The complete list of changes to make to activate Client Certificate Mapping on IIS using Active Directory

Setting up client certificate mapping in IIS 8.5 and above using Active Directory has never been very complex, however, I find that there is little to no documentation that walks you through the entire process from A-Z. In this article, I intend to look at setting up Client Certificate Mapping, and explain how client certificate…

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How to perform a clean reinstallation of IIS

I’ve seen several scenarios where our customers need to reinstall IIS, a typical one is related to configuration file corruption. For example, you may see following event in System Event Log: “The configuration section ‘system.webServer’ cannot be read because it is missing a section declaration.” The configuration file corruption can lead to a dysfunctionalities or…

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Using URL Re-write in IIS to change Content-Disposition Headers

Browsers have several ways in which they can handle a file that is downloaded from a web-server and that does not contain HTML or is an HTML page associated resource. The way in which attachments are dealt with is quite neatly described in this blog post from the HttpWatch team: https://blog.httpwatch.com/2010/03/24/four-tips-for-setting-up-http-file-downloads/ . The way to…

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