Analyze a memory dump using the Debug Diagnostic tool

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-02-analyze-a-memory-dump-using-the-debug-diagnostic-tool.html Once you have captured a memory dump, instead of, or in addition to using WinDbg to analyze the memory dump, you can use a tool called DebugDiag which can be downloaded here.  I discuss how to capture a memory dump in numerous ways here. After…


Using HTTP/2 with ARR and IIS 10

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-01-using-http2-with-arr-and-iis-10.html I was asked a question about if the Application Request Router supports the HTTP 2 protocol on IIS 10 (not sure what it will be called).  I was pretty confident that it did, but nothing beats a test to confirm it.  So that is what…


Why is my ASP.NET application recycling, restarting

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-12-why-is-my-asp-net-application-recycling.html When you are experiencing slowness with your ASP.NET application, one place to check is if the application is being recycled.  If the application is being recycled over and over again, then sessions and application settings are lost and it has a pretty big impact on…


Make a self-signed SHA256 SSL certificate

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-12-make-a-self-signed-sha256-ssl-certificate.html I wrote an article about making an SSL certificate using MAKECERT here, but that example used the default SHA1 signature hash algorithm which is deprecating.  Therefore, instead of the command shown in Figure 6 on the referenced article, I recommend using this command, that includes…


Configure an IIS Server Core server for remote management

This article has been moved to its new home here:   https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-11-configure-an-iis-server-core-server-for-remote-management.html To configure an IIS 8.5 server running on Server Core, perform the following: Install the Web-Server role Install the Web-Mgmt-Service Enable Remote Management Set the WMSVC service to start automatically Create connection from Remote IIS Management Console In a situation where you need to…


Install Failed Request Tracing on IIS 8.5 Server Core

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-11-install-failed-request-tracing-on-iis-8-5-server-core.html To setup Failed Request Tracing on an IIS 8.5 Server Core server, follow these steps. Start PowerShell Install the Web-Http-Tracing Role, using Install-WindowsFeature Configure the rule via a Remote Management IIS connection How to configure an IIS Server Core server for remote management Start PowerShell…


What does Connection_Dropped_List_Full mean

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-10-what-does-connection_dropped_list_full-mean.html When you look in the HTTP Error log (c:WindowsSystem32LogFilesHTTPERR) and see a lot of Connection_Dropped_List_Full error reasons logged, it means that the client has dropped the connection so many times, in a short period, that the log in which the dropped connections are stored has…


Create a W3WP memory dump, quick and easy

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-09-create-a-w3wp-memory-dump-quick-and-easy.html I have written a number of articles on how to create memory dumps for troubleshooting W3WP process hangs, crashes or memory consumption issues. • Create a memory dump when the W3WP process terminates using Procdump • Creating a W3WP Memory dump on Windows Server 2003 • Creating a…


Configure Application Request Routing with Windows Authentication, Kerberos

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-08-configure-application-request-routing-with-windows-authentication-kerberos.html If you have not already read this article, please do which is a prequel to this one that explains the basic installation and configuration of ARR using anonymous authentication. The steps for configuring Application Request Routing (ARR) to use Windows Authentication -> Kerberos, are: Set…


Configure Application Request Routing

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-08-configure-application-request-routing.html There are many documents that cover the configuration of ARR, but this one’s my own.  I write this post to set the base line for another article I wrote here, about configuring ARR to work with Windows Authentication, specifically Kerberos.  After taking the actions in…