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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How can I find out what is causing “This webpage is not available” in IIS 8?

We have an internal web application running in IIS 8 / Windows Server 2012. Our users are sporadically reporting seeing "This webpage is not available" on a very regular basis. Reloading in their ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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Page can't be displayed with IIS and SSL

I have a single site hosted in IIS 8. I have two site bindings. One is for HTTP, the other is for HTTPS. HTTP is on port 80 with All Unassigned addresses, I left host name blank. HTTPS is on port 443 ...
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IIS Admin Service is disabled

I had installed IIS 5.1 in windows XP and it was working fine. But it stopped working. Then I installed it again. Now i can see it installed in my computer but I still can't go to http://localhost. ...
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Connection Reset error trying to set up HTTPS locally using VS and IIS Express

I'm trying to set up Facebook authentication on my application, so I tried following the steps at this page: ...
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IIS/ASP.NET performance incident - Perfmon Current Annonymous Users going through roof but Requests/sec low

Setup: ASP.NET 4.0 website on IIS 6.0 on Win 2003 64 bit, 8xCPUs, 16GB memory, separate SQL 2005 DB server. Had a serious slowdown today with any otherwise fairly well performing ASP.NET site. For a ...
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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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Use appcmd.exe to enable gzip compression on dynamic content on IIS 7.x

Every doc I can find discusses editing applicationHost.config in notepad to enable this. The real need: a) Via appcmd.exe or cmd line tool, enable dynamic compression to be configured in web.config ...
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Using IIS ARR and URL Rewrite to send Webservice requests to a new server

We are trying move our web services from Azure Cloud Services to Azure Web Apps and that would change their address but we have some clients that we are not able to update the address they are using, ...
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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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Random/Intermittent PHP require_once error

I have an unusual problem that is hard to nail down to a specific cause. I'm running a WordPress website on PHP 5.6, IIS 8.5 and Windows Server 2012 RT2 In the past and more frequently this week, ...
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allowing anonymous uploads to the Windows 7 FTP server

I am having some difficulty using the Windows 7 FTP server. I would like to be able to connect anonymously and upload files to the FTP root directory, but I get access denied error messages when I ...
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How to change default application in a website in IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

When I pull up http://localhost in a web browser on my computer (Windows 7, IIS 7.5) I get the IIS 7 welcome image. I have a different website that is set up in IIS that I'd prefer to be the default ...
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PHP error_log function not working after upgrading to IIS 7.5

I'm using error_log which has been working fine for years under IIS 6. Recently I upgraded to IIS 7.5 (Windows 7) and the messages logged by error_log stop appearing. In fact nothing is going to the ...
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Response time measurements for IIS web application

I have a dot net web application, and would like to measure response time. I currently have two measures. The "inner" measure is made within the web app itself. The "outer" measure is the roundtrip ...
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Pass authentication from IIS to JBoss

Users can access our intranet website (JBOSS EAP 6) by entering their windows active directory credentials and it works fine. We now want to allow single sign on so users in our intranet don't have ...
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Deleted deleted temp appPools folder

I accidentally deleted the deleted temp app Pools folder, what can I do all my sites dont show up? This is on server Windows 2008. I restarted IIS but nothing. I dont have access to a backup at the ...
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IIS App Pool High CPU usage despite no requests

I have recently migrated a set of Windows Server 2008 R2 / IIS 7.5 servers to new servers running Windows Server 2012 / IIS 8. I am experiencing some odd behavior from IIS. We have 2 identical ...
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How to migrate everything (eg. certificates, configuration) from IIS 7.5 to IIS 8.5?

How to migrate ssl certs and all iis config (custom mime mappings, custom dynamic compression settings, etc etc) for asp.net applications. From win2008 R2 to win2012 R2 (In this situation, it is ...
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nxlog parse_csv fails on odd character in IIS log file

I am parsing IIS logs. This error shows in my nxlog eventlog: 2013-12-24 18:40:20 ERROR if-else failed at line 50, character 351 in C:\Program Files (x86)\nxlog\conf\nxlog.conf. statement ...
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Elevating IIS worker identity to access Memory Mapped File

I need to access a memory mapped file from one of my routes in my Web API. Using the normal IIS worker settings I have no luck and my service always returns "File not found". I tried to add the prefix ...
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Windows laptop running IIS server [on hold]

I Trying to host my website off my windows laptop using IIS. I have brought a domain name off Go Daddy and now trying to use that domain on my website running off iis instead of localhost IP Address. ...
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Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) application + ADFS 2.0 on Classic pipeline mode - Is it possible?

