David Wang

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

    HOWTO: Rename the Computer running IIS6

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    Question: Hi , I have two web servers. One web server(w2k3Ent) and IIS 6.0 in a work group and One identical Web Server in the Domain. I want to now rename the Server names of the both, to comply some policy. Will the IIS functionality be affected...
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    Thoughts on Delegating IIS Configuration and Administration

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    Question I am running IIS 6.0 on Windows 2003 Server. our web developers needed to create or edit websites, for security reasons I cannot simply give them admin rights or the password to the admin account. I have created an account for them to logon...
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    Java Applets and IIS

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    Question: Hi, I'm involved with supporting a web application on IIS. Part of that application involves a Java applet, which runs fine. My problem is this: if Java is not installed on the client machine, the browser automatically downloads and installs...
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    HOWTO: Useful ASP page to return configurable HTTP Status codes

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    Sometimes, you just want a simple test page on IIS to do some automated testing of your code that interacts with IIS. Here is another useful one in the series. Question: Hi, I have some negative testing therefore need to have IIS to return 403...
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    HOWTO: Access POST form data with ISAPI

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    This is a frequently asked question about IIS6 extensibility - how to access the request entity body on the way in - as well as how to configure IIS. Question: I want to catch all incoming requests, add some header and watch it when its out. Therefore...
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    HOWTO: Useful ASP page to retrieve Request and send Response Headers

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    I am finishing up on the series of ASP pages that show how to: Send Responses of arbitrary Status Code Send Responses with arbitrary types of Entity Body Send Responses with arbitrary Headers (this entry) Query Request Headers (this entry...
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    Office Automation and IIS

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    Every once in a while, I see users asking about how to automate Office applications on the server, either to create a Word document, an Excel spreadsheet, or Powerpoint slidedeck. I understand the noble intentions to re-leverage the functionality of Office...
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    IIS and Email?

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    Ok, this question simply dumbstruck me with its improper assumptions that I felt necessary to respond... Question: Hi, I just started working at a new startup company that does all their email via an IIS server, POPing into outlook express. I would...
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    Perspectives on Design and Support

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    I started typing this as a response to this blog entry and then decided that I was investing a little too much of myself into the response... so here goes. The original question was about "how to install Virtual Server, install its VSWebApp.exe component...
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    Taxonomy of a Product Team's Roles at Microsoft

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    I started posting this as a blog response elsewhere, and then I decided that I was having way too much fun composing it to leave it stranded as a mere comment... so here is my take on Product Team Roles at Microsoft. Yes, read it with a grain of salt...
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    Eurotrip. Back in Early June

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    Well, it is time for me to take a vacation . For the next three weeks, I will be intentionally disconnected from technology and touring through a north/central Europe. Oh, yes, I need the break to disconnect and re-center myself. I have not done that...
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