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IIS 6.0 Content Revision Summary

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

This topic summarizes the changes made to the content in the IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide, the IIS 6.0 Operations Guide, and the IIS 6.0 Technical Reference since the original release of the documentation.

The table below gives a description of the area that each change affects.

 

Area Description

Application Configuration

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about configuring applications.

Architecture

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about IIS architecture.

Error Messages

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about error messages.

Installation

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about installation of IIS.

Introduction/Overview

Provides information about changes made to introductory content about IIS 6.0.

Logging

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about logging.

Performance

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about performance and scalability.

Reference

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 reference content, such as metabase properties, registry entries, etc.

Security

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about security.

Server Administration

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about administering an IIS server.

Site Administration

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about Web sites, Web directories, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites, Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) sites, and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) sites.

Troubleshooting

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 troubleshooting content.

Web Applications

Provides information about changes made to IIS 6.0 content about Web applications.

Application Configuration

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide

Appendix D: Running 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Windows

Added new appendix with information about using the WOW64 emulator to run 32-bit Web applications on 64-bit Windows.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring IIS to Run 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Windows and subordinate topics

Added new topic about configuring IIS to run 32-bit Web applications on 64-bit Windows.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring the Maximum Number of Concurrent CGI Requests

Added topic with information about configuring the maximum number of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) requests allowed to run at one time by setting the MaxConcurrentCgisExecuting registry key.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring CGI Application Timeouts

Added topic with information about configuring CGI application time-out values.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring ASP.NET Applications in Worker Process Isolation Mode

Updated which processModel settings still apply in worker process isolation mode.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Applications to Use COM+ Services

Clarified that some configurations of launch permissions may prohibit COM+ objects from being created, which may affect the running of the app/extension/etc. in which the object resides.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Applications to Use COM+ Services

Corrected list of Windows Components that support Side-by-Side assemblies.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Applications to Use COM+ Services

Added note that batch Logon is required for COM+ server-activated application identities.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Installing ISAPI Filters

Added notes for the following issues:

  • In IIS 6.0, an Internet Server API (ISAPI) filter added at the site level will not load until the Web server has served at least one request to that site, so the filter's status won't display anything until that time.

  • At the Web site level, you will not see any global filters inherited from the Web server's master properties.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Recycling Worker Processes with IIS 6.0 and subordinate topics

Added information about worker process recycling including how it works, when to use it, how to configure it, and logging the recycling events.

Architecture

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Evaluating Application Isolation Modes

Added information about how SF_NOTIFY_READ_RAW_DATA notifications work depending on the application mode in which the server is running.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

HTTP Protocol Stack

Added a note about improvements made to HTTP.sys for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and a link to the HTTP API in Windows Server 2003 SP1 white paper.

Error Messages

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Custom Error Messages

Added note that the following errors are not customizable: 400, 403.9, 411, 414, 500, 500.11, 500.14, 500.15, 501, 503, 505.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Error Messages in IIS 6.0

Added note that HTTP.sys does not serve custom errors, so standard HTTP 1.1 error messages will be returned to the browser if a request does not reach user mode.

Installation

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Installing IIS

Added link to information about answer files and unattended setup parameters in the IIS 6.0 Technical Reference.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Creating an Answer File

Documented the following unattended setup parameters:

  • InetPrint

  • SvcManualStart

  • ExtensionFile

Introduction/Overview

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide

IIS 6.0 Benefits and Features

Added information about HTTP compression.

IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide

Appendix C: Choosing a Cluster Technology for IIS 6.0 and subordinate topics

Added topics with information about the different clustering technologies available for IIS 6.0, and included links for additional information.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

What's Changed

Clarified the meaning of "extension" in the context of the Known Extensions feature of IIS 6.0, and added information about how to lock down DLLs, executables, and file name extensions.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

What's Changed

Does ASP debugging work in IIS 6.0 worker process isolation mode?

Important Changes in ASP

Added information about configuring Launch and Access permissions to enable ASP debugging for Script Debugger and Visual InterDev when using IIS 6.0 Worker Process Isolation mode.

Logging

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Enabling W3C Centralized Logging

Added topic describing how to enable W3C centralized logging.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Auditing the Metabase

Added new topic with information about auditing in the IIS metabase.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Auditing in IIS 6.0

Added link to information about disabling auditing of successful logons in the security event log.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

W3C Centralized Logging

Added topic about the new W3C centralized logging feature.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Metabase Auditing

Added new topic with information about auditing in the IIS metabase.

