IIS 7 and Above
IIS6 to IIS7 in place upgrade handler issues
Last post Apr 02, 2012 02:14 PM by mcoons
Mar 29, 2012 04:07 PM|mcoons|LINK
First off, I know very little about IIS. I performed an in-place uprgade from 2003/IIS6 to 2008/IIS7. When I instaled IIS7 it found and used the previous application settings including all the old handler mappings which do not include the newer IIS7 handlers.
The server level seems to have all the handlers but at the "Default Site" and "Applications" levels the new .net4 handlers are missing. I am upgrading an application that requires IIS7 and it is non-functional.
I want to follow the path down and inherit the handlers from the parents using "Revert To Parent" to hopefully fix the issue at the Default Website and Application levels.
1) What process do I need to do to backup the handlers at each level in case I encounter problems?
2) Since the IIS7 installation pulled the old application settings which didn't include IIS7 specifics and caused this issue would anyone know if other similar issues may be there besides missing handlers?
3) Is there a way to say "Inherit all IIS7 settings" instead of just handlers?
Thank you for your time,
IIS7 .net 4
Apr 02, 2012 08:11 AM|mamba dai - msft|LINK
I performed an in-place uprgade from 2003/IIS6 to 2008/IIS7.
I suggest you to check this tutorial about how to upgrade IIS 6 to IIS 7:
After that, please check this article about how to migrate web site from IIS 6 to IIS 7:
If the both references still don't work for your issue, please post your up to date question.
Apr 02, 2012 02:14 PM|mcoons|LINK
Thank you for replying Mamba. I had followed another Microsoft article to upgrade to IIS7 which left me in the state I was in.
The "Revert to Parent" fixed the issue for me. I just had to do it at the site level and then the application level. The sever level had all the correct settings.
This is no longer an issue.