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.