Using Visual Studio 2008 on a 64-bit Computer to edit ApplicationHost.config

Visual Studio 2008 as an XML Editor Everyone seems to have their own favorite XML editor these days, and there are no shortages of XML editors in the marketplace. The being said, I tend to use Visual Studio 2008 for several reasons, and if you’re using Windows notepad or some other editor, here are some…

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AppCmd 80070057 errors when configuring site-level settings

I had an interesting question from a coworker who was trying to use AppCmd to set the site-level SSL options for an FTP site. This should have been straightforward, and the syntax that he gave me looked correct: appcmd.exe set config -section:system.applicationHost/sites -[name=’Default FTP Site’].ftpServer.security.ssl.controlChannelPolicy:SslAllow /commit:apphost That being said, whenever he or I ran the…

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‘Category does not exist’ error when viewing IIS Worker Processes in IIS Manager

I ran into an interesting problem recently when using the new Worker Processes feature in the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager for IIS 7.0. The Worker Processes feature is a great addition to IIS, and it’s used to view practical information about the worker processes that are currently in use on your system; for example:…

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