Dean's Blog Posts

Dec 01, 2014

One of my customers contacted me a couple of weeks ago with this issue, but had a different setup that ruled out all the other resolutions he’d come across online. First, the error: Nothing really helpful in there, or in a Failed...

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Oct 02, 2013

Recently, a customer came to me with an interesting issue. While migrating SharePoint 2010 sites from one farm to another, he was seeing errors in the system event log on the target farm similar to the following: Log Name: System...

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Jul 08, 2013

I’ve seen questions around logging the real client IP in the IIS logs come up a handful of times in the past few weeks, so I figured I’d try and tackle that here. If you’re using load balancing with IIS (who isn’t these days?...

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Apr 22, 2013

From time to time, I see some fairly common questions come across our internal discussion alias that we really don't do a good job of documenting externally, so I figured that as I see these frequently asked questions come up...

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Jan 11, 2012

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to have a very small hand in the birth of DebugDiag. In version 1.0, I got to do some work on the analysis scripts, as well as work on one of the debugger extensions it uses for analysis. As...

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Aug 01, 2011

In part 1 and part 2 of this series, I talked about working around situations where the WFF controller and/or farm servers needed to access a proxy server to be able to pull the RSS feed used by the platform provisioning piece...

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Apr 28, 2011

In part 1 , I focused on how to work around situations where your WFF controller has to pass through a proxy server in order to successfully retrieve the products feed. The configuration sample I provided didn’t address another...

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Apr 21, 2011

While setting up a Web Farm Framework environment recently, I ran across an issue where the Platform Provisioning piece of the UI was failing to pull the products feed down. In my case, the error was:   InternetOpenUrl returned...

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Mar 25, 2011

Configuration Editor has to be one of my favorite pieces of the IIS7 UI, and probably one of the least publicized. For anyone who hasn’t used it, you should give it a whirl. In addition to allowing you to browse the config using...

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May 10, 2010

While teaching an IIS7 class two weeks ago, I ran across an issue that proved a bit interesting to troubleshoot. This is actually the second time that at least one participant hit this issue in class, but it was the first time...

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