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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IIS 7 Require SSL automatically redirect to https://

I've configured IIS 7 to require SSL. I'm wondering if I can automatically redirect non-ssl requests to be encrypted. For example, if a user types in http://domain.com, can IIS redirect the request ...
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Huge difference in visits/hits between IIS logs and google analytics

I use google analytics to monitor visitors access, and I am very happy with it, easy to use blabla, you name it :) Few days ago I copied IIS logs from website and used free/evaluation commercial log ...
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IIS7 Serving .mp4s, not playable on iOS devices

I've added the proper MIME type to the server, made sure it applies to not only the specific site but even the all of server's sites. The file is accessible and playable in my browser (Chrome) but ...
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Does amount of URL parameters affect SEO?

I've recently just finished building a small website and created friendly URLS using IIS7.5' rewrite module. The site has now been passed to the client's SEO guy and he says the friendly URL format ...
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Migrate ASP.Net web site from IIS6 to IIS7

I have to migrate an ASP.Net web site from IIS6 to IIS7. I tried to copy the all files for a web site from IIS6 (c:\inetpub\wwwroot\MySite) to another box with Windows Server 2008 R2 where IIS7 is ...
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What can you do to speed up IIS 7 web sites?

Turn on compression and you'll see immediate performance improvements, likewise if you enable caching for complex web apps. What other configuration options you can change to improve performance? do ...
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Masking a redirection in IIS7

My tools: IIS7 1 x Windows 2008 Server IIS URL Rewrite Module 2 (installed) My requirement: Mask the redirection of www.bob.com to www.abc.com/bob/index.html - the end user should not see the ...
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Which event log file does IIS 7 app pool log to

Which event log files does the IIS 7.0 Application Pool Recycling log to? I want to check out at what time the default app pool automatically recylces.
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How to move IIS7 site from one server to another

What is the process to copy an entire .NET website from one server to another server? Both sites are running Windows Server 2008, IIS7, and SQL 2008? The base site is the live site The new site is ...
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Converting web.config from IIS6 to IIS7 format

I'm a bit stuck, kinda been lumbered with a website developed over a year ago. The company that designed it and the company that own it dont now speak so I have been lumbered with trying to get it to ...
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How can I stop 404s from favicon.ico without a favicon.ico?

How can I stop requests for favicon.ico without having a favicon.ico? It wastes resources serving a 404 and fills up logs with 404s. Right now I put in a dummy favicon.ico file but I would prefer a ...
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How to change the listening port on IIS 7 web application?

I have an apache running on port 80, I want to move my Web Applications to *:8080 But I don't remember how. I've seen this link but Edit Bindings isn't in my options list. Not even in Basic Settings ...
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How do I run a subdirectory on a separate server?

I have a site, www.domain.com. I want to set up a blog which runs on a separate server than the main site, and have it available a the domain www.domain.com/blog. How would I go about doing this? If ...
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Redirect a URL to another URL with IIS 7.5

I have no idea why this isn't working. I've tried creating map rules and then rewriting and redirecting the URL. I've tried just redirecting it with a simple rewrite rule and no matter what, the only ...
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Dynamically rewrite URLs upon the user's selection - is it possible?

In my PHP based web application, there's a form that generates a URL according to the user's selection. The form has 7 different fields, each one of them affects the final URL, none of them is ...
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Self hosted Web Analytics like urchin

I would like some cheap/free web analytic software to be used on my windows server (Server 2008). urchin seems to be way expensive. please provide me some good recommendations.
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How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443?

How to redirect calls from http://svn.example.com to http://dev.example.com:8443? Should I be asking our Cisco networking guy to set this up (and if so, what do I tell him to do?), or should I be ...
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Is it correct to have domains with more than 3 levels?

I've been arguing for some time about this topic, now I'd like the opinion of professionals. My point is that a domain should be made of 2 or 3 levels at most, like: mysite.com blog.mysite.com ...
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SSL Certificate and IP Binding

I try to setup SSL on my server for only one web site (I have few there using IIS7). I bought an SSL certificate, installed it but when I come to bind I don't have to option to specify the host ...
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Why doesn't Firefox cache my images and CSS

I am using IIS7, I have already set up the following. But when I run Firefox it seems not to cache any of my images even with "remember history" set. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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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 site is stopped, but it still responds to requests with 404 errors

What you'd expect when you select a site in the IIS console and choose the "stop" button is that all bound ports would stop responding, right? That's what it did in earlier versions of IIS, at least. ...
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Naked domain to “www” redirect in Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows server. I have several websites hosted on my server. Currently, I can only visit these websites if I include "www" (e.g., www.techtint.com). I want the naked form of the URL to ...
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How do I use IIS7 rewrite to redirect requests for (HTTP or HTTPS):// (www or no-www) .domainaliases.ext to HTTPS://maindomain.ext

I have multiple domain names assigned to the same site and I want all possible access combinations redirected to one domain. In other words whether the visitor uses http://domainalias.ext or ...
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How to avoid DotNetNuke with another ASP.NET application conflicts

Web have the following scenario: A generic web developed using DotNetNuke A b2b web application developed using ASP.NET + Silverlight What we want to do is the following: When a client goes to ...
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IIS XML encoding seems to be wrong

We are moving our web application from Apache 2.0 to IIS 7. Everyhing is fine with UTF-8 encoding, but just one thing. There's a flash movie in the page that reads an xml content (dynamically ...
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Building an intranet

I'm researching for a project I'm going to be doing at work on the side... I work for a small hospital and we recently upgraded all the browsers inside our intranet to IE8 (Goodbye 6 :). We have a ...
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Server Side Includes that work in HTML and PHP with IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008

We currently have SSI set up to work in our HTML pages as follows <!--#INCLUDE file="/includes/header.inc"--> We also use PHP on our server, and are trying to avoid creating two separate ...
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What are reasons some people can't access a website while most others can?

