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 8, Shared Configuration and server specific HTTP Header

Is it possible in IIS 8 use Shared Configuration and set an HTTP Header for each server with a different value?
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Running a web service from a Win 2012 R2 Hyper-V Host - xDoS prevention

Here's the scenario. We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Edition hosting three NLB 2012 R2 web servers with our product on them. They receive XML data from connected public servers and work ...
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Powershell IIS plugin - cmdlets not working

I'm pretty much a novice at Powershell so bear with my noobness. I'm specifically trying to run the "Get-WebBinding" cmdlet (which I have successfully run on some of my other servers) Windows Server ...
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IIS minimizing processes count

Warning: I am almost a complete newbie to server management, I have been running my own web servers for years but only at a very basic level. With that said, I am now on a VPS host which enforces a ...
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What is throttling max concurrent connections? IIS? Windows Server?

I have an asp.net app deployed on IIS, and have recently upgraded CPU and memory to double what it was in hopes that more concurrent users would be supported. Still though in my load test it seems ...
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IIS web farm framework Load balancing vs classic load balancing

As asked here, I'm currently having a look at the IIS Web Farm Framework, but i'm concerned about performance. Is there an important difference between a classic Load Balancer, and the WFF load ...
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windows server 2008 r2: ensure that your web role has the 'management tools' option installed

I installed web deploy 3.5 on my windows server 2008 R2 server. but Management server delegation seems not installed. I found the answer on serverfault. Can not see "Management Service ...
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Flush IIS7 logs manually on remote machine

I know how to flush IIS7 logs when I'm logged on some machine: netsh http flush logbuffer How can I do it on another machine?
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IIS URL Rewrite to act as 404 handler

How can I use the URL Rewrite module in IIS to mimic a generic 404 handler? It is easy enough to set up rewrite rules that match a specific pattern, but what I want to do is to set up a rewrite rule ...
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IIS Reverse proxy and URL Rewrite don't work

I did following steps: Installed all neede features to IIS (URLRewrite 2.0, ARR, ...) Created default MVC Web Application in VisualStudio Added this web app as new site to iis (I can access it by ...
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Can IIS handle a web application deployment under moderate user load?

It is my understanding that IIS should be able to handle a scenario, where I can xcopy updated web application files (.dll, .aspx, etc.) out to a running web server. IIS will detect that the files ...
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IIS Reverse Proxy to Tomcat uppercase path

We have an application being served by Tomcat 7 on port 8080. We want users to use SSL. So we are using IIS 8 as a Reverse Proxy to proxy connection from port 443 to port 8080. This is what we are ...
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What's the difference between a sessionKey and a key container?

I know how to export/import key containers in IIS using the aspnet_regiis command. Using that, I can export e.g. iisConfigurationKey that is used in applicationHost.config for the AesProvider and ...
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PHP temp uploaded files are not deleted on IIS due to 'Access Denied' for IUSR

When uploading a file by a HTML form to a PHP script, the uploaded file will remain in upload_tmp_dir, even when the request ended and this file was not removed explicitly by the PHP code. Expected ...
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IIS not picking up inherited connection strings

So this question is a duplicate of: IIS 7.5 - why my config file is not picked up but there was no answer on there and IIS Connection String not being inherited had an answer but the accepted answer ...
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Setting up SPN for SSRS in a CRM load balance environment

I'm getting this exception randomly in a CRM load balance LIVE environment when running Reports from CRM. System.ServiceModel.Security.SecurityNegotiationException: A call to SSPI failed, see inner ...
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ASP.DLL memory leak (or something) forcing constant restart of w3wp

We've been struggling with this for the past 12 or so months. We think it's due to either one or two apps that are leaking memory or a large amount of leaks that have finally accumulated over years of ...
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IIS removed application still remain appearing as folder content view (able to convert to application back again)

*IIS 7.5 *Windows Server 2008 R2 I have a folder physical path which is directed from two applications in IIS. 'Pineapple' and 'PineappleJR'. 'PineappleJR' was deleted, but it remains appearing in the ...
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Complex IIS URL Rewrite

I've beat my head against Google trying to get this to work, but I suppose I just don't fully understand the rewrite engine or I stink at regex. Here's my scenario, though. I'm using IIS 7.5 with URL ...
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ModSecurity on IIS: Single threaded?

I installed ModSecurity on a web server running IIS 8.5, and noticed the response time has increased 15 times (0.15 ms/request vs. 2.2 ms/request), even with SecEngine set to off. It seems that IIS is ...
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IIS is losing or abandoning Custom Sessions

We have an aspx.net application with IIS 7.5 and we are facing a huge problem as this application is losing or abandoning sessions for no clear reason. Due to client restrictions we must use Custom ...
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Is there any (eg. security related) reson not to give a webapplication principal full control rights?

the application i want to deploy on IIS (Windows Server 2012) requires write right within the webapplication directory. The principal (user) of the directory has only read rights right now (seems to ...
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filter requests based on path using ARR w/ IIS 7.5, on the site level

I've got two sites configured on different ports, one for public and one for trusted connections. I've got filters on URLs within the ARR settings, for some internal URLs that shouldn't be proxied ...
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Configuring HAProxy for RPC, only one host

I've tried several ideas on how to get this to work, including Squid, Pound, and now HAProxy, which seems to be the closest yet, so far. I have an NGinx server which I have set to be the primary web ...
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IIS 7.5 App pool setting “Virtual Memory Limit (KB)” seems to take effect at a different level

I'm diagnosing problems with / trying to control a website which has a memory leak. The IIS setting "Virtual Memory Limit (KB)" has been set to 15728640 (15GB!) but the App pool seems to be recycling ...
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Custom error pages when using IIS as a reverse proxy

I've configured IIS to act as a reverse proxy for a development server (dartlang's pub serve if you're curious). I'm doing this because the development server doesn't support custom error pages and I ...
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Calling Physical Path Credentials for Web Applications in IIS

How would I call on the Physical Path credentials property for web applications in IIS using PowerShell? I can't print out the username or password, but I can print the logonMethod which uses the same ...
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How to resolve security warning concerning WebAdministrationProvider?

