Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services) is a server developed by Microsoft for Windows. Questions about IIS should be limited to its setup and configuration for a local development environment.

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Deleteing site on IIS using addcmd won't remove bindings

I have an installer that adds SSL website using following command %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd add site /site.name:SSL /physicalPath:C:\inetpub\wwwroot ...
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Programmer's guide to Server Resource Usage Report [closed]

I have ASP.NET MVC 5 Application running on a Windows Server 2012 and a Database Server running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012. I am trying to get a report on the Resource usages of these ...
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Is there a keyboard short-cut to switch IIS manager between Feature and Content view?

Is there a keyboard short-cut to switch IIS manager between Feature and Content view? I prefer to keep the hands on the keyboard, rather than grab the mouse!
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Server Certificates Missing in IIS

On my Windows Server 2012 R2 box, when I connect to it through Remote Desktop, I'm trying to setup a server certificate but in IIS, in the "IIS" group, there is no Server Certificates feature. I ...
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Where did IIS Remote Manager stores its connection data?

I tried to use Process Explorer to look for the file that IIS Remote Manager stores its connection information but with no luck. I don't know if those entries are stored in Windows Registry either. ...
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In Windows Server 2012 R2, why am I getting no option to add a website within IIS Manager?

Our administrator created a new virtual machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 on it. I'm trying to create a website in IIS, but there is no option to add a website within the IIS manager. In the ...
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Add domain user to local administrator group on non domain system running Windows 7

I would like to know how to add a domain user to local administrator group of my system. My system is a non-domain system running Windows 7. I want to add this user to the administrator group, so ...
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Automating SMTP Configuration

The following is an excerpt from a series of instructions I am following as a list of company procedures they would like me to automate. Is the following achievable through command line/batch, and if ...
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Error applying security access is denied

I have a directory, c:\MySite2, that sometimes is used as the location for an IIS Web application, although currently IIS is configured to point the application to a different directory (different ...
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AppPool IIS7 Computer Management cannot add user

In: Microsoft Management Console Local users and groups Groups Performance Log Users I have to add my Application pool (IIS AppPool\MyPool) as user in that list. This worked on the other server, ...
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Can't get access to my internal IIS Server?

Before I could get access to my IIS Server using its static private IP address (on the Windows Server 2012 itself), but now I can only access the IIS Server web page using its localhost and 12.0.0.1 ...
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Can a single folder can be configured for both anonymous FTP and HTTP in IIS 7.0

I am using Windows server 2008 R2 VPS(with IIS 7) as my web server for hosting websites, ftp etc. Can I configure a anonymous ftp account to work with both ftp and http? (FTP account with security ...
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Windows Phone 8 Device cannot see IIS on connected laptop

I have the same issue as explained here. Except that I am even not able to use my windows phone 8.1 emulator to connect to IIS hosted WCF services which is residing on HOST machine. My host machine ...
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Can't access server from external IP

I have a problem with my web server; I can't access it from the external IP address. I'm using an IIS 7 server, but I've tried with apache on Linux as well. I have forwarded all traffic on port 80 to ...
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Configuring Windows Server 2008R2 to give preference to administrator remote sessions

We have had a few times recently when problems with an IIS web application have consumed server resources causing the server to become unresponsive. What has made this problem worse is that is that ...
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Detecting cause of high in-bound network traffic

One of our Windows/Coldfusion/IIS webservers has been experiencing a very odd pattern of high inbound network traffic. In the picture above the red hum is out-bound traffic, and the yellow line is ...
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IIS Manager Disappeared from Start Menu and Administrative Tools

I am running Windows 7 64-bit and my IIS Manager disappeared from my Start Menu and from Administrative Tools. This is a new machine and it was working fine yesterday, but today it will not appear. I ...
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Web and DNS server just for the intranet - configuration

I have a web site set up in IIS, mysite.net, which I want to be accessible ONLY from within my local network. So it's supposed to be an intranet site. Now, the way the DNS server and the Web server ...
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Getting error 0x80070002 when I try to install IIS in Windows Features

Here's exactly what happens: I go to Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off. Then, check the box for IIS, and hit OK. It seems to be installing for a second then shows these error ...
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Limit upload speed on local IIS

I am developing a site where I want to test my AJAX uploader, but I am failing to simulate this on my local IIS. I read a lot articles and tried already the following: IIS maxBandwidth Fiddler ...
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WSUS server not working

I have troubles getting my WSUS server to work. When clients try to search for updates, they get this error: 8024402C Unknown error. When I try to reach the WSUS website, I get access denied. I get ...
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How can i access in host file whiles using a proxy server

I using a proxy server (Freegate to be specific). I an unable to access the connections (dns mappings) that i have set in my host file. That is i want to access "127.0.0.1 YourInstanceName" whiles ...
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IIS 8 remove details of error messages

The IIS give some detailed errors messages on error such as 404 and 500 with critical details to the public including physical file path. I think this is not suitable and it is not secure for ...
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Can't remove iis from Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to uninstall IIS from Windows Server R2. I tried Service Manager -> Remove Roles and Features, uninstalling ran, the restart computer, but it's still there. I tried also to do it by ...
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404 error on a previously installed Wordpress Site in IIS 8 [closed]

