Manually migrating websites from IIS 5.0 to IIS 6.0 (or even IIS 5.0 to IIS 5.0)

Just recently I came across an issue where a customer wanted to migrate websites from IIS 5 to IIS 6. The best and recommended option is to use “Internet Information Services 6.0 Migration Tool”. But there are a few limitations in using the Migration Tool they are listed in “Before You Begin” in the IIS6MigrationToolUserGuide.doc….


401.1 – Unauthorized, using Anonymous access (IUSR account)

Just recently I was working on an issue were the customer was getting 401.1 – Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials. The authentication method used on the website was Anonymous access. I checked the Default Web Site and that is working fine. The authentication method on the Default Web Site is Anonymous access…


*Unknown* status for ISAPI Filter

Hello All, I have seen this issue on IIS 6 a number of times and thought of sharing it with all. How many times have you seen the below screenshot in the ISAPI Filter tab in IIS MMC ? Well I reproduced this issue with UrlScan for everybody’s benefit but this can happen to any…


Restrict the website for a particular Crypto Protocol

I have seen this issue several times and thought I would blog about it for everyone’s benefit. Enterprises have their preference of restricting their website to a particular cryptographic protocol/algorithm and hence would like to disable other. Here is a very good knowledge base article Article ID: 245030 for the same but it hasn’t mentioned…


Step by Step: Kerberos Single Hop Scenario

Hello All, I have been thinking on writing few Step-by-Step articles for Kerberos Setup and Troubleshooting. There are few basic things we should remember when configuring Kerberos authentication in Windows network. Lets quickly get started with a very simple One Hop Scenario ANJANEYA = Domain ControllerVIVEKKUMIIS = IIS ServerVIVEKKUMCLIENT = XP Client We will configure…


Step by Step: Kerberos in NLB with Shared Content

SCENARIO: IIS SERVER : WIN2K3OWA ( and VIVEKKUMIIS ( NLB CLUSTER : TESTWEBLB ( FILE SERVER : WIN2KIIS-VPC ( DOMAIN : ANJANEYA.local ( All the servers are member of the ANJANEYA.local domain CONFIGURATION: Step 1: Configuring NLB Cluster Network Load Balancing can be installed from the Local Area Connection Properties. Click TCP/IP properties and add…