I have a new Windows Server 2012 install, and have just installed IIS. I see the following warning in the Application Log: A provider, WebAdministrationProvider, has been registered in the ...
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POSTing files >~6MB to IIS7 site results in aborted I/O operation and dropped network connection

I don't even know where to begin with this, mostly because I can't even determine the root of the problem -- I can only find symptoms. I'm just going to describe what it occurring, details of ...
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How do I remove a segment without affecting another

Looking for help creating an IIS rewrite rule. We have a distributable product that is installed in an unknown base url We want to block /app and do so using: <remove segment="app"/> ...
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Configure ISAPI redirector: worker propreties for IIS and Liferay

I Asked this question on stackOverflow, i didn't get any answers sorry if the questions is somehow duplicated, any way : we have fronted Liferay tomcat server with IIS , and we used ISAPI tomcat ...
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IIS Reverse Proxy on Subdirectory Breaks Root Directory

I am running a HTML, single-page application on IIS 7.5. I am trying to set up a reverse proxy in a subdirectory so that i can make same-domain requests to my API. So i want my site to behave like ...
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Windows SSO-Login only working once in Internet Explorer 11

We're about to migrate our users from Internet Explorer 8 to version 11. While testing the IIS-Windows-Authentication, I noticed that it does work, but it will only work once. I can press the ...
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IIS Config 2 Apps 2 SubDomains

I have 2 ASP.Net Applications, and I want to publish each of them to a subdomain. First domain app.mycompany.com and the other app2.mycompany.com How can I config the IIS to do that? I am absolute ...
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Deploy RDWeb on a non-default website

I have a public website and a private site set up like below: Public site: samplesite.com (http) Private site: my.samplesite.com (https) I'm trying to use RDWeb to enable users to change Active ...
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IIS httpErrors ExecuteURL appends weird query string like 500;http://mysite.com/failed-page to the target URL

I've noticed weird behavior in IIS error pages. I've got this setup: <httpErrors errorMode="Custom" existingResponse="Replace"> <remove statusCode="500" /> <error statusCode="500" ...
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IIS rewrite rules for subdomain and nonexistent files

Setup: I know how to use a rewrite rule to route urls to a routing script such as router.php. I know how to use a rewrite rule to route urls containing a subdomain to subfolders in the document ...
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IIS using ADFS/Saml to Authenticate

Does anyone know if there is a ADFS/SAML Identity Provider for IIS7? Example workflow - the user will go to the directory /private and it will redirect to the provider to login and back if the user ...
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What's the best way to read/write to UNC virtual directory on IIS8?

I have IIS8 on Windows Server 2012 on one server, and Windows file server on Windows Server 2008 R2 on another server. I am trying to read/write from ASP.NET MVC 5 application running on IIS8 to a ...
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Does IIS Log Requests It Rejects?

Our IIS server was too busy to serve anymore requests (We blocked all our threads). Does IIS still log these requests? We couldn't tell since there were many entries in the log but maybe less than we ...
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IIS 7.5 connect to a web site using IIS Manager using the current user credentials

I am trying to use IIS Manager to connect to a site or an application but would like to pass through or use the current authenticated user's credentials. There is only a username and password option ...
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IIS stopped working after upgrade form 2000 to 2003

Since I am really new to windows environment please do not throw stones at me.. I work as an apprentice and my team asked me to upgrade a Win2k server to Win2k3. It upgraded successfully but I had ...
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IIS application pool identity doesn't respect Windows security

I am using Windows 2012 and have configured my IIS application pool to use my own 'XXXWeb' account. My website is using the correct application pool (the W3WP process is also running as 'XXXWeb'). I ...
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Proxy hosted in IIS with NTLM, how can I enable single sign on?

I have a forward proxy hosted in IIS with windows authentication enabled. Firefox is set up to use the proxy. Problem is, I don't know what to do with network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris. ...
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How to change IIS Express Virtual Directory password encryption provider?

In Visual Studio 2012 I'm working on an ASP.NET MVC application which requires a Virtual Directory under the main application directory called "Shared". This happens to point to a UNC path, so I need ...
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getting a 404 error on Ghost (blog) / IIS 8 in a virtual directory

what I want to do is to have ghost hosted in a virtual directory or application something like: www.mysite.com/blog what I have installed so far IIS 8 - url rewrite 2 Node.js v0.10.24 x64 Ghost ...
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Getting error 500.52 when creating reverse proxy with url rewrite

I have used the following technique for achieving Url rewriting. http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2013/10/24/creating-a-reverse-proxy-with-url-rewrite-for-iis.aspx However i am getting the ...
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IIS 8.5: Enable server for anonymous PUT http verb

This is an odd use. I have set up IIS 5 to do this in the past, and cannot figure out how to do it on IIS 8.5/win2012-R2 I need a virtual directory that accepts http PUT verb to save a file, via ...
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truncating compressed files on some browsers

I am experiencing a weird file truncation issue on downloads from my site. I am using Azure IIAS with two Application Request Routing servers on a load balanced Azure endpoint. Those ARR servers are ...
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DllRegisterServer in C:\WINNT\system32\inetsrv\inetmgr.dll failed

Upon opening the Internet Information Services Manager I get the following error "MMC could not create the snap-in" Upon looking around I found that running the following command regsvr32 ...