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Extensionless URL Rewriting in ASP.NET without using IIS 6 Wildcard mapping

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 3, 2007
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In this article i will explain in detail with practical example how you will rewrite extensionless URL in ASP.NET without using IIS 6 Wildcard mapping or ISAPI module...

Streaming music with Windows Media Services and ASP.NET

Darrell Nortons Blog [MVP], April 29, 2005
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Here's an interesting article by Shawn Wildermuth: Streaming with Windows Media Services and ASP.NET It shows you how to setup the Windows Media Services SDK on IIS, create a web site to browse a coll...

System.Argument Exceptions in W3wp.exe and the VS Just-in Time Debugger

Rick Strahls WebLog, March 25, 2007
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I've been noticing that on my server quite frequently I get managed exceptions bubbling up to the Dr. Watson and/or the Visual Studio Just In Time Debugging dialog on the desktop. Now this being a ser...

How to setup SSL on Vista with IIS 7

hongmeigs WebLog, January 23, 2007
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IIS 7 has a new UI which is different from the previous version. Here I am going to talk about how to set up the SSL via the new UI. It is a different user experience for setting up the ssl certificat...

The IIS 7 Team Rocks!

youve been HAACKED, May 22, 2007
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I recently wrote about some 503 Service Unavailable Errors with IIS 7 that had me completely stumped. I tried everything I could think of to no avail. Fortunately, a few of the members of the IIS 7 t...

IIS 6 Kernel Caching from an ISAPI Extension - eek!

Rick Strahls WebLog, September 15, 2005
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Arrgh… After talking with some of the IIS team folks yesterday here at PDC about Kernel Caching in IIS, I thought it’d be nice to add this functionality to the Web Connection ISAPI extensi...

How to find the SiteID in IIS5 and IIS6

Scott Forsyths WebLog, July 29, 2005
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Occasionally I need to explain how to find the SiteID / Site Identifier in IIS5 and/or IIS6 so I thought I would quickly blog on how to do that so that I have a page that I can reference rather than ...

Couple IIS7 gotchas running ASP.NET Apps

Rick Strahls WebLog, March 21, 2006
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I've had a little time today playing around with IIS 7 on Vista, and there are a couple of problems that took some time to get around to get an application to run. If you're trying out IIS with your A...

SQL Server Express in APP_DATA and running with IIS

Rick Strahls WebLog, March 31, 2006
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I haven't really been paying much attention to SQLEXPRESS and the APP_DATA directory in the past but over the last couple of days of finalizing my slides for the ASP.NET Connections conference I reali...

ISAPI Module Crashing on Application Pool Shutdown

Rick Strahls WebLog, August 22, 2008
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So I have an odd issue with an ISAPI DLL that one of my products uses. The ISAPI interface provides a gateway interface to application servers and the actual module itself works fine without any probl...

Losing ASP.NET Sessions - Why Application Pools recycle

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, October 10, 2007
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I've seen a more or less constant stream of questions on the newsgroup and the site forum messageboard, all of which revolve around the problem of ""Why am I losing Sessions?"".Her...

System.Web.Caching.Cache, HttpRuntime.Cache, and IIS Recycles

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, November 2, 2007
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Recently I chimed in on a newsgroup thread to an OP (Original Poster) who was questioning why he was losing Cache items.  This individual would load a dataset from the Cache object into a local o...

Turing off Http Keep-Alive and using Windows Authentication with IIS: Don't do it...

Rick Strahls WebLog, February 5, 2006
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  I just ran my head against the wall with a really strange Authentication problem. Well in retrospect, not all that weird, but I was about to throw the computer out the window… <g> &...

Editing Applicationhost.config on 64 bit Win2008

Rick Strahls WebLog, August 9, 2008
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Here's an interesting note about Windows 2008 running in 64 bit. Today I needed to edit ApplicationHost.config only to not find the damn file anywhere on my machine. It turns out 64 bit Windows uses r...

Hotfix for ASP.NET 2.0 Debugging problems with Vista/IIS7

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., June 29, 2007
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I've been using Mike Volodarsky's patch for a while for sites that I am developing in IIS7 (no problems with file based development server) to get past debugger auto-attach problems. Now an official ...

Service Unavailable Errors in IIS 7 Are Killing Me

youve been HAACKED, May 19, 2007
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I am at my wits end trying to get IIS 7 to work on my Vista Ultimate box and I have tried everything I can think of. Ive tried every step in the following tutorial, Where did my IIS7 Server go? Troub...

