IIS 6.0 Redirect HTTP to HTTPS javascript

To redirect in IIS 6.0 using pure javascript create a file called “redirect.htm” and have IIS6 listen on port 80 and redirect to that file:

    function redirectToHttps()   {   var httpURL = window.location.hostname+window.location.pathname;   var httpsURL = “https://” + httpURL ;   window.location = httpsURL ;   }   redirectToHttps();     . . . → Read More: IIS 6.0 Redirect HTTP to HTTPS javascript

psexec icacls remote computer

Set proper permissions in IIS 7.x on a remote computer

We will be using psexec icacls on the remote comptuer

Objective: Grant NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService the proper permissions for a particular website on “somecomputer” using credentials “somedomain\someuser somepassword”

The Command to Run psexec -u somedomain\someuser -p somepassword -e \\somecomputer cmd /c (^ mkdir c:\temp1\Common ^ & . . . → Read More: psexec icacls remote computer

Trace ASP.NET Application

You’ll need to edit the web.config


Place the following after system.web tag:

Trace ASP.NET Application

Those options only allow you to see the trace from the server itself. RDP in to the server

Connect to:


Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Web.Helpers, Version=

I recently ran in to this error on an IIS 6 server using MVC 3 Razor.

Check this first

your exception:

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Web.Mvc, Version=

It is trying to load MVC version 1. You probably need to do an assembly binding redirect in your test project as well, same . . . → Read More: Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Web.Helpers, Version=

iisapp find app pool w3svc

Determine the site’s application pool:

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319>C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs get w3svc/1975602314/root/apppoolid apppoolid : (STRING) “some_app_pool_name”

Restart the site’s application pool:

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319>cscript %SystemRoot%\System32\IIsApp.vbs /a some_app_pool_name /r Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.6 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved. Connecting to server …Done. Application pool ‘some_app_pool_name’ recycled successfully.

iis 6.0 site running wrong version of .net

Have you ever noticed your IIS 6.0 site is running the wrong version of .net?

This post explains how to change the asp.net version of a specific iis 6.0 website to asp.net 4.0

First find your website using

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319>aspnet_regiis -lk

I have limited the output for simplicity below (a you can see the site is . . . → Read More: iis 6.0 site running wrong version of .net

asp.net tab missing iis6

If you’ve got a 64-bit server you can test this out for yourself by following these steps.

Install IIS 6.0 on the server and then open the Properties of the Default Web Site. You should see the Asp.Net tab as shown here

If you now run the following command at this point :

cscript . . . → Read More: asp.net tab missing iis6

set up asp mvc3 iis6

Original article from http://haacked.com/archive/2010/12/22/asp-net-mvc-3-extensionless-urls-on-iis-6.aspx

If you have a server running IIS 6, ASP.NET 4, and ASP.NET MVC 3 (or even ASP.NET MVC 2. I haven’t tried ASP.NET MVC 1.0), your website should just work with the default extensionless URLs generated by ASP.NET MVC applications. No need to configure wildcard mappings nor *.mvc mappings. In fact, you don’t . . . → Read More: set up asp mvc3 iis6

multiple reverse proxy host broken

Nathan Bridgewater explained how to configure multiple reverse proxies properly with apache and IIS (without losing original domain name).  I’m reposting this for myself to keep a record of this fine work.

multiple reverse proxy host broken iis serving up local server name instead of the ServerName that was originally passed to it. How to . . . → Read More: multiple reverse proxy host broken

Fix HTTP Error 401.3 IIS 6.0


This particular error is indicating that some file in your site’s directory structure does not have permissions to be viewed by your web site. You need to ensure all files for your site are readable/executable

One easy way to debug this is to run the command line tool calcs on a different (working) . . . → Read More: Fix HTTP Error 401.3 IIS 6.0