IIS 7.5 is the version of IIS that ships with Windows 2008 R2, and Windows 7. A subset of IIS 7.5 is provided by IIS Express, optionally installed by the Web Platform Installer.

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Write access to EVERYONE works, IUSR, IIS_IUSRS, DefaultAppPool does not work. why?

Ok. Here we are trying to set up a Classic ASP website at IIS 7.5 in Windows Server 2008 R2. There is a folder named dbc under the website's root and it has a file which is used to read and write ...
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Is there any reason why TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are disabled on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Windows Server 2008 R2 seems to support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 but are disabled by default. Why are they disabled by default? Do they have any drawbacks?
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Temporarily redirect *all* HTTP/HTTPS requests in IIS to a “server maintenance” page

We've got an IIS server that hosts hundreds of separate web apps, and the physical database server that hosts these apps is going to be taken offline for maintenance for a brief period (we expect it ...
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Is it possible to log additional HTTP headers in IIS logs?

I need to analyze logs for Exchange and would like to get additional headers saved such as MS-ASProtocolVersion Is is possible to configure IIS to log these additional headers? POST ...
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IIS 7.5 returning 404 for unknown host names

This just doesn't seem correct to me, so I'm looking for someone to tell me how I've misconfigured IIS... Configuration is IIS7.5 (2008R2), without SP1. I have IIS 7.5 configured w/several sites. ALL ...
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How to resolve FTP Error “Failed to retrieve directory listing” for Administrator account in IIS 7.5

Using my administrator account, I FTP connected to my IIS 7.5 FTP Site with FileZilla. I was able to successfully upload a file, but I keep getting a "Failed to retrieve directory listing" in ...
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IIS 7.5, Multiple Application Pools, and URL Rewriting (403.18 — Forbidden)

Is there any way to configure IIS 7.5 to perform URL rewrites to different application pools on the same site without running into a 403.18 error? We're using Helicon ISAPI Rewrite 3 on IIS 6 and ...
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IIS 7.5 ignoring HttpCompression settings in web.config

I'm trying to enable dynamic compression for the mime type application/json. In applicationHost.config, I've made the following change: <section name="httpCompression" ...
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IIS 7 What does Physical path credentials logon type mean?

I am trying to understand an aspect of IIS security that I can't figure out. I have an internal (not on the internet) application that runs under IIS. This specific application has an app pool ...
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CPU Limits for Application Pools in IIS 7.5

I see that in iis 7.5 I can set a CPU % utilization limit for a specified amount of time for an application pool. I can have also have it kill the worker process if this limit is violated. If tell it ...
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Could a Microsoft security update make major changes to the IIS configuration like this?

I've recently noticed a number of significant changes to my IIS configuration, some of which have major implications. I've dug through the daily backups and found that the change coincides with the ...
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How to find out which server generated a CSR

I sent a client a CSR a few months ago and now they finally sent me back the CA response. However, there are multiple Windows 2008R2 servers and I don't remember which one I used to generate the CSR ...
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Specific site unable to connect to MSSQL server after reboot

I have a very annoying problem on my Windows 2008 R2 server. Each time it's restarted, either planned or unplanned, one specific site is not able to connect to the database server, a MSSQL Server 2008 ...
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Changing physical path on IIS through appcmd isn't activated

We have come across an issue on IIS 7.5 where we have a simple deploy system which consists of the following: Create a zip-file of new webroot, consisting of three folders: Api Site Manager This ...
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IIS 7.5 - Disable Overlapped Recycle property not being obeyed when web.config is updated

I have a site which holds an exclusive lock on some resources. I used the .NET Application_Start and Application_End events to aquire and release the lock on these resources at the appropriate time. ...
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Setting up IIS 7.5 for AD Client Certificates for iOS devices

I am working on getting an iPad to auth to an IIS7.5 website using a local certificate mapped to a user in AD. I am not, in any sense of the word, an IIS admin. I essentially need to setup a proof ...
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Intermittent high CPU (100%) on production webserver

X-Post from StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9465123/intermittent-high-cpu-100-on-production-webserver We have a web cluster with 3 web-servers, each with 24 cores & 24GB mem. ...
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IIS7 URL Rewrite breaks for URLs containing + characters

I have an IIS7 server that acts as a reverse proxy for several other web servers. The other servers run on different ports, so the IIS7 server provides 'friendly URLs' and all on port 80. URL ...
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IIS slows down at 1000 concurrent connections

I am looking at a performance problem of an asp.net web site. It appears that when we hit 1000 concurrent connections per server things slow down. We have several web servers behind a hardware load ...
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How many simultaneous requests can be handled by a medium class server on the average? [duplicate]

I have bought a PRIMERGY TX100 S1 Server with a trial version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition. My internet connection with a static IP is very very fast (about 50 mega bit per second) for both ...
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Recommended IIS 7.5 books [closed]

Can somebody recommend good reading material for administrating IIS 7.5.
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Is it possible to configure IIS to redirect based on the SSL cipher suite used for the connection?

With the announcement of POODLE, I would like my servers to accept SSL3.0 connections but have them serve a page which indicates that the user should update to a newer browser with TLS support. It ...
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How do I restart a single website in IIS7+ using commandline?

How do I restart a single website in IIS7+ using commandline only? Same functionality as the circled menu item in the image - but from the commandline. Iisreset does not have any options to deal ...
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The RSA key container could not be opened. Windows Server 2008 R2

I am setting up a second asp.net site on our Windows 2008 R2 server. We use a RSA Key Container to encrypt our connection strings. I created a new Application Pool with all the same settings as our ...
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How to create a catch-all subdomain in IIS 7.5?

