IIS SSL: How To Powershell Script Client Cert Required

I recently was asked how to script the IIS SSL setting to require client certificates (see figure below) using Powershell.  We needed to automate the setting since it was part of an Azure deployment.  There are other methods of doing this, but since we were using Powershell for everything else, we preferred to keep a…

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Load Balanced Test Bed Part 4-Configuring the Nodes

Configuring the Nodes Part 4 of 5: For overall context, please see the introduction to this series In this part of the procedure, we’ll put the finishing touches on the node’s operating system so that it is ready to become a cluster node.  We’ll name it, join it to the domain, name its network connections (to…

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Load Balanced Test Bed Part 3-Creating the Nodes

Creating the Nodes Part 3 of 5: For overall context, please see the introduction to this series In this part of the procedure, we’ll create a differencing disk using the BaseOS.vhd as the parent disk.  We will then create a Hyper-V machine that uses the differencing disk as its hard disk. Create a Differencing Disk Logon…

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Load Balanced Test Bed Part 2-Networking Setup

Networking Setup Part 2 of 5: For overall context, please see the introduction to this series In this procedure, we’ll create a static DNS record that will point to the load balanced cluster, giving the cluster a name and IP address.  When users hit this address to access your site, they will be automatically balanced…

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Load Balanced Test Bed Part 1–Create a Base Image

Creating a Base Image Part 1 of 5: For overall context, please see the introduction to this series In this procedure I will create a single operating system base image, which both NLB cluster nodes will eventually use. At a high level, I will be walking through the same steps documented here, but I will…

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How To Create a Load Balanced Test Bed With Windows Server 2008 R2 (5 Part Series)

Introduction In large production web application environments, you can exceed the capacity of a single web server to keep up with the user demand.  At that point, one of the options available is to load balance your application across multiple servers (or scale-out).  Once you begin to introduce multiple servers, the number of factors to…

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