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 Manager account still active after removal

For the life of me I cannot seem to figure out if I am doing something wrong, or if Microsoft made a huge mistake (probably the former). When I remove an IIS Manager account from IIS 8 I am still ...
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IIS site advanced website identification host header list lost on reboot

I have several Windows 2003 boxes, each hosting 1-2 sites, all of which contrive to lose their list of host headers in... IIS -> Web Sites -> Site Properties -> Web Site -> Web Site identification -> ...
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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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IIS(6) Access denied (401.3) when accessing a remote share

I am having trouble in getting IIS to access a share on a NAS not in domain. I have tried all the usual IIS workarounds I know with no luck, I'm hoping someone here will point me in the right ...
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how to host a local iis site to remote iis

i have a site which was implemented in .net WCF.and hosted it in my local iis. then i have created a client app. i consume wcf service from client it works fine. i created client in remote machine ...
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How to redirect or rewrite IIS site with port in URL to URL without port?

I'm not 100% sure if this is the right part of StackOverflow to post this but to me it made the most sense. Sorry if its not! Currently I have a site in IIS configured on HTTPS with port 7500. I can ...
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IIS with multiple roots

Can IIS7 be setup to have many roots? Say I have a local server on our LAN called jupiter. Staff can view their sites via a folder structure such as http://jupiter.example.com/staff/karen. While ...
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PHP PATH on IIS

I've added a folder to my System PATH, but my PHP user (webuser) has a different PATH value. How can I add a directory to the PATH, that can be accessible by the IIS PHP User? Thanks, Steve
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IIS - most efficient way to redirect many host names

I'm setting up a win 2012 / IIS 8 web server with URL Rewrite module installed to replace an existing web server. It will have 3 heavily used sites on it mapped to different domain names. ...
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Forward irc:// through IIS

In our network, all connections from outside must go through IIS. Only port 443 is open from outside. On the server with IIS I have installed Application Request Routing (ARR) and used it to ...
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Traffic monitoring tools for IIS server?

We are planning to optimize IIS server.We are doing load testing of 20 concurrent user and want to see the bottleneck. How to monitor each request/response times? and check where is the bottleneck? ...
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IIS logparser - Count distinct from cs-uri-query?

I need to count how many DIFFERENT MAC´s that have accessed my IIS webserver and have a state value of 1. The "MAC" adress and the "state" value are in the actual query (cs-uri-query) So the log can ...
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What kind of ASP.NET error will trigger Rapid Failure Protection in IIS Application Pool?

In our production environment, we have the standardized practice of configuring the Application Pool. We always enable the Rapid Failure Protection, and under the "Maximum Failures" section, we set it ...
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Multiple VirtualHost Configuration files in Apache2.

I have servers with RHEL-5, Apache-2.2.22, PHP-5.3.25 I know I can configure multiple virtualhost configurations in mutliple file by including these files in httpd.conf. Can Apache support this ...
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IIS blocking out 2 way SSL cert to Weblogic

We have a IIS server accepting requests on a public IP. IIS forwards the requests over to a Weblogic server. However when we have a client who is passing the cert (to make 2 way SSL work), IIS seems ...
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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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how to disable http methods via iis

We have unnecessary http methods enabled on one of our servers, and have been advised to disable any methods we do not require. The problem I have is that I am unsure of how to disable the unused ...
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How to benchmark SSL performance IIS

We are moving from Windows 2003 IIS 6 to Windows 2012 IIS 8. When moving over to the 2012 we have seen a slow down of the website of at least 10 times and sometimes more under load. Initial testing ...
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Does IIS NTLM/Kerberos authentication still work with an offline domain controller?

We have multiple IIS instances spread across remote regional branches. Each IIS instance (v.7.5) is running the same application and authenticates its users with Integrated Authentication (NTLM in the ...
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IIS FTP same user authorized on HOST1, not authorized on HOST2

I recently switched web hosting companies for my website. I have a PHP application that connects to a Windows FTP (IIS 7.5 Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard) that now won't do anything. No passwords or ...
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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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Is it okay to put applications on an Active Directory secondary server? What pitfalls?

I have a fixed number of VMs in my Windows/IIS website setup, which I cannot change in the short term: a web server, which is badly overloaded from a memory and cpu load standpoint (IIS6, Server ...
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IIS App Pools crashing immediately when set to .NET 2.0 & Integrated Pipeline

We've recently started having an issue where all of our app pools set to .NET 2.0 and Integrated mode are crashing immediately upon starting. Nothing makes it to the IIS log, but the HTTPERR log ...
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Webserver Log Files and Server Speed

We have a windows 2008 server with Plesk as the Control panel. We have noticed a site has a 83GB log file as the hosting provider never attended to setting up the log file rotations. We have also ...
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Excluding a folder from deployment and stopping additional file removal

Using Web Deploy on a Windows 2012 Server, if a deployment has a folder full of user generated content I exclude it from publishing in the .pubxml file with: ...
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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 ...
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Missing “Machine Key” in IIS manager

A number of guides on setting the ASP.NET machineKey via the IIS manager tell me to open up the "Machine Key" section in the Feature View, for example:             My ...
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Why do we get a sudden spike in response times?

