HOWTO: Delete Web Service Extensions that cannot be normally Deleted

Question: We installed ServletExec ISAPI for use with ESRI’s ArcIMS map server software. We decided to go with Apache Tomcat servlet engine instead and uninstalled ServletExec. However, the Web Service Extension name “ServletExec” still exists, but the virtual directory it points to has been removed. We need to remove this extension, but cannot figure out…

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IIS and Virtual Server Conversations Part 2

Question: I am a ‘nuts&bolts’ guy – I need to know what kind of nuts and bolts to use for what kind of job, I don’t need to know about the philosophy of why the nuts are having their threads inverted. Nuts and bolts have a practical use. I just want to learn about the…

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IIS and Virtual Server Conversations

Question: In preparation to installing Virtual Server, and acknowledging the fact that it needs IIS, I would like to know: Is there any specific setup to perform on the IIS before I configure VS? Or, will it just need to be there?Also, since now I have web server software installed, I would like to configure…

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Does IIS Forward Requests?

Question: Hi, I have situation where I use JRun or Tomcat as servlet container with IIS (5.0 or 6.0). I want IIS to forward the HTTP (Basic) Authorization header that comes with the request via ISAPI-DLL to Tomcat or JRun. That does not work in most cases (got it to work with the jrun.dll sometimes,…

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Poor ASP Performance on IIS 6.0 in Windows Server 2003 SP1?

Question: Hi David, Do you have any idea whatsoever of why ASP output is not buffered and the performance on our IIS 6.0 servers are truly bad? Moreover, the weird part is that this does not happen when you open the “problem pages” locally on the server. The pages are not buffered when they exceed…

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About w3wp Memory Usage and Any Benefits to Stripping Application Extensions in IIS6?

Frequently, users ask about the “footprint for IIS6″… usually in reference to mass-hosting since it affects the number of application pools that can be simultaneously running. I know that users have a common misconception that Microsoft loves propagating code bloat… but hey, let’s not paint that brush too broadly onto IIS6… Question: Hi David, I’m…

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Why IIS6 only loads 49 ISAPI Filters

Question: Hi, i have 52 sites in IIS6 running on 1 application pool and im trying to install an ISAPI filter for eache site (each site has it’s actual phisycal DLL). the installation works OK but when restarting the IIS only 49 sites work and i get an error on the other 3 sites “Could…

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HOWTO: Compile and Use my ISAPI Code Samples

Since I get this following question on how to compile/use my ISAPI code examples quite a bit, I wager I should just have a blog post that answers it once and for all. But, come on you guys… I already did the hard part in providing the full compiling sample source code illustrating the solution to…

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How IIS6 Compression Schemes interact with ISAPI Filters

Question: Hi we configure IIS6 for HTTP compression for static and dynamic pages. And its priority is high. We wrote one ISAPI filter where I capture body of response. When we send request for dynamic pages like (asp) with Content-Encoding of GZIP and DEFLATE then we are able to capture proper body means body in…

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