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FrontPage Server Extensions on IIS 6 and 7 - when does support end


Could you tell me when the official end of support for FPSE is on Windows
Server 2003/2008?

I wouild imagine this will co-inside with end of life of the server
products? So for Windows Server 2003 this would be March 2018 right?

And for FPSE on IIS 7 in Windows Server 2008 this would be 2023 right?

I know FPSE is unsopported on IIS 7.5

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When does support end for Exchange 2000 and how should I have been able to
find that out from the web site for myself?

Thanks for any and all assistance

hi all
my domain admin have changed published folder of Exchweb folder in IIS configuration
and now when i'm trying to open web acces it says that i'm not authorized =(
also he changed the document to index html like on the main site =(
and now i just do not know what to do =(
may bo some one can help me
thank you in advance


I am posting this in the hope that someone will be able to assist me
regarding a couple of little questions regarding IIS 6.0 in a Windows Server
2003 SP1/Exchange Server 2003 SP2 environment.

I am building an Exchange Front-End/Back-End configuration using two servers
running Windows Server 2003 SP1 as the OS with IIS 6.0 prepared for an
installation of Exchange Server 2003 SP2. At the moment, I have prepared
two Windows servers with IIS 6.0 and the required components as well as
installing the .NET Framework v 2, so both servers have 'ASP.NET
v2.0.507272' listed within the 'Web Service Extensions' folder inside ISM.
Now both servers have the 'ASP.NET v1.1.....' extensions enabled as per the
installation of the 'ASP.NET' component of the OS. The Fronf-End server is
going to be configured as a Front-End server for both OWA and RPC over
HTTPS. My first question is:

Should I allow the new 'ASP.NET v2.0.50727' service extension and disable
the 'ASP.NET v1.1...' service extension or allow both to run on the server?

My second question is regarding the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools:

Is it recommended to install the Resource Kit on both Exchange/IIS servers
or just one? If just one, which is the recommended one?

Many thanks in advance...

w2k3, ex23k sp1. Single Server, Domain controller

I'm trying to make the activesync work but I just can make it right. The
RPC-over https is working fine; I have the "required ssl connection"
unchecked on the exchange virtual directories (not using form-based
authentication) and I've tried with SSL and without. The certificate is from
a trusted source and i've used the utility to install the certificate to the
pocket pc. I've tried with several PPCs with pocket pc windows 2003 SE. Upon
connection i receive the HTTP_403 error.

Also we have ISA 2004, the OWA is working fine. Do we need to make any other
change on ISA in case that it filters any special commands for activesync or
something like that.

update: I do not have the "microsoft-server-activesync" directory on IIS 6,
i do have the OMA directory... can someone PLEASE post instructions on how
to re-create the directory and what security permissions are required for
the other Vids ? (exchange, exchweb, oma)...



Is it possible and how to limit web crawlers (Google) impact to web site
running on IIS 6/7 ?
Dealing with Google's webmaster tools - site config - custom crawl rate
doesn't give us less impacts, so I'm wondering if there is any way to limit
bandwidth available to all crawlers (identified by bot in User-Agent header)
using bandwidth limiting on IIS.
I know that it is possible on Apache, but cannot find this how to set on MS
Any help or ideas would be appriciated.


We're dealing with a problem with google analitics, since it's doing a very
heavy load on server. It's no option that we disable it, so we're looking
for the solution that should have smaller impact to a server.
Looking on a web, there is a directive:
Your server has limited bandwidth resources and you would like Google only
to crawl at night -> Have your server respond with HTTP result code 503
to all users when it's bogged down
Can these be done on IIS 6 and IIS 7 and how? The idea is, that server will
return positive answr to a first request, and then discards other four, and
then again accepts first one and discards other four. Or are there any ideas
and tricks that could be used?

Hi all,
I have a Dell server with RAID 1 and 5 config. I would like to know how to install the system files on RAID 5 and the mailboxes in RAID 5 drives

I am not sure why urlredirection for exchange 2003 on iis 6.0 seems
different that iis 5.0 and exchange 2000.

Before in windows 2000 and iis 5, under the root (default web site) in iis
manager, i would go to home directory and select "A redirection to a URL"

under redirect to i would type in

under the client will be sent to: I type in "A directory below URL entered"

Then all requests to would be redirecte
and since I am using basic auth with ssl, user will log in to owa fine.

