SSL Diagnostics for IIS 7.*

We still need good tools to help troubleshoot SSL issues on IIS 7 and IIS 7.5. Then we have two choices, Use The Official SSL Diagnostics Tool for IIS 6 1. Turn on IIS 6 Compatibilities features on IIS 7.*. 2. Install SSL Diagnostics 1.1 for IIS 6. 3. Run SSL Diagnostics tool as administrator….

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Astonishing Tomcat Connector Status

There are a lot of questions on IIS.net forums about running Tomcat Connector on IIS. Sounds like in many cases such configuration will fail. I am not a Tomcat user, so it is not easy to check on the details, but just found this horrible notice published on Apache site under Supported Configuration section, The…

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When The Application/Program Crashes (on Windows)

If I were not a support engineer at Microsoft, obviously I could not know there are so many applications/programs crashing all around the world. So what to do when the application crashes on your machine when you need it the most? No, please don’t burst into tears or crying out on any internet forums (either…

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Commands Supported by FtpWebRequest and IIS FTP

Server Side Commands FTP 7.5 accepts the following FTP commands. 214-The following commands are recognized (* ==>’s unimplemented).     ABOR     ACCT     ADAT *     ALLO     APPE     AUTH     CCC     CDUP     CWD     DELE     ENC *     EPRT     EPSV     FEAT     HELP     HOST     LANG    …

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DIY Dump Analysis, Possible?

I have been support engineer for almost a year, but I still find myself shallow in the field, as I cannot do dump analysis alone. This is an art of troubleshooting, but I bet obviously not everyone in the programming world would like to perform such a task daily. So masters of this art are…

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Database for Web Applications

When you thought the whole world is using multi-core micro-processor, remember that I still have a single-core computer at home. Likewise, we still see legacy web applications who use Access as database. But it is time to upgrade to a real powerful database for web applications, guys. I cannot count how many times I put…

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IIS 7 Dot Tricks, Part II

I would like to have a secure server, so why not block all unknown file extensions? I can easily achieve that by setting allowUnlisted to false in applicationHost.config file on <system.webServer\requestFiltering\fileExtensions> tag. But why I cannot access my site via http://(server_name)/! Why the rule starts to block default document? The single DOT can save you…

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IIS 7 Dot Tricks, Part I

Well, what if I want to serve files without extensions on IIS 7? A small test will give you a 404 error page, as this MIME type is not set up yet. So, why not go and add one rule? What! How can I add such as rule, if the file has no extension! Calm…

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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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