Troubleshooting service startup issues with Process Monitor

Many things can cause a service, like IIS’s World Wide Web Publishing Service, to fail on startup. When troubleshooting such an issue, Process Monitor can be an invaluable tool. What Process Monitor does is monitor all File and Registry access on the system in real-time. The latest version of process monitor can be obtained here….


How to troubleshoot HTTP 400 errors

  After sending an HTTP request to an IIS server, an HTTP client (such as Internet Explorer) may display the following type of error message in the browser window:       If Internet Explorer’s Friendly HTTP Error Messages option is turned off, the error may resemble the following:         In these…


How to configure IIS 7.0 for ODBC logging?

If you select Log File format as “Custom” in the IIS manager, it doesn’t give you options to configure ODBC logging in the UI. Instead, it just gives you an alert saying it cannot be configured through IIS manager which you already know. But, in the previous versions of IIS, you would see the below:…