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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Will changing applicationHost.config cause IIS7 restart?

If I make a change to the file: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config and update it with a change resulting in a valid config, will it cause IIS7 to restart and force restarts on ...
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Can I configure the Windows hosts file to use IP address plus port?

I want to configure the Windows hosts file to send host requests based on IP address + ports. For example: 127.0.0.1:80 www.site1.com 127.0.0.1:8080 www.sitetwo.com Because I have ...
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IIS FTP Not Working Remotely Windows Server 2012 R2

We are attempting to duplicate our server in the Azure cloud. Both are Windows 2012 R2 servers. FTP works on the original server but not on the duplicate server. Additionally, the duplicate server ...
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500 error on fresh install of IIS and PHP

When attempting to run a PHP file on Windows server 2012 and IIS, I keep getting a 500 error. I cannot find any detaild logs or anything. However, when going to PHP Manager for IIS and click check ...
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Windows Server - “Not enough storage available error”

We have two IIS 7 servers that run in web garden. There's a copy of every site on each server. Files are synchronized using DFS (only source files). Images & big files are located on different ...
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Windows IIS Authentication not working with FQDN but is without it

I have an Intranet website, not internet, and whenever I go to http://mysite The website accepts my integrated authentication of the logged in user on the computer/client via IE. if I go to the ...
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Can you import a SSL certificate from another Windows IIS 7 server?

Usually I re-request the CSR and install the certificate when I move servers. Was hoping if there was a faster way, where I can just export/import a SSL certificate when I move my website to another ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - How do I change IIS Settings?

I think I've looked through all the menus and control panel and I can't find anything to configure IIS. I feel like IIS is already installed because SQL Server Reporting services has a webpage ...
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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 ...
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How can I change the IIS default document order using Powershell?

How can I make sure default.aspx is the first default document for my IIS website? I have tried: Add-WebConfiguration //defaultDocument/files "IIS:\sites\Default Web Site\MyWebSite" -atIndex 0 ...
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iis 7 application pools not starting after installing ibm client access

I have a windows 2008 dev/testing server setup for testing web apps. I just installed ibm client access (v6r1m0) and after my reboot my sites now get a 503 service unavailable error. My application ...
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In IIS7, what is AboMapperCustom?

In my IIS7 configuration there appears to be a few handlers of the following form: name: AboMapperCustom-[number] path: * preCondition: [empty] scriptProcessor: ...
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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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How to limit the memory used by an application in IIS?

The IIS worker processes are taking lot of memory on our servers. I want to limit the memory each application can use. I am confused whether I should set a limit on Virtual Memory Limit, or Private ...
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Best practice for IIS 6.0 (Windows Server 2003) backups?

What is the best backup strategy for saving IIS 6.0 data: web metadata, files, logs etc. for disaster recovery?
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Exchange 2013 ECP unable to login

I'm so angry that it is possible to get into this situation, but here goes. I had a perfectly operational exchange 2013 server which I was about to commission into production. Before doing so I was ...
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Can I use Active Directory as a CA for creating test SSL certificates for IIS?

We have an internal test version of our website, which is available (via internal DNS zones) as www.mysite.com.test I'd like to create an SSL certificate for www.mysite.com.test, so that our testers ...
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Software for analyzing IIS logs?

I have a ton of IIS monthly logs. Can someone recommend software that can help me analyze them (e.g. visitors, os/browser statistics, all the standard stuff)? I'd like a piece of software that does ...
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Mass change Microsoft DNS & IIS server settings

I need to change about 100 DNS records and IIS configurations on a Windows 2003 web server. The GUI doesn't accommodate it and the MS command line tools seem incomplete (for example: dnscmd cannot ...
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Force encoding with IIS 7

I try to force encoding with IIS 7. When I add in the http response headers the key : Content-Type and value charset=utf-8 i got this key content-type : text/html,content-type=utf-8 it's there a ...
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Looking for a way to monitor / notify when IIS goes down

Looking for some software / methodology to monitor a Windows 2003 server and (hopefully) send out an e-mail out when the IIS server service stops / IIS goes down. Thanks.
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W3C log analyzer

I'm looking for a W3C log analyzer. I know there are plenty around, but it's hard to choose a good one. I was wondering if anyone could make a few recommendations?
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Temporarily redirect *all* HTTP/HTTPS requests in IIS to a “server maintenance” page

We've got an IIS server that hosts hundreds of separate web apps, and the physical database server that hosts these apps is going to be taken offline for maintenance for a brief period (we expect it ...
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Prevent URL Rewrite rules from being inherited by subdirectories in IIS7

I have a URL Rewrite setup for clean URLs in a CMS and my web.config looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <configuration> <system.webServer> ...
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Installing IIS on Win Server 2003 without the installation CD?

Title says most of it. I have a VM running windows server 2k3. When I set it up, I didn't install IIS. Now I need it, and the installation ISO I installed from is on another machine that I don't ...
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FTP Server for Windows Server 2008 - Filezilla or IIS?

