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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IIS 7.5 (Windows 7) - HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized

I'm trying to test my ASP.Net website on localhost and I'm getting this error: HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized You do not have permission to view this directory or page because of the access control ...
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IIS6 vs. IIS7 and IIS7.5: handling URLs with plus sign (+) in base (not querystring)

For any URL with a plus sign (+) in the base URL (not the querystring), IIS7 and IIS7.5 (Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2) do not appear to forward the URL to the default handler on an ASP.NET ...
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IIS 7.x Application Pool Best Practices

We are about to deploy a bunch of sites to some new servers. I have the following questions about application pools: 1) It seems advisable to have an application pool per website. Are there any ...
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How do I find out the W3SVC number of a given IIS7.5 website?

I have a server running multiple websites under IIS7.5. I want to view the log files for one website in particular. In C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles I see a number of folders, W3SVC1 through 6. How do I ...
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What are the “to-do” on protecting Windows server facing the web?

I currently begin to deploy Windows servers facing the web. And I would like to know what are you way of protecting your servers ? What softwares are you using ? On Linux, i'm using Fail2ban to ...
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What should I do to make sure that IIS does not recycle my application?

I have a WCF service app hosted in IIS. On startup, it goes and fetches a really expensive (in terms of time and cpu) resource to use as local cache. Unfortunately, IIS seems to recycle the process ...
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How to disable SSL 2.0 on IIS 7.5? [duplicate]

I've seen this KB Article which Microsoft put out covering how to remove SSL 2.0 on IIS 7.0 and earlier, but I can't find anything advising on how to do the same on IIS 7.5. The registry keys ...
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401 - Unauthorized On Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5

I have a web application deployed to Server 2008 IIS 7.5 box. From remote it gives this error: 401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials. (remote = desktops on the same LAN) ...
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Troubleshooting Windows Authentication problems (no challenge) in IIS 7.5?

I know that there are thousands of reports of people having trouble getting Integrated Windows Authentication to work with IIS, but they all seem to lead to web pages that don't apply or solutions ...
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How to Grant IIS 7.5 access to a certificate in certificate store?

In Windows 2003 it was simple to do and one could use the winhttpcertcfg.exe (download) to give "NETWORK SERVICE" account access to a certificate. I'm now using Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5 ...
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What role does “App Pool Identity” play for an Application Pool?

When talking about IIS 7.5 security, AFAIK: App Pool Identity decides whom my web application runs as. Authentication Method decides whom the clients are authenticated as. I have a virtual folder ...
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IIS is overriding my response content, if I manually set the Response.StatusCode

Problem when I manually set the HTTP Status of my response stream to, say, 404 or 503, IIS renders up the stock IIS content/view, instead of my custom view. When I do this with the web development ...
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Should I impersonate PHP via FastCGI?

I am installing the latest version of PHP onto IIS 7.5 via FastCGI, and all of the instructions say that FastCGI should impersonate the calling client by setting fastcgi.impersonate = 1 If my ...
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Does generating a CSR through IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 always create a new private key?

Generating a CSR for a Windows 2008 R2 server and need to ensure that the private key used for the CSR is new. I have used OpenSSL before to create my own self-signed certs for testing and if I ...
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IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is missing the Management Service icon

IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is missing the Management Service icon which is present in IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Is it possible to enable it, or is it possible to access the Management ...
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Properly handle IIS request with percent sign in url (/%)

I am looking for any kind of solution to properly get an IIS request such as http://stackoverflow.com/% and http://bing.com/% to not display a 400 Bad Request page, but display a custom error page ...
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Load-Balanced IIS 7.5 Web Server ASP.NET Session State problem

we have a problem with an ASP.NET website where the users' sessions are behaving oddly - session data appearing, disappearing and re-appearing. I think I know what the problem is: Our setup is 2 x ...
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Stop IIS 7.5 From Sending Out Cache-Control Max-Age on Error Codes

I have some static content with cache control Max-Age headers attached to it so clients will cache the static content. However, IIS 7.5 still sends this header out when there are error responses ...
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Web Deploy to IIS 7 with Pass-through authentication

After much trial and error configuration, I'm currently able to script msdeploy.exe to deploy a package built in Visual Studio 2010 to a remote server running IIS 7.5 with a command line like: Basic ...
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Can Https work without a certificate?

Recently our infrastructure team told our development team that you do not need a certificate for https. They mentioned that the only benefit of buying a certificate was to give the consumer peace of ...
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How to disable SSLv2?

Anyone know how to disable SSLv2 and only enable SSLv3 in IIS 7.5? Thanks a lot and appreciate any advice in advance Basically just want SSLv2 to be disabled
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Can we use a certificate bought for one domain on another domain?

We bought a certificate two years ago for service1.domain1.com and it is valid up to 2018. The problem is that domain was managed by third party and they are going to drop that sub domain. My ...
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How to enable TLS 1.1, 1.2 in IIS 7.5

We want to support web browsers utilizing TLS 1.1 and 1.2, which has been apparently implemented by Microsoft, but is turned off by default. So I went searching on Google and discovered some pages ...
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Are there any connection limits on Windows 7 IIS v7.5?

