Remote UNC Shares and the IIS Manager UI

Sigh… I get a lot of ambiguous and undetailed questions… and then users wonder why my responses are not forthcoming. The following is an example… Question: David, I noticed your recent posting in a newsgroup about a problem you had getting a virtual directory to a remote share working in IIS. I’m having the same problem;…


Minor Downtime and IIS7 Musings

Ok, this week has been a bit hectic for me because we are going through another one of those mini-milestones for IIS7, and I am also on “point” for issues team-wide. So, I have been looking at way too many random things lately and not really spending a lot of coherent time thinking about the…


HOWTO: Programmatically detect status of a Web Service Extension

The following question was posted to the microsoft.public.inetserver.iis newsgroup on the msnews.microsoft.com NNTP server: Question: From an application install point of view I am interested to know a mechanism to programmatcially check if a particular web service extension is enabled or not on IIS 6.0 I read the following article http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/security/ws03mngd/13_s3iis.mspx but am not quite sure if this…


Random Questions ending week 8/7/2005

Ok, lately I have been getting a pretty random set of questions that do not seem related to topics that I blog about. I will just gather them up into this entry. Question: Hi, I am searching a free api for outlook. I want to read coming message and sender mail from outlook. Do you…


Thoughts on IIS Configuration Changes and when it takes effect

Question: Hello! I follow you blog daily. Good stuff! On my work I’m responsible for a web server, running a web site with +150k users. (Win2k3) The application is split into different modules, and divided into different application pools. (Some are Framework 1.1 and some 2.0) Now, do you have any info on exactly WHAT…


Running VopMail on IIS 6

I got a question for a particular 3rd party software on IIS the other day. Question: I have been running VopMail 5.3 (vircom.com) on a Win2k IIS5 system since 2002 until yesterday when the server HD failed. I dumped the system to a standby server with Win2k3 IIS6 and was back up in about 30…


ASP.NET Atlas

I know that ASP.Net Atlas strays a little bit from my usual topics and focus, but I have to rave about cool things when I see it. 🙂 If you have yet to watch Scott take a lap around ASP.Net Atlas and show how insanely easy it is to build standards-conforming web applications using ASP.Net…