One thing you must do when: getting http 500.0.1346 error

  While browsing your IIS hosted website (or any of the application, virtual directory) you run into the standard Http 500 error message. When you look into the IIS logs for respective site, you find an entry similar to this 2012-08-08 10:10:10 xx.xx.xx.xxxx GET /test.htm – 80 – yy.yy.yy.yyyy Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+8.0;+Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64;+Trident/4.0;+SLCC2;+.NET+CLR+2.0.50727;+.NET4.0C; +.NET4.0E;+.NET+CLR+3.5.30729; +.NET+CLR+3.0.30729) 500 0 1346…


How to configure Wild Card rule for FREB (Failed Request Tracing) in IIS7

  While debugging any issue on IIS7x server, more often then not, FREB turns out to be the saviour. With the new IIS Architecture, FREB is simply the fastest and most reliable way to get a view inside IIS Processing Pipeline.  In lot of situations, you may notice that for some reason, FREB logs are…


Moving IIS7 root to a non-system drive

  There is a good post by Thomas on moving the IIS7 root directory to a non-system drive. IIS7: Moving the INETPUB directory to a different drive – http://blogs.iis.net/thomad/archive/2008/02/10/moving-the-iis7-inetpub-directory-to-a-different-drive.aspx  So all you need to do is to run moveiis7root.bat and provide the target drive. Script will do rest of the magic for you. While this script…

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SPNs Demytified!

IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5 The changes in Kerberos configuration in IIS7x (KernelModeAuthentication) makes it fairly easy to configure Kerberos on IIS. At the same time, it is critical for server admins to understand the implications of this. SPN is one of those area. Here is a matrix of all SPN scenarios in context…


Three ways to find whether an ISAPI filter is loaded or not in IIS 7.0

There are three ways by which we can tell this(I learned it the hard way though) 1. FREB 2. TaskList 3. ProcessMonitor   1. FREB: When is comes to IIS7, FREB is a life saver! All we need is a FREB trace for any page which is hosted in the web site under question. A…