Light IIS (Run without IIS)

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 26, 2008
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A way to run without IIS and any server component...

Tip/Trick: Url Rewriting with ASP.NET

ScottGus Blog, February 27, 2007
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People often ask me for guidance on how they can dynamically "re-write" URLs and/or have the ability to publish cleaner URL end-points within their ASP.NET web applications.  This blog post su...

Avoid IISRESET in ASP.NET applications (added bonus: ASPRESET)

JonGalloway.ToString(), June 1, 2006
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I'm always a bit worried when I work with developers or system admins that still think you should "throw in an IISRESET just in case" when deploying ASP.NET applications. Cargo cult server ad...

Great Fiddler Tip For Localhost Testing, August 26, 2008
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I was talking to Shawn Wildermuth tonight and he gave me a great tip about using Fiddler to sniff our calls to my services running on my Cassini web server. I am testing some REST styled WCF services ...

How to redirect a Url in IIS6/IIS7 and in ASP.NET?

Wenlong Dongs Blog, September 18, 2007
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Sometimes you want to redirect users request to a different one when you want to retire old ones but still provide backward-compatibility. David Wang has a good summary on different redirects for IIS ...

Message: Could not download the Silverlight application. Check web server settings

Al Pascual, April 6, 2009
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When deploying a Silverlight application on IIS you may get this error below when you trying to test it. This is very frustrating when deploying it into a new computer with IIS installed. When IIS i...

Basic authentication in ASP.NET against custom datasource

The Code Project Latest Articles, June 5, 2006
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An alternate to basic authentication using IIS...

503 Service Unavailable in IIS 7 - watch those Application Pools

Rick Strahls WebLog, December 5, 2006
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I ran into a funky issue with an application on IIS 7 today on my development machine: One of my Web applications simply would not respond to requests and IIS was reporting a 503 Error Service Unavai...

0x80005000 Exception IIS and Windows 2008 Server New Articles, December 29, 2007
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If you use .NET DirectoryServices and get COM exceptions like this lovely one "0x80005000" (unknown error) when referencing DirectoryEntry objects, simply install the following:  read moreBy Robbe M...

ReportViewer Samples for Visual Studio

Thom Robbins .NET Weblog, June 5, 2006
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Visual Studio 2005 includes new ReportViewer controls that you can use to add rich data reporting to Windows forms and ASP.NET applications. This download provides two complete samples so that you can...

HOWTO: Repair IIS Mapping After You Remove and Reinstall IIS :: Visual Studio 2005, October 23, 2003
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(306005) - After you install the Microsoft .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) or Visual Studio .NET, Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) mappings are created to associate the new f...

ReceiveActivity in Windows Workflow Foundation 3.5

Keyvan Nayyeri, August 17, 2007
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Last week, I talked about SendActivity in Windows Workflow 3.5 and today talk about ReceiveActivity. This activity can be used in WCF services in order to listen for a specific service method and hand...

Authentication failed because the remote party has closed the transport stream

Software/Technology Discussion, January 19, 2009
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If you receiver the error "Authentication failed because the remote party has closed the transport stream" when accessing "Search Settings" in the SSP, the following steps will res...

Cannot Find Server (404) or Get Plain Text for WCF .svc Files From IIS?

Wenlong Dongs Blog, September 10, 2006
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Question After upgrading WCF (or NetFx-3.0) from an older beta version to RC1, I get Page Not Found (404) error or get the plain text content of the .svc file for .svc files. Is .svc extension remove...

Registry change for perfmon and PID data

Scott Forsyths WebLog, March 20, 2007
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Perfmon is a great tool for mining performance data on a server and has a slew of objects and counters to expose most any type of data.As nice as it is, there is one thing that can be difficult to do,...

IIS, Windows Authentication and the Double Hop issue

Scott Forsyths WebLog, August 22, 2008
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In IIS, you run into an interesting situation when you need to access another resource off of the IIS server and certain fairly common situations occur.  When using Integrated Security, anonymous...

[fix] IIS Unexpected error 0x8ffe2740 occurred - Skype on Port 80

JonGalloway.ToString(), September 20, 2005
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"Unexpected error 0x8ffe2740 occurred" is not a particularly helpful error message. It just means IIS can't start a website because port 80 is already in use.MS KB article 816944 has more info. ...