Performance and Scalability

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide

Enabling HTTP Compression IIS 6.0

Configure Compression

Added topics with information about HTTP compression.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Using HTTP Compression

Enabling HTTP Compression

Customizing the File Types IIS Compresses

Added topics with information about HTTP compression.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Throttling Bandwidth

Clarified that the value in the Maximum bandwidth (in kilobytes per second) box must be at least 1024 Kbps.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Events and Conditions That Disable HTTP.sys Response Caching

Added information about uncached responses when accessing a Web site by requesting the root folder with no specific file, and about Web sites with IP Restriction lists.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Using HTTP Compression for Faster Downloads

Added information about configuring HTTP compression for individual sites and site elements.

Reference

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

NTAuthenticationProviders Metabase Property

Added information about the state of the Integrated Windows Authentication setting following installation of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) as part of a slipstream installation of a Windows Server 2003 operating system.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

MD_ETAG_CHANGENUMBER Metabase Property

Added information about setting this property in an environment with clustered Web servers.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

AppPoolQueueLength Metabase Property

Added note that the default value of this property changed with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) from 4000 to 1000, with a recommendation to lower the value if IIS is already installed on the server prior to applying the service pack.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

FTP Service Events

Added new FTP Service event message 14401: "The server failed to create a data channel connection to a client on local interface ip_address. The FTP data port port_number may be in use by another service or application."

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

ConnectionTimeout Metabase Property

Added information about the reasons a connection can be considered inactive and disconnected by IIS.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

LogEventOnRecycle Metabase Property

Clarified that the flags for this property only determine whether or not IIS will log the type of recycle event in the flag.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

AspSxsName Metabase Property

AspAppServiceFlags Metabase Property

Corrected list of Windows Components that support Side-by-Side assemblies.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

ASP Registry Entries

Created the topic ASP Registry Entries and documented the following ASP registry keys:

  • AspMaxPropertyStringLength

  • AspMaxResponseHeaderLength

  • DisableCachedResponseOnUNCAccessFailure

  • DisableComPlusCpuMetric

  • DisableOOMRecycle

  • EnableChangeNotificationForUNC

  • F5AttackDetectionEnabled

  • FileMonitoringEnabled

  • FileMonitoringTimeoutSeconds

  • HangDetConsecIllStatesThreshold

  • HangDetEnabled

  • HangDetRequestThreshold

  • HangDetThreadHungThreshold

  • MaxCPU

  • MaxCSR

  • ThreadMax

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

MaxProcesses Metabase Property

Removed erroneous information about setting the value of this property to zero in order to create an unmanaged application pool.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

FTP Service Registry Entries

Documented the following FTP service registry keys:

  • AnonymousHomeDirInfoGrace

  • AnonymousHomeDirInfoInterval

  • CacheAnonymousHomeDirInfo

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Global Registry Entries

Documented the following global registry keys:

  • DataSetCacheSize

  • DoDirMonitoringForUNC

  • ErrorLoggingDir

  • FileAttributeCheckThreshold

  • ThreadPooldMaxCPU

  • ThreadPoolStartDelay

  • ThreadPoolStartupThreadCount

  • ThreadPoolMaxContextSwitch

  • ThreadPoolRefTraceCounter

  • ThreadPoolExactThreadCount

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

WWW Service Registry Entries

Documented the following World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW Service) registry keys:

  • EnableTraceMethod

  • LogErrorRequests

  • MaxConcurrentCgisExecuting

  • UseSharedWPDesktop

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

DisableSocketPooling Metabase Property

Clarified that setting this metabase property has no effect in IIS 6.0, and included link to information about how to use the new utility, Httpcfg.exe, to allow applications to use the same port on different IP addresses.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

ServerListenTimeout Metabase Property


ConnectionTimeout Metabase Property

HeaderWaitTimeout Metabase Property

MinFileBytesPerSec Metabase Property

Clarified that ServerListenTimeout metabase property is not used by the WWW service, but is used by the FTP, SMTP, and NNTP services.

