IIS and Web Server Role

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  1. 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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…

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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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              • 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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                • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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                                  • Web Deploy Snap-In Bug Report

                                    First of all, the Web Deploy 3.0 PowerShell SnapIn is really good. it takes away the complexity of the msdeploy.exe tool and can be implemented in a PowerShell Tool very well. But i came across two Bugs which have to be fixed to make this tool really GREAT. First and most of all, the Sync-WDSite cmdlet accepts Publishsettings, either as -sourcesettings or -destinationsettings. But if the Publishsettingsfile is not on the Desktop, and doesn't have this name: Microsoft.Web.Deployment.PowerShell.PublishSettings, the cmdlet throws an error. so i had to workaround this issue by simply copying and renaming the correct publishsettingsfile to the…

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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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                                      • PHP Windows Event Viewer Support (syslog)

                                        PHP supports a command called syslog which writes to the Windows Event Viewer on Windows machines.

                                        Can you support the following:

                                        -Allow selecting the special value syslog in the php configuration manager
                                        -When enabled (or upon install of PHP x.x.x version) auto-create the needed registry entry to make this work:
                                        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\PHP-x.x.x]
                                        "TypesSupported"=dword:00000007
                                        "EventMessageFile"="%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PHP\PHPvxx\phpx.dll"

                                        Adjust the event log permissions accordingly

                                        extract current permissions on command line using: wevtutil gl application >temp.txt
                                        edit line "channelAccess", e.g: channelAccess: O:BAG:[...]
                                        Remove any brackets staring with (D;; and containing any of your SIDs
                                        add the following at the end of the channelAccess line (A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-17)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-32-568)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-20)

                                        grant…

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                                        • PHP 7 - php_mysql.dll error

                                          When you install PHP 7 with the Web Platform installer; by default the installation flags errors in the C:\Windows\Temp\PHP70_error.log saying php_mysql.dll does not exist

                                          In IIS this PHP extension is enabled by default even though it was depreciated in version 5 and fully removed in PHP 7

                                          By default php_mysql.dll needs to be commented out or removed altogether from the extensions list and the error goes away

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