Debug.Assert does not launch a popup window on IIS7 while debugging in Visual Studio

If you are trying to debug an IIS 7 hosted web application using Visual Studio and trying to use System.Diagnostics.Debug.Assert()/System.Diagnostics.Trace.Assert() in your code to launch a popup window it will not work. However you can write the output to a log file using the following: <configuration> <system.diagnostics> <assert assertuienabled="true" logfilename="c:\\myFile.log" /> </system.diagnostics> </configuration> You can…

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Required permissions when calling a Web service using client certificate for authentication in an ASP.NET Web application

A Web service requiring Client certificate authentication is a common scenario. You may have a client application which needs to send the Client certificate as part of the web request for accessing the web service. This client application may be a Windows/Console application or another Web application. Often you will get into issues wherein you…

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Considering hosting Web based services on IIS 7.0?

If you are contemplating to move over (upgrade) to IIS 7.0 from your existing Web hosting on either IIS 5.0 or 6.0 this is a very useful Technical White Paper link. It talks about various aspects of improvements in IIS 7.0 dealing with Management, Performance, Extensibility, Security and Deployment. Migrating a Large, High-Volume Web Site…


New features in SETSPN.EXE on Windows Server 2008

The version of Setspn.exe that came with Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003 Support Tools did not have features to detect duplicate SPNs. The new version of Setspn.exe that comes bundled with Windows Server 2008 utilities has some really cool features. For someone dealing with the dreaded Kerberos authentication failure issues on a daily basis like me…

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