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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Any freeware IIS log analyzer? [closed]

It would be nice to use ASP.NET, but PHP is ok too, and should be hosted in IIS6. EDIT: the logs are from our intranet site.
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Why does IIS refuse to serve ASP.NET content?

My Windows Server 2003 Std server refuses to server ASP.NET content. It serves regular html just fine but anything .net, even a one line html file with an ASPX extention fails silently. Things I've ...
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Chinese Hacker-Bots attempting to exploit our systems 24/7

Our sites our constantly under attack from bots with IP addresses resolving to China, attempting to exploit our systems. While their attacks are proving unsuccessful, they are a constant drain on our ...
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Replace old SSL certificate in IIS6

I have to update my SSL certificate for IIS6 on Windows 2003 Server. The vendor (Thawte) tells me that my Certificate Signing Request is non-resignable, which I take to mean that I need to generate a ...
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Windows Authentication kept asking for username/password

I am deploying my web application on iis6. I kept receive this "windows security" pop up to enter user name and password.. I have already disabled anonymous user, and checked integrated windows ...
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Error When Installing PHP5 on IIS6

I am trying to install PHP on my Windows Server 2003 machine that is using IIS6. I followed this guide for installing it, including using the binaries of fastCGI. I think I did everything correctly, ...
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pci compliance on IIS 6.0

I have a website that has just failed a PCI Compliance check - The report said that the site supported weak ciphers. I thought I'd already disabled that by turning off SSL 2.0 on the webservers. (It ...
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Record load time of web pages

I have been asked to investigate a way of record how long it a full page request is on our website. i.e. how long it takes from when a user clicks on a link till the page has finished loading. Now ...
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How do I flush IIS Cache without restarting web server?

I have a web site IIS 6.0 that places data into the cache. Sadly it hasn't had a expiration set on it. Is there a way (utility or command) to force this cache to be cleared without rebooting the ...
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IIS 6.0 vs IIS 7.0

My client has most of the applications in .NET, he is changing his hosting provider, now he is asking for advice whether he should use the Windows 2008 with IIS 7.0 or good old Windows 2003 with IIS ...
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Self generate SSL Certificate for IIS6?

Hi guys is it possible to create your own SSL cert for IIS 6? If so does anyone have a link to a good guide on the web? Thank! John
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How to Host Multiple Domains / Web Sites on one IIS6 Server

I currently have an IIS6 server that hosts one web site/domain. I am developing another web site (completely separate) that I want to host on this same server. Both domains were purchased from ...
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Can an IIS worker process's Virtual Memory use exceed the Private Memory limit?

For example, if I configure the following limits for an Application Pool in the "Recycling" settings: Virtual Memory: 512Mb Private Memory: 128Mb - or "used memory" in IIS 6 parlance Can the process ...
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IIS 7.5 Missing Authorization Header

I have a website running an ISAPI filter providing SSO functionality, as well as anonymous & basic authentication. The ISAPI filter populates the "Authorization" header of each request with basic ...
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Expose IIS SMTP Pickup folder as a file share - bad idea?

Environment: IIS Web Farm 5 servers Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5 ASP.NET 3.5 and 4.0 web application Our web app, like many, needs to send mail. Send only, no receiving. In the past, we've ...
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Safari users receive a prompt to select certificate when accessing my website

I have an ASP website on IIS6 that is equipped with a SSL certificate from godaddy. The website requires secure channel (SSL) and is set to IGNORE client certificates. In ran the SSL checker and ...
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Is it possible to run IIS7 on Windows Server 2003?

Is it possible to run IIS 7 or IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2003?
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PHP installation on IIS: ISAPI or CGI?

I'm running IIS6 on Windows Server 2k3, and currently have PHP installed as a ISAPI module. We're about to upgrade our environment to PHP 5.3.0, and this made me wonder whether I should stick with the ...
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IIS6: Web Site presenting the wrong SSL certificate

Consider an IIS6 installation with multiple Web Sites. Each is intended to be a different subdomain with its own cert (not a wildcard cert). Each has their host-header specified properly. ...
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IIS6 intranet site using integrated authentication fails to load when accessed externally

I've developed a couple of internal sites for my organization that use integrated authentication. Ultimately we want these sites to be accessible externally to users with domain-joined computers. ...
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Mass change Microsoft DNS & IIS server settings

I need to change about 100 DNS records and IIS configurations on a Windows 2003 web server. The GUI doesn't accommodate it and the MS command line tools seem incomplete (for example: dnscmd cannot ...
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IIS6: How to troubleshoot a 404 error in an ASP.NET application?

I have an ASP.NET application on a Windows Server 2003/IIS6 that refuses to run for some reason (it's the Xerox Centre, if that info helps). It has been working flawlessly before though on this ...
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HTTP compression in IIS 6.0 causing problems with certain users

We're getting a few sporadic customer calls (less than 0.1% of our users) complaining of not being able to access my company's website - either they get a blank page (if they use IE), or a "Content ...
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IIS 6.0 mitigating BEAST

Recently, my PCI assessor informed me that my servers are vulnerable to BEAST and failed me. I did my homework and I want to change our webservers to prefer RC4 ciphers over CBC. I followed every ...
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Import IIS6 website configuration into IIS7

I have many websites hosted on IIS6 and I want to migrate them to IIS7. It is enough if the basic configuration (folder, virtual folders inside, hostheaders, ) is migrated. a great part of the ...
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Respond to HTTP OPTIONS with basic auth

We have a web site hosting Office documents behind IIS6 Basic authentication. IE has an authentication token for basic auth, which it presents to download the file. The user clicks "Open", and then ...
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Enabling gzip compression in IIS and having it take effect

We've enabled Gzip compression on the server in IIS (IIS6). We've run iisreset. It just doesn't want to take effect. We had this before on another server, and after a little while, it just started ...
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Elegantly Enforcing SSL in IIS 6.0

I have a website running under IIS which has an SSL certificate applied. We would like to enforce HTTPS usage for the website which is easily done by checking the "Require Secure Channel" box, but ...
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How can I rewrite urls (ala mod_rewrite) for free in IIS 6?

