How to get an application pool configuration with appcmd.exe

Sometimes it is needed to dump out the configuration of an application pool in a text file. I have found the following command very useful for that: appcmd list apppool “test” /text:* Needless to say, test is the name of the application pool. The output will be like below: APPPOOL  APPPOOL.NAME:”test”  PipelineMode:”Classic”  RuntimeVersion:”v4.0″  state:”Started”  [add]    …


Troubleshooting a 404.13 issue using IIS and Failed Request Tracing logs

Consider the following scenario: You are running an Exchange 2010 in your corporate network and you would like to have your clients running in external network (say, from home) access their e-mails in Outlook (using Outlook Anywhere). Outlook –> Reverse Proxy –> Exchange 2010 CAS Servers Clients will also be able to access their e-mails by using…

Windows Phone Dev Center

We have launched a dedicated web site for Windows Phone developers. Do not forget to visit the site for the updates frequently if you are Windows Phone developer. Windows Phone Dev Center — AMB

Easiest way to generate MachineKey

Have you ever needed to generate a MachineKey to use in your application’s configuration file or in machine.config? You may need a MachineKey in several scenarios. One of them is the scenario where you deploy your application in a web farm. One another scenario is to need to encrypt Forms Authentication tickets. You have some…


New Garbage Collector enchancements in .NET 4.5 increase the performance of your application

.NET Framework engineering team has published a great article about the new features of Garbage Collector in .NET 4.5. It is great to hear that we have Server Background GC mode finally, which increases the performance and throughput of the application. Sounds very promising. Please read the article in the team blog: The .NET Framework 4.5…


Free ebooks from Microsoft Press

Here you can find very valuable resource from Microsoft Press, including Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold. Free ebooks: Great content from Microsoft Press that won’t cost you a penny Enjoy 🙂 –AMB


Launch worker process (w3wp.exe) automatically as soon as application pool starts

You can set up an application pool to start automatically but the worker process (w3wp.exe) will actually be launched once a request is made to the web site. However, in some scenarios you may want to have a worker process started automatically whenever an application pool starts. This is useful especially if a worker process…


Free IIS 8.0 Express Beta is released

We have just released IIS 8.0 Express Beta. Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 Express Beta is a free, simple and self-contained version of IIS that is optimized for developers. IIS Express makes it easy to use the most current version of IIS to develop and test websites in development tools like Visual Studio and WebMatrix….


What’s New in IIS 8

With the release of Windows 8 Server Beta, IIS 8 is coming to the world. If you are curious about what is new in IIS 8, you can check the following article: What’s New in IIS 8 –AMB  

Is my web site using Kerberos or NTLM authentication?

If you are not sure if Kerberos or NTLM authentication is used in your web application then you can use the script given in the following blog: The blog is in French but you only need to copy the ASPX code which you can find below: <%@ Page language=”VB” %>   <%@ Import namespace = “System.web” %>   <script language=”VB” runat=”server”>       Dim AuthLength     Dim AuthOther…