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stuck
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IIS

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If Open Control Panel, click Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off and then look at the settings for Internet Information Services they are ALL turned off, no ticks against any entry. Yet when I run Ccleaner it often lists 'IIS log files' amongst the stuff to be cleaned.

That makes me curious, if IIS is not available on my Win 10 Pro 22H2 PC, how come IIS log files are being generated?

Anyone got any ideas?

Ken

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Re: IIS

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Hi Ken, not sure what IIS is but here is how my Win 11 Laptop looks
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If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have NO luck at all.
Windows 11 Home 23H2 Laptop

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Re: IIS

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IIS = Internet Information Services, the 3rd item in the list.
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Re: IIS

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IIS is a general purpose web server in Windows. Usually, a non-server machine does not have IIS installed. If you were doing heavy-duty web development you might have IIS activated to test/check how web pages or files look and act before updating a production server.

Have you examined any of the log files to see if you can identify the source?
Joe

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JoeP wrote:
20 Jun 2023, 13:54
IIS is a general purpose web server in Windows. Usually, a non-server machine does not have IIS installed...
Yes, I know this and, if the relevant Control Panle entries are to be believed, IIS is not installed on my PC.
JoeP wrote:
20 Jun 2023, 13:54
...Have you examined any of the log files to see if you can identify the source?
No, but the next time Ccleaner lists IIS logs file in its list of stuff to be cleared I'll see if I can find them and look at them.

I just wondered if IIS log files appearing on a machine that doesn't IIS was a known issue.

Maybe it's Ccleaner falsely identifying these files as IIS logs?

Ken

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Re: IIS

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It is not necessarily a problem. An installed software component could use a subset of IIS or just the logging piece and produce the log files you reference. Best to examine the contents to try to identify the source.
Joe