IIS 7.5 has a new feature which many SMB and Hosting providers will recognize and appreciate. It really has universal appeal and some of you will have already found ways to improve responsiveness, The initial lag time it takes to spin up worker processes and application pools makes CRM, SharePoint, and a number of other Dynamics and office server products appear slow if they have been inactive usually 30 minutes. This is because the application pool recycles and sits in wait for the next request before it turns itself back on.
There have been a number of tools over the years specifically directed at fixing this lag for specific applications. CRM had one of these tools and it was adapted to SharePoint. However it took until now for the a solution to be built into the IIS environment. Since it is a part of the environment it will soon replace the custom tools we have seen for other applications.
Application Warm-Up Module for IIS 7.5 – Beta
Download x86 for Windows 7
Download x64 for Windows 7 or
Windows Server 2008 R2
How to use Application Warm-up
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