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 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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How can I configure IIS to save log files in a given folder without creating a W3SVCXXX folder under it?

You can configure IIS to save its logs in any folder you want; however, even if you configure this setting at the site level, it will always create another folder under the one you choose, called ...
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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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Moving a site from IIs6 to IIS7.5

I need to move a site off of IIS6 (Win Server 2003) and onto IIS7.5 (Win Server 2008) as soon as possible. Preferably tomorrow. The site itself is a delightful mix of classic asp (vbscript) and ...
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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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Kernel-mode Authentication: 401 errors when accessing site from remote machines

I have several Classic ASP sites that use Integrated Windows Authentication and Kerberos delegation. They work OK on the live servers (recently moved to a Server 2008/IIS7 servers), but do not work ...
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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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Can't select IUSR for running a service under

We have a Windows 2008 R2 box running IIS 7.5 which due to a security requirement we need to set the World Wide Web Publishing Service to run under IUSR. I can give IUSR folder permissions just fine. ...
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Failed Request Tracing XML fails to display in Internet Explorer (IIS 7.5)

I have installed the Tracing feature and enabled failed request tracing for a website, to debug a Classic ASP website. The XML logs are created upon occurring errors, however when I open them in IE, ...
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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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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 ...
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Why am I getting random 500 errors on my MVC and ASP websites on iis7?

It seems to happen on almost every site and does not matter if it is an ASP or .NET website. if you refresh right after you get that error it goes away and won't come back by just hitting refresh a ...
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Why can't I log in to a Windows-protected IIS 7.5 directory on the server?

I have a web site with an admin subdirectory that is protected by integrated Windows authentication. Works flawlessly from remote PCs. But when I attempt to access these pages on the server itself, ...
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Should the server and web site IP addresses be the same?

We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 in a virtual, public facing environment. The server was provisioned with one IP address, which I, the developer, have used as the default IP address for an IIS ...
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Is there a site setup control panel for IIS 7.5 and Windows 2008?

In Windows 2003, there was a SharePoint driven control panel that would set up a new IIS web site, FTP, FPSE, and whatnot very easily. Permissions were handled, accounts were added, everything except ...
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There is anything to consider in change IIS Pool Identity to Network Service instead ApplicationPoolIdentity?

I'm facing a problem with IIS Pool Identity. I need to give right permissions to it user, but i cannot find the user that is setted to the IIS Pool Identity, that is ApplicationPoolIdentity. I find ...
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IIS 7.5 folder and web site permissions

Situation: test website created in IIS server manager basic settings/connect as: Application user authentication/anonymous authentication/edit: application pool identity physical path has "IIS ...
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Multiple Sites with Different IP Addresses

I'm not an admin so this may seem to be a very simplistic question. Currently, I have ten ASP.NET Web Forms sites on a W2K8 hosted VM - I manage it myself. Right now, all the sites have the same ...
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IIS 7.5 401.3 Access Denied

I am having this weird issue with IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 x64. I created a site in IIS and manually created a test file index.html and everything worked. When I try to do a deployment, I copy all ...
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How to access a site in IIS with no DNS mapping

In my IIS 7.5 hosted in a Windows Server 2008 R2 I have several websites with no DNS address assigned. Let's take for instance the site (as named in IIS) with site name mySite. I have for this site ...
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How to add DKIM feature to the IIS 7.5 - Windows Server 2008 - DomainKeys Identified Mail

How to add DKIM feature to the IIS 7.5 - Windows Server 2008 DomainKeys Identified Mail
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Apps inside different app pools on IIS 7.5

I saw a guy a couple of days ago and he was putting his apps inside different app pools for each app. For example: example.com inside examplePool - .net 4.0 integrated mode example2.com inside ...
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Where can I find the list of default permissions granted to Network Service, Local Service, Local System and Application Pool?

I am talking about Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Where can I find the list of default permissions granted to Network Service, Local Service, Local System and Application Pool service account? ...
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Move websites from IIS7 to IIS 7.5

Can anyone suggest the best way of moving websites on server1 with IIS7 to server2 with IIS 7.5 on it? I've read some articles which suggest copying the applicationHost.config file while preserving ...
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2008 R2 TLS 1.2 enabled in registry, rebooted, but not functioning

Yes, I rebooted the server. Several times. This actually affects both TLS 1.1 and 1.2. The only one currently working is 1.0. I followed the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245030 ...
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Application pool is stopped when the site is on high traffic

Sorry if I am asking a silly question here. We are having problem with one of our websites. Its application pool is stopped whenever the site has high traffic as we notice it always happens when the ...
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IIS7.5 App Pool recycles - .Net OutOfMemoryException

strange situation with .Net OutOfMemoryExceptions in IIS / Windows 2008 R2 being thrown on random pages of the application being hit. We have about 1000 separate sites that are the same .Net ...
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2 Received from header at IIS SMTP email send via C# application

I am using windows server 2008 r2 and IIS 7.5 normally. I am using IIS 6 smpt server to send emails. Right now when i send email via my C# application i am seeing 2 received from headers. What might ...
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Multiple instances of a web site on a single server - upgrade one at a time

I would like to host a single physical machine two copies of the same very site to minimize downtime during upgrades. I think I could put a load balancer in front of the machine, assign two IPs to ...
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How to determine hardware requirements

I've been asked to spec the server hardware requirements for the application I'm currently developing and I'm not confident in my own abilities to do this correctly. I would ideally like a step by ...
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Saving/archiving IIS 7.5 settings for recovery etc

I am not an trained sysAdmin or network engineer, just a programmer who has picked up some knowledge over the years, and at the moment I find myself managing an IIS 7.5 deployment on WinServer 2008 ...
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I want static content cached, but browsers keep requesting it

I've got an IIS 7.5 site with caching turned on for javascript and css content directories. All requests to these files use a query string with the app version number, so I just want it to cache ...
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Installing WebDeploy Service

I'm stuggling with installing WebDeploy service on my development PC (Windows 7 Professional with IIS 7.5). Can someone give me the steps required to do that. Update: I installed the Web Deployment ...
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Giving full control for NETWORK SERVICE user on ASP.NET temp-folder

Is giving full control for the NETWORK SERVICE user on c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files folder a good idea? When I deploy my app on the iis, it started ...
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How Do I Configure IIS FTP 7.5 Passive Ports Per-FTP Site? (Setting appears locked at the server level)

I am needing to use the functionality to set the FTP PASV port range that IIS FTP7.5 will use, but it seems this is locked down in configuration at the server level; I can not modify the port range ...
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How can I block IP addresses on Web Server 2008 R2?

I'm running Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5, I need to secure one site to be used internally only from 10.0.0.0/8. IIS is running normally now. My current sites are bound to the internal IP ...
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Users of Intranet site on IIS7.5 prompted for username/password

I have an intrasite from a third-party that we just transitioned from IIS 6 on Windows 2003 to a Windows 2008 R2 server with IIS 7.5. On the old system, the user would connect ot the website and be ...
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Why am I getting this 500 error from IIS?

I'm running PHP 5.3.1 on IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I've been trying to make PHP connect to my local installation of SQL Server 2008 Express over ODBC using ADODB. At first I had trouble ...
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IIS Reverse Proxy Not Working With Response.Redirect() in ASP.NET

I am trying to set up a reverse proxy, using the tutorials here, here and here. The site is set up on localhost:8080, with the reverse proxy using localhost:8080/myProxy. When dealing with standard ...
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A Ghost File on my website

We have three IIS 7.5 server running on Windows 2008, R2, 64-bit OS. Recently we have a problem with the two of them in relation to a one .htm file. For some reason the site seems to serve an older ...