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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Is it ok to just copy necessary dll files to a server instead of installing dependencies?

I deployed ASP NET MVC 3 application on server (win2008/iis7.5). Somehow i desided not to install MVC 3 package and devexpress( necessary for app). Instead I have just copied dlls of mvc and ...
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IIS 7.5 logging: Can I insert a log entry when a request starts (is received), not just when it completes?

Currently, my IIS log entries are written when each request completes, eg: 2012-02-15 00:31:50 W3SVC1 MACHINENAME ::1 POST ... 202 (milliseconds) Unfortunately, sometimes requests hang or don't ...
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Calling LoadLibraryEx on ISAPI filter failed (v4.0.30319)

I installed .Net 1.1 on a Windows Server 2008 (which already had .NET 4 installed). Afterwards, I started getting the following error: HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal Server Error Calling LoadLibraryEx ...
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What differences are between IIS 7.0 and IIS 7.5?

I thought that IIS 7.0 and IIS 7.5 have (from the application developer point of view) nearly same features. Then, I found that certain features are not working on IIS 7.0. Are there more features ...
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Why can't I delete the file 'favicon.ico' in Windows Server 2008?

I have copied the file favicon.ico from one website folder to another in Windows 2008. Now I can't delete this file, nor can I change its owner in the security tab even as an administrator. How can ...
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Set IIS7 to default all new app pool to 64 bit

Is there a setting in IIS 7.5 to default the "Enable 32-Bit Applications" to False on newly created app pools? I know how to set it for one app pool in power shell, but I'm wondering if there's a ...
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What the heck is a OPTIONS method in a IIS 7.5 web Log?

I know what a GET and a POST are, but it's almost impossible to Google for the word OPTIONS. Here's what I see (i deleted all the stuff at the end) of each: 11/23/11 0:02:13 10.100.0.14 ...
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Understanding down-sides of network load balancing with two computers vs traditional three-way load balancing

We have one site on IIS build in ASP.NET with DNN. Currently we try to configure network load balancing for two servers. The service hosting provider told us this would be enough, but we seem to have ...
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Erratic gzip compression on IIS7.5

This is best demonstrated when we just try to request a single CSS file from our IIS server. Sometimes we get the whole uncompressed file back. We'll wait 5 seconds and refresh, then the CSS file is ...
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How do IIS FTP 7.5 User accounts work?

We'd like to set up an IIS 7 FTP server with non-Windows user accounts. We've heard that FTP Server v7.5 supports this, but the documentation is talking about "IIS Manager Accounts" and implies that ...
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Cannot access IIS on Windows 7

I created a website on my dev machine (Windows 7 RC) and am able to access it from http://localhost/ or http://172.16.0.140/ (my IP) or http://seven/ (computer name). I can ping my machine from other ...
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One WebSite, Two IP Addresses, One SSL EV cert per IP

I have a website in IIS and two different IP addresses on that server. I want to be able to assign a separate SSL certificate to the same site on IIS with the other IP address. Something like this: ...
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Does Application Request Routing utilize SSL sessions when connecting to content servers?

In the scenario where ARR is configured to use SSL/TLS to connect to the content servers, does it utilize SSL sessions (e.g., session identifiers as specified in RFC 5246) so that subsequent ...
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Why is gzip compression varying in efficiency in IIS?

While running Fiddler, I noticed something odd in a request for a static ~5MB XML file to my server: Despite sending byte-for-byte identical headers (Edit: Including the headers), the responses were ...
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Windows 7 IIS problem

the thing is that I just installed IIS in my Windows 7 computer to test it out, but I'm getting this error as soon as I try to load the localhost on my web browser: Service Unavailable HTTP Error ...
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Centrally configuring IIS 7+ log files

Is it possible to configure the logging behaviour of IIS centrally, ideally at a domain level? Specifically I'm looking at the Log File Rollover settings. Having done some research I haven't been ...
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Documentation for native modules in IIS 7.x

I've been working for some time at a super lean IIS 7.5 configuration for a static file serving purposes web site. To achieve this, I've simply stripped the designated web site for all dynamic ...
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Formula for Processor Affinity Mask (IIS)

I have a 24 cores/ 48 GB RAM server machine on which I want to set processor affinity for worker process to last 12 cores through IIS Advance settings, is there any formula, i don't want to set ...
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It it possible to have multiple ReWrite rules that all do the same Action, for an IIS7.5 webserver?

