IIS Diagnostics Toolkit January 2006 Released

After a six month delay (for the gory details, see this entry and this entry), we finally released the updated version of the IIS Diagnostics Toolkit January 2006 on Friday the 13th on January 2006. Superstitions aside, it can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/iis/diagnostictools/default.mspx All I can say is that I am glad that it is…

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New Year 2006

Ok, I originally had grandiose plans of finishing up many of my queued up blog entries during my vacation over the holidays since I can only take so many days of relaxation before I get anxious to “do” something mentally stimulating. But then, life decided to creep up on me lately, so my hiatus just…

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HOWTO: Measure Effectiveness of the HTTP.SYS Kernel Mode Response Cache with IIS 6

Hmm… ever since I wrote the referenced blog entry about HTTP.SYS Kernel Response cache and IIS 6.0, I have gotten questions about one thing that I forgot to mention – how to determine the effectiveness of the Kernel Response Cache. Here goes… Question: David, To begin, I happened to come across your blogs on msdn…

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HOWTO: Basics of IIS6 Troubleshooting

I recently sat down and thought a little about the typical user experience when troubleshooting IIS6, assuming s/he had little/no IIS context that long-time users have… and the picture did not look so good. Now, I know that IIS7 will make huge improvements in this area (and will unfortunately obsolete some of this information… but…

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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…


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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