Added information about using the ConnectionTimeout, HeaderWaitTimeout, and MinFileBytesPerSec metabase properties instead of ServerListenTimeout for Web service nodes.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

SMPProcessorAffinityMask Metabase Property

Added note to warn that setting the SMPProcessorAffinityMask property to zero can create an error condition.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Metabase Property Reference

Documented the following metabase properties:

  • ServerID

  • LogInUTF8

  • IsapiRestrictionList

  • CgiRestrictionList

  • RestrictionListCustomDesc

  • SuppressDefaultFTPBanner

  • WebDAVMaxAttributesPerElement

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Metabase Property Reference

Corrected documentation for the following metabase properties:

  • DoDynamicCompression

  • DoStaticCompression

  • HcDoDynamicCompression

  • HcDoStaticCompression

  • IdleTimeout

  • NotDeletable

  • PeriodicRestartTime

  • RevocationURLRetrievalTimeout

  • RevocationFreshnessTime

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

NotDeletable Metabase Property

Clarified that the NotDeletable metabase property is invalid in IIS 6.0.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Global Registry Entries

Corrected the following registry key references:

  • DigestContextCacheTTL

  • DigestPartialContextCacheTTL

  • MaxConcurrency

  • MaxPoolThreads

  • PoolThreadLimit

  • ThreadTimeout

Security

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide

Reviewing Security Policies, Processes, and Procedures

Corrected Table 3.16, "Firewall and Router Security," to refer to port 445 instead of 455 for NetBIOS/SMB.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Using Isolation to Secure Applications

Added topic with information about giving each application pool its own account identity to isolate applications on the Web server.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Subauthentication and subordinate topics

Corrected references to the AnonymousPasswordSync metabase property.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Encrypting Data When Running WMI–Based Remote Administration Scripts

Added important note that Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) based scripts must be edited to encrypt authentication credentials and data after upgrading to SP1.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Constrained Delegation for Kerberos

Added information about Kerberos authentication failing with a 401.3 error if not configured properly.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Integrated Windows Authentication in IIS 6.0

Configuring Integrated Windows Authentication in IIS 6.0

Windows Authentication Provider in ASP.NET

Authentication in ASP.NET

Added information about the state of the Integrated Windows Authentication setting following installation of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) as part of a slipstream installation of a Windows Server 2003 operating system.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Securing Sites with IP Address Restrictions

Added note about the disabling of the HTTP.sys cache when IP address restriction is used on a Web site.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Enabling Kernel-Mode SSL

Added new topic about kernel-mode Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Basic Authentication in IIS 6.0

Added information about administering users and adding them to groups with specific permissions when using Basic authentication.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Requesting a New Server Certificate from an Online CA

Configuring SSL on a Web Server or Web Site

Clarified the following issues:

  • The Web Server Certificate Wizard is used to request new server certificates.

  • The request file generated by the Web Server Certificate Wizard is saved by default as C:\Certreq.txt.

  • SSL can be configured for a Web server or a Web site.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Installing Server Certificates

Added note that a password must be specified before the certificate can be assigned to a Web server.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring SSL on a Web Server or Web Site

Added note explaining that users will receive an error message when browsing to a site that does not have SSL completely setup and the Require Secure Channel (SSL) check box is selected for the site.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

IIS 6.0 Security Best Practices

Added recommendation to use an encrypted remote connection with WMI-based administration scripts.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Mapping Client Certificates with Directory Service Mapping

Added procedure for enabling directory sService mapping.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Encrypting Data When Running WMI–Based Remote Administration Scripts

Added topic about establishing an encrypted connection when running WMI-based administration scripts on an IIS server over a remote connection.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Subauthentication and subordinate topics

Corrected references to AnonymousPasswordSync metabase property and added IIsWebService node as recommended configurable location.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Anonymous Authentication in IIS 6.0

Clarified that the IUSR_Computername account, which is a member of the Guests group on computers running IIS, has the same access as members of the Users group by default.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring SSL on a Web Server or Web Site

Added note that users will receive an error when browsing to a Web site that requires SSL if the process of setting up SSL is not complete.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Enabling and Disabling Dynamic Content in IIS 6.0

Added reminder to disable Web service extensions when features are no longer required.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Enabling Web Service Extensions

Enabling and Disabling Dynamic Content in IIS 6.0

Added important note that allowing unknown ISAPI extensions or CGI extensions to run on a Web server can leave the server susceptible to attack.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Subauthentication on a New Installation of IIS 6.0

