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We have a Web Farm with IIS 7.5 that has a 3rd party application that syncs IIS Content and Configuration. We used this back in IIS 6 days, when there were no tools in the OS that handled this easily. The software is nice, but it has become buggy.

This link provides a lot of good pros/cons of each method that we can use from Microsoft. IIS Configuration Synchronization for Web Server Farm?

Questions:

  1. For Server 2016 and IIS 10, is Shared Configuration and IIS Web Farm Framework 2.2 still preferred and supported method of syncing IIS Content and Configuration? I have read over these subjects and I haven't found a place that says both of these are still supported means of IIS 10 replication.

  2. For our current load balance, each website is balanced with a dedicated IP address that is unique to that server. That is the endpoint of the balance. For example: Site1 on server 1 = x.x.x.100, Site 1 on Server 2 = x.x.x.101, etc. We've been able to avoid Host Headers this way. The 3rd party IIS sync software we are using supports adding binding overrides during the sync job, so I can specify what bindings I want on what servers in the sync. I don't see this option in Shared Configuration or IIS Web Farm Framework 2.2. How do people load balance websites without this?

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