April 2012 Archive on Scott Forsyth's Blog

Mar 03, 2014

I had a question asked me recently regarding Windows auth and NTFS permissions. Here’s the question: When I run an IIS site using Windows Authentication, is there a way to let the Application Pool account access files in disk...

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Jan 29, 2014

IIS URL Rewrite has five different types of actions. They are: Rewrite , Redirect , Custom Response , Abort Request , and None . And if you have ARR (Application Request Routing) installed, then at the server level you’ll also...

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Oct 24, 2013

There are times when you need to reverse proxy through a server. The most common example is when you have an internal web server that isn’t exposed to the internet, and you have a public web server accessible to the internet....

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Sep 21, 2013

A fairly common request for URL Rewrite is to prepend a www to all 2nd level domains, regardless of the domain name. Consider the following domain names: http://domain1.com http://domain2.net https://domain3.org Following is an...

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Apr 06, 2013

Microsoft IIS Server has what appears to be an odd default for the application pool recycle time. It defaults to 1740 minutes, which is exactly 29 hours. I’ve always been a bit curious where that default came from. If you’re like...

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Jan 29, 2013

Application Request Routing (ARR) is a great solution for load balancing and other proxying needs. I’m a big fan and have written often about it. I had someone ask me this week about WebDAV support for ARR. With his ARR setup...

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Jan 16, 2013

A friend of mine asked me recently how to handle a situation with a dot (.) in the path for an MVC project.  The path looked something like this: http://domain.com/aspnet/CLR4.0 The MVC routes didn’t work for this path and...

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Nov 13, 2012

IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 doesn’t have any fixed concurrent request limit, apart from whatever limit would be reached when resources are maxed. However, the client version of IIS 8, which is on Windows 8, does have a concurrent...

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Nov 07, 2012

IIS URL Rewrite supports server variables for pretty much every part of the URL and http header. However, there is one commonly used server variable that isn’t readily available.  That’s the protocol—HTTP or HTTPS. You can...

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May 14, 2012

Save this URL, memorize it, write it on a sticky note, tweet it, tell your colleagues about it!  localtest.me ( http://localtest.me ) and *.localtest.me ( http://something.localtest.me ) If you do any testing on your local...

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Apr 19, 2012

You can find this week’s video here . This week answers two Q&A questions from viewers. DNS Load Balancing and then some discussion and a walkthrough using Application Request Routing (ARR) for a Content Delivery Network ...

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Mar 27, 2012

You can find this week’s video here . After some delays in the publishing process week 49 is finally live.  This week I'm taking Q&A from viewers, starting with what's new in IIS8, a question on enable32BitAppOnWin64...

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