Can you trace WCF using Failed Request Tracing

Microsoft .NET
Microsoft .NET

Yes you can.  I wrote this blog a long time ago that explains how to setup a Hello World WCF service and consumer.  I have also written numerous articles about Failed Request Traces: Lab 4: Install and configure Failed Request Tracing Lab 16: Configuring Failed Request Tracing to take a memory dump Install Failed Request…

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GENERAL_READ_ENTITY_START

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

I was looking around for some understanding on the what this event within the request pipeline meant.  As seen in Figure 1, you can find this event when you are capturing a Failed Request trace. I wrote a lab about capturing Failed Request Traces here –> Lab 4: Install and configure Failed Request Tracing Figure…

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How to check Azure App Service OS version, what version of IIS

Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure

This is a FAQ on GitHub which has a lot of information about 2016. If you are interested to find out which version of IIS or OS your Azure App Service is running on, you can check it like this. Check in KUDU Capture a Fiddler trace I wrote about KUDU here, just in case…

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How to create a self-signed SAN certificate, wildcard certificate vs SAN

SSL TLS Certificate
SSL TLS Certificate

I have some domain names that I use for testing out Azure features, write some blogs and other fun stuff.  I find myself needing, wanting to use HTTPS and using the instructions I wrote some time ago, see below, to create the certificate is long and tedious.  I had an epiphany which lead me to…

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Cannot read Failed Request Log, unformatted and unreadable

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

I often get Failed Request Trace logs via email that when I open them I only see the data, I mean it is not nicely formatted like that shown in Figure 1, rather I see what is in Figure 2. Figure 1, nice Failed Request Trace log Figure 2, not nice Failed Request Trace log,…

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Changing the maxLogFileSizeKB on an Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I wrote this article “Making changes to the applicationHost.config on Azure App Service” here which explains the details about creating an XDT file that supports the configuration of some properties found in the applicationHost.config file.  Keep in mind that not all of the attributes in the applicationHost.config file can be altered, you might be able…

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Machine Keys on an Azure App Service, machineKey multiple instances Azure

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

When you run an ASP.NET application on multiple instances of an App Service Plan (ASP) you do not need to worry about machineKeys as the App Service Platform will use the same one across all your instances and therefore will not need to make any changes to your application. I found this sample code and…

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How to connect and configure IIS running on Nano

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

If you have not already reviewed my other articles on using IIS on Nano, then you might want to take a look at them.  Just so you know the perspective I am coming from and the context in which I work within. What’s new in IIS 10 How to list Packages available when creating a…

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How to copy files or deploy code to a Nano Server

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

I am writing numerous posts about IIS on Nano with my intent to get an ASP.NET Core application up and running on it.  There are already instructions for this shown directly below, but I like to do the exercise myself and document my experiences and lessons in addition. #ASPNETCORE #Nano #IIS What’s new in IIS…

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How to install IIS and Tracing on a Nano for Windows Server 2016

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

If you have not already reviewed my other articles on using IIS on Nano, then you might want to take a look at them.  Just so you know the perspective I am coming from and the context in which I work within. What’s new in IIS 10 How to list Packages available when creating a…

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How to list Packages available when creating a Nano server

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

I have written numerous articles on Nano server, check them out. What’s new in IIS 10 How to list Packages available when creating a Nano server How to install IIS and Tracing on a Nano for Windows Server 2016 How to copy files or deploy code to a Nano Server How to connect and configure…

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What’s new in IIS 10 – Microsoft Internet Information Services 10 New Features

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

With each version of Microsoft Windows Server comes a new version of Internet Information Services (IIS).  With the recent release of Windows Server 2016 comes IIS version 10.  Before I cover these new features, here are a few articles which I have already written which you may be interested in: What’s new in IIS 8.5…

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IIS on Nano server

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

If you have not seen my full post about all the IIS 10 new features, check it out here. Also, if you have not already reviewed my other articles on using IIS on Nano, then you might want to take a look at them.  Just so you know the perspective I am coming from and…

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Create a memory dump for your slow performing Web App

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

There are numerous ways to create a memory dump for a slow performing Web App, but I find this one the simplest and quickest.  Follow these steps to capture a memory dump of the W3WP process responding to requests which are slower than expected.  Here are the steps: 1. Login to your KUDU console.  I…

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500.19 Internal Server Error

IIS Internet Information Services
IIS Internet Information Services

I was building a new server to use while creating my IIS labs here, and got this error shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, 500.19 Internal Server Error These errors can be caused by numerous things, but in this case it was because I did not have ASP.NET installed And as you can see, in…

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