Enlightening a mystery with Failed Request Tracing: does IIS not respect the minFileSizeForComp setting for static compression?

I have been working with one of my customers to fix some static compression issues on IIS 8.5. During our work I have been asked that if IIS is not respecting the minFileSizeForComp settings and if it is compressing the static files that are smaller than the limit configured in the IIS settings. Before proceeding…


Step by step guide for allowing remote management for IIS 7.0 or newer

1) SETUP IIS TO ACCEPT REMOTE MANAGEMENT CONNECTIONS Open IIS manager as administrator, go to server level and open Management Service:   Make sure that the service is running and note the port number. You can configure management service to accept connections for windows users, IIS manager users or both:   Optional: Create IIS manager…


How to get an application pool configuration with appcmd.exe

Sometimes it is needed to dump out the configuration of an application pool in a text file. I have found the following command very useful for that: appcmd list apppool “test” /text:* Needless to say, test is the name of the application pool. The output will be like below: APPPOOL  APPPOOL.NAME:”test”  PipelineMode:”Classic”  RuntimeVersion:”v4.0″  state:”Started”  [add]    …


Troubleshooting a 404.13 issue using IIS and Failed Request Tracing logs

Consider the following scenario: You are running an Exchange 2010 in your corporate network and you would like to have your clients running in external network (say, from home) access their e-mails in Outlook (using Outlook Anywhere). Outlook –> Reverse Proxy –> Exchange 2010 CAS Servers Clients will also be able to access their e-mails by using…


Free IIS 8.0 Express Beta is released

We have just released IIS 8.0 Express Beta. Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 Express Beta is a free, simple and self-contained version of IIS that is optimized for developers. IIS Express makes it easy to use the most current version of IIS to develop and test websites in development tools like Visual Studio and WebMatrix….


What’s New in IIS 8

With the release of Windows 8 Server Beta, IIS 8 is coming to the world. If you are curious about what is new in IIS 8, you can check the following article: What’s New in IIS 8http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2012/03/01/what-s-new-in-iis-8.aspx –AMB