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Tools to troubleshoot IIS

(Kristofer Gafvert, July 26, 2005)

This is list of useful tools related to troubleshooting IIS.

Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Resource Kit Tools
The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools can help you administer, secure, and manage IIS. Use them to query log files, deploy SSL certificates, employ custom site authentication, verify permissions, troubleshoot problems, migrate your server, run stress tests, and more.

IIS Diagnostics Toolkit (x86)
The IIS Diagnostics Toolkit is a combined release of popular tools used by today's IIS users. These tools include tools aimed at resolving problems related to Secure Socket Layer (SSL) issues, permission or security problems, gathering data for your SMTP server included with IIS, as well as the famous Log Parser utility used to sift through hundreds or thousands of log files very quickly.

IIS Crash/Hang Agent & IIS Dump
The Internet Information Services (IIS) debug tools are designed to help determine which requests have caused IIS to crash and to log specific information when a request does not respond in an expected time period. This toolkit is made up of 2 main tools. IIS Crash/Hang Agent tracks all requests as they enter IIS and leave IIS and will log requests that are still being processed if IIS terminates unexpectedly. This tool also allows an administrator to configure a command line to run whenever a request takes too long to respond indicating a potential hang. IIS Dump is the default command line for gathering information on Hangs; this tool is able to dump many different items at once for root cause analysis investigation. IIS Dump can produce text reports on stacks for each thread in an IIS-related process, dump files for each IIS-related process, dump the Metabase in an XML format file, and provide system DLL version information.

If you are experiencing an IIS hang or slow performance, running this app will tell you what states the threads are in (i.e. what are the threads doing or waiting on?). IISState can also help identify causes of Dr. Watson and ASP0115 failures.

DebugDiag is the next generation debugging tool for IIS. It is currently in beta. If you wish to participate in the beta, follow these instructions.

Applies to [?]

IIS 6.0


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