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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Customizing Web Server Error Messages

IIS generates HTTP error messages when Web server errors occur. These errors typically pertain to bad client requests, authentication problems, or internal server errors. As the administrator, you have complete control over how error messages are sent back to clients. You can configure IIS to send generic HTTP errors or default custom error files, or you can create your own custom error files.

Understanding Status Codes and Error Messages

Status codes and error messages go hand in hand. Every time a user requests a file on a server, the server generates a status code. The status code indicates the status of the user’s request. If the request succeeds, the status code indicates this, and the requested file is ...

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