IIS is Internet Information Services, the web server included with Microsoft's Windows Server operating systems. This is a generic tag. Wherever possible please use a *version-specific* tag, such as [iis7], [iis7.5], etc.

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Recommended LogParser queries for IIS monitoring?

As Stack Overflow grows, we're starting to look closely at our IIS logs to identify problem HTTP clients -- things like rogue web spiders, users who have a large page set to refresh every second, ...
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Any freeware IIS log analyzer? [closed]

It would be nice to use ASP.NET, but PHP is ok too, and should be hosted in IIS6. EDIT: the logs are from our intranet site.
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How can I control which IP address IIS7 uses?

In Win2k3 I used httpcfg to tell IIS to listen to specific IP addresses on the server. I want to run Apache with VisualSVN Server on port 80 on another IP address but IIS7 binds to all ip addresses by ...
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How to Host Multiple Domains / Web Sites on one IIS6 Server

I currently have an IIS6 server that hosts one web site/domain. I am developing another web site (completely separate) that I want to host on this same server. Both domains were purchased from ...
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Zero downtime uploads / Rollback in IIS

I'm not sure if this is the right way to ask this question, but here's basically what i'd like to do: 1.) Push a changeset to a site in IIS. 2.) Don't interrupt the users. 3.) Be able to roll back ...
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Why use Kerberos instead of NTLM in IIS?

This is something that I've never really been able to answer as well as I like: What is the real advantage of using Kerberos authentication in IIS instead of NTLM? I've seen a lot of people really ...
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How can I keep IIS log files cleaned up regularly?

I just discovered that IIS builds up logs indefinitely and there don't appear to be any IIS settings that will automatically clean out old log files. What is the best way to keep my IIS logs under ...
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How can I check if my IIS site is using NTLM or Kerberos?

How can I check if my IIS site is using NTLM or Kerberos? And how can I change authentication from Kerberos to NTLM? I'm using IIS 7.5 and I couldn't find any answer to this question, can help me a ...
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How to install a single SSL certificate for www and non-www

I have purchased an SSL certificate and I should be able to configure IIS 7 to use that certificate for both https://domainname and https://www.domainname I have looked online but didn't find a ...
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IIS 6 - Setting up 301 redirect for non-www to www for SEO

Someone in the marketing department ran an SEO tool against our public website and found that about half of the links to our website go to www.mycompany.com, and half go to mycompany.com. Both of ...
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Can IIS be configure to forward request to another web server?

I have several web site set up on one IIS 6 server distinguished by Host Header. However, I wish to have one of the sites served by a Linux / Apache server on my network. Do I need to use a reverse ...
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How to remove IIS/ASP.NET Response Headers

I have a couple IIS/6.0 servers that security is asking me to remove a couple of response headers that are sent to client browsers on requests. They are concerned about divulging platform information ...
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IIS7: can't set host name on site with SSL cert and port 443

Consider a Win 2008 SP2 machine with IIS7. The task is to apply a certificate and host name to the one and only Site on this machine. The site's host headers need to be abc.123.example.com The first ...
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On IIS, how do I patch the SSL 3.0 POODLE vulnerability (CVE­-2014­-3566)?

How do I patch CVE­-2014­-3566 on a Windows Server 2012 system running IIS? Is there a patch in Windows Update, or do I have to do a registry change to disable SSL 3.0?
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What are the IUSR and IWAM accounts for in IIS?

I'm looking for a good explanation of the IUSR and IWAM accounts used by IIS to help me better configure our hosting environment: Why are they there? What's the difference between them? Do the names ...
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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 is muieblackcat?

I've recently installed ELMAH on a small .NET MVC site and I keep receiving error reports System.Web.HttpException: A public action method 'muieblackcat' was not found on controller... This is ...
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How to Deploy an ASP.NET Web API- and Browser-based Application to a Production Environment [closed]

(Please forgive if this is posted in an incorrect forum. We didn’t know exactly where to post it.) We have an ASP.NET Web API single page application - a browser-based app running in IIS to serve up ...
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IIS Configuration Synchronization for Web Server Farm?

I'm wondering if there is any good/easy way to get the IIS configurations synchronized? I'm going to be setting up a pair of IIS Servers with Network Load Balancing. I can get the data files (html, ...
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redirect to domain without www

I use IIS7. how do i config it so that if the user types www.serverfault.com it redirects to serverfault.com like on this site?
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w3wp.exe hogs memory

On a Small Business Server 2011 installation a whole number of w3wp.exe processes appear to be using a disproportional lot of memory. The SBS out-of-the-box installations comes with a total of 7 sites ...
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IIS 7 - Multiple IIS Sites pointed at same directory. How is this accomplished?

I need to point two IIS sites at the same folder on the server. I need to do this because I need different IP-restrictions for the domain name bound to IIS-Site-B vs. IIS-Site-A (which is completely ...
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IIS Can't Serve Certain File Extension

I'm serving .JSON files, but even though the file exist, IIS keeps throwing 404 error when any of the file is accessed. I tried renaming one of the file to .JS, and it works. Any pointer what setting ...
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Setup IIS 7.5 with multiple website bindings and SSL?

On IIS 7.5 I am trying to achieve this with two websites: Default Web Site is bound to: (blank host header port 80 - http) (blank host header port 443 - https) go.example.com www71.example.com the ...
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IIS 7.5 and above - enable schannel cipher DHE_RSA_AES_128_GCM following patch KB2992611 - Is this safe?

