Dave's Blog Posts

Jan 25, 2010

One of the impacts of moving to a fully XML friendly configuration is that many characters can no longer reliably be used for website, virtual directory and application names. IIS has two basic constraints for these "path-sensitive...

1 comments

Dec 08, 2009

At least some of us on the IIS team are starting to get up to speed with twitter ... it's a fascinating way to interact in a very public way with other folks in a massive stream of consciousness. As a test lead on the team, I...

7 comments

Dec 02, 2009

One little known feature of IIS7 is that it's UI is entirely extensible! This means that anyone can write a C# assembly and get it displayed through the IIS Manager UI. The possibilities here are endless, anything from someone...

5 comments

Nov 19, 2009

The IIS Manager UI has a lot of capabilities, one of which is the ability to download new UI modules from a server when connecting remotely. This means I can open up any IIS Manager, connect to a server and get all the UI modules...

3 comments

Oct 02, 2009

With the recent release of the Web Deployment Tool , we made it super easy to export a server configuration, or an application configuration (by using the IIS Manager UI and using the "Export Server Package..." or "Export Application...

2 comments

Aug 28, 2009

Following up on my last two blogs, we continue to notice that folks have difficulty properly configuring IIS in a secure manner, because they tend to over-open the security of their system, giving privileges to both the "request...

1 comments

Aug 12, 2009

Over the versions of IIS, we have changed our process model in some ways with each release. Each of those changes required administrators to change the way they set up permissions for "code" to run properly on IIS. It also requires...

1 comments

Aug 12, 2009

Many questions that we get on the forum's are around which users need which permissions for what resources ... isn't that how life goes? :) Anyways, to make this more complicated, we have changed "who" the "anonymous" user is...

1 comments

Jul 14, 2009

As we write walkthrough's on how to do various things with Web Deploy or other tools, we often say to try this or that with gacutil.exe but I always forget where the tool lives. Since I re-image test machines all the time with...

2 comments

Jun 29, 2009

A lot of folks ask us how to "download" IIS; since other web server offerings are available for download on a multiple of platforms, it's an obvious question for the Microsoft web platform stack as well. The answer "for now" is...

6 comments

Jun 18, 2009

So I've done some recent testing on Compression and in the process I thought I should write up a short blog on how to configure adding new scheme's to compression as well as configuring the compressionLevel for each scheme. (I...

1 comments

Sep 05, 2008

A lot has changed in the IIS7 UI from IIS6, sometimes it can be hard to find out where to set certain things such as the execute permission for CGI's and ISAPI's. Yesterday, I was trying to get a CGI to execute, but couldn't find...

9 comments

1 2  Next »