Can’t see the AppFabric Directory on x64 systems…

This is one I have to jot down. If you’re using tools like Reflector, or just want to open up any of the files in the c:\windows\system32\AppFabric directory, you’ll run into some issues – like, the tool that you’re using complaining that “can’t find c:\windows\system32\appfabric…”  errors. On x64 systems, you need to replace the path…

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Using a WCF Message Inspector to extend AppFabric Monitoring

I read through Ron Jacobs post on Monitoring WCF Data Services with AppFabric http://blogs.msdn.com/b/endpoint/archive/2010/06/09/tracking-wcf-data-services-with-windows-server-appfabric.aspx What is immediately striking are 2 things – it’s so easy to get monitoring data into a viewer (AppFabric Dashboard) w/ very little work.  And the 2nd thing is, why can’t this be a WCF message inspector on the dispatch side….

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AppFabric – where are all the monitoring events?

When you’ve just gone through a setup of AppFabric and you’ve got some WF/WCF things happening, if you start looking at the Dashboard and you see nothing, it might be as simple as restarting SQL Agent. I generally don’t reboot my system for several days and after installing AppFabric the SQL Agent jobs didn’t start…

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