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  1. Bad Request responded with 404.xx

    Hey,
    I've found two strange behaviours of IIS.

    Code Snippet
    <httpErrors existingResponse="PassThrough" />
    <security>
    <requestFiltering>
    <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="5000000" />
    <verbs allowUnlisted="true">
    <add verb="HEAD" allowed="false" />
    </verbs>
    </requestFiltering>
    </security>
    Problem Description
    In this code snippet,

    Rejects the request if content size is bigger than 5 MBs. It responds with a 404. (404.13)
    Rejects the HTTP HEAD requests. It also responds with 404.
    Expected Behavior
    Since HTTP Status Codes are independent of the running platform, we expected a common message, not the IIS specific status code.

    For request limits, It should respond with 400 - Bad Request.
    image

    For ignored HTTP Method, It…

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    • Add Global UrlRewrites Prior to assignment of AppPool

      I would like the ability to do url rewrites that can define/alter which site & AppPool will handle the request. Ie handled in the base process Before being being passed to any app pool process.
      This would avoid the need add/use an ARR proxy to achieve such mapping (which doesn't always work as a workaround).

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      • [SMTP Server] - Add SMTP Server on the WindowsServerCore in Windows Continer Images

        Please, Add the SMTP-Server on the Windows Server Core Container image.
        I start to test the Windows Container, but the SMTP Server is a requiremento to my application.

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        • Allow all roles, role services, features to have the option to be installed under a new site in IIS rather than under the Default Web Site.

          Allow all roles, role services, features to have the option to be installed under a new site in IIS rather than under the Default Web Site. You should be able to choose to install say NDES role service, or ADCS Enterprise CA, or RDS roles under a separate website than the Default Web Site when adding roles and features to Windows Server. Also, would be nice to have multiple sites running on HTTPS using Port 443 this way and leveraging host headers to determine which site to load.

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          • PHP Manager & NET 2.0

            Please remove or upgrade the dependency of the installer of PHP Manager, if the server has not .NET 3.5 installed the PHP Manager ICON want to appear inside IIS

            I know that microsoft want to kill IIS for net core but resolve this error, i have to install NET 3.5, install php manager from Web Platform Installer and then remove NET 3.5 (I use 4.7.1)

            Tnx

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            • Bug: IIS 10 + HTTPS + response.flush() = request is duplicated

              On windows server we installed IIS 10 and an SSL license

              We observe that if we have a page that contains a response.flush() the request is executed twice (Get or POST)

              on FF every request is duplicated, on chrome, IE and Edge the first request is duplicated after that the other request are executed normally (once)

              This bug can be reproduced with a simple page with only:

              <!--- start asp classic--->
              <%
              response.flush
              %>
              <!--- end asp classic--->

              This is problematic with every browser, FF because all the requests are duplicated, even form submissions, others because bug this can happen…

              3 votes
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              • CLI / PowerShell / WMI - Create a command to get/collect/List Application Pool Performance.

                The ideia:

                Crate a command to get/list/Collect information about Application Pool Performance Monitor.

                - CPU in use
                - Memory in use
                - Disk in use
                - Network in use
                - How many connection on the application pool
                - PID Number
                - Command line with name, version and ...

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                • Missing help & command for IISAdministration Module

                  Relatively new to the PowerShell space and I apologize if this is a non-issue and just a user error.

                  Missing help from IISAdministration Module
                  OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Education (10.0.16299 N/A Build 16299)
                  Hotfixes Installed: [01]: KB4053577 [02]: KB4056887 [03]: KB4057247
                  [04]: KB4058043 [05]: KB4088785 [06]: KB4093110
                  [07]: KB4054517

                  Repro for missing: Get-Command
                  Import-Module .\IISAdministration.psm1
                  Get-Command -Module IISAdministration
                  Returns: Null

                  Repro for missing: Help
                  Save-Module -Name IISAdministration {$env:Path}
                  help *iis*
                  Returns Null
                  cd into the saved locale.
                  Invoke-Item .\IISAdministration_07640789-476a-4713-a091-f5b365129c32_HelpInfo.xml

                  The help URI returns error: This site can’t be reached

                  <HelpContentURI>http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=216321</HelpContentURI>

                  The other listed url in the helpinfo.xml file…

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                  • Support brotli compression

                    There are third party modules to support brotli compression but this should be supported by IIS out of the box. Also it looks like it conflicts with the priority IIS uses to pick which compression to use: https://serverfault.com/a/896234/451530

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                    • Creating a task scheduler in IIS

                      If you want to run a task on a schedule (as in every 10 minutes, every hour, the first day of the month, etc), you currently have to rely on external schedulers to trigger these tasks (windows scheduled tasks, azure jobs, etc). However for short running tasks, it should be possible to define a schedule in web.config, with IIS calling a page on schedule. This would make an IIS website a lot cleaner / self contained that having to rely on an external scheduler.

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                      • Upgrade WebDeploy to use SQL SERVER 2017 files

                        Upgrade WebDeploy to use SQL SERVER 2017 files. Right now web deploy for hosting providers uses sql server 2012 files like scriptdom, types etc

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                        • Please fix FTPS implementation; PROT does not impose proper protection level.

                          The above issue makes it impossible to use an IIS FTP Server with popular clients. Clients have started disabling any ability for nonstandard protocol negotiation.

                          https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?t=35275#p131841
                          https://www.mail-archive.com/lftp@uniyar.ac.ru/msg03761.html

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                          • Please allow IIS Manager to manage remote servers

                            IIS Manager is the only console that I use almost daily that cannot connect and manage remote IIS servers. The very some way as Computer management and other MMC consoles. I mean without creating IIS users.

                            4 votes
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                            • Support FQDN that end in '.'

                              We use Windows Embedded with a website that needs to work with HTTP Host header values of "machine-name.local.". Http.sys fails on such host headers. We need a way to configure http.sys to allow such host header values.

                              BTW we know the FQDN is good because it routes to the machine.

                              2 votes
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                              • Bug: request.servervariables server_protocol doesn't report HTTP/2

                                On IIS 10, when serving a page over HTTP/2, calling Request.ServerVariables["SERVER_PROTOCOL"] returns HTTPS/1.1 and not HTTPS/2.0.

                                This makes it impossible to accurately identify the protocol version in use at runtime.

                                5 votes
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                                • Please add some sort of GUI management for IIS

                                  I don't care if it's via Azure Server Management tools or the Server 2016 server manager, but it would be really nice to have a minimal GUI for managing IIS.

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                                  • Add setting to disable "Server" header in responses

                                    For security purposes, it would be useful to be able to easily disable the "Server" header that is sent by default in IIS HTTP responses so that the web server (IIS) and its version remain private.

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                                    • group by pool

                                      In IIS web site list show App Pool and also give an option to Group By pool

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                                      • Bug: Add-WebConfigurationProperty does not correctly add collections

                                        This is also detailed in the following Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/PowerShell/comments/57bxzd/powershell_and_iis_setting_webdav_rules/

                                        Summary: Add-WebConfigurationProperty does not correctly add collections

                                        Component: Powershell IIS Module, specifically Add-WebConfigurationProperty

                                        Version: Powershell 5 (PSVersion 5.0.10586.117, BuildVersion 10.0.10586.117)

                                        OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (OS Version: 6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600)

                                        Description: When adding a configuration property that includes a collection, it does not add the element with the collection defined.

                                        Steps to reproduce:
                                        1. Install IIS role with WebDAV support
                                        2. Create directory for testing on disk (e.g. c:\TestShare)
                                        3. Create virtual directory pointing to folder under Default Web Site in IIS with same name (e.g. TestShare
                                        4.…

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                                        • Get-IISAppPool Doesn't Use Latest Information

                                          I believe I found a bug in the Get-IISAppPool PowerShell cmdlet.

                                          Create a script with the following:
                                          * Check if an application pool exists using:
                                          Get-IISAppPool -Name "Something"
                                          Where "Something" indicates an application pool name.
                                          * If the application pool exists, display some text.
                                          * Otherwise, create the application pool.

                                          1) Open a PowerShell window (as administrator) and run the script.
                                          2) The application pool does not exist and is created (correct).
                                          3) Do not close the window and run the script again.
                                          4) The script again indicates that the application pool does not exist and tries to create it…

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