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Troubleshooting IIS - Known Bugs and Issues

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Access Violation in Inetinfo.exe When Quitting IIS During Heavy Usage
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 279207 - An access violation may occur in the Inetinfo.exe process when you try to quit Microsoft Internet Information Server version 5.0 while an application is making heavy use of IIS. (updated 5/24/2001) 

Configuring Custom Error Messages in IIS 5.0
The Custom Error Message feature is useful to replace the generic HTTP errors on your Web site, at the time a user encounters them. You can also employ the same look and feel and navigation abilities in the error pages. The examples mentioned in this article are simplified to demonstrate the Custom Error feature for 404 errors. They can be easily extended to handle most other HTTP errors and modified to take immediate action, like sending administrative alerts. Source: Microsoft TechNet CD Online (March 16, 2000)

Curing ASP-Run Executable Problems in IIS 5.0
The author solves the case of the disappearing executable. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine

HOW TO: Start and Stop Individual Web Sites in IIS 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 324090 - This article describes the differences between starting and stopping Web sites in both Apache and IIS and describes how to control the Web site status in Internet Information Services (IIS).


HOW TO: Test Windows 2000 IIS SMTP Services Manually
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article  Q286421 -This article describes the steps that are necessary to test the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service for any system. 

HOW TO: Troubleshoot Your Windows 2000 Web Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 297954 - This step-by-step article describes how to troubleshoot problems that you may encounter with a Windows 2000 Server-based Web server. For example, this Web server that you are using for a Web site, the Internet, or virtual private network (VPN) 

IIS Convlog Stops Processing IIS Log File If the URL Ends with a Comma
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 260933 -  Convlog.exe stops processing valid Internet Information Services (IIS - log files if the URL ends with a comma. A comma is the standard IIS log format separator. 

New Restart Features in IIS 5.0
Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS) provides many new features to reliably restart IIS without having to restart the computer. You can now easily restart IIS in one step, from either the command line or the Internet Information Services snap-in. You can also configure IIS to restart periodically using the Windows 2000 Task Scheduler. Furthermore, IIS takes advantage of the Windows 2000 Service Control Manager's functionality to automatically restart IIS, should it terminate unexpectedly. Source: Microsoft TechNet CD Online (March 16, 2000)

Patches for Microsoft Web Server and Media Services Vulnerabilities
In this issue of Keeping Up with IIS, learn about a new encryption patch for a problem with Microsoft Web servers and clients that affects IIS 4.0. Also, get information on a new patch for a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Services. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (March 14, 2000)

Solving IIS Application Problems
Learn how to use IIS capabilities, MTS, and the IIS Exception Monitor to track and solve Web servers' complex application problems. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (January 2000)

Troubleshooting IIS
Chapter 7 from MCSE: Implementing and Supporting Internet Information Server 4.0, looks at material covered in the Troubleshooting section of Microsoft's Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0 exam (70-087). Source: TechNet CD Online

Troubleshooting IIS Access Problems
Spending countless hours developing a Web site only to discover that no one can access it is frustrating. This article guides you through the process of troubleshooting Web-site access problems. Source: 15


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