Neverfail for IIS Plug-in v201.5.5 - Release Notes



This Knowledgebase article provides information about this specific release of the Neverfail for IIS v201.5.5. For other versions of this plug-in, see Knowledgebase article #547 - IIS – Application Module/Plug-in – Versions .

More Information

Note: This plug-in requries Neverfail Heartbeat v6.5.2 or later.

Supported Versions

  • IIS 6.0 on Windows 2003 SP1, SP2 x86 and x64
  • IIS 6.0 on Windows 2003 R2 SP1, SP2 x86 and x64
  • IIS 7.0 on Windows 2008 x86 or x64 or SP1, SP2
  • IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 SP1
  • IIS 8.0 on Windows 2012 Standard/Datacenter

New Features

  • Support of IIS 8.0 on Windows Server 2012 Standard/Datacenter.
  • Support of IIS 8.0 in IIS 6.0 Compatibility Mode.

Changed Features

Issues Fixed

  • Http service may fail to stop when SQL Reporting Service is present (Ref - 8628).

Known Issues

  • Installing the Phone Book Service will cause an endless sweep sync on Program Files\Phone Book Service\bin\pbsmon.dll , this file should be excluded from the list of protected files (Ref - 8688).
  • The setting for the 'maximum number of items for newsgroup' is not protected (Ref - 7698).
  • When logging for a web site is disabled, the log directory is not removed from the protected set.
  • A self signed certificate created on the peer server can't be used/set for an ssl site after a switchover (Ref - 12646).
  • Neverfail for IIS does not protect sites physically located within C:\Windows\system32\RpcProxy\... folder (Ref - 12341).


  • Before installing the Neverfail for IIS Plug-in, set the SYSTEM Account to Read & Write permissions for the following registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSFTPSVC\Parameters
  • The first install of Neverfail for IIS Plug-in should be performed via Neverfail Setup. Upgrades can be performed using the Applications: Plugins tab of the Neverfail Heartbeat Management Client.
  • By default, 'Check website availability' is configured to include the full address 'http://localhost/default.aspx' and requires an authorized Username, Password, and Domain.
  • To protect Index Catalog Files on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, perform the following steps (Ref - 10267):
    1. After installing Neverfail Heartbeat and the Neverfail for IIS Plug-in, wait for the servers to synchronize.
    2. Navigate to Applications -> Plug-ins , select the Neverfail for IIS Plug-in and click Edit .
    3. Select the Protect index catalog files (IIS 6.0 mode only) option to enable it.

      Note: This applies only to IIS 7 and 7.5 installed in IIS 6.0 Compatibility mode, with the Windows Server 2003 File Services -> Indexing Service (cisvc) service installed on the protected machine.
    4. Click OK .

Applies To

Neverfail for IIS Plug-in v205.5.5

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