Adding Server ROles to an IIS installation on an RODC

In a recent case I was involved with I stumbled upon something quite interesting. The customer had set up a brand new Windows 2008 Server running IIS, and made it into a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC). Having done this they now wanted to add the FTP-server Role to the existing IIS installation and found…

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PowerShell – Managing Feature Delegation in IIS7

Perhaps you’ve read my earlier post on advanced feature delegation using PowerShell and the IIS 7.0 PowerShell Provider. This could actually be called Part II. The previous post was based on a quick question from a premier customer. He is a never-ending source of intriguing questions and I always enjoy his "just one thing"-type of…

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PowerShell – Advanced configuration editing in IIS7

I’ve written a lot of PowerShell posts lately and here’s another one. 🙂 I got a question from one of the account managers if it was possible to alter the FTP Authorization Rules for a specific folder on his IIS. The appcmd for the operation was appcmd.exe set config "FTPFolder" -section:system.ftpServer/security/authorization /+"[accessType=’Allow’,users=’*’,roles=’*’,permissions=’Read, Write’]" /commit:apphost He…

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The first thing you should do after setting up an IIS7-server

As you’re probably well aware IIS7 relies heavily on a master configuration file named ApplicationHost.config. Now, instead of using a history file like IIS6 did, IIS7 will check this file every 2 minutes to see if it’s changed. If the file has been updated, then a backup copy of the old .config will be stored…

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My web application times out when debugging in IIS7

Problem: When using Visual Studio 2005 to debug a web application under IIS7 you will find that after 90-120 seconds the debugger will time out and you will get an appropriate error message in your browser. Visual Studio will return to it’s “non debugging”-state and pretend like nothing happened. Changing the ExecutionTimout property in web.config…

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