Robert McMurray Posts

May 31, 2011

The Customer Scenario I ran into an interesting situation recently - I host a website for a friend of mine, and he was shopping around for a new website template. He found one that he liked, but he didn't like the colors. In fact...

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Apr 27, 2011

My good friend Wade Hilmo recently posted an excellent blog titled " How IIS blocks characters in URLs " that discusses some of the internal workings for how IIS deals with several characters in file names that do not...

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Apr 08, 2011

I've seen a few situations where people that are using the FTP 7.0 and FTP 7.5 service have noticed that it takes a while for their password changes to be reflected by the FTP service. To put this another way, here are the typical...

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Feb 17, 2011

In part three of my series on setting up SSL on IIS 6, I'll describe the steps that are necessary to install an SSL certificate. Simply out of convenience I broke this process into two sections: Installing Your Certificate (Required...

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Feb 16, 2011

In part two of my series on setting up SSL on IIS 6, I'll describe the steps that are necessary to obtain an SSL certificate. Typically you would submit your certificate request to any one of several Certificate Authorities (CA...

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Feb 15, 2011

In part one of my series on setting up SSL on IIS 6, I'll describe all of the steps that are necessary to request an SSL certificate for a website. Once you have completed your certificate request, you would send that to a Certificate...

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Feb 02, 2011

The FrontPage Server Extensions from Ready-to-Run Software, Inc. (RTR), are available and supported only in the English language. But that being said, the localized language files for FPSE 2002 are available for download from...

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Jan 31, 2011

In this latest installment on my series about configuring your server for hosting without the FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE), I'd like to discuss a couple of WebDAV best practices that I like to use. Blocking FPSE-related...

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Jan 31, 2011

Many years ago I wrote a series of instructions that used dozens of screenshots in order to show my coworkers how to set up and enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications in IIS 5, which I eventually turned into a blog series...

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Dec 28, 2010

Many years ago I wrote Microsoft KB article 203064 about using Server-Side-Include (SSI) files with IIS 4 and IIS 5, but that KB has long since vanished from Microsoft's support website because it was never updated for IIS 6 or...

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Dec 08, 2010

I love BlogEngine.NET, and I love my Windows Phone 7 mobile phone, so it goes without saying that I would want the two technologies to work together. I'm currently using BlogEngine.NET 1.6.1, but Windows Phone 7 is not supported...

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Oct 13, 2010

I ran into an interesting situation recently where a customer was using F5's BIG-IP for SSL offloading with their web farm and they were having problems with WebDAV. Here's the details of the scenario: BIG-IP adds a proprietary...

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