How to use WSDualHttpBinding on Windows XP for Hosted Services

Wenlong Dongs Blog, October 19, 2006
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On Windows XP, Internet Information Service (IIS) does not use HTTP.sys which is the HTTP driver that can be used to share HTTP traffic on the same port. This means that when IIS is running, the defau...

Virtual Application vs Virtual Directory

Wenlong Dongs Blog, November 22, 2006
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People are always confused by these two IIS concepts, especially for the new IIS7/WAS. These are not new concepts. They are available since IIS6 on Windows 2003 Server. However the terms were misused ...

IIS Root Web and web.config Inheritance - grrrrrr...

Rick Strahls WebLog, January 14, 2007
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Im spending sometime this evening doing some maintenance on my main Web site. My main site the static part of it anyway uses only minimal ASP.NET code. Most of the site still runs classic ASP pages ...

IIS 7 Integrated Pipeline Debugging, Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and Request Tracing

Rick Strahls WebLog, December 26, 2006
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Visual Studio Service 2005 Pack 1 provides the ability to hook up to IIS 7 and use the debugger properly in Integrated Pipeline mode, which previously caused errors. Or so they say <s>... Integ...

Removing the .SVC Extension from WCF REST URLs

Rick Strahls WebLog, December 16, 2008
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Ive been getting a lot of questions in the last few months regarding the URLs that WCF REST uses. WCF REST new in .NET 3.5 provides a pure Web based Binding (webHttpBinding specifically) that allows...

ASP.NET: Loss of Session / Cookies with Frames

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, August 11, 2007
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Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining. -- Jef RaskinRecently we had a forum que...

Blocking IIS IP Addresses with ASP.NET

Rick Strahls WebLog, April 29, 2007
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Over the last few months I've had increasing SPAM traffic coming to my site, usually from a few select IP address groups. Most of this site spamming crap that I actually catch tries to simply POST to ...

Enable Gzip compression in IIS6.0 for 2.0 web sites

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 19, 2008
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Enable Gzip compression in IIS6.0 for 2.0 web sites...

Simple Reverse Proxy in C# 2.0 (description and deploiement)

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 28, 2008
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This article describes how to develop a Reverse Proxy in C# using the IIS HTTPHandlers....

IIS 7 and Rapid Fail Protection

Rick Strahls WebLog, December 20, 2006
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I was doing some work testing one of my older ISAPI extensions under IIS 7. One of the tests I run purposefully terminates the process to simulate a hard crash in the ISAPI process. This should never...

Application vs. AppDomain

Scott Forsyths WebLog, September 2, 2007
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A question was asked on a forum that I frequent which I thought was worth writting a blog about. Q: What is the difference between an application and an Appdomain?  I understand from my research ...

How to Setup IIS 6.0 on Windows 7 to Allow Classic ASP Sites to Run

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 18, 2009
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How to setup IIS 6.0 on Windows 7 to allow Classic ASP sites to run...

Vista 5536 and some odd Security issues related to IIS 7

Rick Strahls WebLog, September 1, 2006
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So I ran into a weird problem yesterday related to the machine account running my ASP.NET application. Normally IIS uses Network Service as the underlying machine account – actually the account ...

Getting an Windows XP Audio Driver to run under Windows 2003?

Rick Strahls WebLog, February 2, 2006
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So I finally broke down and got a new computer. I guess I am a tool sucker, because much as I hate to admit it ended up going back to Dell. I picked up a new Dual Core machine (Inspiron 9400) and fr...

Using IIS with VS 2005 and the new Web Project system

ScottGus Blog, August 23, 2005
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A number of people have asked me questions through my blog over the last few days about how VS 2005 uses and handles IIS (especially in cases of nested applications and virtual directories).  Thi...

Great Free MSBuild Tasks Available for Download

ScottGus Blog, April 3, 2006
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Paul just posted a link to a bunch of great MSBuild task extensions that you can use in both VS 2005 Web Deployment Projects and with VS 2005 Web Application Projects.  If you aren't familiar wit...

IIS and Apache

Somasegars WebLog, May 14, 2007
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I blogged recently about a go-live for IIS7 as part of Longhorn Server Beta 3.  One of the core value propositions that we are delivering with Longhorn Server is the next big step on web server c...