How to Apply Favorites & Links to IE10/IE11 in GPO Without IEM

Background We know that Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) has been removed from IE10. Client machine with IE10+ installed cannot get the content configured in IEM from DC GPO. Here is official reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj890998.aspx Target & Suggestions Customer used to apply “Favorites and Links” via GPO by IE Maintenance. Now the question is: How to apply…

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How to Enable Wildcard Script Mapping in IIS7.5 Integrated Pipeline to Customize 404 Error page

The problem happens when we navigate to a URL that does NOT contain a .NET extension – https://localhost/Test/vanityUrl. If the URL was to end in page *.aspx then the custom error handling would redirects to the customized 404 page as expected. However, if the URL is like https://localhost/Test/ or https://localhost/Test/test.123, the default “404” error would…

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Quickly generate, install, and export Self-Signed Certificate in PowerShell on Windows 8.1/2012R2

  Self-Signed Certificate can be used widely in test, development, Local Web or Cloud Web Sites. This article will introduce a method to quickly generate Self-Signed Certificate, automatically export private key, and install the cert under LocalMachine\My and LocalMachine\Root on Win8.1 and Win2012. I also wrap the main logic in Form UI, can generate dynamic…

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Case Study: “HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error” from AspNetInitClrHostFailureModule

Symptom The user receives the following “HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error” message when he accesses the ASP.NET application running on Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error An error message detailing the cause of this specific request failure can be found in the application event log of the…

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How to perform load testing using Visual Studio Test

There are many cases when we need to perform some load testing to double confirm the fix of an issue or verify one of our assumptions. One easy way to achieve that is using the Visual Studio Test Tool. I will take the azure web site as example to show you a simple walkthrough here…

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How to rebuild WMI classes on Windows 2003

1. Open a command prompt. 2. Disable Windows Management Instrumentation service sc config winmgmt start= disabled 3. Stop Windows Management Instrumentation service net stop winmgmt 4. Change the current folder to %windir%\system32\webm cd %windir%\system32\wbem 5. Register all WBEM dlls: for /f %s in (‘dir /b *.dll’) do regsvr32 /s %s 6. Run the following command:…

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How to restore missing Web Service performance counters and related WMI classes on Windows Server 2008 R2

  Web Service performance counters may be missing in Performance Monitor. You also cannot locate related WMI classes (e.g. Win32_PerfRawData_W3SVC_WebService) by wbemtest. Perform the following steps to restore them: 1. Open a command prompt with elevated administrator privileges. 2. Change the current directory to C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-iis-w3svc_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_1a0b3f4b23047c9b 3. Run the following command Lodctr w3ctrs.ini 4. Then register…

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How to add sub domain into Compatibility View List

  Background We have introduced two methods to add web site to Compatibility View List in blog “How to add web site to Compatibility View List via GPO” as below reference shows: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asiatech/archive/2013/10/23/how-to-add-web-site-to-compatibility-view-list-via-gpo.aspx . Many customer asked us if sub-domain can be added into Compatibility View List. We’ll provide illustration with simple sample. Target &…

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How to add web sites to “Trusted Sites” via GPO from DC installed IE10 or higher IE version

Background I have concluded four methods on “How to add trust sites into IE before IE10” as mentioned in below reference: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asiatech/archive/2013/01/04/how-to-add-trust-sites-into-ie-before-ie10-through-group-policy.aspx. And as we known that Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) has been removed from IE10. Client machine with IE10+ installed cannot get the content configured in IEM from DC GPO. Here is official reference:…

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