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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Windows 2003 IIS 6.0 w3wp PerfMon monitoring

We have a number of web applications set up as Virtual Directories under one web site on Windows 2003/IIS 6.0 servers. Each VirDir has a dedicated App Pool. One of my users wanted to know if I could ...
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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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IIS 6 About 5% of request are very slow

We have a IIS 6 web server on Win2003 The avg requests/sec = 200 The avg cpu utilization = 30% The memory 10% full HDD avg time = 5% I have turned on the logging to see time-taken for each request ...
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IIS 6.5 application hangs - strange behavior

Ok, here are the symptoms in chronological order: (iis 6.5 - asp.net 2.0 - windows server 2003) Application pool drops all requests. (dropped, and abandoned by reqQueue) Trying to log into ...
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IIS6 Web Extensions change to prohibited after iisreset or server reboot?

We run IIS6 in 64-bit mode on a 64-bit server. I'm trying to allow the .net 2.0 extension to run and prohibit the 32-bit version. See below screenshot for context: However, after a reboot or ...
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What does Http.sys count as part of the request when it logs RequestLength in Httperr.log

On Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.0, I am seeing that Http.sys blocks some incoming requests. Http.sys logs RequestLength in Httperr.log and returns status code 400. I have found an description ...
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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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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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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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Mail stuck in queue folder using IIS 6.0 SMTP server

I have finished setting up my server but when I sent email it got stuck in queue folder. This was a test email which I put in pickup folder. So I checked my log file. I have pasted the log files ...
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Website loses connection to database intermittently

Every so often our website loses connection to the sql server and I receive the following errors: "The following error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a ...
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IIS6 poor throughput from higher latency

I've been having a crazy issue with Windows 2003 + II6 where the throughput goes down as the latency goes up. This is exactly the type of thing that TCP Window scaling is supposed to solve so I ...
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IIS 6 App Pools and Windows Services Won't Start

Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86) / IIS 6. I'm setting up an ASP.NET application as well as a few windows services that run under "MyServiceAccount". I'm unable, however, to get the app pool nor the ...
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HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable Exchange 2003 OWA

Receiving HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable when trying to access exchange web access. Server 2003 & Exchange 2003 Have tried: Deleting virtual directories and rebuilding them in IIS Restarting ...
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Problems with SSRS and IIS

I'm really not sure where this question would be best asked, so I'm posting this here in an IIS-specific forum, and also over in SQL Server Central for an SSRS-specific audience. The problem that I'm ...
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How to change the ApplicationId of a Website

We have a small webserver farm with one distributed asp.net website. We use SqlSessionState which needs the ApplicationId to be the same on all Webservers. Otherwise Users hopping from one webserver ...
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Set Default Website in IIS6

I have hosted multiple websites on IIS6. I want to set a particular wesite to open when the user types the IP address in the address bar of the browser. The same IP is being shared by multiple ...
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IIS 6 Smart Host Outbound Security

I'm using the IIS 6 smart host setting to forward all email sent through IIS to SendGrid. It works fine if I set the Outbound Security and smart host settings at the top level of the Default SMTP ...
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Does IIS6 update the password of the domain account if one is used for the application pool identity?

Basically as the question states, if I use a domain account for the application pool, and the domain identity has a requiremet for the password to change every X days, does IIS6 handle the password ...
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IIS6 + Mercurial, 404 when browsing repositories

Yes, yet another IIS6 + Mercurial question, but I couldn't find exactly this problem mentioned anywhere. I've set up my Mercurial server on a Win2k3 box with IIS6, using hgwebdir_wsgi, and it does ...
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Server 2003 R2 - II6- granting access to website via IP with subnet range

We are trying to allow for a client to connect to our website. By default we are Denying all access except for those with the specified IPs we have configured to run, everything before has just been a ...
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IIS 6.0 - Virtual directory not able to access web.config of the parent website

We have a parent website and have separate virtual directories under it. The parent website points to a ASP.NET web app and all the virtual directories point to a common ASP.NET web app. The parent ...
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Detailed error from IIS 6 & PHP instead of 500 Internal server fault

I am currently trying to debug my PHP application on a IIS 6 server. As soon as I make an error in the PHP code I get a "500 - Internal server error" page. I have understood that the default way to ...
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How to set up an asp.net web site in a subfolder of another web site while still being able to use user controls?

I have this scenario: Website1 (site1.com) Website2 (site2.com) In IIS 6.0 site1.com is set up as a web site. There is a subfolder in site1.com called site2 that I want to use to serve up site2 ...
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Unable to start World Wide Web Publishing service

I recently rebooted my Win2003 server and World Wide Web Publishing service did not start back up. I get the following error in the System Event log when I try to start manually: Source: Service ...
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Why are 301 redirects intermittently slow or time out in IIS 6?

I'm no IIS wiz, but I can provide any additional info that might be helpful. My site uses a 301 redirect to send requests for mysite.com to www.mysite.com. They are two separate sites in IIS. Most of ...
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Amazon Cloud Services for Disaster Recovery

To simplify our environment, at it's most atomic level, we have a .NET website running on IIS 6 on one server and the website depends on data from a MS SQL 2005 database on another server. We have ...
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Why there are only PROPFIND lines in these IIS 6 WebDAV server logs

I've built an application using Adobe's Livecycle Collaboration Services, which puts and gets session recordings (basically, ZIP files) to my WebDAV server. Adobe servers are able to upload the ...
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iis6 silent installation from a remote machine

I am trying to install iis6 on a remote machine running windows 2003 through powershell remoting. It does not seem to work. The same script works fine when run from the local machine. I have been ...
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IIS 6.0 redirection http->https as well as path redirection

What is trying to be achieved: Redirect any http traffic to https traffic If just the domain or root is entered, a redirection occurs to a particular path/url Example: User entered -> redirected ...
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ASP.net 3.5 application intermittently throws OutOfMemory exception when reading a 16MB text file on Windows Server 2003 / IIS 6

I have an ASP.net 3.5 application running on Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0 that when my code reads a 16MB file I sometimes get an OutOfMemory exception. Usually if you try to perform the same read ...
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IIS windows integrated Auth

I have a one way trust with a foreign domain, they access my web application hosted in IIS using windows integrated auth.. problem i am seeing for every new request iis does the auth agains the DC ...
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How to enable LDAP with php IIS 6 and windows server 2003

I have been reading this answer and trying to understand it: How can I enable LDAP in PHP - Windows Server 2008 LDAP is not showing up with phpinfo() I installed PHP the same way as this person with ...
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On IIS6, can I install a certificate on a website with another CSR pending?

I have a GoDaddy exteneded EV certificate that I am trying to renew. It had completely expired before I realized it was up for renewal. In a haste, I generated a CSR to issue a new certificate from ...
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IIS – Windows Authentication – Authenticating self

I have an iis6 .net website which requires windows authentication (Anonymous disabled). The website has a dedicated application pool running as NETWORK SERVICE. The website contains a requirement to ...
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GZIP IIS caused images to dissapear from virtual path

Hi After I've configured GZIP on IIS 6 the web site was loaded very fast but the problem is that some images that are located in a virtual folder inside the IIS couldn't be viewed. even if the user ...
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IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 - Individual websites won't remained stopped after a iis restart

IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 - Individual websites won't remained stopped after a IIS restart. Process We still run some old vb6/asp sites that require us to register / un-register the dlls. Here ...
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ASP.NET 4.0 IIS Registration

I have a web server running IIS 6 which has .NET 2,3.5, and 4 installed. Everytime I install a .NET 4.0 web appication the ASP IIS Registration tool is ran which is clearing out some important ...
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Timer_connectionIdle when connecting from localhost

When connecting to my IIS server, I receive page cannot be displayed for a simple HTML Page. !n the HTTPErr logg is Timer_connectionidle messages. Why might this be happening?
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Period (or %2E) at the end of a url parameter results in page not found error

I'm using IIS6 with URL rewriting to create search engine friendly URLs for a website that I've been working on. I'm having a bit of trouble when error messages are passed back as URL parameters. ...
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Consolidate 2 IIS6 webservers into one IIS7 webserver

I'm trying to consolidate 2 webservers with different sites within into a single new IIS7 web server. I thought I would be able to do it using msdeploy tool. It doesn't seem to allow multiple ...
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What does this IIS error log mean?

I'm using Debug Diagnostic Tool, trying to understand why around 5% of the requests that are sent to my webservice just crash, without necessarily throw any error inside my application. One of the ...
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Windows Server 2003 with Apache and IIS causing random faulting and performance issues with Apache?

I'm trying to fix a problem on a Windows Server 2003 SE install which is running IIS6 and Apache webserver (with PHP and MySQL). IIS sites are bound to one IP, Apache to the other. Everything seemed ...
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Using both IIS6 and IIS7 with the same SQL State Server

We are trying to use new IIS7 (32bit, Classic Mode) webs in addition to our IIS6 webs with one SQL State Server for ASP.NET Session Handling. Unfortunately the number of transactions per seconds in ...
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What is ClixSmart+ServiceMonitor from my IIS log?

Our IIS6 log (W3SVC1) is showing entries with suffix ClixSmart+ServiceMonitor 200 0 0. There are over 10 of them per second and it lasts about 20 seconds when happened. Is our server being hacked? ...
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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 ...