I am hosting a Wordpress site on IIS 8 with php and fastcgi installed. The problem is that i had to reinstall the IIS completely to install the exchange server (because it needs the Default website ...
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Page not found in IIS, but it's there

I have just installed IIS on Windows Server 2008. If I go to localhost, the default page is displayed, so the web server is ok. I have added a folder with a page in it in the \inetpub\wwwroot ...
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How to set user to relogin to site with IIS 6 authenication

We have an internal website that is protected with IIS authentication against a domain. When the user is successful with id and password, the site will go out via REST with an api key and get a url ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 IIS PHP

I have php installed on a windows server 2012 r2 box that is running IIS When running a script with a mail function it will hang and eventually bring this error: C:\Program Files ...
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Manage (View & Update) Internal IP address of IIS

How do I figure out the the internal IP address of IIS on the individual PCs? I have two PCs with IIS (vv 7.5 and 8) on them - I need to configure port forwarding on the router, such that external ...
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Advertisment in local IIS

I set up IIS on my local computer (Win 7) that is connected to a WLAN router. I created a simple test html with just a welcome message. When I start the page locally, I get with Internet Explorer ...
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SSL failure on Auzre web farm with shared configuration and centralized certificates

[Sorry if this question is a bit long, there's lot of extra info in case it is relavent] Overview I'm having a problem with SSL on a 4 VM's load balanced farm in Azure. If the HTTPS request goes to ...
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class not registered on IIS

I have windows 8 (x64) with IIS8. IIS was working fine but suddenly when i try to browse anything from IIS, it prompt's a message box says, class not registered! i have checked the default ...
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Error while installing IIS on VM?

My Client has set up a VM for me. It is a Windows-7,64 bit machine. When I tried to configure IIS on that machine , It is showing an error, An error has occurred.Not all the features were ...
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What is the relationship/interface between WCF and IIS

So I understand that IIS is a web server from Microsoft I also understand that WCF IS A service that allows you to build service oriented applications. Obviously WCF and IIS must "talk to each ...
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IIS Virtual Directory not inheriting applicationHost.config

I have manually created a virtual directory on an existing machine. The application should have inherited some default configuration from applicationHost.config - but it does not ...
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How to stop IIS from listening port 80 on specific IP?

My server has numerous IPs and IIS running numerous sites. I need to free one specific IP from IIS listening port 80. How to do that? I can't manually open each site bindings and see if it is using ...
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IIS reverse proxy and URL rewrite rule

I have configured my IIS to only accept https calls and to act as a reverse proxy, which is both working fine: With the rule <rule name="ReverseProxyInboundRule1" stopProcessing="true"> ...
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Mirror folder one way over different networks

I have a folder on machine A that receives small text files at random intervals from an external process. I need to mirror the contents of this folder to machine B, which is on a completely different ...
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Loop requests/data through IIS

I have a server running IIS on port 80 and lotus domino http server on some other port, let's say 85. Is there a way that upon all requests coming into IIS regarding any uri of the form ...
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Anonymous authentication - 401.2 error (IIS7.5)

I am trying to set up Anonymous Authentication for an IIS web site. I checked Anonymous Authentication is enabled and all other methods are disabled. I need to use a specific user for Anonymous ...
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IIS Manager Not showing the list of sites in windows 8.1

My guess is that the file applicationHost.config is corrupted, therefore the list of sites or application or not visible under the main IIS node. Is there a way to find the original ...
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Accessing a locally hosted website in a virtual machine

I am hosting a website through IIS in my local machine. My hosts file on the local machine is set up to point a particular address to the site hosted in IIS. I am also running a virtual machine, ...
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Virtual Box Bridged Adapter Redirects to IIS

The setup: Router: TomatoUSB running on a RTN16 router is forwarding several ports to my Server. Server: Windows Server 2012 is host to several VirtualBox Ubuntu VMs. One VM, using NAT works great. ...
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Why does changing IIS FTP root change web root also?

Just changed the FTP root directory in an IIS 7 site for a customer and it automatically changed the web root also. Changing the FTP directory back also changed the web directory too. Anyone else ...
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Browse option of IIS 7.5 does nothing

I have a virtual directory and inside it a simple .htm file. When I go to content view and then right click and browse actually nothing happen, nothing. It even doesn't open any browser. On the other ...
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How to restore IIS settings and Default Web Site?

On Windows 8.1 with IIS8. How to restore IIS settings and Default Web Site? I've a machine that all the application pools and web sites have been deleted from its IIS. I've tried to remove and ...
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Require only specific client certificates in IIS

I am implementing a solution that requires client certificates. I'm using IIS 7.5 and ASP.Net 4 WCF services. I've set the SSL Settings to Require SSL and require client certificates. Looks good so ...
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Windows authentication does not exist in IIS Features?

I do not know why, but I can not activate Windows Authentication for IIS and many other feature, as they are all missing in the security section for Programs "Windows Features". As the photo below I ...
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How to remove IIS for WampSERVER?

I have WampServer installed, and I installed Microsoft SEO Toolkit, I guess that has the IIS dependency. And I guess the iis service uses port 80. Now every time I start WampServer, I need to go to ...
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failed to open xml file , system error : -2147924786

I am trying to install a .msi file which requires me to install .net 4.0 and enable IIS compatibility, bur after doing so it tries to install but throws the above mentioned error and rolls back from ...