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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Snip-IT Pro – manage all those little code snippets for re-use and sharing…

An old colleague of mine from Avanade has apparently put out a very cool tool for managing re-usable “snippets” of code from a repository.  This is a tool that could be used every day, or even for demos… This is a smooth application that takes advantage of some the P&P smart client framework.  Quite a…

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SharePoint 2010 and Claims Based Awareness

The industry it moving towards identity standards, and with the recent release of Windows Identity Foundation (fka Geneva), and the beta of SharePoint 2010, it’s important to take a look at the direction of how identity is being normalized into a “service” within the SharePoint object model. With SPS 2010, the SPUser object is now…

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SharePoint 2007 and InfoPath 2010 Client – current install issues…

Ok, I’ve been bitten twice in the past week on this.  If you have InfoPath 2010 Beta installed and you’ve also got SharePoint 2007 running, at least with the latest SP2 and October CU, you run into an issue that surfaces in the logs as follows One or more types failed to load. Please refer…

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Loopback Check on Windows 2008, etc.

This KB article (KB926642) explains 2 methods for handling the scenarios that we as developers require for using a local machine for development.  My option has been, going forward, of being explicitly in the host names that my development machine will use.  From that article: Method 1 (recommended): Create the Local Security Authority host names…

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Tongue in Cheek Geek Humor from the PDC

An old colleague (Biff Gaut) of mine has a great daily newsletter from the PDC.  This is certainly targeted for those of us looking for a “light” look at all things new that come out of PDC, but at times very technical with a perspective from someone who has been in the industry for some…

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Cleanup your Features…

Many times, your coding, etc. SharePoint features.  You’ll code something up, deploy, activate, etc.  Using WSP builder, while a convenient tool, it also leaves some orphans around.  It forcibly deletes the solution leaving any place it’s activate with some “broken features”. Fortunately, there’s a tool to help you cleanup those orphans. http://featureadmin.codeplex.com/  

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