DebugDiag 2.0 available

An awesome update to that long staple tool in the IIS and general debugging toolbox has now been released. DebugDiag 2.0 is HERE! Go get it! Doug


IIS Best Practices

My colleague Cenk in Turkey has just published a great set of IIS Best Practices. Sound advice. HTH Doug


Microsoft EMEA IIS/ASP.NET and web developer support team

I recently attended an offsite meeting in Munich for our Microsoft EMEA IIS/ASP.NET and web developer support team. It’s the first time we’ve had the chance to get together in one place for several years (even though we work together everyday!) and it was great to meet up. Not everyone could make it but here…


WebPI command line tool (WebPIcmd.exe)

A new preview version of the WebPI command line tool (WebPIcmd.exe) has been released: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/1072/web-platform-installer-v4-command-line-webpicmdexe-preview-release/ An interesting new feature if offline mode, allowing the use of WebPI to install on servers that do not have direct access out to the internet. HTH Doug


Check file versions for IIS in Windows Server 2003

If you are ever getting strange crash or stability issues with IIS in Windows Server 2003 (IIS6) it is always worth remembering about this script to check the DLLs are at the expected version or higher.  We still continue to solve support cases with this. HTH Doug


Web Farm Framework 2.1 released

The IIS team have provided a servicing release for Web Farm Framework 2. See also: WFF home page WFF documentation HTH Doug PS If you experience a crash of the MMC, with system event ID 13 from IIS-IISManager with ‘System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: InvalidArgument=Value of ‘-1′ is not valid for ‘index’ at the top of the call stack,…


Fix for memory leak that happens when using the IIS ADSI provider

I’ve just finished helping on a case where a fairly simple usage scenario for the IIS ADSI provider ran into a memory leak.  A lot of the time this would not matter as the ADSI programming interface to IIS is often used from short lived scripting clients so a memory leak may not even be…


Web server security and health tools

A couple of interesting tools for examining and keeping track of server configuration, particularly from the point of view of security: Web Application Configuration Analyzer v2.0 (not just for security, 2003/2008/2008R2) Attach Surface Analyzer Beta (not just for web servers, Vista/2008 and above) HTH Doug