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 7.5 stops serving requests for no apparent reason

We're running a site on 4 virtual Win 2008 R2 64 bit servers. (On top of Hyper-V physical servers) This is the only site on the IIS, and we use Windows Network Load Balancing to share the load ...
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Passive ftp on Server 2008

I have a new Windows 2008 server with IIS7. When I connect to the ftp in active mode, it works fine. In passive mode, it connects, but then times out trying to get the directory listing. I tried ...
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Windows/IIS Hosting :: How much is too much?

I have 4 Windows 2003 servers running IIS 6. These servers host a bunch of unique web sites (in that they are all different in build/architecture/etc). The code behind these sites range from straight ...
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Why is it good to have website content files on a separate drive other than system (OS) drive?

I am wondering what benefits will give me to move all website content files from the default inetpub directory (C:) to something like D:\wwwroot. By default IIS creates separate application pool for ...
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How to compare two IIS 6 configurations

When I have two different machines with IIS 6, let's say for testing and production: Is there a way to compare all settings (App-Pools, Web Service Extensions, ...)? Or even better: automatically ...
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IIS SMTP server (Installed on local server) in parallel to Google Apps

I am currently using free version of Google Apps for hosting my email.It works great for my official mails my email on Google is support@mydomain.com. In addition I'm sending out high volume mails ...
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Best way to migrate IIS6 from one server to another

I need to move all my sites on a server with IIS 6 to another one, that has same OS (Windows Server 20003) and same IIS version. I'm trying to understand which is the best way to do it. Searching on ...
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Configure php mail() on Windows/IIS

I have a Windows Server 2003 / IIS web server running various application servers, and ended up begrudgingly adding PHP into the mix. I know Win/IIS isn't the ideal environment for PHP, but it's what ...
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IIS restart causes many Connection_Abandoned_By_AppPool messages in log

After about half a day the IIS 6.0 ASP (VBScript) web server appears to die. It accepts TCP connections (i.e. I can telnet localhost 80 successfully) however it does not return any response. When I ...
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Load Balancing and High Availability for Web Site

We've developing a database driven (70%/30% read/write load) website using C#.NET, IIS and MS SQL Server 2008 to be hosted on Windows 2008. Due to contractual reasons our setup has to be hosted on our ...
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What's the silliest configuration mistake you ever made? [closed]

You are a System Admin/Consultant and you have to deploy an application working fine on dev machine, but as soon as you deploy it on the production machine it does not work. What is the silliest ...
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window login when web application is using network share in IIS 6

I have installed a web application which is configured using a network drive But i am keep getting a pop up asking for credentials looking in the event log, the network logon is set to my ...
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Mail queue directory stuck in IIS SMTP server

We have an IIS SMTP server which sends out a largish number of mails (4000 or so) in batches overnight, and recently we've seen mails get "stuck" in the queue directory. Normally restarting the SMTP ...
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SSL certificate on IIS 7

I am trying to install a SSL certificate on IIS 7. I have download a free trial certificate. After that, this is the steps what I do: Click the Start menu and select Administrative Tools. Start ...
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Access IIS Admin without local administrator rights

We are running Microsoft Server 2003 with IIS. We would like to give our developers access to manage IIS (through IIS Admin) but do not want them to be administrators of the entire machine. Putting ...
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IIS reveals internal IP address in content-location field

Referring: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q218180/, there is a known issue in IIS4/5/6 whereby it will reveal the internal IP of a web server in the content-location field of the HTTP header. We ...
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Different file locations for http v https on IIS?

We have a server running IIS and have some folders running under https, but most are open. The problem I'm having is when someone is directed from a page in the secure section of the site, the ...
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Issues in not locating physical directory of web site in inetpub/wwwroot

Are there any issues that I should considered by not putting the physical directory of my websites under inetpub/wwwroot? I'm placing them under inetpub/ftproot.
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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 6 windows 2003 help installing SSL cert

I requested a new ssl cert from godaddy which has been issued. When try to install it in iis through the website directory security tab i get a "the pending certificate request for this response file ...
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Error connecting to the application

let me explain you the current scenario. We have a asp.net application on framework 2 running on intranet(Windows 2003 Server and Sql Server 2000). Now we have a xp machine where we installed and ...
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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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How to configure FTPS in IIS 7 & IIS 7.5 using Active Directory enabled One-to-One Client Certificate mapping

FTPS in IIS 7.5 is cool. Do you know how to configure it?
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Can the IIS SMTP server deliver mail to a program?

