ISS can lock the Temp folder files

  Problem: If you’re browsing to an page and your browser reports “Sever Error in ‘/’ Application.” and “The current identity… ASPNET does not have write access to ‘c:Windows\\framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary files’, you might naturally think of adjusting NTFS permissions for the ASPNet account or running aspnet_regiis -ga in the attempt to correct the problem….


"Page cannot be displayed" due to Non-Paged Pooled Memory Depletion

     Overview   It’s not unnatural to assume an IIS process hang when web client browsers begin reporting either “Page cannot be displayed . . . cannot find server or dns error” (IE6) or “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. . .”  (IE7).  But when an IISRESET proves insufficient to provide temporary relief, it…


401.2 Troubleshooting for Intranet Websites using Integrated Authentication

  Although there are many reasons why IIS might return the http response code of 401.2 (“Unauthorized: Logon Failed due to server configuration”) there is one scenario I keep running into which must be solved on the client side rather than the server.  An IIS administrator visits the properties sheet of an internal intranet website, unchecks Anonymous…


How to Make an IIS 6.0 Metabase ‘Exportable’

  When a %windir%/system32/inetsrv/metabase.xml file is transplanted from an IIS 6.0 server to the inetsrv directory of another IIS 6.0 sever, the IISAdmin service on the target server won’t run. This is by design.  This happens because important portions of the metadata are encrypted by a “c23 key” that is unique to the source IIS…


Disabling the TCPChimney During IIS 6.0 Troubleshooting

    Update:    I think the best advice (as of 2012) is found here: and       ==========================================   I’ve become quick to consider disabling the TCP off-loading engine features (or “TOE”) when trouble-shooting a problem involving IIS 6.0 and detecting the slightest hint of a “networking problem” or “communication problem.”    With the right combination of NIC, NIC…