Web server (IIS) support role service Vs Application Server role

Why do we have Web server (IIS) support role service(under Application Server role)? There are huge number of applications that are hosted on IIS server i.e. Exchange, SharePoint, CRM, etc. Not every IT professional will be a web developer and aware of different features that are available under IIS. So if there is user who…

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Troubleshooting dynamic compression in IIS 7

FREB logs are the best tool to troubleshoot compression issues on IIS 7. But before starting looking into FREB logs, it’s good to check following configuration settings in applicationhost.config file.   <httpCompression directory=”%SystemDrive%\inetpub\temp\IIS Temporary Compressed Files”>             <scheme name=”gzip” dll=”%Windir%\system32\inetsrv\gzip.dll” />             <staticTypes>                 <add mimeType=”text/*” enabled=”true” />                 <add mimeType=”message/*” enabled=”true” />                 <add…

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IIS manager crashing while creating server certificate request

Recently I worked on an issue where IIS manager was crashing while creating server certificate request. It was actually badly configured Cryptographic provider that was causing this crash. This was identified very easily by running the csptest command on the server. Output gave us the errors with cryptographic providers.   1.    Open command prompt as…

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Understanding Kernel mode authentication in IIS 7

By default, IIS 7 enables kernel-mode authentication for the Windows (which use either Kerberos or NTLM), authentication scheme. Kernel-mode authentication provides the following advantages:   •Your Web applications can run using lower-privileged accounts. •If you use Kerberos authentication, you can use a different account than the default account associated with the Service Principle Name (SPN)…

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How to disable SSL 2.0 in Internet Information Services 7

Problem=======SSL 2.0 is not disabled on Win2k8 server even after applying KB187498.  Resolution========== 1. At a command prompt, enter gpedit.msc. The Group Policy Object Editor appears. 2. Expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Network, and then click SSL Configuration Settings. 3. Under SSL Configuration Settings, click the SSL Cipher Suite Order setting. 4. In the SSL…

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Visual Studio couldn’t connect to IIS 7.5 using FPSE

Update: 01-Aug-2011 ====================== FPSE for IIS 7.5 (Windows 2008 R2\Windows 7) is available now for download from the follwoing link: http://www.rtr.com/fpse/Win2008R2/ ======================================================================================================================== Original Post: Action======Trying to create a new website on IIS 7.5 remotely using Visual Studio 2008. Problem=======Unable to create new website. Visual Studio giver error message that Front Page server extensions are not…

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Unable to deploy 32 bit ASP application on IIS 7 server

Action======Deployed an ASP application on IIS 7 server that was using 32 bit components. hence we changed the AppPool porperties to enable 32 bit mode. Problem=======After we changed the app pool to run on 32 bit mode, the website stopped working and we were getting 500.19 –Internal Server error.We also found the following error message…

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