But in iis6, it does not work that way. It says i must type in https and i
get 403.4 error. I followed the Ms doc;en-us;839357

But that does not seem to work either especially since i am redirecting to

So I fiddled around and eventually did this

Enabled anoymous authentication athe the root (default web site), unchecked
enable SSL, under home directory kept my settings for redirection to a url.

Then under exchange virtual directory I enabled ssl. and made sure only
basic auth was the only thing selected.

This seems to work now. But i am not sure I am approaching this the right
way or this is an insecure way to make this working onanks iis 6.0

Any help appreciated


We are using java and trying to POST a WebDAV message to an Exchange 2003
server in order to create a new Calendar entry. I believe we have
authentication working OK (no longer getting 401's), But now IIS 6/Exchange
2003 is replying to the message with a HTTP status code = 409 (no subcodes
mentioned in the log).
The exchange help notes this as a "resource conflict" error - possibly
meaning that some of the contents of the message are incorrect.

We have the WebDAV extensions on IIS 6 enabled.

Following is the message we are using to create the new calendar entry. Any
ideas what is wrong with this message ? Also, Should a HTTP method = POST
work for sending this message, or is a Method=PROPPATCH strictly required.
Many thanks. Darren.

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i have installed exchange server 2003 on windows 2000. And i have a asp page which is able to add an appoinment to my login on exchange server 2003 and window server 2003.
But the same page does not run for exchange server 2003 on windows 2000 (IIS 5.0)
It gives authentication failure error.
Please help me...

Thank you,

Hi All
Can someone clarify something for me?

I am planning on installing an E2K3 server into an existing E2K Org which
has multiple Admin groups and Routing groups. All current E2K servers have
the latest SP and Patches.

When I install this E2K3 server into the E2K Org will the Free/Busy public
folder replicate automatically with the other Exchange 2000 servers. i.e. Is
the Free/busy public folders from E2K3 and E2K compatible ?
If not, what planning or updates do I need to do to ensure Free/Busy public
folders replicate to each other ?

Many thanks

Ms Moc

I was using FrontPage Extensions with IIS 6.0, and recently migrated to IIS 7.5, where I switched to WebDAV. Now I'm having some
problems with my web.config files.

IIS 7.5 creates it's own web.config file that enables Windows authentication for use with WebDAV. When I try to publish to a Web
site, I get a conflict between the two web.config files. I have been copying the information from the client config file and merging
it manually with the server config file, then deleting the client config file before publishing the Web site.

This seems kinda' clunky, and I was wondering if I'm missing something. Is there a better way to do this?


Fred Chateau

Hi All,

Is it possible have Exchange 2003 running (for send and receive mail and OWA functionality) with ISA Server 2004 on the same Windows Server 2003 based computer?

If it's possible what configurations should be made in the ISA Server 2004?

So far I could configurate ISA to send mails, with a "system policy" SMTP rule that allows ISA to notify errors by SMTP, but nothing more than that.

Cant even get IIS 6.0 default page to be seen from anyware but the local host.

Best Regards,

Igor Sotelo

[ March 27, 2005, 09:43 AM: Message edited by: Igor Sotelo ]

According to Outlook Help you can use a UNC path. Elsewhere, including here
and, we are instructed to use a URL. Both scenarios fail.

UNC path = servernamesharenamefolder
URL = file://servername/sharename/folder
Error = "The address you typed is not valid. Check the address, and then try

URL = http://servername/sitename/ virtual_folder_name
Error = "The upload of 'Calendar' failed. The calendar was not published to
the server. This might be because the calendar name is not valid. Rename your
calendar in Outlook, and then publish again."

LAN with Windows Server 2003 running IIS 6.0
Publishing from a XP workstation with Office 2007 Pro Plus
TCP port 80 with a unique header value
No SSL or other security
Default Web Site is in its default location (C:Inetpub), and is used by
Symantec Endpoint Protection (req'd by that app.).
User Web sites are on another drive.
Exchange is not installed.

