Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Tools and Utilities Questions

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The recommendation for IIS 7.0 is to NOT use shared application pools. Is there a tool that validates configuration files before loading in IIS 7.0? No, the best tool today is to use appcmd. "appcm...

SMTP Questions

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Not out of the box. How does the SMTP module work with IIS? Can the source site of the SMTP message be determined? There are no SMTP changes in Windows Server ® 2008. The only SMTP Module that I ca...

Logging and Auditing Questions

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No. It is in the site section and only machine administrators can modify this section. You can only delegate whether to log or not. What kind of load does a custom logging module put on the server?...

Security Questions

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For certain workloads, Full trust may be required (e.g., making unmanaged calls, using reflection, etc.). For most web apps, it is typically not necessary. Microsoft recommends using Medium Trust (...

General IIS 7.0 Questions

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This must be done manually. What is the impact of turning off kernel mode cache? The impact will depend on the server load. If you are doing 10,000 requests/second, you will sorely miss kernel cach...

.NET Questions

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No. When a user uses Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 to build a new ASP.NET 3.5 website, or migrates an existing ASP.NET website to .NET Framework 3.5, the application cannot be deployed and run on a ser...

PHP Questions

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Microsoft does not support PHP. We started integration testing with 5.2.1. Most of the testing seen shows PHP working well, without specific integration issues (other than bugs on our side which we...

Sales and Marketing Questions

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Modular pipeline. Tight integration with ASP.NET. Better shared hosting performance. Better administration tools. Simpler diagnostics. Inexpensive, streamlined Windows Server Web Edition, perfect f...

Top 10 Changes in IIS 7.0

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You can find the original Top 10 Changes in IIS 7.0 post on Technet . 1. Simple, configurable command line setup Install only the IIS components needed to run your site Example: start /w pkgmgr /l:...