Rick Barber's Blog Posts

Mar 30, 2014

The March 2014 Edition of the IIS Community Newsletter has been published. You’ll want to check it out for some of the latest news and highlights in the IIS community over the past month. Best of all your blog posts and...

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Mar 07, 2014

You have a really cool website that you or someone else designed, right? That’s great but it doesn’t do you much good if the site is down. Nobody can get to it and learn about your product or service, or even worse, buy something...

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Dec 01, 2013

For the latest news and articles in the IIS community, be sure to check out the November edition of the IIS Community Newsletter. http://www.iisnewsletter.com/archive/november2013.html You don’t want to miss out! Make sure you...

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Sep 05, 2013

For the latest news and articles in the IIS community, be sure to check out the August edition of the IIS Community Newsletter. http://www.iisnewsletter.com/archive/august2013.html You don’t want to miss out! Make sure you subscribe...

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Sep 04, 2013

Systems administrators often mistakenly correlate client certificates with SSL server certificates. Here is a great post from David Dietz that helps clear up some of the misconceptions. Now that you have a basic understanding...

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Aug 07, 2013

It is surprising with all the advances in Internet technologies that there is still a lot of old school code being used and reused. Because of that, there are some topics that will be around for many years to come. SQL Injection...

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Jul 30, 2013

For the latest news and articles in the IIS community, be sure to check out the July edition of the IIS Community Newsletter. http://www.iisnewsletter.com/archive/july2013.html You don’t want to miss out! Make sure you subscribe...

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Jul 13, 2013

As a systems administrator you like to stay on top of the latest technologies, right? Well you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start experimenting with Windows PowerShell 4.0. It is included as...

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Jun 13, 2013

In previous versions of Windows, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) was known as Terminal Services. There have been many changes made to this collection of services in Windows 2012. If you are looking for a list of these changes, there...

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May 31, 2013

For the latest news and happenings in the IIS community, be sure to check out the May edition of the IIS Community Newsletter! http://www.iisnewsletter.com/archive/may2013.html Our subscriber base is continuing to grow every single...

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Apr 29, 2013

For the latest news and happenings in the IIS community, be sure to check out the April edition of the IIS Community Newsletter! http://www.iisnewsletter.com/archive/april2013.html If you’re not a subscriber, don’t miss out and...

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Apr 10, 2013

As a server administrator, primarily focused on IIS, I like spending time in the IIS forums . I frequently see questions related to URL Rewrite rules so I wanted to make a guide for the plethora of information that is available...

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About Me

Rick was fascinated with computers and technology at a young age. He started with the first generations of PCs and MSDOS in the early 1980s. After honorably serving as a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, he ran a four node Wildcat! BBS under MSDOS 6.22 while pursuing his AS in Mathematics. He continued his education at Campbell University and earned a dual major in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration. While finishing up his degree he helped start a dial-up ISP in rural North Carolina. Currently he is employed as a Senior Support Lead with OrcsWeb, a Windows hosted server company, where he has been working since early 2004. He likes to share his knowledge of IIS and ASP.Net through his work blog (http://www.orcsweb.com/rick/) and personal blog (http://rick.barberfamilyonline.com). When he is not working he serves as a youth counselor and bus driver for his church. Additionally he develops ASP.Net sites as a hobby and administers a couple of ASP.Net websites for two local organization. He loves to travel with his family and share their experiences through a travel blog (http://www.tarheelcamper.com).