Configuring Subauthentication in IIS 5.0 Isolation Mode

Added node at which the AnonymousPasswordSync metabase property should be set.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Creating an Authorization Policy Store in Authorization Manager

Setting the Scope for the Application

Clarified items in the procedure that must be typed exactly as shown in order for the authorization policy store for IIS 6.0 URL Authorization to be configured successfully.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Setting Metabase Properties for URL Authorization

Removed semi-colons from sample script.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Adding Urlauth.dll as a New Web Service Extension

Added procedure for adding Urlauth.dll as a new Web service extension.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Adding the IIS Worker Process to the Readers Role

Added procedure for adding the IIS worker process to the Reader role.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Exporting a Client Certificate for One-to-One Mapping

Added note that client certificate mapping programs for IIS 6.0 and Windows Active directory services accept certificates formatted as either binary or Base-64 encoded.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Setting NTFS Permissions for Directories or Files and subordinate topics

Clarified that IIS Manager is used to set permissions on Web sites, directories, and virtual directories, and that to set permissions for individual files you must use a programmatic solution, such as Adsutil.vbs.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Advanced Digest Authentication in IIS 6.0

Digest Authentication in IIS 6.0

UseDigestSSP Metabase Property

Added note that the WWW service must be restarted for a change in the UseDigestSSP metabase property to take effect.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring SSL Host Headers

Obtaining and Installing a Wildcard Server Certificate

Configuring Server Bindings for SSL Host Headers

Advanced Digest Authentication

Added new topics that explain how to obtain and install a wildcard server certificate that can be used for Web sites that have the same IP address:port binding, as well as how to use Adsutil.vbs to configure SSL host headers and how to ensure that secure content is not served for an HTTP request.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Advanced Digest Authentication

Added information about configuring the registry keys DigestPartialContextCacheTTL and DigestContextCacheTTL.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

.NET Passport Authentication

Added information about configuring Web sites to conform to .NET Passport privacy guidelines.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Digest Authentication

Added information about the issue where logging on with a user principal name (UPN) in the form username@domain.top-leveldomain fails.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Integrated Windows Authentication

Added information about the state of the Integrated Windows Authentication setting following installation of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) as part of a slipstream installation of a Windows Server 2003 operating system.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Authentication Methods Supported in IIS 6.0

Added information about the importance of using authentication with IIS when resources on the Web server need to be restricted to approved users, and clarified that IIS goes in order from the most secure to the least secure authentication method when multiple authentication methods are configured.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Integrated Windows Authentication

Added information that a user logged on to the local computer as a domain user will not be prompted to authenticate if they access a network computer in that same domain.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Controlling Access to a Database on a Web Server

Added topic with information about controlling access to databases from Web applications.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Access Control Lists

Added three tables outlining the default Access Control Lists (ACLs) and privileges for the IIS_WPG group.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Kernel-Mode SSL

Added topic about running SSL in kernel mode instead of user mode (the default) in Windows 2003 Server SP1.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Configuring Application Pool Identity in IIS 6.0

Added section about the IIS_WPG group.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

SSL and SF_NOTIFY_READ_RAW_DATA Filters

Added information about how SF_NOTIFY_READ_RAW_DATA works with SSL when running worker process isolation mode.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Using URL Authorization

Removed semi-colons from sample script.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Digest Authentication

Advanced Digest Authentication

Added note that the WWW service must be restarted for a change in the UseDigestSSP metabase property to take effect.

Server Administration

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Launch Permissions for COM+ Server Objects

Added important note about the IUSR_computername and IWAM_computername accounts no longer being granted launch permissions to COM+ objects by default after installations of IIS on Windows Server 2003 SP1.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Implementing Incremental Web Site Numbering

Added new topic with information about incremental Web site numbering.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Renaming a Web Service Extension

Added topic with information about renaming Web Service extensions.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Administering Servers Remotely in IIS 6.0

Mde references to the Remote Administration (HTTP) Tool consistent.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Uninstalling IIS

Added topic with procedure on uninstalling IIS.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Application Pool Identity with IIS 6.0

Added JScript code example to show how to programmatically change the account under which an application pool runs.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Setting Active Directory User Isolation Using Iisftp.vbs