I've got rewrite module working great for my IIS7.5 site. Now, I wish to add a number of urls that all goto an HTTP 410-Gone status. Eg. <rule name="Old Site = image1" patternSyntax="ExactMatch" ...
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IIS7.5 is only resolving to the Default Web Site

I am able to access only the Default Web Site on a Windows 2008 R2 Server which is running IIS 7.5 The Default Web Site's binding is to "All Unassigned", same way as I have done it on a different ...
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Handler Mappings Script Permission becoming unchecked unexpectedly

There have been 2 instances now where the Script checkbox under "IIS > Sites > Site > Handler Mappings > Edit Feature Permissions" has become unchecked. What could possibly be causing this to occur? ...
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ApplicationPoolIdentity user cannot modify files in shared folder in Windows Server 2008

I am creating directories, and writing files to a shared folder within my web application that is being hosted on Windows Server 2008. I am running the application pool with an identity of ...
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DOS attack “slow post” : How to prevent in IIS

I have a public facing IIS 7.5 web server running a single ASP.NET website, which has just failed one of our security scans with a "slow post" vulnerability. Have tried reducing the httpruntime ...
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IIS 7.5 FTPS external access - 534 Policy requires SSL

I have setup a FTP site that requires SSL but when I try connect to it externally I get the error: 220 Microsoft FTP Service 534 Policy requires SSL. I know - I set it so! Why doesnt it fetch ...
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Why do web sites in IIS7/7.5 have ASP.NET ISAPI filters enabled by default?

EDIT: Due to the potentially critical nature of the answers to some of my questions below, I am adding this strong warning: Do not remove the filters I speak of here unless you know exactly what it is ...
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Configuring IIS 7.5 to be FIPS 140.2 compliant

I need to configure IIS 7.5 (Server 2008 R2) to be FIPS 140.2 compliant. Specifically, this involves disabling all SSL protocols other than TLS 1.0. I have set the following registry keys: ...
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IIS7.5 App Pool recycling. What is the best schedule for Recycling

I have been using IIS7.5 Since its release. I am also using commerce server 2007sp2. Due to Commerce Servers Need for memory and processor I have the app pool the website is assigned to recycling at ...
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Setting Up Win2008 R2 Server - IIS_IUSRS Permissions

I am setting up a web server and notice out the box it gives IIS_IUSRS read & execute (and as a result list folder contents) permissions on the wwwroot. I'm trying to make sure its secure as ...
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Is there way to tell IIS7 Manager modify handlers in applicationHost.config?

Whenever I add a Handler Mapping for a website in IIS7 Manager it always adds the handler to the site's local web.config file. Is there a way to tell the manager to only add the handler mapping to ...
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The relationship between IIS Application Pool Maximum Worker Processes and Component Services Application Pooling

We're in the process of deploying a new app into it's live environment. The app servers are running an IIS hosted .NET application that uses EntityFramework and makes numerous calls to a non .NET ...
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What SPNs are needed for an intranet web service that reads remote registries

Imagine a website that shows the value of a remote registry key, live, such as the version of the anti-virus definitions on a remote PC. To be clear, there are 3 computers involved, the web server ...
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Intranet website - getting a login box although I have configured Windows Authentication in IIS

In a Windows AD domain environment (MYDOMAIN with DNS suffix mydomain.local), I have a server with an Intranet website, that runs on IIS 7.5. I have disabled all authentication types except Windows ...
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Single IP, Multiple SSL Certs, NOT using wildcard, TLS on IIS 7 possible?

