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MSN Search Engine Favors IIS

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the kinda-surprising-i-guess dept.

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Scud writes "It appears that if you want to rise up in the rankings over at the MSN search engine you would do well to host your page on IIS. Ivor Hewitt has done a study and it appears that by using IIS, you are likely to increase your odds of a higher listing by several percent."

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FIRST! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347742)

HA!

Re:FIRST! (0, Troll)

Dash16 (844616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347757)

Damn, so close to the top, yet so far.

Re:FIRST! (0, Offtopic)

Bigby (659157) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347907)

It looks like your post isn't running on IIS.

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347746)

fp

Gee... (1, Funny)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347747)

...such anticompetitive behavior from Microsoft?!? Wow. Who'da thunk it?

why would u use MSN to search ? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347803)

I have stopped using other search engines since i have found google.

balls across the nose (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347749)

for Lunix!

Microsoft Search... Favoring Microsoft Hosting??! (0, Redundant)

Uptown Joe (819388) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347752)

who would have thought?

IIS imperial domination (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347753)

Argh, just when they removed it from Visual Studio requirements, it's skewing up search results. MSN Search should be banned for being dishonest.

Ridiculous (-1, Offtopic)

Cowboy Bill (118730) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347754)



I I Search :)

I I Sir :) :)

Re:Ridiculous (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347835)

I I've tried everything, the embassy, the German government, the consulate. I even talked to the U.N. ambassador. It's no use. I just can't bring my wife to orgasm.

fp (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347755)

holy shit batman!

That's bad! (-1, Redundant)

lemmen (48986) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347758)

Just one comment, that's bad!

IE bias too (5, Funny)

akadruid (606405) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347759)

It's clearly biased towards Internet Explorer too, the results I get back in Firefox are mostly irrelevant blogs and pages full of adverts.

I think it's just biased towards crap (-1, Redundant)

Ayaress (662020) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347860)

I tried it with IE and got the same junk.

Re:IE bias too (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347904)

Your web site needs updating, Colin.

FTFA (5, Insightful)

Reignking (832642) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347762)

So what's going on? I have no idea, I doubt it's all a big conspiracy... but some possible explanations spring to mind: Perhaps the MSN search has simply been coded by developers used to talking to IIS machines and so it just does that job better? Perhaps the MSN spider is taking advantage of some specific IIS features to provide enhanced indexing?

In other words, there are some explanations out there other than "MS is biased and there's a conspiracy and they are trying to take over the world"...

Re:FTFA (1)

Tuffsnake (767507) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347808)

Yes there are - FTFA: Perhaps the MSN search has simply been coded by developers used to talking to IIS machines and so it just does that job better? Perhaps the MSN spider is taking advantage of some specific IIS features to provide enhanced indexing?

Re:FTFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347827)

what do you think this is, MSdot?

Nothing to see here citizen... move along now.

Re:FTFA (2, Insightful)

misleb (129952) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347934)

Well, MS *is* biased. That much should be obvious. There is really no way around that one. Is there a conspiracy? Why not? Would it be all that astounding? I mean, all it takes is for one exec to say, "ya know, I think we ought to favor IIS because IIS (insert some lame justification here)."

-matthew

racist (-1, Offtopic)

akeyes (720106) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347763)

Now we have a racist search engine. (As if we didn't assume this already.)

Re:racist SPAM and Virus filters (-1, Offtopic)

Blitzenn (554788) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347830)

We already have racist spam and virus filters, why not other things too? (white lists are 'good' lists, blacklists are 'bad' lists). Isn't that real equal opportunity?

it's foolish... (5, Insightful)

hruske (791821) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347768)

... to think ms wouldn't use all it has. Obviously it hasn't yet learned from google, that being evil is bad. And bad guys get punished.

Re:it's foolish... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347857)

And bad guys get punished.

Last I checked, he was still in the White House.

Re:it's foolish... (1)

zwei2stein (782480) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347970)

its not like google is still good guy: patenting stuff, accepting and displaying dishonest ads, censoring results ...

Top MSN Rankings (5, Funny)

bigtallmofo (695287) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347771)

Is there any truth to the rumor that having a picture of Bill Gates on your site makes you #1 in your category?

Re:Top MSN Rankings (1, Informative)

enigma48 (143560) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347905)

Unlikely.

Either MS has the world's best pattern recognition software by far (facial recognition software requires a lot of cpu work and under ideal circumstances, only accurate slightly more than 50% of the time) or they'd have to have someone sit and go through every picture ever indexed, then press a "Put this site to #1" button.

