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Last post Mar 24, 2011 02:06 PM by samirpatel

  • Application Initialization for IIS 7.5 final release is now available

    Mar 24, 2011 02:06 PM|samirpatel|LINK

    Application Initialization for IIS 7.5 has been released. It is available for download here: http://www.iis.net/download/ApplicationInitialization

    Application Initialization is the replacement for the former “Application Warmup” beta module. Application Initialization expands on the concepts in the earlier Application Warmup beta and provides significant new functionality. Application Initialization is also available in-box with IIS 8.0, and this module provides the same functionality for IIS 7.5.

    To learn about the feature, you can read the IIS 8.0 Application Initialization article. Though it was written for IIS 8.0, the functionality works the same in IIS 7.5 with this module installed.

    Feature overview
    Application Initialization 1.0 for IIS 7.5 enables website administrators to configure IIS to proactively perform initialization tasks for one or more web applications. While an application is being initialized, IIS can also be configured to return an alternate response such as static content as a placeholder or "splash page" until an application has completed its initialization tasks. The module includes the following features:

    • Introduces the concept of a "warmup period" to the server.
    • Enables developers to control the behavior of their applications during the warmup period.
    • Enables server administrators to "pre-load" important applications by initializing them as soon as the worker process starts.
    • Allows seamless recycling of pre-loaded application pools with no user-perceptible impact.
    ASP.NET/IIS.NET Website Developer, Neudesic