Tag: IIS

Using msdeploy to move websites from IIS6 to IIS7

by on Feb.29, 2012, under Computer Stuff, Windows Info

I recently needed to migrate 7 different websites, with content, from IIS6 to IIS7.
Rather than copy everything by hand, and re-setup all the site bindings, and data sources, I decided to try using msdeploy, from http://www.iis.net

From the old server running IIS6, I ran this command first:
msdeploy -verb:getDependencies -source:webserver60
This displays all site dependencies for the IIS6 server. You need to make sure that all dependencies are installed on the new destination server. **

After insuring that all dependencies were installed, I issued this command from the new IIS7 server, to see what would happen without *actually* changing anything:
msdeploy -verb:sync -source:webserver60,computerName='MACHINENAME',authType='NTLM',userName='MACHINENAMEadministrator'
,password='password' -dest:auto <strong>-whatif</strong> > msdeploysync.log

Then, to actually fire the command, and migrate the websites, I ran this:
msdeploy -verb:sync -source:webserver60,computerName='MACHINENAME',authType='NTLM',userName='MACHINENAMEadministrator'
,password='password' -dest:auto > msdeploysync.log

YMMV, I’ll try to help if you get stuck. Let me know how it goes.

** Also, here’s the link I used to install ASP.Net 1.1 on Windows Server 2008. Thanks, Bill. You rock.

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PCI Compliance and IIS 7

by on Jan.14, 2010, under Windows Info

Need to determine if you are using weak ciphers in IIS?
Try SSLDigger, it’s a free utility from Foundstone.

Also, if you’re running Windows Server 2008, and want to just disable all weak ciphers, you can use these registry merge files.
Just merge them with your registry, and reboot. Here they are.

I should point out that just randomly merging registry files you've found on the Internet is a lot like eating a sandwich that you've found on the sidewalk. If you don't understand what you are doing, you may want to do a little research first. I can't help you if you destroy your servers with these files. You've been warned.

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Adding MIME types to IIS 6

by on Jan.05, 2010, under Windows Info

Recently, a client had issues with Office 2007 documents turning (supposedly) into .zip files.
Apparently, the .docx and .xlsx formats are actually compressed XML files, and when IIS doesn’t have a MIME type for them in the MIME map, it passes them through as .zip files. This is problematic, to say the least.
When this happens, you can run the following script against the web server, and add the necessary MIME types to the map.

The original article where the script was found is here.

' This script adds the necessary Office 2007 MIME types to an IIS 6 Server.
' To use this script, just double-click or execute it from a command line.
' Running this script multiple times results in multiple entries in the
' IIS MimeMap so you should not run it more than once.
' Modified from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752346.aspx

Dim MimeMapObj, MimeMapArray, MimeTypesToAddArray, WshShell, oExec

' Set the MIME types to be added
MimeTypesToAddArray = Array(".docm", "application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12", _
".docx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document", _
".dotm", "application/vnd.ms-word.template.macroEnabled.12", _
".dotx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template", _
".potm", "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.template.macroEnabled.12", _
".potx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.template", _
".ppam", "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.addin.macroEnabled.12", _
".ppsm", "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slideshow.macroEnabled.12", _
".ppsx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.slideshow", _
".pptm", "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.presentation.macroEnabled.12", _
".pptx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation", _
".sldm", "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slide.macroEnabled.12", _
".sldx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.slide", _
".xlam", "application/vnd.ms-excel.addin.macroEnabled.12", _
".xlsb", "application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.binary.macroEnabled.12", _
".xlsm", "application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.macroEnabled.12", _
".xlsx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet", _
".xltm", "application/vnd.ms-excel.template.macroEnabled.12", _
".xltx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.template")

' Get the mimemap object
Set MimeMapObj = GetObject("IIS://LocalHost/MimeMap")

' Call AddMimeType for every pair of extension/MIME type
For counter = 0 to UBound(MimeTypesToAddArray) Step 2
AddMimeType MimeTypesToAddArray(counter), MimeTypesToAddArray(counter+1)

' Create a Shell object
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

' Stop and Start the IIS Service
Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("net stop w3svc")
Do While oExec.Status = 0
WScript.Sleep 100

Set oExec = WshShell.Exec("net start w3svc")
Do While oExec.Status = 0
WScript.Sleep 100

Set oExec = Nothing

' Report status to user
WScript.Echo "Microsoft Office 2007 Document MIME types have been registered."

' AddMimeType Sub
Sub AddMimeType (Ext, MType)

' Get the mappings from the MimeMap property.
MimeMapArray = MimeMapObj.GetEx("MimeMap")

' Add a new mapping.
i = UBound(MimeMapArray) + 1
Redim Preserve MimeMapArray(i)
Set MimeMapArray(i) = CreateObject("MimeMap")
MimeMapArray(i).Extension = Ext
MimeMapArray(i).MimeType = MType
MimeMapObj.PutEx ADS_PROPERTY_UPDATE, "MimeMap", MimeMapArray

End Sub

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