David Wang

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January, 2006

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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

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    Blog Upgrade

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    Some readers may have noticed that blogs.msdn.com subtly changed this past weekend... ok, for those that did not realize it... yes, it did change this weekend. :-) As with any upgrade, there are things that I like about it... and things that I do not...
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    HOWTO: Replace an ISAPI DLL on a Live Server

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    Recently, I noticed that I was returning into the bad habit of making just newsgroup replies instead of making detailed blog posts about the question and then posting that URL to the newsgroup. Here's an interesting one about replacing live ISAPI DLLs...
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    Does Virtual Server support multiple Floppy and CDROM drives?

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    Question: on a VM, is it possible to have simultaneously 2 CDROM, 2 Floppy drives, real or virtual? I have been told that is not possible under virtual PC 2004, but what about VS? Answer: You can programmatically attach multiple virtual DVD...
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    Remote UNC Shares and the IIS Manager UI

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    Sigh... I get a lot of ambiguous and undetailed questions... and then users wonder why my responses are not forthcoming. The following is an example... Question: David, I noticed your recent posting in a newsgroup about a problem you had getting...
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    Fix for Metabase Import Export from the UI

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    Question: Hello David, I was having issues which are identical to this post: http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.inetserver.iis/browse_frm/thread/4f1971dd368c0b48/429dec14f3fcee23?lnk=st&q=cannot+import+virtual+directory&rnum...
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    Thoughts on Application Pool Recycling and Application Availability

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    Question: I am running IIS 6.0. We are currently trying to incorporate our application pools to recycle every 2 hours. The problem is everytime the the pool is recycled and the process is killed everyone connected to that webpage loses all connectivity...
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    Security considerations of UseSharedWPDesktop on IIS6

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    Question: In the section "Number of Application Pools That Can Be Configured" of the document: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/webapp/iis/appisoa.mspx The following statement suggests that we should use...
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    HOWTO: Install and Use CustomAuth on IIS 6

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    It never ceases to amaze me how easily users will download and install arbitrary binaries from arbitrary sources as administrator... but the security concerns aside, I am going to address the popular question of how exactly to configure CustomAuth and...
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    To TiVo or not to TiVo. That is the Question.

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    A little over two years ago, I purchased a condo out in suburban Seattle (in Issaquah on Cougar Mountain with a view of Lake Sammamish, for the curious and geographically inclined), and one of my first purchases was a modern TV and a matching TiVo. Yes...
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    IIS Diagnostics Toolkit January 2006 Released

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    After a six month delay (for the gory details, see this entry and this entry ), we finally released the updated version of the IIS Diagnostics Toolkit January 2006 on Friday the 13th on January 2006. Superstitions aside, it can be found here: http...
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    New Year 2006

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    Ok, I originally had grandiose plans of finishing up many of my queued up blog entries during my vacation over the holidays since I can only take so many days of relaxation before I get anxious to "do" something mentally stimulating. But then, life decided...
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    HOWTO: Measure Effectiveness of the HTTP.SYS Kernel Mode Response Cache with IIS 6

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    Hmm... ever since I wrote the referenced blog entry about HTTP.SYS Kernel Response cache and IIS 6.0, I have gotten questions about one thing that I forgot to mention - how to determine the effectiveness of the Kernel Response Cache. Here goes... Question...
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