How can I create a catchall for any unspecified subdomains of website.com in IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 RC2? I have already configured a CNAME DNS entry for *.website.com pointing to ...
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Windows Process Activation Service won't Start “parameter is incorrect” (Visual Studio 2010 Profiler)

I've struggled with this one for a whole day, so here is both the problem & solution: After profiling an ASP.NET application on Windows 7 (x64), I exited Visual Studio (possibly a crash) and ...
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Even admin cant register ASP.NET 4

When I try running the following command, logged in as admin, I get the accompanying error: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319>aspnet_regiis -i An error has occurred: 0x8007b799 You ...
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IIS 7.5 logging, how do I include milliseconds in the time field?

Currently, my IIS log looks like this (using W3C logging): 2012-02-15 00:31:50 W3SVC1 ... Is there a way to include milliseconds, such as: 2012-02-15 00:31:50.123 W3SVC1 ...
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Migrate an IIS 7 website from one server to IIS 7.5 on another

We have an IIS 7 website running on our live server and are in the process of setting up a new development server which has IIS 7.5 running. Is there any easy fast way to take the IIS 7 website and ...
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IIS 7.5 Basic Authentication

I am having problems with Basic Authentication in IIS 7.5. I have: enabled Basic Authentication on my site disabled Anonymous Authentication on the same site Added an IIS user and allowed said user ...
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What does Virtual Bytes mean in Worker Processes pane in IIS7.5 Manager?

What does Virtual Bytes mean in Worker Processes pane in IIS7.5 Manager? If I open IIS Manager (On WindowsServer 2008r2), and go to the Worker Processes page, I can see that one of my AppPool ...
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IIS HTTPS Host Headers

In IIS I need to map www.domain.com and domain.com to use a specific SSL certificate. I have tried using appcmd and editing applicationHost.config but I don't see how to tie each host-header to a ...
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IIS 7.5 (Express) applicationhost.config: Can a virtualDirectory's physicalPath be a relative path?

I'm configuring a site in applicationhost.config for IIS 7.5 Express: <site name="default" id="1" serverAutoStart="true"> <application path="/"> <virtualDirectory path="/" ...
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Adding a virtual directory IIS 7.5 Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Trying to get my IIS 7.5 playing nice with VS 2008 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I'm getting this error: System.Security.SecurityException: Request for the permission of type ...
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ASP.NET custom configuration section declaration breaks IIS Manager Configuration Editor

I have a simple .NET custom configuration component that allows me to specify a custom configuration group and section in my ASP.NET 2.0 (the web project targets .NET Framework 3.5) web application's ...
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The configSource file 'connections.config' is also used in a parent, this is not allowed.

Question: I face the following situation: A ASP.NET .NET 4.0 web-application deployed on machine "vmsomething". The web-application running on IIS 7.5 resides in d:\webs\myapplication on ...
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IIS: How to tell if a slow time-taken is due to a slow network connection

According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944884, "when a large response or large responses are sent to a client over a slow network connection, the value of the time-taken field may be more than ...
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Using Virtual Directories with FTP

I've successfully installed and used FTP to transfer files to my server running Windows Server 2008. I've decided to create one FTP site in IIS 7.5 which leads to my \ftproot\ folder, and In an effort ...
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IIS 7.5 on Win server 2008 r2 useAppPoolCredentials

I'm trying to set up Windows authentication for a new website in IIS 7.5. I have the Windows authentication module enabled for the site and all other authentication types(such as anonymous, Basic etc) ...
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Windows 2008, IIS7 and virtual directories

I created a virtual directory called test (C:\test) under the Default Web Site and added two simple test files (one html and one aspx). I thought I had to add the IUSR and NetworkService (for ...
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IIS7 w3wp process hung on recycle

A single server has started to sometime leave zombie w3wp.exe processes when trying to recycle. A new process is spawned properly and everything seems to work, except the old processes are still ...
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Poodle Exploit - Disable SSL v3 on a website specific basis

I'm looking for a very specific situation here with this Poodle exploit. I have a need to disable SSL v2/3 on a subset of my IIS websites, but leave SSL 2/3 available on a few others. Is it possible ...
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IIS complains about port being used when it's not

I need to revive an application so it can be safely archived by a third party before being phased out. In order to do so without endangering the whole server, I want to force the user to authenticate ...
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IIS 7.5 truncating POST body containing JSON data with ASP.NET MVC 3

I'm facing a problem which I hope is a configuration thing with IIS but is right now giving a lot of trouble. Basically I have a controller that accepts a JSON and does some processing. While it ...
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IIS 7.5 Siteminder is not protecting ASP.net MVC requests

We are trying to use ASP.Net MVC with Siteminder for Single Sign on. This is on Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5. Siteminder Agent version 6QMR6. Problem : Siteminder protects physical ...
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how does NewRelic work by simply installing .Net agent?

Yesterday, I decided to give NewRelic a try. I signed up for a free account, and installed the .Net agent, and restarted IIS as instructed. Immediately, this agent started showing up a wealth of ...
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How to add a site-wide downtime error message in IIS, with a custom 503 error code?

My website will be down for maintenance for some time, and I want to make sure sure that (1) search engines see a HTTP 503 error code for every page, and (2) humans see a friendly message describing ...
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Is it possible to have one webserver where a certain sub folder comes from a different server?

My desired scenario: www.my-example-server.com - This one comes from server 1 (IIS 7.5) www.my-example-server.com/subfolder - This one should come from server 2 (IIS 7.5) I know how to do this if ...
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HTTPERR filling up, fast with Timer_ConnectionIdle

We have 2 web servers that have used up over 100GB of logging in C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\HTTPERR. Is there a standard way for disabling this logging as it's just filled with ...
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how do I configure IIS to post logs to sql server?

how do I configure IIS to post logs to sql server? How want to save ANY log to my site. the site has a lot of views and the data can be big in a very small time. In addition, I want to show analytics ...