Mike’s IIS7 modules – what’s coming next

During IIS7 development, I’ve written quite a few modules for IIS7 / ASP.NET.  Some of these were for various demos, others were to help out various internal and external customers, and others just because they were fun to write.  Now, I am thinking about upgrading some of these with the feature requests and bugfixes you…

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IIS Authentication plugin for the WordPress PHP blogging engine

This weekend, I was working on an MSDN magazine article and happened to install PHP’s WordPress blog app on IIS7.  Of course, I used the latest FastCGI bits available in the box in in Windows Server 2008 Beta 3, and the latest Windows-optimized PHP 5.2.3 build from www.php.net.  Long story short, I ended up writing…

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IISSCHEMA.EXE – A tool to register IIS7 configuration sections

IIS7 configuration extensibility allows you to create custom configuration sections that can be used side by side the IIS configuration sections.  However, setting this up requires a few steps that may be difficult to accomplish, especially in a automated way from a script or an installer.This post describes the IIS7 configuration extensibility, the steps to create…


Redirect clients in your application with HttpRedirection module

In a web application, it’s often necessary to redirect clients requesting one url to another url.  A while ago, I wrote a module to do basic http redirection for an ASP.NET application.  The HttpRedirection module allows you to configure regular expression-based rules that redirect clients from url A to url B, with a number of…

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WCAT 6.3 web performance and scalability test tool released

The NT Performance team just publically released the latest version of WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool), the web performance test tool that the IIS team and NT Performance team use to conduct internal performance and scalability testing of IIS and ASP.NET. Read more about it and download it at http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2007/05/17/WCAT-6.3-web-performance-and-scalability-test-tool-released.aspx.


Get nice looking directory listings for your IIS website with DirectoryListingModule

Do you hate bland directory listing pages that most web servers have these days? Many of us do on the IIS team, and so over the past several years we’ve built a few directory listing modules to spice up IIS directory listings. I figured I should put an end to this by writing one that…