all read permissions from the IIS ...
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Slow serving of static files with IIS 8

We're hosting an ASP.Net MVC web app on Windows Server 2012, which runs over HTTPS. Most of the time everything is nice and fast, but we've noticed that about 1 in 50 requests for static files (e.g. ...
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Accessing files located on the file server from the DMZ

I need to set in place a new ASP.NET MVC solution where authenticated users can download files (originally located on the internal network). For security reasons, accessing internal network from the ...
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How to script IIS to deliver a static ressource with a custom error code?

I have an IIS 8.5 running a RESTful ASP.NET 4.5 WCF service as application on Windows Server 2012 R2. During maintenance of the service, I want all requests to the WCF Service ...
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IP address visible in browser's “Inspect Element” [migrated]

I've recently started hosting my own website on a machine on my network. Whenever anyone goes to my site and does "Inspect Element" my external IP address is visible to everyone. This seems like a ...
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How to cache 404/500 pages with IIS ARR

I have been trying to set up ARR with IIS, but I can't find any clue how to make it cache 404 and other error pages locally as well. Is there a setting or workaround for that anywhere or something? ...
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Can IIS handle a web application deployment under moderate user load?

It is my understanding that IIS should be able to handle a scenario, where I can xcopy updated web application files (.dll, .aspx, etc.) out to a running web server. IIS will detect that the files ...
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IIS cannot access files in OneFS virtual directory - 404 error

I have an IIS server with a virtual directory called "test" pointing at a share on an Isilon OneFS server (\\192.168.X.X\test) using the SMB protocol. I've configured the DefaultAppPool to run as a ...
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Network Load Balancing 2003 to 2012 R2 Upgrade

We currently have a 3 node windows 2003 NLB cluster running in Multicast mode, for a IIS web cluster. We want to upgrade to 2012 R2. About 15 sites/IP addresses total. Can you run 2012 R2 nodes in ...
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IIS Reverse Proxy to Tomcat uppercase path

We have an application being served by Tomcat 7 on port 8080. We want users to use SSL. So we are using IIS 8 as a Reverse Proxy to proxy connection from port 443 to port 8080. This is what we are ...
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IIS SMTP TLS encryption issue

I enabled TLS in IIS SMTP Virtual Server with a self-signed server certificate. Made sure that the certificate has the FQDN of the server. Checked the TLS encryption checkbox in Virtual SMTP > ...
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LDAPs using Anonymous Access to AD forest

There is a problem related to AD which I cannot understand what configuration is missing to fix the issue. I have two DCs: testa and testb and both contain AD. I'm logged in to testa and I'm trying ...
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How to monitor individual SSL sites being served on IIS6 with host headers and a single IP address?

This may be a known issue - but I'm serving 50+ IIS websites using a single IP and multiple unique host headers on an IIS6/Windows 2003 Server. Problem is with monitoring. If a particular site goes ...
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How to determine performance improvement from precompiling ASP.NET site?

I have an ASP.NET (non-MVC) site that is deployed to IIS. I've setup the precompile options (for deploy/publish). Settings are below in the image. I've tried a variation of the settings below and from ...
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Windows Integrated Authentication with IIS Farm and subapplications

Assume the following site layout www.contoso.com - runs as CONTOSO\sitePool www.contoso.com/subSite1 - runs as CONTOSO\subPool1 www.contoso.com/subSite2 - runs as CONTOSO\subPool2 The pages should ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS SMTP Server Will Not Send Emails

I have an existing SMTP server on our network that is used to send emails from a variety of printers, applications, etc... I have installed the IIS SMTP Server on a new Windows Server 2012 R2 server ...
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Can't connect to IIS site on network IP

I've got a Server 2012 R2 box with IIS on it. I can't connect to the default website on the server's IP address. It stopped working after I disjoined one domain and joined another (not sure if this is ...
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web.config Rewrite https://url/somequerystring to https://url/index.php?img=somequerystring

I have an IIS web server with a basic complement of PHP and the rewrite module. I would like to take the url: https://url/index.php?querystring and "cloak it" into https://url/querystring I've ...
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Remove IIS from Win2008 R2 — side effects?

This might be an overly broad question, but I can't find a good answer when using search engines... I have a few servers that will be providing web-based services via apps that are not IIS. While I ...
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Performance degradation using PHP APC

Having configured and deployed PHP APC on a Windows server, the sites running PHP seem to have taken a hit in performance. They are slower than what they used to be. Disabling APC, returns them to ...
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Configure IIS to only server certain files to requests originating in the US?

