[thelist] Hide IIS6 Banner

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Sat Oct 30 00:16:56 CDT 2004

From: "Joshua Olson" <joshua at waetech.com>
Subject: [thelist] Hide IIS6 Banner

: With every page request, IIS6 sends back
: "Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0" in the header.
: Does anybody know how to remove this
: for IIS6?  I'm not looking for neither an IIS5
: answer, nor an answer that involves URL Scan.

a) Why do you want to do this?
b) The Server header is part of the HTTP specification, so are you looking 
to replace the value of the header with something else?

AFAIK the only way you can do on the IIS box is by using an ISAPI filter. 
There are 3rd party filters (I think port80 software makes one), or you can 
use URLScan (which is an ISAPI filter) or you can write your own. This 
hasn't changed between IIS5 and IIS6 - on both platforms you need to use an 


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