I have a working test application that uses Windows Idendity Foundation SDK and ADFS 2.0 for authentication, which runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, IIS 7.5, Integrated managed pipeline application pool ...
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Bad request - Invalid Hostname Error when using ARR IP address

I'm trying to setup a simple ARR system. I have 1 ARR machine load balancing between 2 APP servers. I can reach the app sites if i use the server name of the ARR machine. (http://arrserver/app) But i ...
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Windows 2008 R2 ftpes, can't upload files

I've setup an ftpes server (ftp with explicit TLS) on a Windows 2008 R2 Server. I am able to connect but when an upload is finished the file is deleted on the Server and I get this error (with ...
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IIS FTP Server works locally, but cannot connect from remote

I'm trying to setup an FTP server on Windows 2008 Server. I can connect locally: C:\>ftp localhost Connected to WebHead1 220 Microsoft FTP Service However, when I try to connect from remote, it ...
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WhosOn webclient no current visitors

I have posted this question on the support/forum page for WhosOn, but no views so far. Not much help. http://support.whoson.com/forum/post/11036 We have installed WhosOn, a visitor tracking ...
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Setting up revers proxy on IIS 8.5 and Windows 2012 R2 does not work properly in some cases

I have installed Orchard as a CMS on our web server at a different port number. This CMS works fine when I try to access it through localhost. Everything looks normal. However, I'd like to publicize ...
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IIS 6.0 FTP Folder Permissions

I have a IIS FTP website setup like this \ftp\users\domain\public\public Software that runs on clients computers logs into the FTP server by specifying domain\public and moving to public, it then ...
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Sharing www folder breaks IIS sites

I would like to share my www folder on my local machine with others in my office but when I do this and try navigate back to my localhost sites, I get the error HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized. Now I ...
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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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Wordpress wp-admin redirect loop behind IIS ARR Reverse Proxy

I've got a bit of a unique and interesting setup going on from what I can tell, with an interesting issue. I have a Windows Server 2012 box as my main web server hosting website.com. At ...
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Installing SSL on a Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8.0

We are in the process of moving a website from a machine with Windows Server 2008 R2/IIS 7.5 to a machine with Windows Server 2012/IIS 8.0 as we want to take advantage of the new SNI feature. This ...
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Java application server behind IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008

I have a Java application server (GlassFish, indeed, but the problem is the same for any other application server, I guess), running on port 8080. And I have IIS 7.5 listening on port 80 as by default ...
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IIS 7 + Tomcat 7 - how to reach http://localhost:8080/my_app under e.g. http://my_app.local

In brief: IIS 7 + Apache Tomcat 7 + isapi_redirect.dll: I have a deployed and working Tomcat-application available under http://localhost:8080/my_app. I would like to see the same content under ...
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Users Experience Windows Authentication Prompt for Single ASPX Page Server 2012 IIS 8.5

I have an application published via IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 that can leverage Windows-integrated credentials for SSO. Users can successfully sign in to the application and navigate to the vast ...
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IIS Load Balance with 2 servers

I have two servers that I would like to use to load balance an application. Ideally, but not a requirement, I could load balance based on URL. But based on my research, that is not something that is ...
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IIS 7.5 - Authentication works with IP Adress but NOT with FQDN

I'm using an IIS Server and run into the following problem: Using Internet Explorer, I type http://1.2.3.4/mySite/ and everything works fine, it uses my Windows credentials. When I try ...
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Unable to link IIS8 and Tomcat7 by ISAPI on Windows Server 2012

Firstly, I am completely new to IIS and Windows Server. Previously I used to work only on Apache and Linux. I want to link IIS8 and Tomcat 7.0.34 under a subdomain, such that when someone visits ...
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Recovering files from IIS system (inetsrv) directory?

Some file from my inetsrv directory (c:\windows\system32\inetsrv) were accidentally removed. Is there a way to get them back? Reinstalling IIS server role doesn't help, because Windows doesn't remove ...
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Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

I am having an issue with a program where after 6 mins +- 5 secs we get the above exception. Some more info about the exception stacktrace is below. This all happens pretty religiously, 6 mins goes ...
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IIS7 - Restrict access to an intranet site to a specific group of users

I have an ASP.NET site running in IIS7 on a local intranet. I want to restrict access to this site to a specific group of users. I think I should be able to do this by using Windows Authentication ...
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MIME/Content type changed after change in server

This is my first question so I apologize if I my post has any mistakes. I've searched about this issue for close to two days now and I still only am a bit closer than I was before.Here is my problem. ...
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Internet Guest Account in Windows 2008 for permissions

I have seen there's no "Internet Guess Account" user in Windows Server 2008. I am trying to configure permissions over some folders in a website under ISS 7.5 and I am having troubles as I used that ...
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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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IIS 8.5 Manager: Application Pools and Sites nodes missing

I've encountered a weird problem that I haven't been able to solve and haven't found any information on: the Application Pools and Sites nodes in the IIS Manager of our IIS 8.5 went missing! This ...
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IIS ARR UrlRewrite - Preserve original protocol and port of incoming requests

I'm trying to setup a reverse proxy using IIS with ARR and url rewrite modules. The destination web server host has a website that has multiple bindings for different sites: VM 1 site A - https:443 ...
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IIS reports a System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException when trying to load a dll

I've been fighting with IIS the last few days and the error that IIS generates is: Exception: System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException Message: Unable to find assembly 'FluentNHibernate, ...
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Is it safe to kill a specific w3wp (IIS Worker) process in Task Manager on IIS 7, Windows 2008 Server?

There is a Win 2008 server with a few website, and sometimes an image conversion website consumes huge amounts of RAM. Is it generally safe (though not a good idea) to just kill that w3wp process (IIS ...
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WebDAV “PROPFIND” exception in IIS due to network share?

We're finding continuous exceptions in our event viewer on our live box to the following exception: Process information: Process ID: 3916 Process name: w3wp.exe Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK ...