IIS 6.0 is the version of IIS shipped with Windows Server 2003. It uses an architecture substantially different from IIS 5 and earlier versions, called Worker Process Isolation Mode.

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.NET version in IIS 6 Shared Application Pools

We have many shared application pools on our Windows 2003 IIS6 box. This server is running mostly .NET 1.1 code but occasionally people will change the sites IIS config to use .NET 2.0 and it breaks ...
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Password access for my website IIS 6.2

I'd like to protect my website with a password under IIS 6.2 I tried to create a user under myWebsite>Authentification>anonymous>specific user, but when i enter the password it says invalid password ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2, IIS 7.5 and IIS 6 Compatibility

Is is possible to use IIS 6 management console to manage a 2008 R2 IIS ? I found some articles claiming it's possible, and showing how. Like this one for exemple. But after I installed all ...
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How do IIS Worker Process Threads work in a mixed Classic ASP/.NET environment?

I'm trying to track down an issue with our website slowing down at random times during the day. Server CPU and Memory are low (~20%), but Threads seem to get maxed out -- and requests start queuing ...
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Migrating from IIS 6 to IIS 7, error on startup serving .html file

I am currently trying to migrate to Visual Studio 2013 from 2010 and also moving my application from IIS 6 to IIS 7.5. I have a Backbone SPA style app which uses a thin .net backend, on startup we ...
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IIS 6, 7.x logging

I am a SQL DBA and new to IIS logging, I have a requirement to report on website activity. I intend to use a combination of SSIS and log parser to parse the relevant IIS logs for each server in ...
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IIS 6 SSL Certificate issue - SSL Connection error on service start, but alright if stop and go website from MMC

I'm taking care of a legacy win2k3 (sp2) which has IIS 6 installed. I have a very weird problem which is making me pull my hair out. There are 5 websites configured to run on the particular ...
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IIS 6.0 Integrated Auth Fails After 401 and Successful Login

We have several IIS6 .NET 4.0 web applications within an enterprise environment that leverage Windows Integrated Authentication via passthrough on an Intranet Zone (Impersonate enabled). All ...
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How do I apply IP filters by domain on a multi-domain website in IIS 6?

I'm running one install of Kentico, a .NET content management system, running on IIS 6. One install is able to manage multiple websites. Within IIS, multiple domain names are pointed at the same ...
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Rename IWAM and IUSR accounts on cloned servers

We cloned couple of servers and all of the new ones have the same name for IUSR and IWAM accounts. Now as per my understanding, these are local accounts and should be fine. Do I really have to/should ...
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Using ISAPI Rewrite and IISPassword Simultaneously?

I tried using Helicon ISAPI Rewrite 3.1.0.87 to make a rewrite rule for a certain website, but kept getting a 500 error. I figured out that the problem was with IISPassword which "recognized" ISAPI ...
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IIS 6 running constantly at around 40-50%

We recently installed a new version of an inhouse web application and according to the task manager the IIS process (w3wp.exe) is constantly using around 40-60% cpu while in previous version it was ...
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IIS 6.0 reverting to NTLM authorization

This is related to my other question here. We have a .net 2.0 app hosted in IIS 6 on two different servers (the second server was setup to troubleshoot this issue) these servers are on two different ...
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Moved site from IIS6 to IIS7.5 - caching confusion

I have moved an old ASP.net (net v3.5) from Win2003 to Win2008R2 with IIS7.5 The old site has a huge long list of cached ISAPI extensions. Output caching is enabled on IIS7.5. Do I need to add the ...
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IIS6 - no internet connection

I'm still running an old Win 2003 Server and am experiencing problems with the internet connection. When loading a Website i'm getting an "Service unavailable" error, although the IIS is up and ...
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Downloads of large files fail without an error

We run professional websites on IIS 6 and have complaints of (and have verified) that downloads (via HTTP) from remote locations (e.g. Australia) are incomplete or truncated. This means the download ...
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IIS 6 immediate log flush

