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Is it safe to set validateIntegratedModeConfiguration=false in order to continue using identity impersonate=true?

We have upgraded an ASP.NET web application from IIS6 to IIS7 integrated mode. Our application uses: <identity impersonate="true"/> and therefore we have had to set: <validation ...
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What is the best Web Application Firewall for IIS? [closed]

What is the best Web Application Firewall(WAF) for IIS? What makes it better than the others? How useful is it at blocking attacks against poorly written code, otherwise known as an Intrusion ...
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Is it possible to bind domain names to VisualSVN server and IIS on the one box without using a port?

I’ve got a machine running VisualSVN Server for SCM and IIS which hosts a web front end to perform some repository management tasks. Ideally, I’d like to bind a different domain name to each but it ...
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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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IIS7: How to import public key and private key as two seperate files?

We have a client who is directing their traffic to our web servers and needs us to use their wildcard SSL certificate. They gave it to me in two pieces though, one is the public key (.cer) and another ...
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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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Enabling gzip compression in IIS and having it take effect

We've enabled Gzip compression on the server in IIS (IIS6). We've run iisreset. It just doesn't want to take effect. We had this before on another server, and after a little while, it just started ...
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Elegantly Enforcing SSL in IIS 6.0

I have a website running under IIS which has an SSL certificate applied. We would like to enforce HTTPS usage for the website which is easily done by checking the "Require Secure Channel" box, but ...
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Run two separate web servers on a single VPS

A friend and I are considering paying a monthly fee for our own VPS. We currently have our own individual hosting, but it is limited and does not allow us to do things like schedule tasks and install ...
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IIS7: How to block access with a web.config file?

I know that IIS7 allows me to have a per directory configuration with the web.config xml file. I have a directory with some configuration files that don't want to be web accessible. A local web.config ...
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Should I delete the .pfx or .cer files after importing the SSL cert?

When provided, I have to import into IIS on Windows Server (2008 R2) using either a .pfx or .cer to get SSL certs ready for use. My question is, is should I delete these files after I have ...
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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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Double Hop Window Authentication

I've got a problem getting Windows Authentication (Kerberos) to work when passing credentials from the user, to IIS then from IIS to SQL. I have setup SPN's for SQL, and set the IIS server account up ...
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How to connect to a remote IIS with INETMGR on WIndows 7

I can't seem to find any way to connect to a remote IIS instance with my local INETMGR on my Windows 7 machine. It shows my settings for my local IIS and everything I've tried from clicking various ...
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Multiple SSL certificates to access one ASP.NET application in IIS

1 Hi, I have an ASP.NET application that's currently accessible via a single domain name, with an SSL certificate. We'd like to be able to access the same application via a second domain name. The ...
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IIS 404 error where file exists

I have a fresh VPS installation from my provider (Windows 2008 R2, IIS 7.5). The default web site works fine: http://5.9.251.167/ I created a new website, and binding for http://new.ianquigley.com ...
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What does IISReset do in addition to recycling all Application Pools?

And are any of those things not programmatically available (.Net) from Microsoft.Web.Administration?
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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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Safe to enable compression C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles

Will it slow down my website if I enable compression on the C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles directory? These files are slowly but surely chewing away drive space and I'd like to slow the expansion. I'm ...
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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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The RSA key container could not be opened. Windows Server 2008 R2

I am setting up a second asp.net site on our Windows 2008 R2 server. We use a RSA Key Container to encrypt our connection strings. I created a new Application Pool with all the same settings as our ...
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How to install the dynamic content compression component of IIS (both 6 and 7) non interactively?

Any of the following goes as non interactive for me: Command line silent installation Script file Code (.NET, C, VB, whatever) Thanks. EDIT I'd like to stress, that I wish to install the module ...
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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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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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How to check how many users are online?

I administer a ASP.NET website that has decent traffic. In the middle of the day, I sometimes would need to either redeploy the website, change the configuration in the web.config file or make some ...
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Secure IIS/MS-SQL [closed]

I have Windows Server 2008, with IIS 7.5 and SQL Server 2008. I want to install DotNetNuke which is an ASP.NET application. What are the necessary precautions to not to get pwn3d.
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Simple issue regarding date formats

We are hosting a website that when browsed to locally loads up fine but if you browse to it externally you get Conversion from string "1/15/2010 8:46:01 AM" to type 'Date' is not valid. What do I ...
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How to configure IIS wildcards for account subdomains (like Basecamp)?

