Troubleshooting an IIS Add Roles and Features error

It is common to install or uninstall Web Server features.  You need these features to execute ASP.NET pages, perform logging, authenticate user requests, etc….  Figure 1 shows a sub-set list of features which you may choose to install. Figure 1, Add Roles and Features list, small example Try walking through the ‘Add Roles and Features’ wizard…

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How to capture a memory dump of a W3WP process that consumes too much CPU

If you want to find out why a W3WP worker process is consuming so much CPU, you can use ProcDump.  You might also use LogParser to look at the time-taken field, but to get to the root cause you will need to get deep into the source.  Before you can get a memory dump, you need…

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Recreate Event Viewer logs

If you ever receive “the event log file is corrupted” on Windows 2008 R2, try the following list of actions to fix it.  Following these steps result in the recreation of the event logs. 1.  Open a command as an Administrator and enter “NET STOP EVENTLOG” as shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, stopping event logging…

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