Lab 17: iDNA – Time Travel Trace

Prerequisites iDNA/TTT is described here Microsoft has an automated Support Diagnostic You will need to get the iDNA.UI.exe via Microsoft via a support case Setup Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1 Copy the TTT_x86_x64_External.zip to the IIS server Lab 17-1 Capturing an iDNA trace 1. Copy TTT_x86_x64_External.zip to…

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Lab 12: IntelliTraceCollector

Prerequisites Read about the InteliTraceCollector here Read about debugging the iTrace in Visual Studio here Download the InteliTraceCollector here, view system requirements Some PowerShell understanding, perform Lab 8 Setup Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1 Copy IntelliTraceCollection.exe to the IIS web server and expand into c:\IntelliTraceCollection and install…

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Lab 11: Using aspnet_regiis

General information The description of the aspnet_regiis tool can be found here Lab 11-1 Setup 2 IIS servers are needed for this lab, install IIS as per these instructions Lab 1, but the CSharpGuitarBUgs web site is not required Place a copy of each of the c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config files in a temporary location, mark them so…

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Lab 23: Troubleshooting 400 and 404

Prerequisites Review the requestFiltering attribute here Read information about HTTP 400 – Bad Request here Check out the new Microsoft Message Analyzer here Check out Network Monitor here Setup Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1 Lab 23-1 1. Access the CSharpGuitarBugs website from a client machine, not from…

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Lab 10: Using ASP.NET Tracing (Trace=“True“)

Prerequisites Review this post here Review or complete Lab 4 which provides similar performance information Setup Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1 Lab 10-1 1. Click on the the FullCatalog –ASPX page located within the CSharpGuitarBugs website. About how long did it take? The goal is to find…

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Brain Interface data analysis

I wrote this article here that describes what I am doing.  I am in the process of creating the article that explains in complete detail how I did it.  I expect to complete it by August or September. The best way to determine if a brain interface can really trigger an event, is by ensuring…

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IIS Debugging Labs – Information and setup instructions

This is a scenarios of debugging demos focused on helping you get some hands on experience in debugging the most common type of IIS issues. For example, hang/performance, crash and memory issues. Installation These labs are focused IIS 8.5, but can be run on the following versions of IIS IIS Version Operating System IIS 10…

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Lab 16: Configuring Failed Request Tracing to take a memory dump

Prerequisites Read this, using ADPLUS here Download/Read about Procdump here Have a look at Lab 19 and Lab 20, for other examples of Procdump Review this blog here Setup Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1 Install and Configure Failed Request Tracing on the same IIS server as described…

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Lab 9: Using AppCmd

Setup Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1 Review one of the first articles I wrote at Microsoft here Lab – Taking/Recover a Backup 1. Open a command prompt as an Administrator, navigate to C:\windows\system32\inetsrv and enter the following command 2. Review the contents of the backup 3. Open…

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Lab 8: PowerShell WebAdministration Module

Prerequisites Some understanding of PowerShell Read about the Web Administration module http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee909471(v=WS.10).aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee790599.aspx There are some new PowerShell IIS cmdlets for IIS 10, see them here.  What’s new in IIS 10? Setup Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1 Lab Review the features available in the PowerShell WebAdmnistration module…

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Azure App Service appLens – finding the root cause

There is a really cool new Azure App Service Web App tool called appLens that is explained in more detail here.  Open it by selecting the Settings –> AppLens from the App Service you are interested in analyzing, similar to that shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, AppLens shows this is an application issue not…

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How to view the event logs of your Azure App Service

I have mentioned how to download the eventlog.xml file to view the events which are happening on your Azure App Service (Web App, Mobile App, API App, Logic App) here and here. You can also look at the event logs in a event viewer using KUDU, I discussed KUDU here. Keep in mind that if…

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Uploading my brain waves to the cloud, Azure IoT Hub and Emotiv brain interface

I have been reading a lot about brain interfaces and that the Tesla S can be summoned with the brain and that people have started having competitions with drones controlled by brain waves.  I have recently acquired an Emotiv Insight® as shown in Figure 1 and have been doing some testing with it.   Figure…

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Lab 15: Debug Diagnostics

Setup Setup the CSharpGuitarBugs web site as described in Lab 1 and Lab 2. Download and install most recent version of Debug Diagnostics,from here.  Also check debugdiag.com Instructions Debugging a process crash is a challenging activity. Although you know the exception type, the exceptions error message and you know the method that it is being…

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Lab 13: Using LogParser

Setup Install LogParser 2.2 from here. Remember that IIS Log default to GMT and not local time, write queries accordingly Review this article which goes into great detail about LogParser Review this link which describes HTTP error codes Review this link which describes IIS error codes You can get a copy of the queries, iis…

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