The recommended way to use DataCacheFactory in AppFabric

You may run into the following issues if you do not use the DataCacheFactory object in an appropriate way. Many open TCP connections between the cache clients and the cache cluster Socket errors as follows: Exception type: System.InsufficientMemoryException Message: Insufficient winsock resources available to complete socket connection initiation. InnerException: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException Stack: Server stack trace:   …

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AppFabric 1.1 Configuration Wizard shows persistence and monitoring databases as ‘not configured’

AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server has released two cumulative update packages (KB2671763 and KB2716015) since its RTM. An issue in the Server Configuration Manager Wizard was recently reported after installing either of the packages or both on Windows Server 2008 R2. Specifically the Configuration Wizard shows a yellow warning sign "Monitoring is not configured" for…

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WIF 1.0 – ID1073 A CryptographicException occurred when attempting to decrypt the cookie using the ProtectedData API

If you have developed a .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 claims aware web application using Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 1.0, you may run into the following exception when attempting to navigate to the web site, especially if you’ve hosted the website behind a load balancer:   System.InvalidOperationException: ID1073: A CryptographicException occurred when attempting to decrypt…

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AuthenticationException in AppFabric 1.1 Caching for Windows Server

There is a known limitation in Windows Server AppFabric 1.0 Caching security. That is, when the security is enabled, the Caching Service must run under a build-in account such as the NETWORK SERVICE account. This limitation is improved in AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server. In addition to the NETWORK SERVICE account, you can now run…

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Web Service Enhancements (WSE) Supported Environments

Web Services Enhancements for Microsoft .NET (WSE) is an add-on to Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework. WSE provides a toolkit that developers can use to secure interoperable Web services (ASMX) based on many WS-* specifications such as WS-Security, WS-Addressing, and WS-Policy.  NOTE: You can use WSE to implement WS-* specifications on classic…

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How to install the WIF 1.0 runtime on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) 1.0 is a separate package that you can download from the Microsoft download site. It taps into the ASP.NET and WCF messaging pipelines using the extensibility models for both technologies. As Vittorio mentioned in his blog post, WIF and its classes have been fully integrated into the .NET 4.5 Framework, which…

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How to get the WS-AT Transactions Tab in DCOMCNFG ?

  If you worked with Distributed Transactions, you may already be aware that they are configured in “Component services” MMC. We can also configure WS-AT transactions in “Component Services”, but there are a few steps required to configure it properly. In this blog I will talk about how to enable this functionality in the MMC…

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WIF: Tips on Adding a Service Reference to a Claims Aware WCF Service

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) allows you to federate your web applications and WCF services to use claims based authentication. When you add a service reference to a claims aware WCF service that federates against ADFS 2.0, your client configuration file will include many configuration elements for making WCF calls to both the ADFS server as…

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How to configure the MSDTC service to listen on a specific RPC server port

Starting in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 you can now configure the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) to listen on a specific RPC server port. This is great news for network or firewall administrators. No longer do you have to open up a range of RPC Server ports and then guess at how many…

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