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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IIS Log File Naming Scheme and Rollover

In IIS, you can configure logging to use different formats and different rollover schemes. You can also configure logging to be per-site (the default) or centralized (a single log for all configured ...
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https only works for https://localhost, not from outside

It worked yesterday. This morning I added the asp.net users/roles database to an aws rds instance. Works fine on my computer, but when I deploy it to an aws ec2 server(windows server 2012, iis 8.5) ...
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IIS can't recover connectivity to shared configuration: “Configuration file is not well-formed XML”

I am creating a HA cluster of web servers. For this particular install its not practical to set up all the infrastructure required for Web Deploy to be fully automated. Instead, I'm using Shared ...
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Use appcmd.exe to enable/disable URL Rewrite rule in IIS

I am trying to create a .bat file to quickly switch my IIS to "Maintenance mode". I have create a URL Rewrite rule to return a 503 error code, by default the rule is not enabled, however I would like ...
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IIS Server Subdomain Redirection

I have a Windows Server 2012, with IIS 8 installed. I have multiple websites there. I also have the Default Website. When I create a new website like www.abc.com and abc.com, it works fine. However, ...
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URL rewrite is producing 404

I'm trying to rewrite office.domain.com/app1 requests to server3:81 using the rule below, but I'm getting a 404. I can browse to server3:81 just fine. The Failed Request Tracing logs are available ...
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How to automatically bind subdomain to IIS website

im currently building an app with a goal of having it allow users to register their own subdomain on the app. for instance. mysite.domain.com This would then load up their site. Ive worked out the ...
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In IIS 8 my virtual application is resolving to the root rather than itself

In IIS 8 I have a web site set up and a virtual application (not virtual directory), with its own application pool and its own web.config, aspx pages, database, etc. as an example: zippy.com (root ...
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PHP Mail Solution for Use On Windows Server

We have been using "fake" sendmail for our PHP based application when it runs on Windows. It's no longer supported and could use some feedback on what to use as an alternative. This is for an intranet ...
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how to set directory permissions of windows server 2012 so Visual Basic 2015 windows app ‘kill’ doesn’t get file permission error

I have a Visual-Basic windows app that reads incoming SMTP email files from C:\inetpub\mailroot\Drop\ and then moves them renamed to C:\primary\ I’ve set Windows file permissions of both directories ...
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Valid ranges for web site ports in IIS

In IIS for Windows, you can specify a port for a web site under "Edit Bindings". 80 is the default port and 443 is for a secure protocol. I'd like to get a complete list of valid port ranges that ...
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Configuration of virtual directory for off-domain server in IIS 8.5

Setup: A web server (Windows 2012 R2, IIS 8.5) outside of domain (called MY_WEB_SERVER) A virtual directory pointing to a NAS server on a domain (called MY_NAS_SERVER) An application set on virtual ...
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I have an intranet dns alias I want to redirect to a specific server site

I have an internal dns "VideoApp" that resolves to a development web server: Server101.dev.ourdomain.com The COTS app requires HTTPS and is one of many sites on the server. I want to be able to ...
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Remove Unwanted “Server” response header - IIS 7

I've searched around Server Fault and I didn't find a concrete answer. I want to hide the "Server" response header on IIS 7/7.5/8. I've tried multiple ways : adding this configuration on ...
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Want to expose AD over IIS in Windows server 2012

Is there any way or new technology introduced in Windows Server 2012 to expose Active Directory Services hosted on IIS?
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URL rewriting Issue with html pages in IIS6 asp.net (2.0) application

I am using URL rewriting for asp.net (2.0)application on Server 2003 with IIS 6 Website url example mywebsite.com and mywebsite.com/blog. mywebsite.com runnig with.aspx and .html pages Database: SQL ...
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C#/asp.net application runs fine on localhost (intranet), but not on server (Internet)

