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Website reveals IP addrss of the Server

It has come to my attention that in certian situations the IP address of the server is being revelaed for some web requests.  It was suggested to follow the steps outlined in Microosft Knowledggebase article 834141.

I'm attempting to resolve this issue by seting the usehostname property.The article specifies to use cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/x/UseHostName true where x is you're site identifier.  What is meant my the site identifier.  How do I determine what my site identifier is?
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
- Open up the IIS Manager on the server where you websites are running.
- Select the "Web Sites" folder.  The list of site(s) on the server will appear on the right panel.  There are several columns displayed, one of them is labeled - "Identifier" ... this is the site ID which they are referring to.
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georgedschneiderAuthor Commented:
is there a way to test if the changes were made correctly?
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
I would recommend manually looking into the IIS Metabase using a utility called Metabase Explorer, which can be found at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840671, follow the download link.

Then, using the Metabase Explorer, you can browse thru IIS' Metabase to the location of the site that you modified.
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_bladerunner_Commented:
For the record, I successfully ran the script as described in the article ("cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/x/UseHostName true"), and it blew out my Outlook Web Access. Anyone trying to get to the OWA URL got a 404-type error after running the script. Reversing the script (..."UseHostName false") put OWA back online.

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