Log Parser Errors Importing into IIS Logs into SQL Server

  During the transition of log parser scripts built in batch files to PowerShell, I encountered a few errors that took some time to figure out the cause and wanted to share with the rest of the universe. Error 1: The script is using the –oConnString switch to make the connection to the remote SQL…

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Web Deploy 3.6 – Fixing the Proxy Server Issue

  Download version 3.6 from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43717 The newest version of Web Deploy (3.6) offers support for the user’s proxy server set within the browser. By default, Web Deploy 3.5 and below will ignore the proxy settings and use either port 8172 or 80 depending on the type of Web Deploy publishing activity. Thus, if…

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Publishing to DMZ Server using Web Deploy Agent Service

  There are several options to configure Web Deploy for deployments to servers located in a DMZ, or a non-trusted domain environment. The Web Deploy Agent service is the easiest to configure and troubleshoot and preferred method if you have login rights to the IIS server. Meaning, you can RDP into the server and open…

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How to add the ApplicationPoolIdentity to a SQL Server Login

  The ApplicationPoolIdentity is a virtual account in Windows that is dynamically generated when the application pools is created and takes on the name of the application pool in this manner: IIS Apppool\<name of application pool> . For instance, the application pool MyApp would have a virtual account created under the name IIS Apppool\MyApp when…

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How to Determine Differences between IIS Servers

  I commonly hear the phrase “The web application worked in the pre-production environment and now is encountering issues in production and the server’s configuration are identical!” when I appear onsite to help assist with the resolution of the issues. Upon further investigation, an IIS module has not been installed on the production server, or…

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ERROR_FRAMEWORK_VERSIONS_DO_NOT_MATCH

  Encountered the error message ERROR_FRAMEWORK_VERSIONS_DO_NOT_MATCH during a website sync operation to create the web site on a new server . Completed a quick Bing search and found a great listing of Web Deploy error message here. Based on the description of the issue, it appears Web Deploy is attempting to synchronize the website from…

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TF400667 – Local Cache out of Sync

  I was just working with a customer that had to restore TFS using a VM snapshot as they did not have SQL backups. The length of time on the rollback was significant and after the rollback, the users began running into TF400667 (Work Item Type Definition Error) issue updating work items having an area…

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