In effect I'm working on a SaaS application where I want to give subscribers their own subdomain to access their information (in code I will be pulling the first part of the subdomain for use as their ...
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IIS 7 Backup Strategy

I did notice this post but am looking for more specifics. I have 2 servers running Windows 2008 Server Web Edition and am running websites on both of them. I would like to be able to mirror IIS ...
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Enabling REST (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE) support in iis 6

I want to enable REST support in iis 6. My Googling has shown me that i can achieve PUT requests by [enabling WebDav] , however enabling the Delete method still eludes me. I've seen suggestions about ...
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What are the best methods for enumerating Windows server usage history?

With the push to save money and save AC power in the data center, my company has the need to find Windows (various OS - windows 2000, 2003 mainly) servers that are not being used much. I have found ...
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Why do caught exceptions cause IIS or even entire Windows Azure server to fail?

I have a Windows Azure applicaion (web-role) which I'm having serious problems with. If there are problems with one of my databases which the application connects to (in this case, SQL Azure ...
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Migrate an IIS 7 website from one server to IIS 7.5 on another

We have an IIS 7 website running on our live server and are in the process of setting up a new development server which has IIS 7.5 running. Is there any easy fast way to take the IIS 7 website and ...
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IIS 7.5 Basic Authentication

I am having problems with Basic Authentication in IIS 7.5. I have: enabled Basic Authentication on my site disabled Anonymous Authentication on the same site Added an IIS user and allowed said user ...
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How do I restart a single website in IIS7+ using commandline?

How do I restart a single website in IIS7+ using commandline only? Same functionality as the circled menu item in the image - but from the commandline. Iisreset does not have any options to deal ...
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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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Where can I find Application ID for website in IIS 6?

Where can I find Application ID for website in IIS 6? Thanx.
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IIS can't serve files with accents and spaces in filenames

My server recently stopped serving files with accents and spaces in the filename. An example: http://jf-monteabraao.pt/UserFiles/File/OP%C3%87%C3%95ES%20DO%20PLANO%20-%20OR%C3%87AMENTO%202010.pdf ...
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Best Practice for Setting Up Secure Website [closed]

When Jeff and the StackOverflow team were interviewed on Hanselminutes last fall, Scott was critical of some of the decisions that were made with respect to securing the StackOverflow servers. My ...
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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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Logging SSL ciphersuite used in Windows Server 2008 R2

Is there a way to see /log which cipher suites are (actively) being used to establish SSL connections on Windows Server 2008 R2? Ideally on a per request basis, like an extra column in the IIS logs.
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Multiple SSL certificates to access one ASP.NET application in IIS

I have an ASP.NET application that's currently accessible via a single domain name, with an SSL certificate. We'd like to be able to access the same application via a second domain name. The non-SSL ...
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IIS 7.5 logging, how do I include milliseconds in the time field?

Currently, my IIS log looks like this (using W3C logging): 2012-02-15 00:31:50 W3SVC1 ... Is there a way to include milliseconds, such as: 2012-02-15 00:31:50.123 W3SVC1 ...
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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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Understanding IUSR_<machine> account

Namely how is setting read/write permission for this account different from giving read/write access in the IIS (Windows 2003, so it should be IIS6 if I am not mistaken). Here is the issue: It looks ...
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Antivirus Configuration for dedicated SQL and dedicated IIS Servers

Our corporate standard is McAfee Enterprise, unfortunately this is non-negotiable. On two types of servers I'm responsible for, SQL & Web, we have noticed major performance issues with the ...
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URL rewrite in IIS 7

I have a question. I'm using IIS 7 URL rewrite. It works fine, but now I want this: http://www.example.com/http://www.domain.com to be: http://www.example.com/www.domain.com I have no clue on ...
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Tools for managing code deployment/versioning for IIS / Windows enviroments

Ive got a strong background in Linux and OSX, and just left a job where I was architecting systems based on those platforms. Now I've got a Windows Server running IIS that has a number of different ...
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How do I restore the IUSR account used by IIS 6

We mirrored one of our webservers and thus got an IUSR account that was named after the wrong server IUSR-SERVER1 when this server's name is SERVER2. So I went and renamed the user to IUSR_SERVER2, ...
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appcmd command to set anonymous authentication on a folder under a Web Application

I would like to run a command to set up anonymous authentication on a folder under a Web Application on IIS. I would like the particular folder to be the only thing affected. I don't want to change ...