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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Use SSL only on one file in iis 7.5?

I have a website hosted on an IIS 7.5/Server 2008 R2 Server. I want to use SSL and Basic Authentication on one file in the site. This used to be easy on sub-7 IIS versions, how can I do it on 7.5?
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GZip Compression On IIS 7.5 is not working

I am trying to support GZip compression for my static files under IIS (which should be enabled by default but not) but not working so far. Here is the the section under <system.webServer> node ...
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ASP.NET Security Exception when Switch IIS7 to Use UNC Path for Content

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box running IIS7.5 with Medium Trust configured for ASP.NET. When I have the website running from local content (e.g.: c:\inetpub\wwwroot) everything works fine. When I ...
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IIS 7.5 Custom HTTP Response Headers Not Working

Trying to setup custom HTTP Response Headers on a new install of IIS7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and they are not working. Default headers work fine (X-Powered-By, etc...). Modifying ...
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ARR Route to Specific Server in Farm

I have 3 locations, each with their own server (s1.mysite.com, s2.mysite.com, s3.mysite.com). These are all part of Site: app.mysite.com. I'd like to use ARR to forward request to specific ...
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How can I switch the default binding on IIS 7.5 programatically without it shutting down?

We have a fleet of IIS 7.5 servers that manage our hosted product. Each generation of the product gets its own AppPool and its own site. Every generation is bound to thegeneration.oursite.com, plus ...
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IIS stopped logging

IIS 7.5 has stopped logging all traffic for a single site (of a couple of dozen on the same box), and I can't work out why. It stopped logging at exactly midday on Friday last week, and nothing since. ...
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Intermittent IIS Connection close issue

really odd one here. I have a website which runs on IIS fine most of the time. On some occasions though I get a white 404 page with the text: Not Found HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not ...
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IIS serving static content gives 503 at random

We're having a few issues with our image server. It's a Win 2008 running IIS 7.5 and it only serves static content: images. It has run without issues for quite a while, until recently when we ...
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VS2010 web deployment and update the web site's physical path

We are trying to simplify the publishing process by utilizing Web Deploy through VS2010. We want to be able to quickly rollback any broken releases, so we create folders for each release: ...
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Getting 401 when using client certificate with IIS 7.5

I'm trying to configure a web site hosted under IIS 7.5 so that requests to a specific location require client certificate authentication. With my current setup, I still get a "401 - Unauthorized: ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 web site: problem with impersonation

I got a web site, who use Impersonation. When my anonymous user set to IUSR and the application pool identity set to NetworkService, some pages don't display. I get a blank page, with no error ...
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What are the pit-falls of using Windows 7 as a web server?

It obviously uses more memory (with the fancy themes), but from what I have ready, IIS7.5 is fully functioning. I use it for a dev server, but what about a full-on prod server?
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Warming up an IIS Application Pool automatically?

So IIS likes to shut down app pools that aren't in use. While this makes sense, I would like to have certain app pools conterminously running, but I don't want to just disable the automatic app pool ...
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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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IIS7 main site with subdirectories that are also sites

I'm new to IIS administration, but I need to set up a site that whose site root has multiple directories that are also sites. For example, say I have site at http://www.example.com The root ...