Wfetch is originally part of the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools.
It can be used to troubleshoot http redirects, http status codes etc.
This simple but powerful testing tool is a must-have for any system administrator or Web site manager. Wfetch’s simple GUI offers easy input and clear output to test almost any Web host. Don’t expect a manual or clear failure information. This tool was released for expert users.Operating Wfetch is actually very simple, providing you understand Web functions such as Get, Put, Head, Trace, Post, and others. It’s a mere matter of using a few pull-downs, entering some simple text and pressing Go. The trick comes when users must interpret the Log Output from their commands. If Get HTTP/1.1\r\n makes sense, this app was written for you. The utility offers numerous authentication and connection features. Additional commands make it easy to copy and paste text from the output log file.Wfetch is not secure as it stores user names and passwords in plain text. Nevertheless, it is an invaluable freeware tool for any user looking to diagnosis certain connection problems.
If nothing of value comes up in your errorlogs or in the event viewer. Just follow this guide to enable Tracing in IIS7+
The IIS server logs looks something like this:
#Software: Microsoft Internet Information Services 8.0
#Date: 2016-04-19 00:47:15
#Fields: date time s-sitename s-computername s-ip cs-method cs-uri-stem cs-uri-query s-port cs-username c-ip cs-version cs(User-Agent) cs(Cookie) cs(Referer) cs-host sc-status sc-substatus sc-win32-status sc-bytes cs-bytes time-taken
This simple to use tool parses those logfiles and creates a html file that opens in the web browser and presents the data in a nice simple way complete with graphs.
Download “WebLog Expert Lite” for free.
Source: WebLog Expert Download
“Here’s a simple module to solve a recurrent and an annoying everyday task in IIS management: creating an entry in the Windows TCP/IP Hosts file for every demo and test web site.
This module extends the IIS Manager UI in order to add an entry on request in the Hosts file located in%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts when a web site is created or its bindings are edited.”
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A simple module to solve a recurrent and an annoying everyday task in IIS management: creating an entry in the Windows TCP/IP Hosts file. This module extends the IIS Manager UI in order to add an entry on request in the Hosts file located in %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts when a web site is created or its bindings are edited.
Requires IIS 7.0, 7.5 or 8.0 developer preview.