What Identity with IIS7 and ApplicationPoolIdentity?

With IIS7, we have a little bit more isolation with AppPool Identities For example, if you’re using the the DefaultAppPool, if you need to assign permissions to NTFS, SQL, etc., what you’d use instead is as follows: IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool Where “DefaultAppPool” ends up being the name of your AppPool as shown in IIS Manager… That…

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Wildcard Certificates and IIS7

Let’s face it, during development, managing all the certificates if you’re doing anything with validating SSL/TLS traffic is a pain. Now with Windows Identity Foundation (fka Geneva) we really have to get crackin on getting used to managing certificates, setting up SSL sites, etc. So, here’s great post on setting up IIS7 to use wildcard…

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Make sure you copy the correct web.config…

During an installation issue, a client followed the TechNet article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc298447.aspx) and those instructions are misleading. It indicates to copy the “web.config” to the Layouts directory – what if fails to specify is it should be the “layoutsweb.config” file instead. While following the article does get you passed the issue that brought you there in…

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How did I miss this one – The VirtualPathUtility in ASP.NET

I’ve been writing one off methods that apparently are handled quite well for a few things in the type System.Web.VirtualPathUtility. For example, if you just want the page name or the extension, you have this utility to quickly get that from the current request path. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.virtualpathutility.aspx

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