Domain Parking with IIS, Summary

I got this comment from my “URL Redirection Index” blog entry which I have not totally fleshed out yet. But that is why I called it an “index”! Anyways… Question: You know, Usually “how to’s” are articles that show “how to” actually do something. Yours is sort of a let’s define the terminology around the…

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HOWTO: Pose Answerable Questions, My Top 10…

Today, I decided to do a sweep through my backlog of private blog comments which I have not yet composed a response to. There are about 120 comments going back six months in this state. Honestly, it is getting progressively harder for me to blog regularly about topics that I am interested in, maintain a…

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That "IBM" Purchase Experience

Ooh, goodie, my ThinkPad X41 Tablet has finally shipped. Now, I cannot wait for it to arrive… Dear Customer,   Thank you for choosing Lenovo!   All or part of your order has shipped. In some instances your order may be shipped from more than one location, which will result in multiple notifications. Products in…

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My Thunderbird Impressions

I have been a long time user of Outlook Express to browse and answer IIS newsgroup posts. To be clear, that is about all I use Outlook Express for. And I run Outlook Express in a pretty locked down and minimalist fashion: I login as unprivileged and non-admin user The Internet Zone is hand locked…

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The Joys of Vista Unattend Setup

Lately, I have been fussing around with automation related to the unattend file format for Windows Vista. The reason that I am fussing around with this automation is a whole other ball of wax that I will rant about at some future time. Oh what the heck, let me rant about it right now. <soapbox>…

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WebLogic Filter is not working on IIS6

Question: Hi, I’ve been searching high and low for a couple of weeks but can’t find anything that helps with the problem I’m having. I have a Weblogic ISAPI filter registered on IIS6 (Win2k3 Server). Everything seems to be working with Weblogic, specifying port 7001 (default Weblogic port) on the URL works but the filter…

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Rewriting Bookmarks for Atlas?

I have not checked out the AJAX craze surrounding Atlas, so I am not certain what is the goal here. However, that does not stop me from making observations about how the user’s code is not exactly doing what is hoped… 😉 Question: When I have a URL that includes a bookmark (#) referencing a…

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IIS7. Management API

Asking about what will be available in an unreleased product like IIS 7.0 is pretty risky. Even at this point, there is still a lot of flexibility in terms of features “not making it”, so I am making no promises. I can only say what is valid at this point in time and you will…

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HOWTO: Remotely start and stop a Virtual Machine on Virtual Server 2005

Here is one of the usual questions about Virtual Server – how to remotely control the Guest VM. Actually, Virtual Server 2005 Administration API is pretty rich and supports these scenarios – you just need to write a little bit of code to do so. Small price to pay for automation. Question: I would like…

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HOWTO: Allow file downloads (including .exe) on IIS 6.0, Part 2

Some users have reported that IIS6 still refuses to allow an EXE file to download even after removing “Scripts and Executables” Execute Permission and making sure that .EXE has a MIME Type. Alright… I will have to come up with some more non-obvious reasons as possible explanations, as I now detail… Question: I have read…

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