With Google indexing 8 billion pages, even spending 1/100 of a second per page would make indexing a multiple-year task and pattern rec. should take longer than that. Things like "is_site_running_IIS()" can be done far, far, far faster.

Maybe I've been trolled. Oh well. Hope someone learned something.

Re:Top MSN Rankings (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347912)

Turn off your troll filter and turn up your humor.

Re:Top MSN Rankings (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347963)

Really? My god it's the missing key!

1. open a business
2. ??? == Link to Bill Gates [neowin.net]
3. profit!

Silly, silly boys (and girls) (3, Interesting)

Blitzenn (554788) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347778)

And who is the silly person who would expect it to be otherwise? Have you actually been listening to the news at all over the past decade? Have you learned nothing? The real story would be if the ranking did not rise if it were housed on an IIS server. Otherwise it's a nothing, I would have assumed that.

Re:Silly, silly boys (and girls) (4, Insightful)

Binestar (28861) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347856)

IMO the true test would be to take his site which is hosted on Apache, move it to being hosted on IIS and watch and see if his ranking goes up or down after the next time it is indexed.

Excuse me? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347779)

Well...I for one do NOT welcome our new IIS-running overlords.

Why would i want to do that? (0, Troll)

freedom_india (780002) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347781)

1. Why would i want to improve my rankings at an "unknown", "unworthy", "bug-ridden", "slow" search engine?

2. Why would i want to install IIS, when i have a better alternative Mac OS X?

3. Why would i bow down to Satan, when he's dumb, stupid, slow and...

Re:Why would i want to do that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347834)

You should really go outside once in a while.

Re:Why would i want to do that? (2, Funny)

JadeNB (784349) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347848)

1. Why would i want to improve my rankings at an "unknown", "unworthy", "bug-ridden", "slow" search engine?
Somewhere, deep in the bowels of Microsoft *, Gates is muttering to himself `640K of valid search results should be enough for anyone.'

* Sorry for that image.

Re:Why would i want to do that? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347859)

1. Why would i want to improve my rankings at an "unknown", "unworthy", "bug-ridden", "slow" search engine?

Because people who use it still have money and influence.

2. Why would i want to install IIS, when i have a better alternative Mac OS X?

They're completely different things.

3. Why would i bow down to Satan, when he's dumb, stupid, slow and...

Name calling weakens your already pretty much contentless argument.

Like to suck cock, do you? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347888)

I guess it's OK that you like to suck cock and masturbate at the same time, but do you really have to share it with Slashdot?

Re:Why would i want to do that? (1, Insightful)

dAzED1 (33635) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347913)

1. Why would i want to improve my rankings at an "unknown", "unworthy", "bug-ridden", "slow" search engine?

They're not suggesting you should. They're saying the rankings in MSN search are affected. And guess what - millions of people use MSN search. Therefore, it will have a significant economic impact.

2. Why would i want to install IIS, when i have a better alternative Mac OS X?

Because you're a business that wants to maximize your profit-making potential. Most places with web sites care about income flow. If you don't have such pages, then don't worry about it.

Re:Why would i want to do that? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347915)

Eh, sorry to burst your bubble there, buddy, but MacOS X isn't a webserver.

Apache is a webserver. Zeus is a webserver. IIS is a webserver. thttpd is a webserver. MacOS is an OS.

So, you just lost any credibility with that mindless-drone-MacOS-X-troll. Compare apples to apples, please.

Besides, MacOS X is really not the best platform to run webservers off of -- the hardware is expensive, the OS is expensive. Try again. (hint: FreeBSD, which is really the heart of MacOS X, and runs on dirt-cheap x86{,-64} hardware)

Good grief... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347972)

... what an awful fucking post. I hope your horribly transparent attempts to curry favour with the "slashdot crowd" get modded into oblivion.

I laugh at Microsoft. (5, Insightful)

the_mutha (177709) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347784)

... and they still think they can beat Google to the game. When are they going to realize that what made Google so successfull was the fact that is has been so unbiased in all ways imaginable, including not accepting payments to get higher rankings.

Google makes money by prioritising quality. Microsoft makes money by prioritising money.

Go figure.

Re:I laugh at Microsoft. (2, Interesting)

0kComputer (872064) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347926)

Google is definately at the top in the search engine business, no doubt about that. The current MSN search is a total piece of crap. But I've tried the beta, and honestly its not that bad, sure its no google yet, but I don't really think that matters.

