About a month ago, I got the following question about SelfSSL ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56fc92ee-a71a-4c73-b628-ade629c89499&DisplayLang=en ).

Question:

I read a posting of yours that mentions the bug in SelfSSL where only the most recent site functions has been corrected. Is there an unofficial / support release available for this? If so, who should I contact / how should I proceed?

Thanks!

Answer:

Yes, the issue has been fixed in SelfSSL. Without going into too much detail, let me just say that it was a lot easier to release a toolkit like IIS Resource Toolkit two years ago versus the current set of requirements needed to be placed on Microsoft Download Center. Combined with the IIS team's focus on the next release of IIS, it means that it will be a slow effort to maintain and refresh the right set of tools on a reasonable schedule.

For example:

  1. IIS Diagnostics Toolkit, which includes Auth Diagnostics, SSL Diagnostics, SMTP Diagnostics, and Log Parser, will be refreshed on a quarterly schedule ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9bfa49bc-376b-4a54-95aa-73c9156706e7&displaylang=en ).
  2. Log Parser, included in the resource kit, has undergone steady improvements and is refreshed separately ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=890cd06b-abf8-4c25-91b2-f8d975cf8c07&displaylang=en ).

I will certainly post a followup when we have SelfSSL and other popular IIS resource kit tools updated in a similar way as Log Parser and IIS Diagnostics Toolkit.

//David