Blind drop FTP in IIS 7/7.5

I saw this topic floating around for few days and since it’s very interesting I thought of blogging it for everybody’s benefit. If you haven’t heard about Blind Drop FTP have a look at this blog Creating a Blind Drop FTP Server. I thought of testing the same on IIS 7 and IIS 7.5. Here…


HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found, when browsing WCF application after reinstalling IIS

Sometime back my friend had a weird issue on his machine. He was working on his WCF application and as per his requirement he ran some command which brought his IIS down. So, to resolve the issue he reinstalled IIS and now his WCF application won’t work. Here is the scenario: I am using Win…


IIS 7/7.5 .net configuration settings using appcmd.exe and IIS Manager

Just recently I came across an issue where customer was using appcmd.exe to make changes to the Application Settings and Configuration Settings he had made using IIS Manager. I am using Application Settings for this post but it holds true for all the ASP.NET settings from IIS Manager. Application Settings using IIS Manager first at…


Manually migrating websites from IIS 5.0 to IIS 6.0 (or even IIS 5.0 to IIS 5.0)

Just recently I came across an issue where a customer wanted to migrate websites from IIS 5 to IIS 6. The best and recommended option is to use “Internet Information Services 6.0 Migration Tool”. But there are a few limitations in using the Migration Tool they are listed in “Before You Begin” in the IIS6MigrationToolUserGuide.doc….


Binding Issue: WWW Service did not register the URL prefix http://*:80

Sometime back I was working on an incident with a customer who was facing an issue when trying to access his application on Windows Server 2008. I will reproduce the issue using Apache for everyone’s benefit. If you have a server that has some kind of monitoring tool which is web based or some application…