1. NTFS Security tab: all folders have read, write, and execute priv's for
domain users, default priv's for IIS_WPG account.
2. NTFS Web Sharing tab: appropriate folders shared with aliases (note:
under the Web Sharing tab the "share in" dropdown always shows "Default Web
Site". I choose the correct site from the dropdown, but when I return to it
"Default Web Site" is once again listed. I don't know whether it is accepting
the setting and this is just the default, and I don't know how to verify that
it is correct.)
3. DNS contains "Host (A)" records for the sites on the default port and IIS
has both port 80 sites running
4. IIS site, alias, and folder properties all show appropriate priv's.
5. Web site works
6. WebDAV is installed and listed as "allowed" in the IIS web service
extensions, and it's required file is present and "allowed."
7. IIS has been restarted.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
(a previous post didn't seem to go through, so hopefully this is not a
The bit bucket just gets deeper and deeper.


My users began complaining that access to OWA kept telling them 'service unavailable', i tried OWA and i found the same. I have logged onto the Exchange 2007 server and tried local OWA (localhostowa) with the same result.

I used EM Shell to test outlook (test-outlookwebservices |fl) with result :

Id      : 1013
Type    : Error
Message : When contacting https://*servername*.*domain*.local/...todiscover.xml received the error The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable.

Id      : 1006
Type    : Error
Message : The Autodiscover service could not be contacted.

I tried to remove and recreate autodiscover service with error:

Remove-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory : The operation could not be performed because object 'Servername' could not be found on domain controller 'servername.domain.local'.
__________________________________________________ __

i tried browsing all Virtual directories in IIS 6 but they all respond with Service Unavailable.

i have reset IIS several times aswell. I have checked the ssl certificate and is all ok.

Event error in App and system log relating to IIS:

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    W3SVC-WP
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    2269
Date:        08/01/2010
Time:        17:17:48
User:        N/A
Computer:    LWASERVER01
The worker process failed to initialize the http.sys communication or the w3svc communication layer and therefore could not be started.  The data field contains the error number.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 57 00 07 80                W..€    
Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    W3SVC
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    1002
Date:        08/01/2010
Time:        16:11:59
User:        N/A
Computer:    LWASERVER01
Application pool 'DefaultAppPool' is being automatically disabled due to a series of failures in the process(es) serving that application pool.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

Event Type:    Warning
Event Source:    W3SVC
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    1009
Date:        08/01/2010
Time:        16:11:59
User:        N/A
Computer:    LWASERVER01
A process serving application pool 'DefaultAppPool' terminated unexpectedly. The process id was '10064'. The process exit code was '0xffffffff'.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

please help



Morne Sturgeon
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We have implemented a EWS application to synchronize calendar items using push notifications in Java.

It is working fine on Exchange 2007 with domain controller 2003. We can connect to EWS with an account that has full access rights on some mailboxes.

When we setup another environment using Exchange 2007 on windows 2008 server and a domain controller on windows 2008.  The account cannot login to EWS. The account can login using OWA. When connecting to EWS we get a 401 Unauthorized error.

We have looked at the authentication in IIS 7 and the account in the Active Directory. It seems similar to our 2003 environment but we are not able to get it working. We use Integrated Windows Authentication only and in Java specify NTLM as authentication method.

We have installed WireShark to monitor the http connection between the client and the exchange 2007 server and see the NEGOTIATE started but keeps failing. Seems like the client and the server cannot get an agreement about NTLM connection to EWS.

Any idea?

What can be different in authorization when using Exchange 2007 on windows 2008 and domain controller 2008 compared with Exchange 2007 on windows 2003 and domain controller 2003 ?


I have a Exchange 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2 on a Windows 2003 Server with SP1.  The exchange server host OWA with forms based authentication enabled.  On the same server I use Sybari Antigen for Exchange v8.x and Sybari Advanced Spam Defence v4.1.

After a couple of days (about 41 days), the IIS 6.0 stop working on my server without error.  I don't have error in the event logs, no service are down, but no page are displayed by the IIS.  I have create a new site with a simple htm file and the iis is unable to display it.

When I try to make a telnet on the 80 port or 443 port, the telnet is closed imemdiately without errors rather than displayed a bad request.  I have try to restart IIS Admin Service, make a IISRESET without success.

The only solution I have found for the moment is a reboot, but the problem is not solved, because some days later the reboot, the problem restart.



I am on my third day now with trying to get OWA working on my Exch 5.5 Server. I have built a new WIN2K Advanced Server running IIS.

The Exchange Server is running SP4.

The WIN2K Server is running SP3.

The error when trying to connect is the following;

Error Type:
Microsoft VBScript runtime (0x800A01A8)
Object required: 'Application(...)'
/exchange/USA/logon.asp, line 12

I have found the errors on the WEB and none of the fixes work.