The transfer of encrypted data or encryption systems from the US to foreign nations is tricky business as encryption can be categorized as a munition and can be governed by US export laws. I plan to ...
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Setup IIS 7 for multiple CMS instances

We have a CMS application that currently is hosted under domain, and each of our clients have a sub domain to point to their version of the software. This is all hosted in IIS as 1 website, and the ...
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This page has a redirect loop when using HTTP Redirect in IIS 8

This one's got me...all I'm trying to do is use the HTTP Redirect feature in IIS 8 to redirect to a different page/directory, but when I do, it says this page has a redirect loop. The site has ...
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Handler mapping on IIS / OWIN /Nancy for a CSV file

I've an issue with IIS and OWIN/Nancy, here is the setup of our server : Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS 8.5 OWIN with Nancy (middleware) ASP.NET 4.5 Application developed in F#. I want to download a ...
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Umlaut URLs fail in Tomcat when accessed via isapi_redirect

I have some PDF Documents in my Servlet that contain ä,ö,ü,ß, etc. On accessing the documents like this http://hostname:8080/ServletName/test_ä.txt the tomcat initially responded with an 404. After ...
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IS there a concise way to specify all verbs when defining a module mapping in iis

I'm trying to wrap my head around setting up a module mapping for IIS in a script. I've got the command %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config /section:handlers ...
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exposing local website to the world using no-ip and local iis

I have web api service which I want to expose to the world. So I created no-ip account, download it's client app, configured no-ip host name. I then publish my web api project and create new ...
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The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate is unknown. (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer) Firefox

A website wants to switch an SSL certificate from Network Solutions to Gandi. Everything seemed to be installed correctly except that there is an error being thrown in Firefox only. On Chrome and IE, ...
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Asp.net web api exception only after deploying at IIS : A route named 'HelpPage_Default' is already in the route collection

I've read this question and tried the solutions mentioned there but I'm getting this exception only after i published the application to IIS of a remote server. In my local computer's IIS the ...
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IIS Server hanging at 350 requests per minute

I have a website that continuously hangs at 350 - 380 page requests per minute. It is a c# .NET 4 website running on a 2008 R2 server running iis 7 and SQL Server Express. It ultilises EF, version ...
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iis app pool set credentials not working for specific network account

I am trying to set app pool credentials for a speccific domain account for an ASP.net MVC project on iis 7.5 on a Windows 7 enterprise server. I am using .Net version 4 and I believe this is set ...
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Workaround for running McAfee ePO and WSUS on Same Server

I've come across a predicament recently where when WSUS requires IIS and MS Web Publishing Service. At the same time my anti-virus McAfee ePO requires Apache and some other web services to run in ...
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IIS Exceptions throw debugger prompt on console and hang all IIS web sites

We have a win2012 server that hosts several web sites. One of them (don't know which!) seems to have an issue, and when I am logged in to the server via rdp, there is a prompt to start a debugger ...
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web.config URL access and rewrite

I'm trying to clean up some URLs to a bunch of PDF files. Right now, you access a PDF by visiting the following: http://www.mywebsite.com/sites/default/files/reports/2010_Audit_Summary_Report.pdf ...
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IIS backup on Multiple servers from Powershell

Can someone help me with backup of IIS on multiple servers from powershell script remotely. I can take backup of IIS from powershell command. backup-webconfiguration -name IIS_backup. Also i have a ...
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using a self-signed certificate with Amazon SES

I'm configuring Amazon Simple Email Service, I get to the point when I try to send an email and I get the error message: The SMTP server requires a secure connection or the client was not ...
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Catching “request entity is too large” error

I am running a web server IIS 8.0 and using ASP.NET and C#. I have an upload box where the user can upload a file to the server and after a limit of about 50MB, a message appears on a white page: ...
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How do I restrict certificate authentication to specific users on IIS 8.0?

I am using IIS 8.0 on a Windows Server 2012 box. This is not a domain joined machine so Active Directory is not available to me. I've successfully configured certificate authentication. When ...
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Unexpected msi-Setup crash on server 2003

I am encountering the problem that I have an installer which works fine on other server 2003 enviroments but crashes on this one. My researches have lead me to the problem of installing IIS 6.0 - I ...
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Architecting for Load Testing

I'm trying to architect a set of web and database servers so that we can load test them. I'm running into some problems given the constraints I have to work with: We can't load test against ...