I have a .NET MVC 3 Website hosted on a Server 2008 r2 VPS. The site only uses SSL 3.0 connections, so if you connect using HTTP it will bump you up to HTTPS. The site is for a small company, just for ...
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DOwnload file from IIS7 server with # in file name

I'm running IIS 7 web server and getting an error 404 when trying to download a file with a # symbol anywhere in the file name. http://www.server.com/files/my#filename.doc <-- does not download ...
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URL rewrite - Cross domain javascript

I have a site site.domain1.com that needs to launch content from another domain - content.domain2.com but I encounter cross-domain JS issues when doing this directly. I basically need to make ...
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Active Directory auto login to website for domain users

I am putting together an Intranet for a company - I have set up authentication to get into the Intranet from a login box linked to AD via LDAP/ However the client wants (if possible) to have users ...
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In IIS what is the difference between rewrite rules managed by URL Rewrite Module versus those only in web.config?

In IIS what is the difference between rewrite rules managed by URL Rewrite Module versus those which are only in the web.config file and do not appear in the URL Rewrite Module? Using the URL Rewrite ...
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How to redirect pages during the maintenance to home page?

I have IIS 7 website. I need to redirect users during maintenance time to home page from other sub pages within site. for example if user request http://www.mysite.com/products/234 I need system ...
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IIS 7.5 Compression is not working when loading the page on a local computer

If I try to access our website inside our servers using the remote desktop connection. YSlow and PageSpeed is reporting that our website are compressed. But If I try to access our website in my local ...
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Host Change - What is a good method for testing SSL before pointing DNS at new host?

Version 1 of a web application is on an old Host. Version 2 is on a new host, operating on a test domain. At launch, we will point the official domain at the new host. However, I would like to ...
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Allow directory listing for subdirectories only

I am using webspace hosted on IIS 7.5 (according to phpinfo() ). Currently, I am enabling directory listings for a directory and all its subdirectories by placing a web.config like <location ...
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Is there a SEO benefit of a 'reverse canonical redirect' back to the 'friendly' URL?

As far as I understand, you should have a single URL to access a given page on a website to prevent duplicate issues. With this in mind I have setup IIS7 Rewrite to point my friendly URLs to my .aspx ...
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Configuring IIS7 404 page when using IIS7 urlrewrite module

I've got custom errors to work for .aspx page like: www.domain.com/whateverdfdgdfg.aspx But, when no .aspx url is requested, (like http://www.domain.com/hfdkfdh4545) it results in an error: HTTP ...
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Common Header & Footer for HTML Site

I'm about to re-work an old HTML-based site and would like to separate out the header and footer of the content into separate files as they'll be common to all pages. The current site author just ...
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Separate “Editor” domain for single Plone Site

We currently run our Plone site across two servers, one (our DB server) that hosts the Data.fs & blobstorage and only runs the Zeoserver, and another (our App server) that runs four clients which ...
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IIS - HTTP Redirect all requests for one virtual directory to another

How do I set up an HTTP Redirect rule to redirect all requests for a virtual directory to another virtual directory, when I don't know the hostname or complete URL, and cannot use the URL Rewrite ...
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How to setup site for no www

The company I'm working at handles the hosting our self. We got www.domain.com up now and we want to make the domain.com to work as well. We use IIS7. I have seen some articles and found one with URL ...
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Joomla 1.6 URL rewrite on IIS7 (removing /index.php/)

Joomla 1.6 was released today and I'm wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of the /index.php/ part? How link looks now: http://www.example.org/index.php/stuff How link would look after URL ...
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Problem on application with ASP in IIS 7.5 with Oracle 11g [closed]

We have an application developed with .Net on server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5 which is linked liked to Oracle 11g on another server. Our problem is that we lose the service every two or three or more. The ...
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How to disable application pool timeout on IIS7? [closed]

On IIS6, there is a checkbox for this. On IIS7 there isn't. When the App Pool reaches its idle time, it stops. The restart is automatic, when the app is used again, however it takes 1-4 seconds to ...
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Tuning WebServer Response -

I have this sam e question on StackOverflow and I was advised to ask it here hoping for more information. Here is the question: I am in rather unfavorable situation. I have aspdotneststore front ...
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How to redirect domain.com to www.domain.com with DNS and IIS?

How can I redirect example.com to www.example.com using DNS / IIS? I wish to do this for an asp.net web site to prevent duplicate contents (Bad for SEO). I had 2 a record in dns (Windows Server ...
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Download Link for Custom File Type

I have a client that wants to make their products firmware files available for download on their website. The firmware files have a custom extension: .bi2. The client wants the files to be downloaded ...
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prevent IIS from executing scripts in a specific directory

I have a php web application that allows file uploads to a specific directory. I would like to prevent the execution of any file that is uploaded into that directory whether it is ASP, PHP, or ...