I'm a total n00b when it comes to SQL Server admin stuff, so sorry if this is basic. I've designed a website in C#/asp.net with a SQL Server backend on my local machine. Runs perfectly when I open the ...
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can't get my web site, on IIS, to work with URL beginning with www

I added my vb.net web app to IIS 8 on my Azure Windows 2012 server R2 VM. Then, I did IIS > right-click Sites > Add Web Site and set "Site name" to my_site.org and set Physical path to project ...
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Renew ssl for multiple cas server

Having 2 database servers and 2 cas servers.How to generate and renew ssl certificate on cas servers the domain name is same ex:cas.domain.com. I have applied the certificate on one but the same ...
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How to redirect single domain and URL using IIS URL Rewrite?

We have an IIS setup that's bound to multiple host names. There's a canonical domain rewrite rule configured to redirect all host names to one primary host. We want to add a specific redirect for one ...
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IIS vs Apache - diferent handling of redirect to self

I have a site that forwards all requests to a single php file. In my php code, i have a logout function that fires when the REQUEST_URI is /logout, that destroys the session and then redirects to /. ...
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Shibboleth - Secure whole IIS application

I've setup shibboleth SP on my server and now I want to protect my IIS folders. I followed a few tutorials and used this syntax in my shibboleth2.xml file: <RequestMapper type="Native"> ...
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Can I use multi FTp sites on the same IP, same port 21 [duplicate]

I'd like to have multi FTP accounts: ftp.domain1.com binding to port 21 ftp.domain2.com binding to port 21 ftp.domain3.com binding to port 21 IIS 7.5 always show "This ftp site cannot be ...
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Creating external access to IIS server running in AWS VPC

I have setup a new instance of Sisense in a AWS windows instance running in a VPC. This runs on top of IIS on port 8081. It is working correctly from the windows VM and I can connect to the app at ...
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Forms authentication redirects back to login page unless the app pool is recycled

We have an asp.net web app that uses forms based authentication, and we are having an issue with IIS and authentication. You will be able to authenticate for, Im just going to guess here an hour, ...
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Exchange Web Server exception : “Connection failed. Try later.”

Every time I try to call the server, I get an error code : ErrorConnectionFailed with Connection failed. Try later. message. I suspect that it comes from the fact that the credentials of ...
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In an Azure WebRole where is %AppData% redirected to?

I'm logging using NLog in an Azure WebRole to the "%appdata%" folder. But when I RDP into the Azure VM I can't find my log file anywhere -- %appdata% opens a folder the user I'm RDPed in as -- where ...
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401.2 Error Windows Authentication

I have an intranet site deployed to IIS in Windows Server 2008r2. I would like to use AD authentication. Currently, the site is only running on my development VM which is NOT joined to the a domain. ...
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IIS Url Rewrite and Authorization header

I configured IIS to rewrite all requests to http://localhost/rest/ to go to http://localhost:9955/RestService/v2/. All works fine. However, when the request sent from the browser contains ...
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Upload timeout on Azure IIS FTP site

Brief: I'm unable to upload files of any size to my Azure hosted FTP site. It responds with a timeout error. Steps were: Created an Azure VM in NorthEurope (Basic Tier A1 - 1 core, 1.75GB RAM). ...
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Relationship between HostName and DNS entry

I am very new to IIS and Deployment world. We recently deployed a website and I think if I am understanding correctly the URL was determined by two things DNS Entry(to me its IP/Name mapping, which ...
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How to view history of requests including usernames to HTML site with IIS?

I'm using an HTTP site to deploy an application to the people at my work. I'm using Windows Authentication and want to see a history of what users have made requests to the site in order to know who ...
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Will changing recycle times cause app pool to reset?

