SOLVED: 500 Error on Downloads in WordPress Running on IIS

If you are running a default WordPress installation on IIS you will find that you can upload files into the MEDIA LIBRARY without any problem but if you try to download those files, you will see a 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR or a 500.50 URL REWRITE MODULE ERROR (depending on your browser, configuration and if you are running the browser from the WordPress IIS server) Why Is the 500 Error on Downloads Appearing? This problem…

SOLVED: WordPress On IIS – Change Upload File Size Limit & Avoid HTTP Error

If you are running WordPress on your own IIS server (i.e. Windows Server 2016 or Windows 10), you may find that the default 2MB size limit for media is very difficult to change following instructions for those that have WordPress installed on hosted sites. This short video provides the simple solution to increasing the upload file size limit on WordPress when it is running on an IIS Server:

SOLVED: 404 Error on WordPress Posts & Pages When Running on IIS

A default install of IIS on Server 2008, 2012 or 2016 does support URL rewriting the way WordPress expects.  This means that if you change the PERMALINK structure from the default (and ugly and SEO killing) page ID so your URLs look like:  http://www.URTech.ca/?page_id=4  .  If you do change the PERMALINK setting to something that humans understand and search engines like, you will see: 404 – File or directory not found Fortunately this is easy…

SOLVED: How To Remove /RDWeb From The RDS Login Page URL

By default, RDS will setup yourdomain.com/RDWeb to present Work Resources like published apps to your visitors.  You can easily eliminate the need for to add /RDWeb to the URL, using a simple redirect in IIS: Launch IIS Click on DEFAULT WEBSITE Double click on HTTP REDIRECT from them middle pane Type /RDWeb into the REDIRECT REQUESTS TO THIS DESTINATION field Click APPLY (top right of the Actions Pane) Restart IIS (I like using IISRESET) Test…

SOLVED: Certificate Disappears From IIS After COMPLETE CERTIFICATE REQUEST on Server 2016

If you add a certificate to IIS Manager SERVER CERTIFICATES section using COMPLETE CERTIFICATE REQUEST that appears without error but then is not visible the next time you go to (or refresh) the SERVER CERTIFICATES, we have the answer. The problem is likely that you somehow added that certificate to your server using Certificates MMC.  This can easily happen if you are installing GoDaddy intermediate certificates.  You should only add the certificate named something like gd-g2_iis_intermediates.p7b…

SOLVED: Where Is The Application ID For Websites in IIS

Below is a screenshot of a Server 2008R2 but this process works the same through Server 2012 and Server 2016.  If you have multiple websites and you need to know which IIS log folders apply to which sites application ID’s in IIS, just: Launch IIS MANAGER Expand your SERVER Click on SITES Note the Application ID’s in the right pane You can then easily map your site ID’s to the matching IIS log folder: