Stop fiddling with the Keyboard Layout!

I swear… sometimes, I wonder what the MS Hardware Group which works on keyboards is thinking. As I see it, they have a really simple job – find and keep the keyboard layout that works for the users, and lead/innovate/maintain with the technologies behind the keyboard. Leading Technologies They have been great at innovating and…

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Taking a break. Eurotrip

In two weeks, I will be heading off to Europe for a three week vacation touring Denmark, northern Germany, Benelux, with a brief stop through London. No worries… I am going to queue up treatises of some very interesting topics as blog entries inside of Community Server to publish during that time period. Yes, I…

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HOWTO: Run Console Applications from IIS6 on Windows Server 2003, Part 2

I finally have enough blog entries about various portions of IIS6 request processing that I can stitch together this meta-blog-entry explaining how it all works together and then apply it towards an issue. You probably want to keep a link to this loaded entry. Anyhow, here goes… Question: We currently has IIS 6 installed on a…

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Why Clicking a hyperlink can result in multiple requests to web server(s)

Question: Dear Experts, If you could share your opinions or point out some reference links, I do appreciate! My web server: IIS and SharePoint Portal server 2003 My qestion is: After I click one hyperlink in a page (ASP.NET site) using IE, why there are 3 requests recorded in the IIS log file? Example:2006-04-25 20:16:54…

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IIS Diagnostics Toolkit a la carte nears release, Third Time the Charm?

Ok… getting the IIS Diagnostics Toolkit a la carte MSIs released is really becoming a full blown soap opera that never wants to end. I last mused about it in this blog entry, and all I can say now is that despite having no development work done on it since February, it is still standing…

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One way to Reduce the Size of IIS Log Files

Question: Hi David We’re seeing the usual trauma of massive log files as the result of increased traffic. We’ve recently crossed the line from where this was inconvenient to where it has become a serious problem. Our “quick and dirty” solution was to post-process our logs and strip out all logged requests for images. While…

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Is IIS6 AWE Aware?

Question: Hi all, As suggested by the subject; is IIS coded to use AWE, so that it can access memory above 4GB on a Windows 2003 (Enterprise Edition) Server? If so, is there a configuration option I need to set to enable this behaviour? Many thanks for any advice, Answer: Actually, no versions of IIS…

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Is it ok to Change the IIS6 Service User Account?

Sigh… security continues to befuddle users… because why would you change the Service User Account from LocalSystem to Local Administrator? Not only is the action unsupported, but the configuration does not work, and it does not help system security… so why even do it? Question: Hi all I run IIS 6.0 and want change Windows service…

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SiteBuilder Contest for Students

I do not do these advertisements often… because I rather be an information producer and not necessarily a conduit. But, sometimes, I wager I should try to be a good corporate citizen… I had worked with John before on the Web Based Shared Hosting Accelerator and the general space of Mass Hosting with IIS6, and SiteBuilder is…

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HOWTO: Retrieve Request Headers using ISAPI, ASP, and ASP.Net

Developers frequently confuse Request Headers, Response Headers, and Server Variables as well as the appropriate syntax to retrieve/manipulate each of them, depending on the API (ISAPI, ASP, and ASP.Net). I am going to clarify all of this right now. 🙂 Question: So I’ve managed (thanks to your samples) to create a filter that adds a…

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