Troubleshooting Helper Script for Microsoft Web Matrix

Well, this didn't work too well. I had to replace the previous post with this one because the script had some issues. Let's start again: 

Web Matrix is released!

WebMatrix Stack

Microsoft Web Matrix is in beta now. As with all beta software there is a chance you run into issues you can't explain and can't figure out yourself. Time to go to the Web Matrix forums to ask for help. But sometimes a description of the problem is not enough. With the following executable you can attach a ZIP archive with all Web Matrix related log files to your problem description. With this information an expert has a much better chance to find the root cause for your problem.  All you have to do is to run the executable. After you ran it you will find a ZIP archive with the name WebMatrixKaputtLogs.ZIP in the current directory.

Here is the the download URL. Unpack the ZIP and copy WebMatrixKaputt.exe to a directory of your choice.


What WebMatrixKaputt.EXE Does

1) Gathering system information via the systeminfo.exe tool. The output is saved to a file with the name systeminfo.txt in the temp directory.

2) A ZIP file with all the log and configuration information produced by Web Matrix are added to the ZIP archive:

    • The systeminfo.txt file generated in the previous step
    • The Web Platform Installer logs (files underneath the %userprofile%\appdata\local\microsoft\web platform installer\logs directory). ATTENTION: these logs might contain the passwords you used to install Web Platform components.
    • Log files and trace files written by IIS Express (files underneath %userprofile%\documents\IISExpress8\config, %userprofile%\documents\IISExpress8\logfiles and %userprofile%\documents\IISExpress8\TraceLogfiles)
    • Log files written by HTTP.SYS, the underlying HTTP kernel-mode driver used by IIS Express (files underneath the %windir%\system32\logfiles\HTTPErr directory)
    • Log files written during IIS Express process startup (%temp%\iisexpress8 directory)

Hope you never have to use it though :)

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