Using RSCA to help you understand what your IIS server requests are doing

RSCA – an acronym for Runtime Service and Control API is a little know and little talked about feature of the IIS server starting with now obsolete version 7.0 (which came with Windows 2008 Server). This feature can provide real time snapshots of what is going on inside the IIS worker process without impacting performance…

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IIS with URL Rewrite as a reverse proxy – part 2 – dealing with 500.52 status codes

This is the second article in a three-part series of articles dealing with setting up IIS as a reverse proxy. Check out part one here. IIS acting as reverse proxy: Where the problems start: Testing this new setup for basic scenarios may work, but you can also be presented with a couple of issues. The…

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Setup IIS with URL Rewrite as a reverse proxy for real world apps.

Url Rewrite, one of the many modules that can be added on to the IIS web-server to make this a very versatile tool can be used to perform a variety of tasks, including allowing you to setup your IIS web-server as a reverse-proxy server to some other back-end HTTP service. A reverse proxy is a…

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IIS 7.5 Architecture and Components – part 2

See the entire IIS Architecture and components tutorial at : http://linqto.me/n/IISArchitecture In part two of the video series I explore the inner workings of the worker process – w3wp.exe – which is the process that loads and executes the code for the web-applications hosted under IIS. I also look at the differences between classic mode…

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How to: Configure verbs with the SMTP service in IIS 7 and IIS 7.5

With Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7 Microsoft introduced a new configuration system for the web-server, replacing the old metabase.xml used as an in memory configuration store by IIS 6. I will not go into the reasons for this change in this blog post, I would like to take you through some parts of the…

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