I need to receive SMTP mail and pipe it to a program. Can the IIS SMTP server deliver mail to a script or program? I've looked on 2008 R2, but don't see an option for this. EDIT: This is for a ...
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How to deploy a site with www2 or www3 prefix (Load Balancing)

Some of the web sites started with www2 or www3 (www[n]) which is because balancing computing mentioned here at Stackoverflow ) I want to know how to do this ? and also has it any benefit or not ?
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PortForwarding to IIS in Linux

I am trying to set up port forwarding on a linux box to a IIS webserver on my internal network. The web server sits on Windows 2003 Server. My linux box has: eth0 - Internet connection eth1 - ...
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IIS seems to send email twice

we have a request page in our website that send email to confirm the request. It seem that whenever this page is accessed, some (not all of them) are sent more than once at different time, sometime ...
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World Wide Web Publishing Service stops after IISReset

There is an automated task on our web server that performs an IISReset /noforce every night. For the second time today (in over a month) the World Wide Web Publishing Service stopped after the ...
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localhost works 127.0.0.1 does not IIS

Very weird problem on IIS. Never had it before: localhost works, but 127.0.0.1 does not. localhost pings to 127.0.0.1. www.mydomain.com also pings to that IP, which is set up in the hosts file, ...
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Sharing Localhost on Network in Windows 7

Basically - I am producing a website and I am trying to share the "localhost" port on 2 computers. Basically, when I build the project I just want to also be able to access it on both computers via ...
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High-availability and load balancing on IIS?

I need to study about high-availability and load balancing of a web server. My choice was IIS, cause of I'm familiar with it. I have some questions to ask: Which is the first version of IIS that ...
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IIS SMTP Configure Delivery Status Notification Content

how can I configure IIS SMTP sever to not attach the original mail to the Delivery Status Notification messages? The problem is that when sending newsletters with fairly large attchemnts all these ...
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How to host many websites using same public IP address but different domains

I know how to configure one IIS instance to run many websites using the same public ip address, but different domain names (As long as I have control over the domains). But how can you configure many ...
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Perform An Action when a file is uploaded on windows server 2008 with built-in IIS FTP Server/Service

Is there a way to perform some action (start a vbs, batch file, or an exe, etc) upon the successful upload of a file using Windows Server 2008 R2 built-in IIS FTP server/service?
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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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On setting up Apache and IIS to share the same IP

There are two different web-apps running on two (physically) different servers on our network... one of IIS and another one on Apache - both on port 80 since two machines are accessible by different ...
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VPN problem with internal websites

I have installed a VPN server on Windows Server 2008. I can connect to and use it, but when I connect the to VPN I can't browse internal website on my server however I can ping them.
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Is this a valid way to avoid Invalid View state in ASP.NET Web farms?

We have problem with users getting invalid view state exceptions in our web farm setup (ASP.NE. In the machine.config we have this setting: <section name="machineKey" ...
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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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IIS reverse proxy to windows authenticated internal site

I have an internal windows authenticated website that I need to expose anonymously to external users. extern: http://foo.com/ (public) intern: http://privatefoo/ (requires windows auth) I want ...
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Windows Server 2003 / IIS : web site periodically drops off the net

My web server (windows server 2003 with IIS) has two network adapters, one that joins it to my local network, and another that connects it to the internet. Periodically (once every 1-3 days) it stops ...
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Redirecting all WiFi requests to my server (like captive portal)

I'm actually trying to develop a public wireless network (not business, just for educational purposes, I am studying computer science...). But I am lacking the required knowledge to acheive this goal ...
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High-availability system, how do I start?

I want to study about high-availability server, and then build a demo system (which contains HA web server - IIS, and a HA database - SQL Server ). I have some experiences about high-availability ...
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Site not loading when www is left out of the URL

Why does my website not load if I type: example.com But it does work when I type: www.example.com Is this a setting in IIS? We are using ASP.NET 3.5 with a SQL Server database. Thanks ...
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How do I hide 'non-delegated' features in IIS 7?

I'm configuring Feature Delegation on IIS 7.0 to allow some customers to use IIS Manager for Remote Administration to configure their sites. There are some features where I want to remove delegation ...
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Windows 2008 IIS 7 PHP Caching / Blank Page Problems?

I don't even know how to explain this. The only thing I can think is 'why am I working with a windows server?' I am renting a dedicated 1and1 server - I installed PHP myself - with fast CGI and ...
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Setup IIS 6/7 to passthrough to Glassfish v2.x

I need to setup IIS 6 and 7 to pass all request to Glassfish v2.x. Is there a simple tutorial that will get this interaction between IIS and Glassfish working?
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How do I format a text file for IIS Mailroot Pickup so that it sends an e-mail with attachments?

How do I need to format a text file so that it can be read by an SMTP service to send an e-mail that has an attachment? We have a server where we are using II6 SMTP to send mail from a Pickup folder. ...
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Howto use PowerShell to parse IIS logs files

I am looking for samples on howto parse IIS log files. I am just getting started, and rather then search for site, I want personal recommendations how sample sites, sample code or a good book to get ...
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need help with logparser on iis logs

I am using logparser 2.2 and need a script that does two things: finding urls that contain a value within referer need to loop over 30 folders logparser -rpt:-1 "select count(*)INTO feeds.txt from ...