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Setting metabase property DisableSocketPooling has no effect
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When you start Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, IIS binds to all IP addresses on the server, not just the IP addresses that are assigned to Web sites. This may be true even though you have set the metabase property DisableSocketPooling to True.
To successfully allow applications to use the same port on different IP addresses, you must use a new utility, Httpcfg.exe. Httpcfg.exe is located on the Windows Server 2003 CD in the Support\Tools directory as part of the Support.cab file.
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To add an IP address to the IP inclusion list
IIS 5.0 uses the metabase property DisableSocketPooling to allow applications access to the same port over different IP addresses. Setting this value to True permits these applications to exist on the same Microsoft Windows 2000 installation.
Because DisableSocketPooling is defined as a valid property in the IIS 6.0 metabase schema (MBSchema.xml), you can still set this property by using Adsutil.vbs, but this has no effect. The functionality in IIS 6.0 is part of the new kernel level driver HTTP.sys. To configure HTTP.sys, you must use Httpcfg.exe.
In IIS 5.0, the TCP listener is Winsock. Winsock uses sockets and IIS is bound to the performance and scalability of the Winsock API. Socket pooling was introduced to address problems in Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 where resource usage was high with many Web sites using individual IP addresses.
To solve this scalability problem, IIS 5.0 uses socket pooling to allow resources to be shared. Socket pooling permits double or triple the number of sites to be run on a specific server with unique IP addresses. The DisableSocketPooling property is also introduced in IIS 5.0 and is used when another application is installed that requires use of a port that IIS listens on by default (such as port 80).
In IIS 6.0, HTTP.sys is the TCP listener and HTTP.sys does not use the Winsock API. Sockets are not a configurable property. HTTP.sys uses an IP inclusion list. By default, this list is blank and IIS listens on all IP addresses. You can specify the IP addresses IIS will listen on by adding them to the IP inclusion list.
Important The IP inclusion list is read during startup of the HTTP service. If you change the list, you must restart the service.
Note The HTTP service and the HTTP SSL service are different services. The HTTP service does not appear in the services list and must be restarted at a command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:
For help with using this command, see the Httpcfg online help. To access the Httpcfg online help, type Httpcfg /? at a command prompt, or follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238131/ )How to disable socket pooling