Configure the IIS Application Initialization module

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IIS Internet Information Services

During my many years of active IIS administration which hosted ASP.NET application, we had many discussions about why the first request to the web site took longer than those coming after.  In short, it’s because the first request, after a restart of the process results in a recompilation of the temporary ASP.NET files.  In complicated,…

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Application Initialization not making a request to the initialization page

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IIS Internet Information Services

Setting up Application Initialization is pretty straight forward.  Instructions can be found here or here. After setting it up the Application Initialization module with these parameters: autoStart = True startMode = AlwaysRunning when IIS was restarted the W3WP worker process was started up and running just as expected.  Figure 1 shows a Process Explorer Properties window….

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