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Q&A. DNS Load Balancing, Google and Geo-location, CDNs-Week 50

Scott Forsyth, Apr 11, 2012
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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 (CDN).

Q&A. What’s new in IIS8, Perf, Indexing Service–Week 49

Scott Forsyth, Mar 26, 2012
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This week I'm taking Q&A from viewers, starting with what's new in IIS8, a question on enable32BitAppOnWin64, performance settings for asp.net, the ARR Helper, and Indexing Services.

IIS FTP Troubleshooting - Week 48

Scott Forsyth, Feb 20, 2012
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This lesson covers ways to troubleshoot IIS FTP. When it works, it works well, but if you run into issues getting an FTP account working it can sometimes be difficult to resolve. This video will help you understand some helpful tricks and it will walk you through ways to isolate and resolve the issue. This is week 48 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

FTP Firewall settings, Active vs. Passive, and FTPS Explicit vs. Implicit Week 47

Scott Forsyth, Feb 13, 2012
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Understanding Active and Passive mode for FTP is useful for troubleshooting and ensuring that the firewall settings are set correctly. This week's video does a deep dive on Active vs. Passive and FTPS, comparing Explicit and Implicit modes. This is week 47 of a 52 week series.

IIS FTP User Isolation - Week 46

Scott Forsyth, Jan 23, 2012
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This week we walk through the five isolation modes to gain a full understanding of the IIS FTP method of configuration for user isolation.

IIS FTP and IIS Manager Users - Week 45

Scott Forsyth, Dec 29, 2011
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IIS FTP supports a new type of user called IIS Manager Users. This type of user can be used instead of Windows Local or Active Directory Users. This week I cover everything you need to know to properly support IIS Manager Users with IIS FTP. This is week 45 of a 52 week series, and the 2nd of a 4 week mini-series on IIS FTP.

IIS FTP Basics - Week 44

Scott Forsyth, Dec 12, 2011
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The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) protocol has been in wide use for years and is still widely used today. It's used for transferring files between locations and practically useful for deployment websites from a dev machine or continuous integration server to staging or production websites.

IIS 7.x Classic and Integrated Pipeline Modes-Week 43

Scott Forsyth, Dec 05, 2011
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IIS 7 has two application pool pipeline modes: classic and integrated. This week we look at the differences and find out how to migrate a configuration file from IIS6 or Classic mode to IIS 7 Integrated mode. This is week 43 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

Change Password vs. Reset Password - Week 42

Scott Forsyth, Nov 30, 2011
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The difference between change password and reset password are not well known. This week's video walks through the differences and shows them in action. Tune in to find out more about password management. This is week 42 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

Line numbering in Notepad - Week 41

Scott Forsyth, Nov 08, 2011
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Notepad is so simple, yet so useful. Yet, at times the "Go To" appears to break and doesn't work as expected. This week's video is short and sweet. Learn about line numbering in notepad.

Resolving Legit Blocked Ports Through Windows - Week 40

Scott Forsyth, Oct 24, 2011
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This week's video shows how to easily and quickly track down IPs and ports that need to be opened to allow legitimate traffic through the firewall. This is week 40 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

Introduction to Log Parser Week 39

Scott Forsyth, Oct 10, 2011
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Log Parser is a powerful tool that every web administrator should become familiar with. With Log Parser we can do deep troubleshooting and data mining of the IIS Logs, Event Viewer, the File System, other file types and more.

High Availability for ARR Week 38

Scott Forsyth, Oct 06, 2011
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Application Request Routing (ARR) does not have high availability built in, so it's up to us to implement a solution to ensure that ARR doesn't become a single point of failure. Options include hardware load balancers, other software load balancers, or two Microsoft options-namely NLB and Clustering Services.

ARR Tricks to Share with Web Server-Week 37

Scott Forsyth, Sep 21, 2011
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This video covers two specific tricks to allow the Application Request Routing (ARR) and Web roles to share the same server. This is useful if you have multiple servers and can't setup dedicated servers for ARR, or even if you want to leverage ARR's functionality on the same server as the website.

ARR Binding Trick Week 36

Scott Forsyth, Sep 13, 2011
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This week's video shows a specific trick to allow a reverse proxy, Application Request Routing in this case, how to use only one IP address per web servers while supporting many distinct sites. This is extra useful if you have a wildcard domain name, or a large number of domain names pointing to a VIP, and you have multiple sites to manage. This is week 36 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

Three ARR Back End Binding Options - Week 35

Scott Forsyth, Sep 06, 2011
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ARR and other reverse proxies need a way to connect to the actual web nodes. This week I cover different options available to managing the site bindings for the sites per server. If you have a single site, it's straight forward, but once you start adding sites and servers, then need to plan how you manage the binding sprawl. This week covers the three primary options and how to configure them.

ARR Health Checks - Week 34

Scott Forsyth, Aug 30, 2011
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Application Request Routing (ARR) is used as a load balancer (reverse proxy) for highly available websites. This week I cover health checks in ARR and lay out a few principles that will help you be more effective in your web farm environment.

Making the most out of IIS compression - Part 4: Improving compressibility of your pages and other topics

Matt Perdeck, Aug 26, 2011
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In this article, Matt Perdeck shows how to make your pages more compressible, sets out to settle religeous wars about CPU usage versus savings in page load times, and examines whether compression is the magic bullet.

Making the most out of IIS compression - Part 3: Using compression in your development environment

Matt Perdeck, Aug 24, 2011
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In this article, Matt Perdeck shows how to enable compression in your development environment, so you can keep track of how large your pages will be as they travel over the Internet to the browser.

Introduction to Application Request Routing Week 31

Scott Forsyth, Aug 23, 2011
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This week we start looking at Application Request Routing to understand what it is and to setup a basic server farm.

ARR Helper Week 33

Scott Forsyth, Aug 22, 2011
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This week we take a look at the issue caused by the man-in-the-middle and how to resolve it with ARR Helper, a small component offered by Microsoft to address this very issue.

Bindings and Rules for Application Request Routing (ARR) - Week 32

Scott Forsyth, Aug 10, 2011
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This week we take a look at how to leverage URL Rewrite for ARR to create different rules for different virtual IP's (VIP's). This is week 32 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

Making the most out of IIS compression - Part 2: IIS 6 configuration

Matt Perdeck, Aug 03, 2011
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In this article, Matt Perdeck shows how to make the most out of IIS 6 compression.

Shared Config - Staggered Install Week 30

Scott Forsyth, Jul 29, 2011
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This week's lesson covers how to perform staggered installs when IIS Shared Configuration is enabled. This is week 30 of a 52 week series for the web pro.

Making the most out of IIS compression - Part 1: IIS 7 configuration

Matt Perdeck, Jul 25, 2011
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Starting with this article, I'll show how to get the most out of the compression features built into IIS 7 and IIS 6. This first article focuses specifically on IIS 7.