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IIS7 - Lock Violation error, HTTP handlers, modules, and the <clear /> element

I have an ASP.NET site that uses its own set of HTTP handlers and does not need any modules. So, in IIS6, all I had to do was this in my web.config: <httpModules> <clear /> ...
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Need help with some IIS7 web.config compression settings

I'm trying to configure my IIS7 compression settings in my web.config file. I'm trying to enable HTTP 1.0 requests to be gzip. MSDN has all the info about it here. Is it possible to have this config ...
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Could you tell me what exactly happens when we edit the Web.config (at runtime) on a IIS server?

Could you tell me what exactly happens when we edit the Web.config (at runtime) on a IIS server. Is the application that depend of the web.config automatically restarted? If yes is it possible to ...
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IIS complains about a locked section - how can I find out where it's locked?

I have this section in my web.config: <system.webServer> <modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="true" /> <security> <authentication> ...
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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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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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Javascript Errors only on Production Server?

I am in the process of releasing a couple of asp.net websites from development to production. Everything seems to be working fine in development, but upon the release to production we get a number of ...
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The configSource file 'connections.config' is also used in a parent, this is not allowed.

Question: I face the following situation: A ASP.NET .NET 4.0 web-application deployed on machine "vmsomething". The web-application running on IIS 7.5 resides in d:\webs\myapplication on ...
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Basic HTTP Authentication in IIS

Forgive my lack of IIS experience, but I have a user on a hosted server running IIS with Plesk. He uses protected folders, and I'm looking for a way to: Allow him to protect folders using a simple ...
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IIS 7 Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS fail with ampersand in URL

IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 I have added the following rule to my web.config to redirect all incoming request to HTTPS <rule name="HTTP to HTTPS redirect" stopProcessing="true"> ...
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IIS web.config Old URL to New URL redirects

I'm new to redirects and having a hard time getting these to work, I have about 1400 URL's from an old site that need to redirect to a new site, same domain name, but different folders and domain ...
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IIS7 proxying VisualSVN server refuses to allow Web.config files to be committed

I use IIS 7.5 with the Application Request Routing and URL Rewriting modules to act as a reverse proxy for several apache-based web sites, including VisualSVN Server. I'm having a problem when I try ...
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Prevent URL Rewrite rules from being inherited by subdirectories in IIS7

I have a URL Rewrite setup for clean URLs in a CMS and my web.config looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <configuration> <system.webServer> ...
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Configuring WordPress rewrite rules on IIS7.5 inside virtual application

I have to configure WordPress into a virtual application under a principal website running on ASP.NET 2.0 Classic mode. Everything is working fine, PHP 5.3.13 / MySQL 5.1 / IIS 7.5, the wordpress ...
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IIS 301 permanent redirect goes into infinite loop

I would like to replace my old domain (oldsite.com) with (newsite.com) and permanently redirect my users. I have the following in my application web.config file: <rule name="Redirect to new site" ...
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Restrict access to a subdomain with web.config on IIS7?

I need to password protect a "dev" subdomain on a server with the web.config file on IIS7. I don't have access to anything besides the files and web.config, so I can't install modules or anything else ...
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How to forbid usage of web.config files?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with IIS7.5 installed. I need to provide users with read-write access to some directory tree via WebDAV. The same users will also be able to reach the same directories ...
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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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Is it possible to use local web.config to enable keep-alive?

Is there any way to enable keep-alive on IIS 7 in a hosted scenario? I attempted to use the answer to this SO question Where (or how) is the keep-alive setting in web.config?. I added the following ...
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How can I password protect an IIS directory with only FTP access?

How can I password protect an IIS directory when I only have FTP access to the server? I can't adjust any IIS settings or add users or anything like that. The answer to: IIS Basic Authorization ala ...
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customErrors=“RemoteOnly” not working properly in Server 2008

It would appear that on my brand new Windows Server 2008 with IIS7, customErrors is not working. We have customErrors set to RemoteOnly in the web.config on our Asp.Net sites and applications. ...
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How do I configure IIS so my Web.config is determined by URL?

I am running a test rig with IIS6 serving an ASP.NET (and Sharepoint) web site. We have several clients, and so we have custom root Web.config files for each client. For this test rig, I want to ...
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IIS returns 404 when trying to access static files on certain file types

I have a specific file type of .notebook that IIS is blocking. I tried going into request filtering and adding .notebook with allow set to true, but I still get the 404. Anything else in this folder ...
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How to actually set max-age headers on Windows Server?