If anyone has found a fix to this that really works it would be very appreciated


We are running OWA 5.5 on WinNT 4 sp6a. We can access other websites on the
IIS server but when we try to login to OWA, the following error is reported
in the Event Log:
An object call caused an exception. (Package: IIS-{Default Web
Site//Root/Exchange}) (IID: {51372AEF-CAE7-11CF-BE81-00AA00A2FA25})
(Method: 3) (Microsoft Transaction Server Internals Information: File:
i:vipersrcruntimemtxexactivity.cpp, Line: 889) (Exception: C0000005)
(Address: 0x77f7d4b3)
ntdll!RtlDestroyHeap + 0x339
ntdll!LdrGetDllHandle + 0x587
ntdll!RtlAllocateHeap + 0x1AE
MSMAPI32!MAPIInitialize + 0x83C

This crashes the IIS Admin and WWW services. This just started happening a
few days ago, nothing has changed on this server. I've run an updated virus
scan, re-applied sp6a, no change. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Subject is rather vague, I apologize. My company is running 5 Exchange 2k3
deployments on Windows Server 2000. Currently there is no FE in place. I hope
to change this. Some of the selling points for the FE deployment were the
HTTP over RPC and a unified name space for OWA. From what I can understand,
for the HTTP over RPC to work the BE 2k3 Exchange deployments must be Windows
2k3 server. I am also unclear on OWA, does the same apply? If not will it
work with the FE running IIS 6 and the BE running IIS5? Money not necessarily
being the biggest issue, is it hard to upgrade the server to 2k3 standard
edition while keeping to minimal downtime on email? Any suggestions would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Dear Friends!
I installed an exchange server 2003 on windows server 2003 with IIS 6.0, I removed the IIS from my server and install this again, but I don't know "how I can run outlook web access on the IIS?". All setting of exchange in the IIS removed, such as ExchangeApplicationPool and ...
Please help me to configure outlook web access again!

Howdy all,

Just a quick one regarding recent OWA errors I was getting after upgrading exchange 2007 rtm to rollup 7 and to .net 2.0 SP1

Initially I was getting HTTP error 403 This page requires you to login...
- I removed the owa virtual directory from the Default Web Page in IIS via the exchange cmd console and recreated a new one... Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory -identity "owa (Default Web Site)" and then New-OWAVirtualDirectory -OwaVirtualDirectory -OWAVersion "Exchange2007" -Name "owa (Default Web Site)"

- Reconfigured all the security for the new owa and still failing… but now with Error 404 Page cannot be found.

- Reinstalled the .Net 2.0 SP1 and reregistered .net with aspnet_regiis.exe -i

- Restarted IIS with iisreset /noforce again

- Still no luck… turned out the SP1 update for .Net 2.0 had changed the web server extensions access rights for pages to Disallowed. Changed to Allowed and owa is now working again.

Think I'm about ready to give the SP1 upgrade a go after sorting out a few other issues with the rollup 7 patch =)

I am seeking any guidance on running IIS Lockdown and/or URLScan on my backend mailbox servers.

More specifically, any reason to do it and any issues that have been encountered by doing either of them.

Thanks in advance.

Hi Everyone,

I am writing an ISAPI Extension that will be installed on the /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync virtual directory as a wildcard script map.

What I am trying to do:
The purpose of this Extension is to record, who all users has sync'ed their exchange account using device and whats the last connect time. I am using the System time to record the time of connection and the QueryString parameter to obtain the UserId, which is what you get in the HttpExtensionProc() function of the ISAPI Extension. In a way this is similar to the Intercepting All Incoming Requests example on MSDN for ISAPI. I am not touching to any other thing and passing the control to the actual handler AirSync.dll.

When I add my wildcard handler, It works fine and record the UserId and Current system time, but then The devices stop sync'ing with CAS. On the device, when I click on the Sync button in ActiveSync application, it fails and show me the Support code: 0x85010017.

Any idea of whats happening inside, I passed the request very gracefully withour touching any header or data to the next handler (AirSync). The user id was picked from the QueryString which was made available in the EXTENSION_CONTROL_BLOCK structure in side the HttpExtensionProc function of ISAPI Extension. Finally, the control was passed using the ServerSupportFunction HSE_REQ_EXEC_URL.

Any Idea ?


Any help of this is really appreciated. I am dealing with from past 3 days now ...

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