IIS Videos on Dr. Dobb’s Web Site

Like many people I know, I get a lot of email from various industry-related publications; some of the emails are spam, and the others are from computer magazines that I subscribe to. (And there are several of those. ;-] ) Anyway, I received an email the other day from the folks at Dr. Dobb’s, and…

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IP Address Lookups for Addresses that were Blocked by FTP Dynamic IP Restrictions

A few months ago I wrote a blog post that was titled “Merging FTP Extensibility Walkthroughs – Part 2“, where I described how to merge my FTP Dynamic IP Restrictions Authentication Provider walkthrough with my FTP Provider that Sends an Email when Files are Uploaded walkthrough. The result of this code combination was a custom…

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Using URL Rewrite with Web Site Testing

Recently I ran into an interesting situation when I was rolling out a new web-based application. I had tested it on my development server, and because it was a rather complex application I wanted to test it on my production server before making it live. I had already set up a placeholder web site with…

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Migrating FPSE Roles Between Servers

I ran into one of those strange situations the other day where you feel like you’ve been doing the same thing on your computer at some time in the distant past – kind of like déjà vu for geeks. In this specific case, I was moving some web sites that I am hosting for other…

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Creating a Microsoft Access Provider for IIS Database Manager

Following up on my last blog post about the API set for the IIS Database Manager, I have something of a secret to let you in on – you can use the code samples in several of those API documents to create a fully functional provider for Microsoft Access databases. I would never use an…

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Database Manager API Topics on MSDN

Today Microsoft released version 1.0 of the IIS Database Manager, which enables you to manage local and remote SQL Server or MySQL databases through the IIS Manager. I cannot stress enough how this module has rapidly become one of my favorite extensions for IIS Manager. There are many times when I need to access the…

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eWeek Reviews for IIS 7.5 and FTP 7.5

One of my coworkers, Vijay Sen, just forwarded the following eWeek review of IIS 7.5 to me: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Windows/REVIEW-Microsoft-IIS-75-Improves-Management-Deployment-Options-822018/ The review was written by Jim Rapoza, and he said some great things about IIS 7.5, which ships with both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 client. But what really made my day was the following…

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FTP 7.5 Extensibility and Visual Studio Express Editions

In earlier blog posts I have mentioned that I written the several walkthroughs to help developers get started writing providers for the FTP 7.5 service, all of which available on Microsoft’s learn.iis.net Web site under the “Developing for FTP 7.5” section. In each of these walkthroughs I wrote the steps as if you were using…

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Hiding your FTP Server Type and Preventing Unauthorized Access

As evidenced by my How to Use Managed Code (C#) to Create an FTP Authentication Provider with Dynamic IP Restrictions walkthrough and my other FTP authentication extensibility walkthroughs, I spend a lot of time trying to find ways to prevent unauthorized access to my FTP server while still allowing valid users to have easy access…

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Creating Recursive Directory Listing Files for FTP Clients

One of the changes that we made in FTP 7.0 and FTP 7.5 was to remove recursive directory listings, which are commonly retrieved by typing “ls -lR” from a command-line FTP client, which should send a command like “NLST -lR” over FTP to the server. There were several reasons why we decided to remove recursive…

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