We host many sites with domains on a single IP ie. www.domain1.com, www.domain2.com. We want to secure /admin using SSL. Historically each SSL cert needs a unique IP address. These are small sites and ...
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Authentication between IIS & SQL Server for Load Balanced App

I'm looking to use this connection string however I'm not sure how to set this up: Provider=SQLNCLI10;Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase; Trusted_Connection=yes; Previously our SQLNCLI10 ...
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SMTP server not sending out any emails

I've installed SMTP service on Windows Server 2008. I'm attempting to send emails, however none get delivered. I've scoured logs for a long time, and have solved a few errors. Currently all emails ...
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How to configure IIS 7.5 without restart + call a batch file on every ASP.NET restart

Query 1 - Is it possible to change "IP Address and Domain Restrictions" on IIS 7.5 without restarting IIS? Query 2 - How to invoke some batch file (or executable) every time an ASP.NET worker process ...
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Setting up IIS 7.5 Shared Configuration (with encrypted values) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core

Simple question: Is there a way in PowerShell or appcmd to create the ConfigEncryptedKey.key normally created through exporting Shared Configuration in IIS 7.5? Now, an explanation of why I want to ...
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IIS7 error config and remote errors

Certain IIS7/7.5 500.19 configuration errors only render on a browser running on the local server. This appears to happen regardless of whether I set <httpErrors errorMode="Detailed" ...
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Should .NET MVC 3 actions trigger w3wp.exe to generate Process Monitor “PATH NOT FOUND” and “NAME NOT FOUND” errors?

I asked this on Stack Overflow, but it was suggested that I also ask it here, since it could be related to IIS: If I create an out-of-the-box ASP.NET MVC 3 Web Application (non-empty, Razor, no unit ...
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How to allow access by ip address, with fallback to basic authentication in IIS?

I have a number of sites in IIS that I'd like to allow direct access to people in a certain subnet, then require basic authentication for everyone else. Here's the exact same functionality I want in ...
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FastCGI Error when installing PHP on IIS7.5

I'm trying to install MediaWiki on a Win2008r2 server, but can't manage to install PHP. Here's what I did: Grabbed a Zip archive of PHP and unzipped it into C:\PHP. Created two subdirs: ...
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How can I set up a SQL file share that doesn't need sysadmin access to write to it?

We have a SQL Server 2012 installation with the file share feature enabled. We then have an IIS application that can write directly to the \localhost\MSSQLServer... share that the database creates. ...
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IIS logging and incoming requests

When are incoming requests logged to file in IIS? Does it happen before or after they are processed and response is sent to the client? What happens in case if request is accepted but response isn't ...
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Getting error when deploying webservice to iis 7.5

I've been ask by the programming department to test deploying one of their app. For all I know about the app, is that it's a webservice wcf code c# for a wpf app. They did tell me that they did try to ...
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Setup IIS to require client certificate and to use anonymous authentication

Setup IIS to require client certificate and to use anonymous authentication I have a WCF web service for our customers to use. I want to protect this using client certificates. I will also use the ...
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Can't serve files without extension because they “appear to be script” on IIS7.5

I created a certain number of static JSON files with no extension in a subfolder of my site. I want to use them for tests. The problem is that IIS is refusing to serve them because : HTTP Error ...
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Requests in IIS' “SendResponse” state stuck for a long time; Slow IIS 7.5/ASP.NET 4.0 web application

I have a set of very beefy, very underutilized servers which are running a couple virtual machines with Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5. The problem: Sometimes requests take a very long time to ...
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How to disable Request Filtering for a specific website on IIS 7.5?

I have Request Filtering enabled in my IIS 7.5 and want to keep it that way, however, one site is basically just a proxy for some internal Java application and I'd like to disable Request Filtering ...
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Inexplicable performance degradation when moving from IIS6 to IIS7

We recently moved our ASP.NET 4.0 application from Windows2003 x64/IIS 6 VM to a new Windows 2008 x64 RC2/IIS 7(7.5) VM. The resources are identical 4GB Memory, 4 CPU, both live on the same ESX ...
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How to block null/blank user-agents in IIS 7.5

We are going through a large scale DDOS attack, but it isn't the typical bot-net that our Cisco Guard can handle, it is a BitTorrent attack. This is new to me, so I am unsure how to stop it. Here ...