Server administration

Having IIS and Tomcat running side by side on Windows

It has been an interesting week for me as I’ve been doing a lot of DevOps and migrating a lot of the internal tools that we use. One problem I faced with was to make IIS and Tomcat friends. It must be easy right? Setup IIS, setup Tomcat, bind each to a respective IP address so they can run on the regular ports (80/443). You start IIS, you start Tomcat and then you look at the logs of Tomcat and you get the famous Address already in use exception. There’s a solution. By default, IIS goes through HTTP.sys and binds to all available IP addresses. You have to tell it which addresses it can be bound to. To do that,…

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