I've set the max age to 1 minute, but when I look at the response headers, I see max-age=86400 (one day). Is something else overriding this setting? I've also set the kernel cache to 1 minute for ...
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machine.config file update crashing the website asp.net

We are using load balancing and have three servers for that. On one of the servers the machine.config file had different machine key then the other two machines. Once we updated the machine key and ...
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Getting custom web.config sections and their contents in Powershell

I have a web application installed in c:\inetpub\wwwroot_Site1\AppName which has a custom section group and section as follows: <configSections> <sectionGroup name="Libraries"> ...
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PHP not writing to error log with error_log iunder IIS 7.5

Morning All, I have a PHP application which writes some custom stuff to the PHP error log via the 'error_log' function. I have recently set up this application on a Windows 7 box running IIS 7.5 and ...
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Is it possible to set these IIS7 settings in a web.config file?

with my IIS7 site, i manually set the bindings for my site. Is it possible to set these bindings in the (local) web.config file? Not a machine or app config file ... but the web.config file? Cheers ...
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should the same machine key be used in development and production environments?

Our production servers all have the same machine key. However, our production and development systems do not have identical machine keys. We get heaps (about one per second) of exceptions of the form ...
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Web.config file permissions

I would like to lock down the web.config file as much as possible, so that as few accounts as necessary can read the file. I saw the list here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178699.aspx ...
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IIS seems to think I have duplicate Custom Headers defined; complains about it

I am a software developer and I debug a website on my local machine in IIS 7.5. Recently I experienced problems with my machine that would not go away, so I backed up, formatted, resintalled Windows ...
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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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IIS ignoring mime-type settings and serving file as application/octet-stream

We added both handlers and mime-types for IIS in the web.config to tell the server how to handle the different types of audio and video files we are using on the site. IIS does not seem to be ...
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IIS 7.5 ignoring local HTTP handlers

I am trying to serve a simple proxy application for a web service. For this purpose, I have a HTTP Handler that passes on any request to my website to another website configured in the web.config. The ...
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URL Rewrite error with Web Applications

I am running an ASP.NET 4.0 website using IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 R2. The site has a number of Web Applications under the main domain (~/site1, ~/site2, ~/site3, etc...). Each Web Application is ...
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IIS: acess denied to Web.Config file

I'm trying to set up a new website in a Windows Server 2003. In this server there is already a website, classic ASP, in port 80. I'm configuring this new one (ASP.NET 3.5) in port 82 with, actually, ...
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How to configure 503 (service unavailable) response header in IIS 7 web.config?

My site is on a shared host and I need to do some maintainance work, which needs downtime. For SEO reasons I need to cause a 503 http response to be sent to clients. How can I do that from my ...
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How to encrypt a section within web.config using aspnet_regiis -pe or -pef

I am a developer trying to encrypt part of my web.config file in an ASP.NET site (first time I've tried this...). Having repeated failures with all types of syntax changes, so perhaps better to post ...
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How to setup IIS to perform basic http authentication against MS SQL database?

how to setup IIS to perform basic http authentication against MS SQL database (and not to use Windows domain) The existing WS-Federated security is mapped to MS SQL database. We'd like to migrate to ...
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Trust level reset after uploading new web.config

I'm running a Windows 2008r2 server and I've set the default trust level of IIS to medium. However, one of my applications requires full trust so I've changed it in IIS. No problem so far, but when I ...
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Do we need to have a System.Web section in our IIS web.config file, if we're not using Cassini / Web Development Service?

a typical web.config file has a <system.web/> section and a <system.webServer/> section. I'm under the impression that IIS7 / IIS7 express ignore the <system.web/> section .. so if ...
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Application Settings outside of web.config

I need to keep the production app settings section outside of Web.config; I don't want keys and other secret information to be kept inside source code repository. However, if I edit the app settings ...
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IIS and Static content?

Files that the browser retrieves from the server should be stored in the browser’s cache as long as possible to help minimize server round-trips. But how does IIS knows what is actually a ...
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Auto start timers when app pool starts in GoDaddy shared hosting ASP.NET 4.0

I have a GoDaddy Shared Hosting plan and I have several ASP.NET 4.0 websites. I have some cronjob-like functionality for performing a web-related task every 5 minutes. I've put the initialization ...
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What are the things to look out for when adding other domain user to your IIS?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 called Jack11 that joined a domain called Watson.org. It has IIS 7 installed. From my understanding, we need to add the following into the web.config file ...
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can not connect to SQL running on amazon ec2 machine

I am using SQL managment studio 2008 running on an Amazon EC2 machine. I am unable to connect to the database in my asp.net application. The EC2 instance has been set to accept connections over the ...
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server response tags

if a server response header is added to a config file of a site, does it display in IIS 7 as a server response header? I am having a problem where a no index response header (tag) is repeatedly being ...
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Enable Windows Authentication on website, allow only some users

I am investigating this problem. I have a CGI application that I publish through a website published in IIS7. EDIT: I changed the web.config to use url authorization. This is the web.config of a ...
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The proper way to redirect from http:// to /www in IIS7

I've noticed recently that Google and a number of other SEO tools are a little confused about where my site is located. They seem to be unsure about whether it's www. or non www. SEO Moze's Site ...
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How to hide subfolder when using Web.config for subdomains?

I have FTP access to my ASP.NET Websapce (IIS 7) and I route subdomains with a Web.config in the web root folder. She looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...