I've got an application I wrote (with cakephp) for the lamp stack and I'm moving it to a windows server. I'm having a lot of trouble with apache for windows (memory and cpu issues) so I would like to ...
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SSL and domain with WWW or without WWW

why does my ssl work only for domain.co.il and not for www.domain.co.il is it like i read, that we need to order the SSL twice? and what can be done about it, if this is the truth? how can it be ...
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New Session Failed

We've started to see instances on our Intranet server where for any page the server just responds with the error page 'HTTP/1.1 New Session Failed'. It seems we can fix it by running IISRESET but this ...
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Using Google Analytics to track Usernames

We have a SharePoint Installation (MOSS, IIS 7.0, Windows Authentication, Windows 2008) and Google Analytics has been installed to track site usage. The site is an intranet site, and all users are ...
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Enabling REST (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE) support in iis 6

I want to enable REST support in iis 6. My Googling has shown me that i can achieve PUT requests by [enabling WebDav] , however enabling the Delete method still eludes me. I've seen suggestions about ...
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SSL enabled webpage does not prompt for client certificate

Summary: We have two different Windows Server + II6 environments that are SSL enabled. Where one behaves the way we want and the other does not. Server Configurations: Windows Server 2003 SP2 IIS ...
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How to limit the memory used by an application in IIS?

The IIS worker processes are taking lot of memory on our servers. I want to limit the memory each application can use. I am confused whether I should set a limit on Virtual Memory Limit, or Private ...
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Where can I find Application ID for website in IIS 6?

Where can I find Application ID for website in IIS 6? Thanx.
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IIS 6 + ASP.NET web service - DW20 and stackoverflow exception

Consider an ASP.NET SOAP web service that starts up fine, but craters hard when receiving its first hit. Please note that this is deployment works in the Test environment, but not in the PreProd ...
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Opening certmgr.msc to display the Machine level certificates

I want to view the certificates installed at the machine level, if I open certmgr.msc. I am aware that we can open an mmc and app a snap in for certmgr. But I dont want to go that way. I am aware ...
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Rewrite IIS served subdomain with content from other server/port

Our main web server is using IIS 6 and it obviously catches all port 80 traffic and we have another app served on a non-standard port (8443) that is hosted using Apache. For example: ...
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AWStats and Time Taken to serve the Request

I have several IIS 6 web servers I manage and I turn on the time-taken field in the logs. I use AWStats to generate various reports from the log data. One of my developer counterparts has recently ...
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How do I restore the IUSR account used by IIS 6

We mirrored one of our webservers and thus got an IUSR account that was named after the wrong server IUSR-SERVER1 when this server's name is SERVER2. So I went and renamed the user to IUSR_SERVER2, ...
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Windows/IIS Hosting :: How much is too much?

I have 4 Windows 2003 servers running IIS 6. These servers host a bunch of unique web sites (in that they are all different in build/architecture/etc). The code behind these sites range from straight ...
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What is better for an IP ban? At firewall (shorewall) level, or at IIS level?

I have a spambot that likes to spam my websites. I mailed to abuse@isp, but he ignored me. Attacks always come from the same ip, and i used IISIP to add the spammer IP to all of my websites. I am ...
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Issues moving an IIS site from w2k to w2k3

Old server is windows 2000, and the original setup guy's answer to pretty much everything was C:\ --> Everyone --> Full Control. However, there WAS a setup doc, that seemed to work up to a point. ...
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What is the easiest way to track or view Urls 404 (Not Found) requests in Windows 2003 IIS-6

What is the easiest way to track or view Urls 404 (Not Found) requests in Windows 2003 IIS-6? We are moving to a new CMS, and we are using ISAPI Rewrite to redirect old Urls to the new Urls, but we ...
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Setup IIS to prompt for username/password Window instead of using a form?

On a linux box using .htaccess you can deny access to folders etc... and when the user attemps to visit that directory/file, a window pops up asking for username/password. How would you do this on ...
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how to find out why our Windows 2003 webserver shows CPU use at 100%

I am responsible for coding our web and database applications and the smooth functioning of the web server, which is running IIS6 under Windows Server 2003. The machine's a legacy server, 2003 ...
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Randomly unable to connect to localhost web server

We've got a very strange issue that cropped up a few weeks ago and have been unable to resolve. We are running a couple of web sites in IIS (port 80,443) and in Apache (8080,8090) all on the same ...
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IIS Default Website for Domains that have not been setup

Let me preface this with the fact that I know very little about IIS. I have several websites on my server (Windows 2003 IIS) I have domains that I haven't setup in IIS yet that point to my ...
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What is the max number of websites / virtual directories one can host on IIS?

Can someone tell me the maximum number of websites / virtual directories I can host on a single IIS? Is there's a difference between IIS 6 and IIS 7? Also what performance and connection limitation ...