Changed references to the following parameters:
From FTPDir|FTPRoot to msIIS-FTPDir|msIIS-FTPRoot.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Reliability Features

Configuring Web Gardens with IIS 6.0

Clarified information about how web gardens benefit reliability and performance.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Listing IIS Backup Configurations Using Iisback.vbs

Added note that iisback /list uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for date and time stamps.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Enabling ASP.NET

Added note to clarify the difference between using the Configure Your Server wizard or Add or Remove Programs to install IIS 6.0 and enable ASP.NET.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Application Pool Identity with IIS 6.0

Added the following procedures:

  • To change the account under which an application pool runs using the Adsutil.vbs administration script

  • To programmatically change the account under which an application pool runs

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Enabling and Disabling Dynamic Content in IIS 6.0

Added information about needing to enable FrontPage Server Extensions and ASP in order for Visual Studio .NET 2003 applications to work on IIS 6.0.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Setting Up Virtual Servers for Clustering

Corrected the procedure step explaining how to copy IIS configuration from one node to other nodes in a server cluster.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Configuring Rapid-Fail Protection

Updated information about Rapid-Fail Protection.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Creating Application Pools

Removed erroneous reference to an unmanaged application pool.

Site Administration

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide

Creating Web Sites and Home Directories

Create a Web Site

Added information about storing Web site content in a location where "/bin" will not be part of the requested URL or a 404 error will be returned.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Creating Global MIME Types

Added information about creating Multipurpose Internet Mail Exchange (MIME) types for files without extensions, and corrected steps in the procedure.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Creating MIME Types for a Web site or directory

Added information about creating MIME types for files without extensions.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Editing Global MIME Types

Editing MIME Types for a Web site or directory

Removing Global MIME Types

Created topics with procedures to edit and remove MIME types.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Removing Global MIME Types

Removing MIME Types from a Web site or directory

Added information about removing MIME types from the registry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\extension after removing the MIME type mapping.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Renaming Virtual Directories

Added new topic about renaming virtual directories.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Setting FTP Messages and Directory Output Style

Added procedure for suppressing the default FTP banner using the SuppressDefaultFTPBanner metabase property.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Redirecting FTP Requests to Directories or Network Shares

Added information and procedure about configuring an FTP site so that users browsing the site can see a directory entry for a virtual directory.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Creating FTP Sites Using Iisftp.vbs

Added an example and changed references to the following parameters:

  • From /domain DomainName to /ADdomain DomainName.

  • From /Admin [Domain\]User to /ADadmin [Domain\]User.

  • From /AdminPwd Password to /ADpass Password.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Using FrontPage Server Extensions to Extend Web Sites

Clarified that the _vti_bin virtual directory of new FrontPage Server Extensions virtual servers must be assigned to the MSSharePointPool application pool in order to remotely administer a Windows® SharePoint® Services (STS) Web site.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Working with MIME Types and subordinate topics

Added important note about not using wildcard MIME types on production servers, and revised wording in procedures about providing valid MIME types.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Setting FTP Messages and Directory Output Style

Added note that although the FTP exit message box can contain up to 30,000 characters, the message size is limited to 1024 characters (including the reply code, blank, carriage return, and null).

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Hosting Multiple Web Sites

Naming Web Sites

Added note that host headers for Web sites cannot contain Unicode characters because the Domain Name System (DNS) standard doesn't recognize Unicode characters.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Metabase Structure in IIS 6.0

Added important note about enabling sequential numbering of Web sites in IIS 6.0.

Troubleshooting

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

FTP server terminates user connections and returns MSFTPSVC event message 8

Added topic with information about hosting a high-load FTP site with the FTP anonymous home directory on a UNC share, and receiving FTP service message 8.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Cannot launch COM objects with IUSR_computername or IWAM_computername accounts

Added topic with information about the IUSR_computername and IWAM_computername accounts no longer being granted launch permissions by default on installations of IIS on Windows Server 2003 SP1.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

UPN logons not accepted by IIS 6.0 server in Windows 2000 domain

Added topic with information about the correct format for logins when the IIS 6.0 server is a member of a Windows 2000 domain, and is configured for both Digest authentication and subauthentication.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Install certificate after deleting the pending certificate request

Added topic with information about how to install a certificate if the pending certificate request was deleted from the server.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