Most search engine users are very fickle, they don't care who provides it as long as the thing works, and this is why I think google may be in trouble in the future. MSN.com is the default page for just about every windows machine, if MS gets something that works, it could spell trouble for google.

Re:I laugh at Microsoft. (1)

ezavada (91752) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347949)

This should be easily defeatable by OSS projects by changing the server id string whenever an MS search bot indexes it.

Re:I laugh at Microsoft. (3, Insightful)

mattmentecky (799199) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347951)

Google makes money by prioritising quality. Microsoft makes money by prioritising money.

As a publicly traded company, Google's priority is delivering returns to investors, just like Microsoft's, don't fool yourself for a second into believing that not to be true. What I think you are trying to say is how Google and Microsoft get to that common priority.

Re:I laugh at Microsoft. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347958)

You're joking, right? Google search results have been getting worse and worse. Have you not noticed just how many of their top results are nothing more than other search engines or ebay affiliates?

Re:I laugh at Microsoft. (2, Interesting)

fatted (777789) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347979)

Google makes money by prioritising quality. Microsoft makes money by prioritising money.

Seems to be working out for MS though, doesn't it!

If you only have 20% of the market (2, Informative)

Safety Cap (253500) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347785)

...you gotta do something to pump up your buggy, non-mainstream [netcraft.com] , insecure [secunia.com] webserver.

Re:If you only have 20% of the market (1)

figleaf (672550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347872)

There are 3 IIS vulnerabilies since last 3 years.
One of them is not even exploitable unless you are an admin!

Compare that with the 'mainstream' Webserver which averages 12 critical per year.

Re:If you only have 20% of the market (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347943)

You mean "3 critical we have admitted to" don't you? Unless you somehow have insider information from the MS campus?

Absolutely (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347788)

My page is titled "San Andreas Radio" and if you Google it, comes out #1 or #2 every time.

MSN it and it comes out about #7. Either they're being paid to reduce its rank (it's a bit subversive), or they don't like the fact I'm hosted on Linux, or they simply don't have a very good search engine.

If I put the exact unique title of a page into an engine, I expect that page to be #1.

Re:Absolutely (3, Insightful)

zero_offset (200586) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347906)

MSN has your example listed as #2 at the moment.
It comes out #6 on AskJeeves and Teoma, and #5 on Gigablast.

My god, CONSPIRACY!

In fact, the only place I could find where you come out #1 is on AOL.

Re:Absolutely (1)

hey (83763) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347925)

Google put a lot of weight in the title but why must every search engine. I am sure Microsoft is evil but this don't prove anything.

Re:Absolutely (1)

ccady (569355) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347927)

The plural of anecdote is not data. My page on Alexandre Dumas [cadytech.com] comes out first on MSN [msn.com] but second on Google [google.com] , even though it is listed on a Linux box.

Re:Absolutely (2, Informative)

Jim_Maryland (718224) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347933)

Running your query without quotes returns:
(You do mean this link(San Andreas Radio [tinyted.net] ), right?)

MSN - 3rd

Google - 3rd
With quotes around it:

MSN - 2nd

Google - 1rst
With a + (plus sign):

MSN - 2nd

Google - 1rst
I'm not sure where #7 came from (unless others have done repeated searches on this too). Do we know what Rock Star Games is using for their web server then to know if the IIS preference comes into play in this case?

just change the headers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347789)

so that MSN _thinks_ you are using IIS; look at the agent and send a different server name string

Would it even be worth it? (2, Interesting)

alex_guy_CA (748887) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347792)

I think I have never used MSN search in my life. I suppose other people do, but how many? Anybody know MSN search share percentages?

Re:Would it even be worth it? (3, Informative)

Peeteriz (821290) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347841)

MS software installs MSN as the default search engine in many places, and there are an awful lot of users who don't bother to change anything, so when they hit 'Search', it's going to be MSN.

This is irrelevant for most websites (3, Interesting)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347793)

The control over what webserver you will use is typically limited by your hosting provider. While many provide the choice between Unix-based servers and Windows-based servers, many do not.

For those who use hosts that do not provide these services, I don't think it appropriate to think that they are simple SOL. Rather, the better quality your website provides, the more relevant it is to the topic you discuss, the better it will fare in any search engine. The type of webserver you are using becomes nothing more than the tiniest fraction of your search ranking.

No bias (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347794)

It just happens that people use "is" a lot in their search queries. Perhaps Apache should rename itself to "The Apache."