I recently became aware that following the release of patch KB2992611 in November, Microsoft made available four new cipher suites for schannel (and thus IIS); TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 ...
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IIS Windows Authentication not working in Internet Explorer via host name; works via IP

I'm trying to get a new Windows Server 2003 box working to host an ASP.NET application that uses Windows Authentication. Here's some info: IIS Anonymous Access is diabled IIS Integrated Windows ...
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How to have a certificate which works with both example.com and subdomain.example.com in IIS?

I have an IIS server hosting several websites, like: example.com subdomain1.example.com subdomain2.example.com I want those websites to be able to use SSL. If I install the certificate *.example....
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How do you configure IIS 7 to use a subdirectory as the default document?

So I have a website running on a discount asp.net account, and I put an asp.net mvc app in a subdirectory. If my url is 'www.website.com' and my app is in directory 'sample', then 'www.website.com/...
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Issues disabling SSL 2.0 in IIS 6

I have reviewed both related posts on this site: How do I disable SSL 2.0 support on IIS? How to disable SSL 2.0 on IIS 7.5? The issue I am having is that I have implemented the registry change, ...
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IIS SMTP server (Installed on local server) in parallel to Google Apps

I am currently using free version of Google Apps for hosting my email.It works great for my official mails my email on Google is support@mydomain.com. In addition I'm sending out high volume mails (...
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Uninstall IIS on Windows 7

I've just rebuilt my development machine and installed IIS. I then installed the Web Deployment tool and used this to restore my previously-backed-up websites to the clean machine. Unfortunately the ...
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Deploying ASP.NET MVC to Windows Server 2003

I have a problem with an MVC 2 website on Windows Server 2003 running IIS 6. It is externally hosted, but we have a 2003 server internally for testing. The internal server runs the website fine, the ...
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Configuring IIS site to use HTTPS

I am working on a REST API which I have currently deployed on a Win XP Professional SP2 development machine running IIS 5.1. The site is currently being hosted on port 81 and being accessed via HTTP. ...
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301 IIS Redirect

How do I 301 direct all traffic from domain1.com to domain2.com using IIS? Also I need domain1.com/page.aspx?params to direct to domain2.com/page.aspx?params.
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“<handler> scriptProcessor could not be found in <fastCGI> application configuration” when accessing PHP script in subfolder

I have a configuration problem with php on IIS 7.5. It is a practically fresh install made with the MS Web PI on Win7. I created a simple php testpage. It works in the root level http://localhost/...
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Changing from asp to PHP - server?

I've been developing ASP for quite a while using IIS and hosting it on an NT-server (which has 2 IPs). Since a few months I'm coding in PHP (using xampp on Windows) and would also like to change my ...
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Nginx reverse proxy - passthrough basic authenication

I am trying to setup nginx as a reverse rpoxy server in front off several IIS web servers who are authenticating using Basic authentication. (note - this is not the same as nginx providing the auth ...
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Does IIS7 not support ASP.NET - by default?

Does IIS7 not support ASP.NET - by default? i put asp.net files in there, but it says 404 - not found. And finding out if it's disabled if it can be disabled if it's enabled if it can be enabled ...
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Is it possible to set the default web site to redirect to a virtual directory in IIS [duplicate]

Can you set up a website to make a default redirect to a virtual directory? I tried to do this but it overrode every single website in my setup to that redirect. I want to be able to open http://...
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How can I check what files people are downloading from my server

I have small server with IIS and windows server 2008 hosting one page. Sometimes my bandwidth is completely overloaded. How can I check what files are being downloaded from my server that is killing ...
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IIS site binds only a spesific IP

Somehow IIS resists to bind any/exist/new site on another IP. To test I did bind POP3 service on other IP:port80 and telnet successfully. HTTP service won't start on other IP:port What's wrong with ...
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Windows web server checklist

When you are deploying a new web server box what are the standard things you install on it and do to set it up? What things do you do to ensure the box is locked down and not going to get compromised?...
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IIS FTP Server works locally, but cannot connect from remote

I'm trying to setup an FTP server on Windows 2008 Server. I can connect locally: C:\>ftp localhost Connected to WebHead1 220 Microsoft FTP Service However, when I try to connect from remote, it ...
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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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How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?

During our production builds, a very large (10 megabyte) static content file in the root directory will sometimes be locked by IIS and cannot be deleted by the clean task. This is presumably because ...
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In IIS 7.0, what is the difference between the application pool identity and the web site identity?

In IIS 5.0, by default the identity account of an application pool is ASPNET, and the website, unless impersonation is enabled, run under the account of its application pool's identity. But in IIS 7....
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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 come when I add IIS_IUSRS RW access to a folder, it doesn't automatically allow ISUR RW access?

I'm using IIS7 (Windows Server 2008 x64) and I have a website setup using anonymous authentication. The anon user identity is configured as IUSR. The application writes files to a folder and I'm ...
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SQL - an error occurred during the pre-login handshake

Until yesterday evening, I was able to connect to my server from my local machine. Now, I get the following error: A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error ...
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How can I tell what version of IIS is installed?

I've got a box running Win2k3 and some directions from Microsoft KB about SSL certificates, for IIS 5.0 and 6.0. How can I tell which version of IIS is currently installed?