Make IIS 7 Custom Error Pages Similar to Old Versions

Well, the goodness of being a support engineer is that you can receive both “Holy Sh*t” and “Thanks a ton” from the same guy. IIS 7 does introduce a new custom error mode, as documented in the following article, How to Use HTTP Detailed Errors in IIS 7.0 You must pay much attention to digest…

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Installing FTP Server on Windows 7 RC 7100

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. It is an interesting question about how to install only FTP server on Win 7 RC. But my research reveals a few interesting points. You can install only FTP server related items in the dialog. OK, if you don’t choose IIS Management…

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IIS 7.5 Warm-Up Feature in Windows 7 RC 7100

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Back in January my colleague Mai-lan blogged about IIS 7.5 new features. One of them is the long-awaiting warm up feature for some users, as he wrote, Support for application pool warm-up for large applications that want to "prime" an application pool…

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WER for IIS 7 Worker Process Crashes

How to capture IIS 7 worker process crash dumps without installing anything on the server? This sounds like a tough question to answer, as Debug Diagnostics which is a very nice tool to use for such cases needs to be installed on the server before any action. What about Debugging Tools for Windows? If you…

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The RPC Server Is Unavailable for IISRESET

You may already that using “iisreset (server name) /restart” can restart IIS services on that remote server. But why such a command can give you this error message? >iisreset myserver /restart The RPC Server is unavailable. I go ahead and turn off Windows Firewall on my server and now everything is fine. This reveals that…

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Moving Sticky Notes to Another Windows 7 Box

I need to move my sticky notes from one machine to another. But there is no import and export buttons for me to click. However, using Process Monitor I finally located my data and here is the tips, The data file is %systemdrive%\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt Note that this is the file name for my domain…

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Please Ignore INTERNET_OPTION_IGNORE_OFFLINE

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. If you configure IE to work under offline mode, and then try to configure your WinINet applications to bypass/ignore that setting, please don’t use INTERNET_OPTION_IGNORE_OFFLINE. Such attempts will not work, as my colleague Brian Combs already provided more details here.

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Windows Authentication and IE 7

Some guys asked how to log out when Windows authentication is used for a web site. A simple answer is to close the browser if you are using Internet Explorer. The explanation is available in this KB article, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/264921 (where you should pay attention to the following paragraph) When Internet Explorer has established a connection…

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My Teammates at DSI Shanghai

Time flies so fast that I have been working at Microsoft for more than 6 months. I really enjoy my job, and feel very happy whenever I help the customers resolve those tough issues. Now our team has a blog set up to share our knowledge gained from daily work. Technologies we cover include, IIS…

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