My posts tagged with "Administration"

Jan 21, 2011

Yesterday we shipped another awesome piece of software, this time for those who make their living running groups of Web servers.  Web Farm Framework is a free, fully supported, Microsoft product.  Web Farm Framework...


Aug 05, 2010

Last week my team released a super powerful update to our Web Farm Framework project aimed at dramatically simplifying the complexity of managing a Web farm (many computers running one or more Web sites).  Web Farm Framework...


Nov 20, 2008

Every time I talk with customers in meetings or at conferences I’m struck by how many cool amazing new capabilities IIS7 has.  I can go on for literally hours talking about the new features and benefits, and showing demos...


Jun 12, 2008

I just ran across a fantastic step-by-step walkthrough of how to manage IIS7 remotely from Windows Vista, written by Dave Lawlor over at Train Signal Training. Check out this article:


Jun 02, 2008

Overview ASP.NET 2.0 (3.0 and 3.5) are easy to install with Windows Vista and Windows 2008 - just install the ASP.NET component located under IIS->Word Wide Web Services->Application Development Features. You can find this...


Jun 01, 2008

I hear this question a lot in the , and thanks to Carlos and team's rocking Configuration Editor, figuring this out on your own is a breeze. Here is how you can generate code for ANY IIS7 configuration change...


Mar 25, 2008

Ever wanted to add a custom mime type to your Web server?  I ran into this issue the other day when I tried to serve up .mp4 files from my Web server and duh, I got this error: 404.3 error - mime type missing! Why does IIS...


Mar 24, 2008

Won's recent post on possible configuration corruption caused by OneCare/Forefront reminded me of something that every IIS7 customer should know about: how to backup and restore IIS7 configuration! No matter whether your configuration...


Sep 04, 2007

I've seen this issue pop up a few times so I thought I'd share a few quick tips / tricks to getting SQL Server 2005 to work on Vista. If you see an error saying "Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is either not installed...


Aug 14, 2007

I haven't been able to write for a few weeks due to some time off and other "distractions". (This time of year at Microsoft is especially busy for managers as we not only do all of normal work needed to develop software, but also...


Jun 04, 2007

Today at TechEd 2007, Bob Muglia announced the availability of IIS7 on Server Core in Windows 2008 Server, starting with the upcoming CTP and RC1 releases. We've added IIS7 on Server Core as a result of a lot of customer demand...


May 25, 2007

I've seen several posts asking the question: how do I turn off the "verify file exists" setting on handlers / script maps in IIS7. I must admit, this seems to not be as straightforward as it should be. Hopefully this post helps...


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