Mmmm ... blog studies (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347795)

Unrepeatable
Ill designed
Speculative

Not exactly scientific, is it?

Let the race begin! (0)

Badgerman (19207) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347799)

Whose the most evil this week? Up-and-comer Google, or Microsoft, the old standby?

Though seriously, scummy as this is, it doesn't surprise me.

heh. amusing side effect (2, Interesting)

Phil246 (803464) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347804)

if it favours iis machines, it makes it that much easier for virus writers / script kiddies to play about with them if it displays them in preference to other web servers.

Re:heh. amusing side effect (1)

Badgerman (19207) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347842)

[Young Mr. Grace] You've got a criminal mind, you have.

Not a controlled experiment (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347809)

To be conclusive, it needs to be a controlled experiment with the same text and same outgoing/incoming links.

Just the webserver alone changing. This can happen by taking a popular site and then changing what it reports to the MSN search robots.

But until such an experiment is done, the data is open to too many interpretations.

MSN is out of beta (3, Interesting)

alienfluid (677872) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347810)

The link to MSN search on the main story links to beta.search.msn.com. It should be noted that MSN Search is out of beta for a while now - the correct links should be http://search.msn.com [msn.com] . It's not like it's Google or something - trying to keep everything in beta for years to escape criticism.

That's odd... (2, Funny)

w0lver (755034) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347817)

It's really unlike MS to skew things towards their products... I'm sure it's a mistake or a "Linux Zealots" distorting the facts...

Re:That's odd... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347966)

You mean "Open Source Zealots" don't you? Apache runs on many platforms.

~Nitpick Zealot

nearly first in google not even listed in mssearch (5, Interesting)

incuso (747340) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347820)

My site is first or nearly first in google using relevant search terms. But in MSN it never shows (even if listed). Maybe also the use of PHP is harmful for MSN ranking? M.

Re:nearly first in google not even listed in mssea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347855)

or its just not been indexed by the msn bot yet.

Re:nearly first in google not even listed in mssea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347960)

My site is first or nearly first in google using relevant search terms.
You mean if you type your sites url into google :P

Just have your Apache report that it is IIS ! (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347823)

For years now, the company where I work has had all it's Apache systems reporting that they are IIS 5.0 systems. Just a quick change in a single file before compiling and there you go!

Re:Just have your Apache report that it is IIS ! (1, Funny)

youngerpants (255314) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347974)

would you mind letting us know how this is done? I could just MSN it, but nothing comes up ;)

MSN (1)

H9000 (529061) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347826)

think back 1995 Bill tells us MSN an not the Internet is th future. I will not use it and my webservers will not run IIS. my 0.2 cent

You're kidding me! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347845)

Microsoft has its own search engine? When did this happen? This is the first I heard of it. I have never heard one of my friends say, "Hey just MSN Search it!"

Great! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347869)

Now I have a reason to run IIS instead of Apache.

I'm shocked, shocked! (5, Funny)

Cr0w T. Trollbot (848674) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347874)

This is the most shocking news I've heard since I found out Pro Wrestling was fake!

- Crow T. Trollbot

Re:I'm shocked, shocked! (0, Offtopic)

fatted (777789) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347946)

Pro wrestling is fake? I'm shocked!

Microsoft products biased towards Microsoft! (2, Funny)

rdmiller3 (29465) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347878)

and this is "news", why?

Re:Microsoft products biased towards Microsoft! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347936)

I second this. In fact, I'd be surprised if Microsoft products do not favor another Microsoft product. After all, they got off with a tap on the wrist in the monopoly abuse case.

evil (2, Funny)

hey (83763) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347883)

Well, MSN never promised they wouldn't be evil.
So it seems fair to me.

That's easy enough to fix (4, Funny)

speters (523864) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347884)

Just change the server response line if the GET or POST comes from Redmond, WA to say you are some version of IIS. I can already see the recommendations coming from the SEO folks.

So, what? (1)

n6kuy (172098) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347892)

Nobody uses MSN, anyway. Or, at least nobody I know...

Surprise, Surprise! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347896)

Surprise, Surprise! Who could ever imagine this possible?!

"Try the New MSN Search Engine Today.." (1, Funny)

Zemplar (764598) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347899)

"...Suggesting crappy Microsoft based products to Idiots of Tomorrow, Today!"

wow (2, Insightful)

SComps (455760) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347901)

Apparently it's a very slow news day. In the interests of being remotely on topic.. (yes my karma will suffer dearly for this)

Why would this be any real surprise to anyone? MSN being MS is obviously going to give preferential treatment to their own products. This may be by design or strictly because IIS servers respond to some proprietary (yes I said it) requests that other servers won't.