I'm setting up a Windows Server 2008R2 cloud server on rackspace and ftp will be used by only a few users. Any thoughts on using Filezilla vs IIS 7.5?
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IIS7 web farm - local or shared content?

We're setting up an IIS7 web farm with two servers. Should each server have its own local copy of the content, or should they pull content directly from a UNC share? What are the pros and cons of each ...
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Visual SVN 2.0 and IIS

How can I set up Visual SVN Server to run on port 443 and also have IIS set up to handle other website access on port 443? The URL usually points to /svn/ for the svn server anyway and the other ...
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ssl certificates disappear IIS

I'm trying to import a certificate to IIS. Everything is ok on the MMC (Windows Console). I finished the wizards and seems that is all right. But, when I refresh the certificate list or move to other ...
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How to configure a Web.Config file to allow custom 404 handling while still displaying on-page 500 error detail?

To customize 404 handling and based on the hosting company's suggestion, we are currently using the following web.config setup. However, we quickly realized that with this configuration, any page ...
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How to show a maintenance page for website when our network is down

We host our ASP.NET web sites internally (within our DMZ). When we are doing network maintenance, etc we would like to have our sites display a maintenance page, but our network is down so our hosting ...
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Is it possible to log additional HTTP headers in IIS logs?

I need to analyze logs for Exchange and would like to get additional headers saved such as MS-ASProtocolVersion Is is possible to configure IIS to log these additional headers? POST ...
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IIS re-write from http to https only for subdomains of one domain only

I have an IIS7 web server with several sites running. Some of the sites are sub-domains of one domain and the others are totally separate domains. I want to use IIS re-write to redirect all the sub ...
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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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IIS 7.5 returning 404 for unknown host names

This just doesn't seem correct to me, so I'm looking for someone to tell me how I've misconfigured IIS... Configuration is IIS7.5 (2008R2), without SP1. I have IIS 7.5 configured w/several sites. ALL ...
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How can I set IIS Application Pool recycle times without resorting to the ugly syntax of Add-WebConfiguration?

I have been scripting the configuration of our IIS 7.5 instance and through bits and pieces of other peoples scripts I have come up with a syntax that I like: $WebAppPoolUserName = "domain\user" ...
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Linux vs Windows 7 Web server performance differences

I've tried recently to run some benchmarks and I wanted to check something on Windows and I had discovered huge performance differences between basic HTTP web servers on same machine with Linux and ...
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Using Virtual Directories with FTP

I've successfully installed and used FTP to transfer files to my server running Windows Server 2008. I've decided to create one FTP site in IIS 7.5 which leads to my \ftproot\ folder, and In an effort ...
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Powershell import-module webadministration

Every time I execute this command invoke-command -computername REMOTEPC -scriptblock { import-module WebAdministration; new-item "$env:systemdrive\inetpub\testsite" -type directory; New-WebSite -Name ...
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DOS attack “slow post” : How to prevent in IIS

I have a public facing IIS 7.5 web server running a single ASP.NET website, which has just failed one of our security scans with a "slow post" vulnerability. Have tried reducing the httpruntime ...
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IIS 7.5 on Win server 2008 r2 useAppPoolCredentials

I'm trying to set up Windows authentication for a new website in IIS 7.5. I have the Windows authentication module enabled for the site and all other authentication types(such as anonymous, Basic etc) ...
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Is there a ProxyPass equivalent for IIS?

I need to redirect one SSL site to another SSL site. For example, I control https://sitea.michael.com but I want the traffic there to be forwarded to https://siteb.notinmycontrol.com I don't control ...
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How to determine domain controller used for authentication

I run several web sites using IIS on both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. These web sites use windows authentication with only the NTLM option specified (no Kerberos). These servers are ...
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IIS: How to tell if a slow time-taken is due to a slow network connection

According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944884, "when a large response or large responses are sent to a client over a slow network connection, the value of the time-taken field may be more than ...
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Basic HTTP Authentication in IIS

Forgive my lack of IIS experience, but I have a user on a hosted server running IIS with Plesk. He uses protected folders, and I'm looking for a way to: Allow him to protect folders using a simple ...
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When does IIS log a request?

This sounds silly, but when do they log requests? I have a web application, and about 500 HTTP proxies that will load up that application. But problem is sometimes (and this morning a lot), the proxy ...
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Perfmon: which counter identifies that threads are waiting?

While load testing an ASP.NET app, we find that the pages are taking 20-30 sec under heavy load. We suspect this is because the pages are waiting for database calls or web services. Is there a ...
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Import IIS6 website configuration into IIS7

I have many websites hosted on IIS6 and I want to migrate them to IIS7. It is enough if the basic configuration (folder, virtual folders inside, hostheaders, ) is migrated. a great part of the ...
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IIS Strategies for Accessing Secured Network Resources

Problem: A user connects to a service on a machine, such as an IIS web site or a SQL Server database. The site or the database need to gain access to network resources such as file shares (the most ...
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how to enable iis 7 dynamic content compression?

I've turned on dynamic content compression in IIS 7, but Fiddler is showing that my dynamic pages are still being served without content-encoding: gzip. Static content compression is working fine on ...