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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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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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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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IIS 7 - IP Address Range Restriction

I'm trying to setup an IP address range. It's asking for: A) IP Address Range (but it will only accept a normal IP address) B) Mask or Prefix I need to allow 192.168.100.100 - 192.168.100.120 ...
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IIS Process ID for pool

How do you find out which process in the task manager belongs to what IIS app pool.
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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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Editing/Setting Mime Types with Powershell?

So I was wondering if there is a specific way to change/edit a mime type in IIS 7.5 using powershell? So far I have come across solutions to add mimetypes such as: ...
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IIS7 Not sending Intermediate SSL Certificate

We have a GlobalSign Domain certificate for our domain. I've installed the certificate into IIS and added the GlobalSign Domain Intermediate certificate to the Intermediate certification authorities ...
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How to create self signed wildcard (*.example.com) certificate

I'm trying to install Dynamics CRM 2011 RC and configure it for Internet Facing Deployment. One of the requirements for this is a wildcard SSL certificate. Since I'm installing development/testing ...
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Can an IIS worker process's Virtual Memory use exceed the Private Memory limit?

For example, if I configure the following limits for an Application Pool in the "Recycling" settings: Virtual Memory: 512Mb Private Memory: 128Mb - or "used memory" in IIS 6 parlance Can the process ...
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Vanilla Windows vs Windows Server

I probably should have asked this question a LONG time ago and I expect to be laughed out of this forum, but I NEED find the answer to this seemingly rudimentary question... If I intend to host a ...
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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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Stopping IIS websites permanently with PowerShell

Stopping websites using Stop-Website is, apparently, not the same as stopping them using the IIS Manager. Stop-Website 'Some site' iisreset.exe # site is started again Using IIS Manager, the state ...
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IIS 7.5 Missing Authorization Header

I have a website running an ISAPI filter providing SSO functionality, as well as anonymous & basic authentication. The ISAPI filter populates the "Authorization" header of each request with basic ...
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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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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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W3C log analyzer [closed]

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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IIS 7 What does Physical path credentials logon type mean?

I am trying to understand an aspect of IIS security that I can't figure out. I have an internal (not on the internet) application that runs under IIS. This specific application has an app pool ...
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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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IIS get back default config

How to reset IIS to get back to the default configuration (no applications installed)?
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Best way to do a 301 redirect from non-www to www. in IIS7.5?

What's the best way to do a 301 redirect from non-www 'somedomain.com' to 'www.somedomain.com' in IIS7.5? Thank you
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Strange IIS hits originating from Trend Micro

I'm trying to trace thru an error on a extranet site I maintain. I've had a look thru the logs, and I'm seeing hits originate from these IP addresses: 216.104.15.130 216.104.15.138 216.104.15.142 ...
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405 - ‘Method not Allowed’ adding service hosted in IIS7

I can't seem to get around this problem of adding a web service reference when the web service is hosted in IIS 7. I can add it just fine if I am running the VS2008 development server, but when I ...
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How to run VisualSVN Server on port 443 running IIS on same server?

Server 2008 R2 SP1 VisualSVN Server 2.1.6 The IIS server has about 10 sites. One of them uses https over port 443 with the following bindings: http x.x.x.39:80 site.com http x.x.x.39:80 www.site.com ...
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Web Farm Framework - Missing IIS features

I'm trying to install a web farm using Microsoft's Web Farm Framework 2.2. The server is Windows 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5. I followed a tutorial. Installed WFF from Web Platform Installer. However, I'm ...
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How to access website hosted on IIS of a virtual machine?

I have installed Windows Server 2008 on the latest version of Sun Virtual box. I have some web sites hosted in the Windows Server virtual machine. How can I access the websites hosted on the virtual ...
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Fixing the IIS tilde vulnerability

One of our IIS servers (IIS 7.5, Server 2008 R2) is apparently "vulnerable" to the tilde Short Filename disclosure issue. However, I'm having a hard time actually fixing the issue. So far, I've ...
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Using Application Initialization with Azure is still proving painfully slow

My assumption was that if I turned on IIS8 Application Warmup in Azure, that all of my sites would be fairly instant on load, this is not the case. So, basically, I've turned on preloadEnabled and ...
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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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IIS 301 Redirect from “/index.html” to “/” for SEO Canonicalization

I used the technique explained here for IIS (http://www.webconfs.com/how-to-redirect-a-webpage.php), but this appears to result in an infinite loop when applied to "/index.htm" and redirected to "/". ...
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Have issue with monitoring 32bit app pools running on 64bit IIS

I am performing a monitoring task on my 64bit web server which has couple of applications pools running in 32bit mode. I am using .Net CLR Memory object in perfmon to monitor them. However, my ...
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IIS asks for login/pass when accessed using hostname but not when 'localhost' is used. Why?

I have setup IIS on my xp machine and have setup a default homepage (that comes with the IIS installed). It is a help page I think. when I access the page with http://localhost it works fine ...
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IIS sets http header Expires to -1, how do I override this with mod_expires

I'm using an IIS website with a Apache HTTP reverse proxy (mod_proxy with ProxyRequests Off). I want to control the expires headers in apache (don't ask), but IIS is setting the header Expires: -1. ...
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Moving a site from IIs6 to IIS7.5

I need to move a site off of IIS6 (Win Server 2003) and onto IIS7.5 (Win Server 2008) as soon as possible. Preferably tomorrow. The site itself is a delightful mix of classic asp (vbscript) and ...
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IIS 6.0 SSL handshake error

Hi all I installed a trusted certificate in an IIS 6.0 server. I have the port 443 opened in the firewall and I verified the server is listening on that port. However when verifying using openssl I ...
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Which CPU configuration for new servers (IIS7 / Windows Server 2008)?

I have a certain budget for ordering a couple of new servers from a vendor. The new servers will run Windows Server 2008/IIS 7 with a lot of web sites (ASP.NET and classic ASP). They don't have to ...
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Is it possible to run IIS7 on Windows Server 2003?

Is it possible to run IIS 7 or IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2003?
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How many domains can be bound with one SSL certificate?

Let say I have an ASP.NEt application which is bound with more than 10 domains using host headers. Is one certificate is enough for me? or I need more than 1 certificate for each domain? If I need 1 ...
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How do you start/stop IIS 7 app pool from cmd line if there are spaces in the app pool name?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732742(WS.10).aspx The above URL describes how to start/stop an IIS 7 app pool. However, I have spaces in my app pool name. Double-quotes doesn't work. ...
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How do I get to my IIS management console?

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise along with some development tools. I didn't see IIS (the management console) anywhere in the start menu. I went to Turn Windows Features On or Off and saw that ...
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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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Can we use wildcards with NETSH HTTP ADD URLACL in Windows 7 / 2008r2?

i'm using IIS7 express and therefore need to unblock port 80 if I wish to hit the website locally and on the default http port. To do this, i use .. netsh http add urlacl ...
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Exporting SSL Cert private keys in IIS 7.0

In IIS 6 on Server 2003, I can go to a web site's properties and walk through the wizard to generate a new cert request. Once I complete the request and have the cert installed on the web site, I can ...
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How many sites this web server can handle? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites I have a personal webserver (dedicated) which has 2GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Unlimited Bandwidth. Currently ...
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Clustering F5 Big-IP Devices; Is it Possible?

I developed a web application. It will run on a farm of five IIS servers. It's absolutely essential that once a session is established with a server in the farm, further HTTP requests within that ...
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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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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 ...