IIS – formerly called Internet Information Server – is a web server application and set of feature extension modules created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows.

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How to handle CNAME host redirect to virtual directory?

I have an internal website and virtual directory http://server2012/logs. I created a CNAME on my DNS server as LOGS -> server2012. I would like to set it up so that http://LOGS redirects to ...
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Allow (and correct the URL) when there is a special character such as %26 using IIS and the rewrite module

I'm struggling with a legacy app that uses special characters like %26 in the URL. The characters don't affect the app but can't be changed, so I'm trying to get IIS to deal with them. I've tried ...
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MVC4 App opens with directory listing and gives a 404 for any direct URL's entered in the browser

I've just deployed a previously (on my local IIS) working MVC4 app to IIS 7.5 on the dev server. After tweaking this and that - one knows how these things get forgotten - the app finally launches, but ...
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301 redirect bulk aspx URLs on IIS

We recently relaunched an old ASPX site as a new Drupal site on the same domain. No 301 redirect was implemented. I have outputted a list of 1000 URLs that need to be 301 redirected. Most of the ...
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Disable default error pages/error messages in IIS

I have this web application (ASP.Net MVC 3) that on certain conditions returns a custom JSON string with a HTTP status code for an error (403, 415, 500). It is deployed on a Win 2008 R2 server with ...
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Can I redirect a root site under IIS to a subdirectory, without affecting other applications?

I'm running IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008R2. I currently run a site at the root of mydomain.edu. I also have a variety of applications (e.g., mydomain.edu/calendar, mydomain.edu/research, ...
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IIS 7.5 Request Filtering

I keep getting 404.7 (FILE_EXTENSION_DENIED) on a sub directory I have under my Default Web Site. Request Filtering allows htm and html files on the server level and the site level. A few months ...
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Force SSL using 301 Redirect on IIS7 gets 401.1 Error

I've got a site that is using an Execute URL in the 403.4 error page slot that calls a page named forcessl.aspx. Here's the contents of the file: strWork = Replace(strQUERY_STRING, "http", ...
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Migrate a ASP.NET web service from http to https. How to create a SSL certificate that works in test environment on IIS 7.5?

I have a question regarding a web service, http and https. First of all, there is a quite similar question with an accepted answer on StackOverflow. Like the questioner on SO, I have a simple working ...
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IIS Not Accepting Active Directory Login Credentials

I have an ASP.NET web form using Microsoft's boilerplate Active Directory login page, set up exactly as suggested. Windows Authentication is activated on the "Default Website" and "MyWebsite" levels, ...
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Installshield in VS2012 and deployment of web application in IIS7.5

I deployed a web application in IIS 7.5 using installshield. But after deploying the site I am facing below error on accessing the site from URL. HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden The Web server is ...
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Different behaviour with windows authentication on IIS7 websites

I need to run a website with just windows authentication. Given the following situation: The location of the default website is: c:\inetpub\wwwroot The location of my code is: c:\Sites\WebApp My ...
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How to package web site configuration for distribution

Is there a way, preferably PowerShell based, to extract all the configuration data for a particular web site, for installing that web site on site at clients?
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How do I troubleshoot rewrite and permalink issues for wordpress using IIS 7 W2008?

I know this question is kind of a WP and kind of a webmaster issue. I am really stuck troubleshooting how IIS is handling rewrites and permalinks. Anyone that can offer an explanation or demarcation ...
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Why is App Pool Identity not created until first request is received?

I work for a software company and regularly deploy our web applications on our customers IIS boxes via an install wizard which was developed in-house. The install process by default creates a new App ...
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Apache/ISS equivalent

I've always used Apache for all my web development work and I'm struggling to get my head around IIS. I've got an API that re-routes all requests to one particular file: 'api.php', how would I do the ...
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Point subdirectory to seperate website in IIS7 (hosted on same server)

I have 2 websites on the same server in IIS7. These websites are required to be separate (Application Pools will not suffice). I have a single domain and am not able to create subdomains. Because ...
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When IIS rewrite rule fails it triggers or moves on to a 2nd rewrite rule

Windows 2008 Server: IIS 7.5 I want to construct a rewrite and redirect rule so that if it fails, (can't find the page because the condition is not met, or perhaps page does not exist) another rule is ...
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What's wrong with this redirect rule set? (IIS7)

I use IIS7, and say for example my site's URL is: http://example.com Here is what I am trying to accomplish: All web pages go to WWW version. All HTTPS pages redirect to HTTP protocol except for ...
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How to make a web service (.asmx) available to the public through IIS w/ SSL?

Situation: I have written a .asmx web service that I have gotten to work on GoDaddy, hosted in IIS. I now need to get this web service to be available to the public in IIS, but from our local web ...
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http://www.mysite.com/c/v to display different domain:http://www.myothersite.com/c/v

My site is written in asp.net using C#/MVC 4.5, and is hosted on Windows Server 2008, IIS7. # It has the following route https://mysite.com/c/v. When the user types in https://www.myothersite/c/v, I ...
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IIS 7.5 - HTTP Redirect and URL Rewrite

my goal is to give the users a friendly url like appname-help which should point to a sharePoint wiki site where we create the help content, the SharePoint url is ugly and long, something like: ...