Windows Server 2019 – You can now easily redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS

With Windows Server 2019 (and Windows 10 1809), IIS 10 comes with a new capability called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS). This capability is simplifying the implementation of HTTP to HTTPS redirect. With previous version of IIS, you had to implement either HTTP Redirect Module (with the down side of 2 separate IIS website) or using URL Rewrite Module to get any HTTP request being redirected to HTTPS. Now, by…

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IIS – Warm up installation and configuration

Following my previous post, here is a quick step to install and use the IIS warm up module. Download the IIS Warm Up module from http://www.iis.net/download/ApplicationWarmUp Launch the setup program and follow the wizard; there is almost nothing else than accepting the license agreement. Once the setup is finished, you have to enabled the module. To do this, you have to run the following PowerShell cmdlet (the module is not…

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IIS – Warm up module

Many of SharePoint administrators have implemented a warm up script to improve responsiveness of SharePoint after a server reboot or an IISRESET. For example, with SharePoint 2010 you may have created a PowerShell script like this one:   # Warmup the local SharePoint sites Function Warmup-Site {     Param([string]$url)     Process     {         $wc = New-Object net.WebClient         $wc.credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials;         return $wc.DownloadString($url)     } } "Warming up…

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