We have an API that is implemented using ServiceStack which is hosted in IIS. While performing load testing of the API we discovered that the response times are good but that they deteriorate rapidly ...
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Server redirect

I have asp.net app XYZ which requires SSL. I am supposed to work with IIS that has only one Web Site - DefaultWebSite - containing multiple apps and virtual directories (3rd party). So, my app is ...
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IIS 8 FTP upload 550 error

I have an IIS 8 FTP server on windows server 2012. But whenever I try to upload a larger file, it keeps giving me a "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" ...
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MySQL 5.0.88 and ASP.Net error - Reading from the stream has failed

Recently, our Linux server died so we put up a new Linux server with a newer version of MySQL (went from 5.0.6 to 5.0.8). We updated the connection string in our .Net application and installed the ...
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Iis multiple domain binding

I've a server with vshpere running and one vm with Windows 2008 r2. I'm hosting a website on this vm. But I want to try to add another domain. Now I have 3 ip-adresses. 1 for vspehere. 1 for vm. 1 ...
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weird POST request in IIS logs

I noticed weird log entries (unless there's something i don't understand) in my IIS (7.5) logs. it's an online dictionary with requests ( user friendly url rewriting ) and most of them are GET. ...
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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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Configuring external SMTP server on Azure VM - messages staying in queue

I have an external SMTP provider: auth.smtp.1and1.co.uk I am trying to send SQL Server Reporting Services emails via this on an Windows 2012 Azure VM. It is configured sufficiently correctly for ...
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Microsoft Expression Web fails to publish - “The folder $FOLDER is contained by a server-based site.”

Some of our developers use Microsoft Expression Web to author their ASP and ASP.NET web applications. Our web servers are all built on Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5 and come in a group of ...
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Can I tell IIS to process some requests sequentially and asynchronously?

Can I tell IIS to process some requests sequentially and asynchronously? Basically, I want some sort of queue for some kind of requests that will execute requests one after the other and, when a new ...
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IIS site binds only a spesific IP

Somehow IIS resists to bind any/exist/new site on another IP. To test I did bind POP3 service on other IP:port80 and telnet successfully. HTTP service won't start on other IP:port What's wrong with ...
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Force delivery retry without restarting the SMTP Service on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box hosting 3 virtual SMTP servers; vSMTP01, vSMTP02 and vSMTP03. The first two are configured to deliver all messages to dedicated smarthosts, while the last is set ...
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How can I list which application pool each IIS6 Website is using?

I would like to audit the application pools on an IIS6 server, I want to check which websites relate to each application pool and the .NET version they are running. How can I do this without manually ...
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Bypass IIS Basic Authentication for localhost

I'd like to have a website authenticated with basic auth, but then also allow the website to access itself locally. That is, I want to allow unauthenticated access only from localhost. In IIS I have ...
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WebDAV locked file not showing username

I've set up our IIS server to use webDAV for filesharing. I've mapped network drives pointed to this IIS server. When two users opens the same file in the network drive on different computers one ...
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How do I disable or force certain ciphers to be used with IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 R2?

I figured that disabling ciphers would be the same as it was for Windows Server 2008 but it seems not. I do not have any entries in the various SCHANNEL subdirectories in the registry where your ...
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Conditional authentication in IIS?

Is it possible to specify conditional authentication methods in IIS (6 or 7) based on http headers? So for example mobile browsers would use a guest account while desktop browsers would need ...
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Website hosted on IIS is not accessbile

I have two sites set up in IIS on a remote machine RM; one on regular port 80, and the other on port 5773. From my local machine LM, I can access the site on 80, but I cannot access the one on 5773; ...
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Windows server response time very high

Server Specs Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit Provider : Fasthosts .Net Framework: 4.0 6 GB RAM (its using 4.6 GB) i have a website with thousands of pages structured like folderone/1/one to ...
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how does NewRelic work by simply installing .Net agent?

Yesterday, I decided to give NewRelic a try. I signed up for a free account, and installed the .Net agent, and restarted IIS as instructed. Immediately, this agent started showing up a wealth of ...
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performance monitor in iis 7 to monitor which website is using most resources (asp.net)

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5, and am hosting multiple websites on the same webserver. Is it possible to use Performance Monitor to know on average which website is using the most ...
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application/json content doesn't get gzip'ed with IIS

We have some rather lengthy AJAX calls in our app, some of which transmit over 100k of data across a rather slow encrypted network. I'd like to enable G-Zip compression on application/json to speed ...
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DNS settings for resolving Host name to IP not working?

I want to access my IIS hosted application over LAN. First I installed a DNS server. The DNS configuration steps are: Go to DNS Manager -> right click on System Name -> click on configure a DNS ...