My turn will get over too…

[Non Technical] Recently I got an extra responsibility to be an On-call engineer for IIS/ASP.Net support for one week apart from my daily work schedule. And I never realized what toll it can take on me until I took over it. Basically an On-Call engineer has to be available during the Night hours for the…

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Certificate Trust List not being honored by IIS 5.0/6.0/7.0?

Something one should be aware of if one is dealing with Client certificate and assuming Certificate Trust List (CTL) will limit the list of Trusted Certificate Authorities (CA’s) being sent to the client during the initial SSL handshake. In IIS 5.0 Post MS04-011 update and IIS 6.0/7.0 using CTL’s you cannot limit the list of…

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My IIS 7.0 Administration UI Extension Page

The UI extension option in IIS 7.0 is an exciting feature for any .Net developer. You can write your own custom UI pages and can add various features to it to manage IIS on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. I have written an UI extension and is attached with this post. I have added…

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Accessing iis 7.0 features programmatically from configuration file(S) (C#)

IIS 7.0 has great features for developers now. It is integrated with .Net. UI has completely changed from the previous versions. It has entirely a new look and feel. I feel there would be a steep learning curve for IIS users, but nothing to worry, unlike previous versions this time we have done our homework…

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my first post on IIS 7.0……lot to explore yet :)

Recently I have started exploring IIS 7.0 and one word that can express my feeling is “WOW!”. IIS 7.0 is way ahead of all the previous versions of IIS. I have worked extensively with IIS 5.0/5.1/6.0 and I can say for sure, IIS 7.0 is completely in a different league of its own. There are…

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Wildcard SSL certificate in IIS 6.0, Windows 2003 Sp1 and above

Here I will be talking about configuring SSL wildcard certificates in IIS 6.0 on Win2k3 SP1 and above. You may have a scenario wherein you want to have the same certificate installed for multiple Websites. Now in a normal scenarios this is not possible. What I mean is you cannot have the same certificate installed…

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Troubleshooting FTP related issues on IIS 6.0

Troubleshooting FTP related issues on IIS can be a real pain. If you have not encountered so far you are lucky:-) What I do generally is to create a new FTP site and make it to work rather than working on the already corrupted site. It depends on your personal choice depending upon how much you…

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Troubleshooting SSL related issues with IIS

In this post I am going to discuss troubleshooting SSL server certificate related issues in IIS. Please remember I am no SSL expert…I am an IIS Asp.Net guy and will discuss issues with regard to SSL with IIS. We have seen a lot many times that the issues could have been resolved by our customers if…

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How to achieve a feature similar to single logon for multiple web applications using Basic authentication

  Here is something which I recently figured out. This may be very simple to many but thought of sharing it for a wider audience.  Let’s say you have two ASP.Net web applications running on two different servers.Now, assuming you have a constraint wherein you cannot use Windows integrated authentication (in cases where in you have some…

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