We have an app pool that is currently set to recycle at 1:30am and 5:30am. I would like to remove the 5:30am entry so that it only recycles once a day. Will this update cause the application pool to ...
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IIS Rewrite: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS and vice versa, but not all sites

I'm struggling with redirect from HTTP to HTTPS and vice versa. What I want to achieve is the following. Redirect all ASPX-Pages from HTTP to HTTPS with the following exception. don't redirect ...
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Does IIS log in-flight requests when you perform an IIS reset?

If an IIS reset is performed, do requests that are currently being processed, but not yet completed, get logged in the IIS Logs? And, requests that have been completed but not yet flushed to the log ...
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Why is Microsoft IIS so fast compared to nginx?

According to this post with benchmarks, IIS consistently outperforms nginx in speed. Specifically, IIS uses 2.3x less CPU power than nginx, processes more than double the requests, and responds in ...
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Windows 2012 R2 web server running IIS and intermittent HTTP timeouts?

I am having issues with a dedicated server and unfortunately the hosting company is not much help. The issue is I have a few MVC apps running on IIS. It is only acting as a web server, by the way. I ...
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Deploy web service responsible of connecting to SQL Server on Windows Server to IIS

In my company we have set up an Active Domain Controller on a windows server 2008, and another windows server to store our files on and install TFS and SQL Server, and we have several client machines ...
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Google Cloud VM IIS hosted site DNS setup

I've been running through the google cloud instructional to setup DNS on a custom website but I can't get it to work. Google cloud doco suggests posting on this forum so I'll outline what I've done ...
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Adding bindings to multiple SSL certificates for the same site IIS

Given the following scenario; i have 2 domains - mysite.com and deploymysite.com, mysite.com is pointed at our live server farm which is created from an image of our deploy machine. I want to point ...
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Is there any difference in the PHP application behavior between running it on Windows Server 2008 with IIS and on Windows 8.1 with IIS?

As the title says, Is there any difference in the PHP application behavior between running it on Windows Server 2008 with IIS and on Windows 8.1 with IIS ? I'm supposed to develop some additional ...
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ARR issue: Host Header must match localized domain on remote server

We are looking for assistance with anyone knowledgeable about using IIS 7.0, ARR 3.0, & Reverse Proxy. We are trying to use SMARTLING's proxy service to translate our English site to Spanish and ...
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IIS load test always fails no matter what

The scenario is very simple. An android apk file is served by IIS as a static content with application/vnd.android.package-archive as its MIME type. And it's located in the root of the website, for ...
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Including Port number in HTTP HOST header causes Service Unavailable error

We have a WebService running on HTTPS. If I use SOAPUI and make request at: https://testservice.mydomain.com/WcfService.svc, it works fine. However the client reported they are getting 503 Service ...
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hosting a webapp in azure VM with windows server

Problem: I have an azure webapp running and i would like to transfer it to an azure VM since the webapp needs to be integrated to payment platform which require testing of network connectivity between ...
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IIS Reverse Proxy As App Pool Identity

I have the following setup: Server1: Windows 2012R2 IIS 8.5 with ARR & URL Rewrite - Hosts an AngularJS application in the /App folder and uses reverse proxy to forward any requests to the /API ...
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Changing AWS Instance Type and Retaining HTTPS Binding

I have an AWS EC2 instance with an of type t2.micro. I wish to change the instance type to m3.medium without losing the bindings that I have set up within IIS. I currently have a binding for HTTPS. ...
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ASP.NET MVC Getting Error 504 after 10 minutes of File Upload

I have an ASP.NET MVC2 Web application, working with SQL Server 2008 R2, running with IIS 6.2. I have a functionality where one particular admin needs to upload about 5000 documents, which then get to ...
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Simple URL Redirection in IIS

I've made the following rule in the web.config in the wwwroot folder: <rewrite> <rules> <rule name="umo to google" patternSyntax="Wildcard" stopProcessing="true"> ...
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How to limit user permissions

I have 2 servers, one web server and one SQL Server. All Windows. Both servers have the same account created with the same password and IIS and SQL Server are configured to use those accounts. I also ...