I don't necessarily see it as an evil thing, but it's not entirely philanthropic either.

So... (1)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347910)

What you are saying is Google is still the best search engine out there?

Thanks, MS, for clearing up that confusion.

Seriously, it's like these guys are out to do as much evil as they can get away with.

This is why I'm willing to pay more... (1)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347914)

...to use the Google search engine. I mean, sure it's expensive to use MS's engine, but by paying that extra bit to use Google, I get less evil results. And no ads, placed by people that are paying Google, either!

Give me a damn break. It's MS's own freakin' web site, and they can do what they want (assuming this study is even really exposing causation, rather than correlation). No one is paying MS to be neutral in any way, any more than they are paying Google or Yahoo, each of whom tilt results according to all sorts of standards, ideals, and sometimes total capriciousness. Now, lower ranking for sites that can't figure out the difference betwen "its" and "it's" would be worth paying for.

That explains it (2, Informative)

guru42101 (851700) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347920)

One of our clients has a web app hosted on an IIS box and their main website hosted on apache. The web app ranks higher than the main website when doing a search for them.

Beta (1)

generic-man (33649) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347921)

Excuse me, kind sirs, but MSN Search is in beta. I'm sure if you calmly file a bug report, they will address the matter before MSN Search is formally released to the public.

Honestly, the thought that anyone would rely on a beta service...

Re:Beta (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347955)

it isnt in beta anymore.

Re:Beta (1)

Teh_monkeyCode (752769) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347967)

This is not a beta, MSN Search has been out of beta for quite some time. They even have television ads for it...

Is this wrong? (1)

Va Tech Group (879067) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347923)

Is this really any different than being able to pay Google or Overture money to put your page near the top of the page? Why not get a preference to people who use your product?

I'm going to block MSN spider (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347932)

I have a technical websites with lots of visitors. I don't need MSN. I'm going to block MSN spider from my website to make MSN much more inferiour. Everyone should do this.

So? (1)

Winterblink (575267) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347939)

Did anyone anywhere claim that their results WOULDN'T do this? That they would be the premiere unbiased source of accurate search results, playing no favorites? Nobody forces anyone to use it, so don't.

IIS vs Apache (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12347942)

compared here [opensourceversus.com]

It all makes sense... (1)

warriorpostman (648010) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347945)

I knew something was up! When I search on "warriorpostman" in Yahoo and Google, my personal website (running on Apache) shows up, but the only thing that shows up on MSN's website are my Slashdot comments!?

I suppose it's not proof of a conspiracy, but still...

Re:It all makes sense... (1, Funny)

SComps (455760) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347968)

*gasp* Slashdot runs on IIS?!?

this revelation before lunch?

IIS (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347947)

IIS stands for "Invasive Internet Search"
Please note:
Before you configure IIS to run 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows, note the following:
IIS only supports 32-bit worker processes in Worker Process Isolation mode on 64-bit Windows.
On 64-bit Windows, the World Wide Web Publishing service can run 32-bit and 64-bit worker processes. Other IIS services like the IIS Admin service, the SMTP service, the NNTP service, and the FTP service run 64-bit processes only.
On 64-bit Windows, the World Wide Web Publishing service does not support running 32-bit and 64-bit worker processes concurrently on the same server.
After configuring IIS to run 32-bit Web applications on 64-bit Windows After you configure IIS 6.0 to run 32-bit Web applications, IIS stores 32-bit DLLs and ISAPIs in the %windir%\syswow64\inetsrv directory. All other IIS files, including the MetaBase.xml file, are stored in the %windir%\system32\inetsrv directory. File access to the System32 and sub directories are transparently redirected based on the bitness of the process making that file access (64-bit processes have full access, while 32-bit processes have access to System32 redirected to Syswow64). If your legacy applications have specific 32-bit file access needs and you notice application failures, see if the application needs to reference the new %windir%\syswow64\inetsrv to resolve the problem.
That's all it takes to resolve the problem!

This is funny. (1)

Captain Rotundo (165816) | more than 9 years ago | (#12347980)

Don't they realize that Google became the top search engine because the results were good? If they mess with results then people won't use MSN Search, and then the bias won't have the desired effect on web hosts. Its really a win-win for the anti-MS crowd that they do this.
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