My current development machine is Windows XP, and I use a modified tcpip.sys to allow me to exceed the 10 connection limit built in to IIS. I know that Vista's IIS has the same limit. Can anyone ...
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What's the process name for IIS in Windows 7?

In Windows XP the process name for IIS was inetinfo.exe. I don't see it in Windows 7 in the task manager? It seems things have changed. Is it still a separate process?
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IIS7 - Web Deployment Tool - SetParam/SetParamFile to set http and https bindings + Cert

we're currently using the MS Web Deployment Tool to sync a live website and some WebServices from a staging box to two live servers. The staging box hosts the site on any IP on port 17000, whereas ...
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IIS 7.5, need help to understand how app pool recycling works

I am using windows server 2008 R2 to only host one application (asp.net mvc3). The first time the initial page load was really slow. In my app pool recycling setting, only "regular time ...
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how to kill IIS Express?

I'm trying to deactivate the MS IIS Express Server, which comes with Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express 2010. While all non-weird servers can be stopped by simply stopping the service or ending ...
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IIS 7.5 Redirect / URL Rewrite to mobile version of website

I'm looking for an IIS solution (not programming) to redirect a website to a mobile version of the website. It looks like it might be possible, but not sure, with IIS Redirect or using IIS URL Rewrite ...
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The great Vanishing Act of INetMgr.exe on my Windows 7 x64 system

I'm facing an odd issue with the IIS Manager on Windows 7 (x64). At home, I have Win7 Professional, and when I check my IIS manager icon in the start menu, I see it links to ...
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ApplicationPoolIdentity IIS 7.5 to SQL Server 2008 R2 not working

I have a small ASP.NET test script that opens a connection to a SQL Server database on another machine in the domain. It isn't working in all cases. Setup: IIS 7.5 under W2K8R2 trying to connect to ...
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App Pool doesn't respect memory limits

I am dealing with a legacy .NET app that has a memory leak. In order to try and mitigate a run away memory situation, I've set the app pool memory limits from anywhere between 500KB to 500000KB ...
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HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error in Windows 7 IIS

I have a simple ASP.NET Web Site. When I try to run it on Windows 7 IIS, the following error message is displayed in my browser: HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error The requested page ...
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How to diagnose a 500 Internal Server Error on IIS 7.5 when nothing is written to the event log?

I've just deployed an update to an existing ASP.NET MVC3 site (it was already configured) and I'm getting the IIS blue screen of death stating HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal Server Error The page ...
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IIS 7.5 Creating self signed certificates with validation date of more than a year

I am creating self-signed SSL certificates in IIS 7.5 for internal use. The problem I have is that I want to create them so that they last for 10 years as it is only a dev environment. I can't see an ...
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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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Is the serviceAutoStartProvider attribute required to auto-start an ASP.NET application?

I've been reading Scott Guthrie's post on Auto-Start ASP.NET Applications, which provides examples on how to setup an ASP.NET 4.0 application to auto-start. <applicationPools> <add ...
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Best way to do a 301 redirect from non-www to www. in IIS7.5?

What's the best way to do a 301 redirect from non-www 'somedomain.com' to 'www.somedomain.com' in IIS7.5? Thank you
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IIS7.5 Domain Account Application Pool Identity for SQL Server Authentication

In Windows Server 2003/IIS6 land we typically create an app pool that runs as the identity of an AD account created with minimal privileges simply for that purpose. This same domain user would also be ...
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Problem running MVC3 app in IIS 7

I am having a problem getting a MVC 3 project running in IIS7 on a computer running Windows 7 Home-64 bit. Here is what I did. Installed IIS 7. Accessed the server and got the IIS welcome page. ...
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IIS 7 on 2008r2 shows blank page

I am using IIS7 on Windows Server 2008r2. I have recently installed php and IIS. I am trying to browse to the index.php but it returns a blank page. It loads the favicon and the header of my page. ...
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Win2k8R2 / IIS 7.5 - users getting 503 response, no 503 error reported in logs

I've got 2 web servers with mirrored content. There's a load balancer sitting in front of them. Starting yesterday we've been getting people complaining about 503 errors. i can't find any 503 errors ...
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IIS 7.5 Globe with Question Mark Icon

I changed the Physical Path to my website in IIS 7.5 and the icon changed to this: It was completely vanilla before I changed that. I can't find any documentation on what that icon means and the ...
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IIS 404 error where file exists

I have a fresh VPS installation from my provider (Windows 2008 R2, IIS 7.5). The default web site works fine: http://5.9.251.167/ I created a new website, and binding for http://new.ianquigley.com ...
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Risks of Kerberos Delegation

I've been spending hours upon hours trying to learn and understand Windows Authentication, Kerberos, SPNs, and Constrained Delegation in IIS 7.5. One thing I just don't get is why it is "risky" to ...
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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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IIS 7.5: How to configure custom Authentication Error page with Windows Authentication. 401 header problems

I have a php website running under IIS 7.5. The site is secured by Windows authentication and that works fine: When users go to the site, they are asked for username/password and get through if ...
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Directly editing IIS 7 applicationHost.config configuration file

I know that IIS 7+ now uses XML config files instead of the metabase. I also know that if I edit a web.config file for a given site, IIS automagically detects the changes and implements any ...