Setting Connection Timeouts (IIS 6.0)

Connection time-outs help reduce the loss of processing resources consumed by idle connections. When you enable connection time-outs, IIS enforces the time-outs at the connection level.

  Important

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure or procedures. As a security best practice, log on to your computer by using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the runas command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At a command prompt, type runas /user:Administrative_AccountName "mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc".

Procedures

To set a global WWW or FTP service connection time-out value

1.

In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, right-click the Web Sites or FTP Sites folder, and click Properties.

2.

On the Web Site or FTP Site tab, in the Connection timeout box, type the maximum number of seconds that IIS should maintain an idle connection before resetting the connection.

3.

For the WWW service, verify that the Enable HTTP Keep-Alives box is selected. For more information, see Enabling HTTP Keep-Alives.

4.

Click Apply, and then click OK.

To set a connection time-out value for a specific Web or FTP site

1.

In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, expand the Web Sites or FTP Sites folder, right-click a Web or FTP site, and click Properties.

2.

On the Web Site or FTP Site tab, in the Connection timeout box, type the maximum number of seconds that IIS should maintain an idle connection before resetting the connection.

3.

For the WWW service, verify that the Enable HTTP Keep-Alives box is selected. For more information, see Enabling HTTP Keep-Alives.

4.

Click Apply, and then click OK.

Related Information

For more information about connection timeouts, including which counters to use to monitor connection timeouts, see Setting Connection Timeouts to Save Resources.

For more information about improving the performance of IIS network resources using related features like bandwidth throttling, HTTP Compression, and connection limits, see Administering Network Resources.

For information about setting CGI application timeouts, see Configuring CGI Application Timeouts.



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