Hunting Down a Classic Error: “Page Cannot be Displayed”

Was assisting a customer on a critical server-down situation with a very generic error: “Page cannot be displayed….”. This is a classic error and puts you on an open-ended troubleshooting venue. One of the things you want to do first is to ask yourself few questions: Wasn’t this Server working fine when it restarted last…

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SSL Certificate Disappears After Binding into IIS site

Just the other day, I was engaged with an Enterprise customer while he was experiencing an SSL Cert déjà vu, it was disappearing from the IIS binding. It was interesting for sure, and hence the preclude for blogging it! First thing first, what’s the error message here? An event similar to the following is logged in…

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Hosting multiple websites: IP or Host Headers?

IIS supports multiple Web sites on a single server. To create and host multiple Web sites, you must configure a unique identity for each site on the server. To assign a unique identity, distinguish each Web site with at least one of three unique identifiers:  an IP address, or a TCP port number or a…

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Silverlight: How to remove Mac OS X Mavericks Safari 6.1 sandbox restrictions for Silverlight enabled websites

By default, Mac OS X Mavericks / Safari 6.1 and later now load plugins like PDFs, Flash, Silverlight, and Java in a sandbox to protect users from possible exploits in the plugins, but can also prevent those sites from working as designed. See “Added security for plug-ins” On  http://www.apple.com/safari/”PDFs and widely used plug-ins like Adobe Flash…


Breakpoint not hitting in a Silverlight RIA Application

I recently worked on a project where we were able to compile and run the Silverlight Business App, but none of the breakpoints were working. We added a breakpoint in the Silverlight code, as well as, one in the RIA code but code was not breaking while debugging. The resolution was simple…only if you knew…

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