IIS

Access denied error with MVC site

If your new MVC site throws an access denied error you probably don’t have windows authentication setup.  The first thing is checking if you are hosting your site on IIS 7 or better. (Otherwise this section won’t help). Right click on your project in Visual Studio, click Properties. Click the web tab. If you Use IIS Express checked THEN SKIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE. Open IIS Manager (Start –>...

Enable IIS 6 Compression

So I copied this post from a coworker of mine, Dennis Bottjer.  IIS compression makes a huge difference and it’s an easy batch file to set it up.   How to Enable IIS 6.0 Compression for SharePoint: Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) has long support HTTP Compression.  However, supporting and implementing compression are two different things.  Many settings within IIS are easily configured from the IIS Admin GUI.  Unfortunately, enabling and configuring compression is not supported through the GUI and requires editing the IIS Metabase.  THe metabase can be edited manually or updated from a command prompt.  The commands can be combine...