David Wang

David Wang on IIS, ISAPI, Exchange, Virtual Server, and whatever else I fancy...

October, 2005

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1/30/2006

Hurray... there is finally an "About the blog author" link... so I am going to move my links here.

//David

  • David Wang

    Domain Parking with IIS, Summary

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    I got this comment from my "URL Redirection Index" blog entry which I have not totally fleshed out yet. But that is why I called it an "index"! Anyways... Question: You know, Usually "how to's" are articles that show "how to" actually do something...
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    HOWTO: Pose Answerable Questions, My Top 10...

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    Today, I decided to do a sweep through my backlog of private blog comments which I have not yet composed a response to. There are about 120 comments going back six months in this state. Honestly, it is getting progressively harder for me to blog regularly...
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    That "IBM" Purchase Experience

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    Ooh, goodie, my ThinkPad X41 Tablet has finally shipped. Now, I cannot wait for it to arrive... Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Lenovo! All or part of your order has shipped. In some instances your order may be shipped from...
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    My Thunderbird Impressions

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    I have been a long time user of Outlook Express to browse and answer IIS newsgroup posts. To be clear, that is about all I use Outlook Express for. And I run Outlook Express in a pretty locked down and minimalist fashion: I login as unprivileged...
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    The Joys of Vista Unattend Setup

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    Lately, I have been fussing around with automation related to the unattend file format for Windows Vista. The reason that I am fussing around with this automation is a whole other ball of wax that I will rant about at some future time. Oh what the heck...
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    WebLogic Filter is not working on IIS6

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    Question: Hi, I've been searching high and low for a couple of weeks but can't find anything that helps with the problem I'm having. I have a Weblogic ISAPI filter registered on IIS6 (Win2k3 Server). Everything seems to be working with Weblogic...
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    Rewriting Bookmarks for Atlas?

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    I have not checked out the AJAX craze surrounding Atlas, so I am not certain what is the goal here. However, that does not stop me from making observations about how the user's code is not exactly doing what is hoped... ;-) Question: When I have...
  • David Wang

    IIS7. Management API

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    Asking about what will be available in an unreleased product like IIS 7.0 is pretty risky. Even at this point, there is still a lot of flexibility in terms of features "not making it", so I am making no promises. I can only say what is valid at this point...
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    HOWTO: Remotely start and stop a Virtual Machine on Virtual Server 2005

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    Here is one of the usual questions about Virtual Server - how to remotely control the Guest VM. Actually, Virtual Server 2005 Administration API is pretty rich and supports these scenarios - you just need to write a little bit of code to do so. Small...
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    HOWTO: Allow file downloads (including .exe) on IIS 6.0, Part 2

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    Some users have reported that IIS6 still refuses to allow an EXE file to download even after removing "Scripts and Executables" Execute Permission and making sure that .EXE has a MIME Type. Alright... I will have to come up with some more non-obvious...
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    Why Wildcard application mapping is not catching 404s

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    I recently did a brain-dump about IIS6 Request Processing and detailed how Wildcard application mappings fit in. Let's apply that info to the following question... Question: Hi David, Sorry to bother through here but I couldn't find an online...
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    Why Wildcard application mapping can disable Default Document resolution

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    Users frequently configure ISAPIs like ASPNET_ISAPI.DLL as a wildcard application mapping on IIS6 to route all requests into ASP.Net for processing (for example, to apply ASP.Net Forms authentication onto non-ASP.Net resources like a JPG or HTML). ...
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    HOWTO: IIS 6 Request Processing Basics, Part 1

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    Alright, I finally got motivated enough by some questions and circumstances to do this brain-dump of IIS6 Request Processing Internals. I will most likely be missing some details here and there so I welcome followup, but I just want to get something down...
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    HTTP.SYS rejection of request lines not terminated by CRLF (Redux)

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    Ok... this is the second day in a row now where I am answering a blog comment where I think the answer already exists in one or more of my blog entries. I am now wondering how to avoid having to make redux posts because I am sure there will be a third...
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    Kernel Caching in IIS 6 (Redux)

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    Hmm, I got the following question today, and since I had a blog entry that exactly answered the question already, it made me wonder about the visibility of my blog entries to searching... Question: Hi David, I am sure you have a ton of requests...
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    How does JSP work on IIS?

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    The following question is often asked - why IIS does not support using JSP directly? Allow me to explain what is really going on here... Question: Does IIS 5.0 support the use of .jsp pages directly or do I need to use a separate server or extensions...
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    Some Sample Code to illustrate XML manipulation by JScript

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    It seems that some folks just want free code. Question: Hi, I am not sure if it's really that on 18 Mar 2004 wrote in the newsgroups how to do stuff with XML files in WSH. "I do this all the time and have tons of script code that read/manipulate...
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    HOWTO: See who is logged into IIS

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    This is a common requested "feature" of IIS - I want to see what users are currently "Logged in" to my IIS application. Now, this feature can certainly be implemented, but it is unlikely to ever be a built-in "feature" of IIS, and here is why... Question...
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    Putting on the Web Developer Hat...

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    The past week, I put on the classic "Web Developer" hat to do some heads down work, so blogging, writing replies back to blog-comments, and answering newsgroup posts has been a bit more sparse. Some of you are probably wonder why I am even doing web development...
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    HOWTO: Diagnose one cause of 503 Service Unavailable on IIS6 on 64bit Windows

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    Strange. I have answered this question recently on how to diagnose a common cause of "503 Service Unavailable" on IIS6 in 64bit Windows (in particular, Windows XP 64bit Edition and Windows Server 2003 SP1 64bit Editions), but the "search" facilities from...
  • David Wang

    Thoughts on IIS Security vs Apache, Part 2

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    I got some interesting comments on my prior blog post, and since I started typing out a big essay in response, I figured I should just blog and link it instead. :-) Question: Hello, i have subscription of Redmond magainze and wow i can't believe...
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