IIS7 is the version of Microsoft's web server software released with Windows Server 2008.

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What is the max number of websites / virtual directories one can host on IIS?

Can someone tell me the maximum number of websites / virtual directories I can host on a single IIS? Is there's a difference between IIS 6 and IIS 7? Also what performance and connection limitation ...
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Share LUN between multiple VMs

I want to setup a virtual network with 2 hosts and 4 VMs. I will have an equalogic SAN. I want to share a LUN between two VMs, one on each Host. The objective of the operation is to use ARR for IIS ...
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In IIS 7: how do I set up a default Error Document for any Error

I'd like to user 'error.html' for any error IIS may encounter. If i state the following block in my webconfig the site refuses to run. <httpErrors errorMode="DetailedLocalOnly" ...
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Using ASP.NET MVC3, how can I have IIS not redirect 302 on case-sensitive routing?

Using ASP.NET MVC3, how can I have IIS not redirect 302 on case-sensitive routing? For example, I create an application folder under my site called "Admin" in IIS. The javascript (there are hundreds ...
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How can two IIS7 domains share SSL port 443 on one IP?

I have two domains: domain1.com and domain2.com. I also have two GoDaddy SSL certificates (one cert for each domain). I only have one IP. I'm running IIS 7 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 standalone ...
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Port 80 being used by Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0

It's been quite a few days that port is being used by some strange process which i don't know Initially i thought it's related to SQL Server. I tried stopping all the services which starts from SQL ...
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Non-domain IIS using domain user for AppPool identity?

Is there any way to get IIS7 on a non-domain computer (a Windows 7 development VM in this instance) to use a domain account for an AppPool identity? I can input the credentials (domain/username, etc.) ...
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How NLB will work with IIS-7 web services?

We'are going to join 2 (two) IIS7 web-servers into NLB with the same web-service published (2 instances of the same web-service one per web-server). Do I understand correctly, that NLB will work for ...
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In IIS, Is it possible to execute a .HTML page as aspx?

Question: We have a 3rd party portal that makes a copy of a html/aspx page, and puts it into a temporary folder, CHANGING THE EXTENSION to .HTML in all cases (also it the root page was .aspx). ...
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Why is IIS_IUSRS used instead of IUSR for file permissions?

I was recently setting up a Drupal install on IIS7. The setup instructions required that the IIS_IUSRS account be given, temporarily, write access to the settings.php file so it could write the ...
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How do determine the dynamicCompressionDisableCpuUsage setting on IIS7?

I manage an IIS7 server and I'm trying to determine what the dynamicCompressionDisableCpuUsage and dynamicCompressionEnableCpuUsage settings on this IIS7 are set to? I have not been able to find ...
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How do I get meaningful error messages in IIS7?

I have a classic ASP website that is crashing in IIS7. It is crashing because IIS doesn't allow file uploads greater than a certain size. I know this because files below about 200k work fine. I ...
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IIS7 Windows Server 2008 FTP -> Response: 530 User cannot log in

I just launched my first IIS FTP site following many of the tutorials from IIS.NET... I'm using IIS Users and Permissions rather than anonymous and/or basic. This is what I'm seeing while trying to ...
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Issues with Classic ASP on IIS7

The project I'm working on is currently using classic ASP running under IIS7. We are considering migrating to ASP.NET for portions of the code, but would still likely have some classic ASPs around ...
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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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Redirect IP Address to Domain Name

I am attempting to redirect the IP address of my domain to the domain name and am running into trouble. The IP address does not redirect to the domain name listed in the redirect statement below. ...
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When Should I Stop/Start an IIS Application Pool?

I was told that every time I refresh our web site, either individual pages or the entire site, I should first stop the application pool, update my website file or files, then start the application ...
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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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IIS 7 - allow http for part of site, https for rest?

In IIS 7, is there a way to set two urls on the same site to allow http and https, and the rest to be https only? - http://mysite/url1 or https://mysite/url1 is accepted and stays on that protocol. ...
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I'm an idiot by entering an incorrect permanent rewrite rule, what do I do? [closed]

Working overly tired caused me to use the wrong web.config file in my application, therefore applying a permanent redirect on the wrong URL!! I was meant to convert: http://www.mydomain.net to ...
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Is there a way to change IIS bindings without recycling the application pool?

Is there a way to make IIS start or stop listening on a port, without recycling the application pool? For example, I have a reverse proxy listening on port 80 and passing requests to my site on 8080. ...
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How best to decouple a web service from its publicly-available domain names?

I'm trying to design a system that allows for multiple public endpoints that funnel into a single web service. The web service must be able to determine which endpoint was the intended destination of ...
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How to manually run application as “IIS APPPOOL\MyAppPool” user

I tried: runas /noprofile /user:"IIS APPPOOL\MyAppPool" cmd.exe But it asks me for a password. My admin password does not work there. I get: RUNAS ERROR: Unable to acquire user password
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IIS 7 : Don't Require Authentication when on LAN?

On IIS 7, I'd like to make it so that: User from LAN (192.168.1.*) - No Authentication Required User from Internet - Requires Password I'm new to IIS from Apache, and I did it on that.
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Classic ASP Impersonation | Windows authentication | File Access Denied IIS 7

I have a classic ASP/VBScript website (landing page - default.asp) that writes the website user access (LOGON_USER) activity to a simple txt file via the Scripting.FileSystemObject. VBScript creates ...
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Multiple SPNEGO authenticated web servers on one host name

I was trying to set up a Java service using the SPNEGO servlet filter and a listen port of 8080 for authentication on a host that is also running web applications hosted in IIS7. I followed the ...
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IIS 7 Address Restrictions - Importing list to block China and Korea IPs

I'm looking to block traffic from China and Korea based on the Okean block list. I understand how to set up IP Address Restrictions in IIS7 from the User Interface. However, I don't want to manually ...
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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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Trouble creating FTP in Server 2008

I have been trying to create an FTP server on my new Server 2008. I have been following both (very detailed and highly published here guides) For setting up using IIS Manager ...
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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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get iis7 log directory within powershell

I am sure this is easy, but I can not find the answer. I am setting up a process to run a few tasks on the logging folder. Obviously I can manually create a variable with the log directory but this ...
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500 Internal Server Error after changing .NET Framework Version to 4.0 in IIS7

I just changed my .NET Framework Version of the Application Pools in IIS7 Manager, following Specify a .NET Framework Version for an Application Pool (IIS 7) instructions by Microsoft Technet. Now ...
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IIS7 Slow for some users when using Windows Authentication

We have an internet site containing a "hello world" .html file on IIS7 with Windows authentication turned on. The users are local machine Windows users on the web-server. For some users the site is ...
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differences in style rendering: windows server 2003 to windows server 2008

I copied code from our live site (running windows server 2003) to a new QA virtual machine (running windows 2008). When I view the page source info its exactly the same, but the appearance of the ...
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Having to run IISRESET twice to start all IIS related services

Seems like when I do IISRESET from command prompt, I'm getting the restart error about 90% of the time. Running IIS7 on Win 2008. But I've seen the same thing with IIS6 and Win2003. Running ...
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How to move c:\inetpub\temp\appPools to another disk?

I have Windows Server 2008 x64 SP2 installed on my server and IIS 7.0. I have move successfully all other directories under C:\inetpub\ folder. But C:\inetpub\temp\appPools still exists and contains ...
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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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Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 SP2

Is it possible to enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 (not R2) running IIS7? I've tried changing the registry and using IIS Crypto to enable it but it seems its not working. If its not ...
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Url rewriting stops working after changing default port on iis7

I have migrated the IIS6 webserver 2003 websites to IIS7 webserver 2008 using msdeploy tool. Application pool setting are changed with "Enable 32-bit Applications=true", ...
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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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Enabling POST requests for html files in IIS7

Problem There have been quite a few other questions about this (in particular, the 405 Method Not Allowed error), but I've yet to find a solution that seems to work. I have a web application in html ...
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IIS 7 password protect folder and files

I am using IIS 7 and I would like sombody to tell me how to password protect a folder. And how would you get the username and password dialog to show when someone tries to download a file in that ...
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IIS7: “Cannot read configuration file due to insufficient permissions”

I have this problem with my IIS7. C:\Users\vtortola.dk>%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe list site ERROR ( message:Configuration error Filename: redirection.config Line Number: 0 Description: ...
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Error importing SSL certificate in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I click the "Complete Certificate Request" link in IIS 7, I get this error: Cannot find the certificate request that is associated with this certificate file. A certificate request must ...
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Error configuring SQL Reporting Services 2005 on Windows 7

I've installed SQL Server 2005 with Reporting Services on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and when I try to configure it when clicking on "Windows Service Identity" I get this error message: There was an ...
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restrict access to a website using Windows Server 2008

What do I need to do in Windows Server 2008 to restrict access to a website (or directory in the website) to only certain users?
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IIS7 Minimum HttpModules Configuration for Static content website

I am trying to setup a really fast, compressed, cached static content website to serve only .jpg, .css and .js I want to remove all functionality from the website configuration that is not required: ...
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Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller Missing IUSR account

We have a Windows Server 2008 box running as a secondary domain controller, our primary domain controller is a Windows Server 2003 machine and both the domain and forest functional levels are set to ...
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Adding FTP account to a website in IIS7

I'm trying to add an FTP account to a Website that I've setup in IIS7. Here's what I've done so far (following these instructions): added the windows account 'newFTP' found the site in IIS Manager ...
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IIS header hosts through a DMZ

I have an IIS 7 publicly facing site. mydomain.com i would like to have the sites. app1.mydomain.com => internalserver/app1 app2.mydomain.com => internalserver/app2 I currently have ...