Enabling Bandwidth Throttling (IIS 6.0)

The following procedures tell how to globally enable bandwidth throttling for the WWW service or to enable bandwidth throttling for a specific Web site.

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".

To globally throttle WWW service bandwidth

1.

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

2.

Click the Performance tab, and in the Bandwidth throttling section, select the Limit the total network bandwidth available for all Web sites on this server check box.

3.

In the Maximum bandwidth (in kilobytes per second) box, type the maximum number of kilobytes per second that you want each site contained in the directory to use. This value must be at least 1024 Kbps.

4.

Click the Connections limited to option, and in the box next to it, type the maximum number of simultaneous connections that you want to allow on your Web or FTP service.

5.

Click Apply, and then click OK.

To throttle the bandwidth used by an individual Web site

1.

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

2.

Click the Performance tab, and in the Bandwidth throttling section, select the Limit the network bandwidth available to this Web site check box.

3.

In the Maximum bandwidth (in kilobytes per second) box, type the maximum number of kilobytes per second that you want this site to use. This value must be at least 1024 Kbps.

4.

Click Apply, and then click OK.



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