In troubleshooting an issue with a web service, I need to examine the HTTP log created by IIS 6 on a Win2003 box. As I'm sure you are aware there is a log buffer that prevents writing to file every ...
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Error when trying to connect to computer in ISS 6.0 Manager

I have IIS 7 already set up and running my websites fine. There is one asp.net website I wish to test on IIS 6.0. When I open up IIS 6.0 Manager and second click the 'Internet information Services' ...
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Cant Login after Installing IIS6

I have a win server 2008 enterprise. Earlier today the windows was fine and everything worked like normal. later today i installed wcf activation, iis 6 and some other features on it and now i cant ...
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IIS 8 URL Redirect on site level

I am trying to do a simple 301 perm redirect to another url in IIS 8. The end results would be if i navigated to domain2.com i would end up on domain1.com. We are moving from IIS 6 to a new server ...
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Trying to list out Web services, Web sites, and App Pools - Windows Server 2003

I am curious on how i would list out Web services, Web sites, and App Pools to a .txt file on a Windows Server 2003 machine. I have Powershell 2.0 configured and have been trying to run some scripts ...
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Active session count for a given app pool?

I'm running a .net 4.0 app in IIS6 in a separate app pool. Is there a way to see a count of active sessions for that website? I can see the active sessions in the performance counters, but only for ...
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How do I change the .NET Framework version of a virtual directory without the ASP.NET tab?

I have a website running v2.0 but I want the virtual directory running under it to use v4.0. I've already set the virtual directory as an application and gave it it's own application pool. The server ...
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Windows 2008 RC2 IIS6 SMTP Virtual Servers - Limited to 4

In line with this post: http://www.hugheserblog.com/2012/05/22/error-creating-iis-smtp-virtual-servers/ I am receiving the same issues: When we tried to add more than 4 IIS SMTP virtual servers, ...
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How to install (update) SSL certificate for a website in Windows NLB cluster

I wanted to ask what the proper procedure for installing an SSL certificate onto two servers running IIS6 that are in an NLB load balancing configuration. Yesterday I installed the certificates ...
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Windows Server 2003 and IIS6.0: Switching website to a DR server

I am a .NET developer who now has to handle both development and deployment of an ASP.NET/ASMX/WebAPI application at my new job, though I have no prior experience with IIS or Windows Server Networking ...
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Windows Server 2003 SE with IIS strange issue

On a Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition with IIS 6.0 and only one site running - we have strange issue. There are multiple instances of w3wp.exe process running, i.e. about few hundreds. When ...
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404 on .cshtml files (IIS 6.0)

I'm trying to get an ASP.NET WebPages (Not MVC) site up and running with IIS 6, but I can't get it to serve .cshtml pages - It just spits back a 404 error every time. I've confirmed that it can serve ...
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How easy is it to sniff the SMTP port of webserver to capture mails

I've got a very basic question that I don't know the answer for. Our company owns a webserver that runs multiple websites and works as a mail server for these websites as well (e.g. to send contact ...
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IIS6.0 Stop working and getting “WinRM” & “W3WP process” related errors in eventvwr

I have an issue on my windows server 2003R2 SP2. Suddenly IIS stopped processing HTTP requests and all of the websites on the server gone offline. I did an iisreset and everything goes back to normal ...
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Handing E-mail Bounce Back in IIS, Setting up SMTP

Our servers send e-mails from @example.com to customers, clients, etc. We use Google Apps for our domain to send and receive additional e-mails from @example.com. Now, we're trying to handle e-mails ...
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IIS 6 Multiple Sites, Always Redirecting to Default Site

this is my first time working with IIS so bear with me here. I set up IIS 6 on a Windows Server 2003 installation on an old PowerEdge 600sc to play around with. I'm trying to link multiple domains ...
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IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 setup for Integrated Windows Authentication but no direct access for users to the shared folders

I am attempting to set up an IIS 6.0 application running on Windows Server 2003 to use impersonation. Can anyone provide me with details of how this can be set up to work in conjunction with Windows ...
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Issue with Russian Characters using IIS6 SMTP Relay

We have an issue where we have an issue with Russian Characters in the body of emails when using IIS6 SMTP Relay on Windows Server 2008 R2. The relay points to an email provider. The characters ...
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How does IIS organize its logs? I have multiple W3SVC* directory

I'm not sure how IIS organize its logs, normally it should all reside in c:\windows\system32\logfiles\W3SVC\ But on a Windows 2003 machine, I have both W3SVC and W3SVC436032533 The former contains: ...
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Can Kudu (git deployment tool) be used in IIS6?

Can the recenttly opened sourced engine used on Azure for git deployment be installed on IIS 6? https://github.com/projectkudu/kudu The documentation mentions IIS7, but doesn't explicitly say IIS6 ...
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Prompted for client certificate on each request from IIS 7.5

Our production web application is running on iis 6 and has require ssl enabled and client certificates are required. I have a development version of the site on my computer running iis 7.5 which also ...
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How to point a domain to a dedicated ip

In my domain account while trying to update the nameservers , they are asking for hostname and ip. I have ip alone , how to create a host name. I am using windows server 2003 .
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Issues Load balancing .Net web app using State Server

We have multiple web servers behind a Netscaler load balancer. The (Win2008) servers each host an ASP.Net application (using iis 6.1) that are configured to use a central server running the .Net ...
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FTP connection possible only through command prompt

Suddenly users were not able to ftp using FileZilla and only ftp connections were made through the command prompt. When I searched for this issue, I found a couple of questions here in serverfault ...
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IUSR_machinename Group Membership?

I've been searching for a while and am having trouble finding the answer. I have an IIS6 server running WebDAV for HTTP PUT uploads through anonymous access. The uploads work fine and the newly ...
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HTTP 403 on the client (randomly); HTTP 200 in the IIS 6 log

The title pretty much explains it... what can cause a web browser to show a 403 forbidden error but the IIS log shows a status code of 200 OK? It is random and not consistent. The client, in this ...
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Performance issues on IIS7 and CGI (versus IIS6)

My company is upgrading the app/web server from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008 (mainly because hosting companies don't offer 2003 anymore, and we need new hardware to gain performance). Our app is ...
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IIS6 Server compromised, pages being served which don't exist as asp files?

Started a new job recently which involves some work with an IIS server. We recently found that the server had been compromised as a few websites had pages appearing on Google Webmaster tools which ...
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IIS Slow Outside localhost

I've a production server with Windows 2003 Server (IIS 6). It has 1 GB RAM and 2 web sites configured on it and 8 Application Pools. There is one specific page which sometimes starts to run too slow ...
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IIS(6) Access denied (401.3) when accessing a remote share

I am having trouble in getting IIS to access a share on a NAS not in domain. I have tried all the usual IIS workarounds I know with no luck, I'm hoping someone here will point me in the right ...
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How to benchmark SSL performance IIS

We are moving from Windows 2003 IIS 6 to Windows 2012 IIS 8. When moving over to the 2012 we have seen a slow down of the website of at least 10 times and sometimes more under load. Initial testing ...
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DllRegisterServer in C:\WINNT\system32\inetsrv\inetmgr.dll failed

Upon opening the Internet Information Services Manager I get the following error "MMC could not create the snap-in" Upon looking around I found that running the following command regsvr32 ...
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How to expose a IIS website outside the domain

I have been programming remotely over VPN on my dev machine which is running Windows server 2003. My dev website is hosted on IIS 6 and can be accessed internally within the domain like ...
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'Cannot get iis pickup directory' in Windows Server 2012

Our system moved from Windows Server 2003(Enterprise SP2) & IIS 6. And new system is Windows Server 2012(Standard) and IIS 6(for smtp mail) & 8. I copied all of web application files and IIS ...