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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CodeDom provider type could not be located

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

I deployed an MVC web app to an IIS server and received this error, also show in Figure 1. Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Configuration Error Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately….

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How to view the event logs of your Azure App Service

Azure App Service
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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Creating a W3WP memory dump on Windows Server 2012 R2

On a web server with multiple application pools, there most likely will be multiple W3WP processes. Therefore, the first action to take when creating a memory dump of a W3WP worker process is to find which one you need to get the dump of. I wrote a short article on how to get a worker…

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How to setup IP Security Restrictions for an Azure App Service

IP Security and Domain Restrictions
IP Security and Domain Restrictions

I wrote an article here that describes how to connect to a Web App from IIS manager. If you cannot do that, read down at the bottom of the article where I show the configuration you can add to the web.config manually. Here is a document that discusses this feature in more detail. Once you…

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