Back to installation issues

Recently I encountered two issues related to IIS 7 installation and would like to share my findings. In both the scenarios, IIS7.log and CBS.log helped a lot to find the actual cause of issue.   Problem 1:   We are trying to install IIS on Windows 2008 server but it fails with following error message:…

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Using managed modules for unmanged resources

Customers have asked me many times if it is possible to use managed modules for unmanaged resources as well. The answer is “yes”. And its very simple and easy to do in IIS 7. All we need to do is to uncheck “Invoke only for requests to ASP.NET applications or managed handlers” option for the…

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Migrating websites from IIS 6 to IIS 7 using WebDeploy 2.0

The Web Deployment Tool (Web Deploy) is a command-line tool that deploys content and configuration from a user-specified Web site or Web server to a user-specified destination. 1. Migrating a single site   Syntax: msdeploy -verb:sync -source:metakey=lm/w3svc/<website identifier>,computername=<source computer name> -dest:metakey=lm/w3svc/<website identifier> -enableLink:appPool > msdeploy_test.log -verbose -debug   Example: msdeploy -verb:sync -source:metakey=lm/w3svc/1,computername=xxxxx -dest:metakey=lm/w3svc/1 -enableLink:appPool >…

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