WFetch – Simple Microsoft Tool for troubleshooting HTTP connections

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.

Source: WFetch – Free download and software reviews – CNET Download.com

Its originally part of the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools.

More info:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/284285/how-to-use-wfetch-exe-to-troubleshoot-http-connections

 

How to solve 500 – Internal Server Error in ASP.NET: Troubleshooting Failed Requests Using Tracing in IIS 7 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

If nothing of value comes up in your errorlogs or in the event viewer. Just follow this guide to enable Tracing in IIS7+

Source: Troubleshooting Failed Requests Using Tracing in IIS 7 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

Simple tool for analyzing IIS logs

You know those ugly IIS server logs that looks something like this:

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

IIS Add to Hosts File Extension

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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IIS Hosts File Manager – Home.

IIS Hosts File Manager

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.

via IIS Hosts File Manager – Home.