Customizing Windows Azure Pack Portal of an Express Deployment

  Express Deployment of Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is a good option for demo, testing or proof-of-concept deployment. After you have installed the express deployment, you will see couple of sites running on the same portal machine. For example, you will see that the default URLs for accessing the Admin Site is configured on port…


Why my PHP EXTENSION is not loaded by Windows Azure Websites?

  Windows Azure Websites provides customer a feature to enable custom PHP extensions. This allows customer add PHP Extensions based on application requirement. One common issues customer facing is sometimes the PHP/ZEND extensions doesn’t load as expected after they configured it. During this article, I will show you how to troubleshooting this type of problem….


You may experience “’Configuration file is not well-formed XML” error while using DFSR to synchronize the IIS configuration files

Background   Recently we have several customers reported that they are using DFSR (Distributed File System Replication) to replicate IIS related configuration files between member servers.   However, sometimes once they make a change in IIS on the primary node, they found that the application pools failed to be started as expected on the member…


How to troubleshoot HttpException Request timed out (ASP NET 2 0 64-bit)

  NOTE: The following steps apply to ASP.NET 2.0 (64 bit). They have not been tested in other versions of ASP.NET. For ASP.NET 2.0 32 bit, please refer to For ASP.NET 4.0 bit, please refer to Symptoms ======== The user may receive the following response intermittently: Request timed out. Description: An unhandled exception occurred…