CGI Processes Will Not Start

Added information about the default anonymous user account, IUSR_computername, being denied access to executable programs in the windir\System32 folder and how to resolve the problem if failures occur when attempting to call external programs from CGI code.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Cannot make immediate request for a Web server certificate

Added topic with information about not being able to request a Web server certificate immediately after installing Certificate Services on a server and configuring it to be either an Enterprise Root certification authority (CA) or a stand-alone certification authority.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Client cannot renegotiate request and returns an HTTP 413 error

Clarified that clients may receive an HTTP 413 error when uploading large files if client certificates are enabled on a Web server, Web site, or on individual directories or files on the site.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Configuring Custom Error Messages

Added information about storing a custom error URL in the application pool that directs the request to the custom error URL so that the worker process can serve the custom error page successfully.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Clients browsing to a Web site receive HTTP 403.4 - Forbidden: SSL is required to view this resource error, but the Web site is not configured to use SSL

Added information about troubleshooting an issue where clients receive an error message about requiring SSL when the Web site is not required to use SSL.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Client requests receive a "503: Service Unavailable" error

Updated information about the "503: Service Unavailable" error message, which occurs when the server is unable to process a request, and linked to a topic with more information about increasing the application pool queue length limit when the Httperr.log file includes the 503 error code along with the message "QueueFull".

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

When adding a new Web site, the Web site is not added, and the error message "No more memory is available for security information updates" is displayed (also, error 1131 might appear in the system Event Log)

Added information about issue and steps to correct the problem.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

All requests with /bin in the URL are rejected and return a 404 error

Added information about issue and steps to correct the problem.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Client requests time out or error out

Clarified that ServerListenTimeout metabase property is not used by the WWW service, but is used by the FTP, SMTP, and NNTP services.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Requests for static files return 404 error

Added content outlining the following options for serving files with unknown file name extensions:

  • Add the file name extension to the MIME map on specific Web sites or directories.

  • Turn off the Known Extensions feature on the specific Web sites or directories.

  • Turn off the Known Extensions feature on the Web server.

  • Added important note that turning off Known Extensions on the Web server lessens the security of the server.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

When attempting to download a file from an FTP site that is hosted on IIS 6.0, a "File not found" or similar error is returned, and the file name in the error message contains a caret (^) character

Added information about issue and steps to correct the problem.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Applications are denied access to resources

Added note that when IIS 6.0 worker processes run under the default low-privileged Network Service user account, application events, including CGI events, are written to the Application event log not the System event log.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Client receives 403.16 error when IIS cannot process a complete certificate chain

Added information about adding a certificate to the Intermediate Certification Authorities folder on the local computer when the client receives a 403.16 error.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Computer runs slowly when scripts using ADSI scripts to query IIS 6.0

Added information about memory usage when running a program that uses multiple threads and Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) scripts to query Internet Information Services (IIS).

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Advanced Troubleshooting with IIS Tracing and subordinate topics

Added multiple topics that describe how to configure and execute new IIS tracing features.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Tracing Events Reference

Added new topic that describes tracing events available with IIS Admin tracing, IIS Request-based Tracing, and IIS Currently-executing request tracing.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Advanced IIS Troubleshooting with Tracing and Debugging and subordinate topics

Added multiple topics that address the new tracing features in IIS 6.0 SP1. These features include the following:

  • Currently-executing requests tracing: allows tracing of all requests executing on the IIS server. This tracing feature is helpful when requests have become slow or unresponsive and it is unclear which Web site or application is processing the requests.

  • Request-based tracing: allows tracing of requests for a specific site or for a specific component of IIS, such as ASP pages. This tracing feature helps narrow troubleshooting efforts to a specific site or IIS component.

  • IIS Admin tracing: allows tracing of the IIS Admin service during startup and shutdown events. If the IIS Admin service hangs during startup and shutdown, this tracing feature can help determine why.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

Enabling Debugging for IIS

Replaced the script for OrphanActionExe.

Web Applications

 

Content Type Topic Description

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

ASP.NET Settings Schema Reference

Linked topic to MSDN for information about the individual elements in the schema and removed the subordinate topics.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

Process Model Modes

Updated which processModel settings still apply in worker process isolation mode.

IIS 6.0 Operations Guide

What's New in ASP

Corrected list of Windows Components that support Side-by-Side assemblies.

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