IIS7 Request Filtering via the GUI or appcmd.ex

September 28th, 2009

Request Filtering is IIS7  is a nice feature allowing an excellent level of customisation on virtually every level of an HTTP request.

To enlabe request filtering in Win 2008, follow these steps

  1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the Server Manager hierarchy pane, expand Roles, and then click Web Server (IIS).
  3. In the Web Server (IIS) pane, scroll to the Role Services section, and then click Add Role Services.
  4. On the Select Role Services page of the Add Role Services Wizard, select Request Filtering, and then click Next.

Request Filtering for IIS7

Once installed you set the various options through appcmd.exe.  Or, if you prefer, you can install IIS7 Admin Pack, which will create a GUI for easier configuration of this feature.

A list of the various options can be found here:

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