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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008. IIS 7.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
This step-by-step article describes how to enable default client pull settings through the IIS user interface for a whole Web site, for a specific Web server, or for a Web folder. You can set client pull settings for a specific page by using HTML code, or you can enable client pull by using the IIS configuration settings. This article includes steps for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Microsoft Windows XP.
Enable a page for a Web site that a browser redirects to when an Active Server Pages (ASP) session has expired.
Force a browser to redirect to the default Web page in a folder after a few minutes.
Periodically force an Internet browser to reload a page automatically. Typically, this occurs on a page-by-page basis for a Web site using HTML.
Prevent browsers from viewing data that may be out of date, especially on sites where information is updated frequently. Client pull is implemented through the HTTP header REFRESH and can be used to redirect to another page.
To use HTML to enable client pull for a specific page, add a line similar to the following in the HEAD section (where CONTENT is the number of seconds before the page will auto-refresh):
To auto-load the same page:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" CONTENT="30">
To auto-load a different page, add a line similar to the following in the HEAD section (where CONTENT is the number of seconds before the page will auto-refresh and URL specifies the page that will be loaded when the refresh interval has been reached):
Because the client pull functionality can be enabled through the IIS configuration, you can implement client pull without adding HTML code. When you enable client pull through the IIS configuration, the client pull values are returned as part of the HTTP headers, as in the following example: