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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Troubleshooting Miscellaneous Problems

Additional problems that might require troubleshooting include unexpected metabase site IDs, CGI process difficulties, server connection problems, and client request timeout and error-out problems.

Metabase Site IDs Are Unexpected Numbers

When you create a new Web site in IIS Manager, the newly generated site ID in the metabase is a random number. In earlier versions of IIS, the site ID was incremented with each new site. If you have an application that in some way relies on the old behavior, you can change the current behavior by adding the registry entry IncrementalSiteIDCreation, a DWORD value, to the registry with a value of 1. Add IncrementalSiteIDCreation to the following subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InetMgr\Parameters ...

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