David Wang

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June, 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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    HOWTO: Monitor Virtual Server Events

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    I think Virtual Server Events and Asynchronous Tasks are two of the least utilized features of the Virtual Server Administration API. Contrary to the often-asked task of "find the VM, turn it off, manipulate its VHD, then turn it back on", which shows...
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    Six Years...

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    Gosh, how quickly time flies by. It seems like yesterday when I was just getting started on this blog and typing out the entry for my 5-year anniversary at Microsoft. At that time, I had just finished doubling my number of blog entries, was in the midst...
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    Deploying and Updating Virtual Machines

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    The following are some of the more frequently asked questions when it comes to deploying a group Virtual Machines sharing common configuration. After updating the VHD and VMC, how to re-deploy the changes out to the group of physical machines ...
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    HOWTO: Diagnose One Cause of "%1 is not a valid Win32 application" on IIS6 on 64bit Windows

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    Question: I have a new development server that i put together on a Windows 2003 64 bit machine. I also have SQL Server 2005 and Developers Studio 2005 and 2003 installed on this machine. I have executed the "Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1" command, as per...
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    HOWTO: Install and Run PHP on IIS7, Part 3

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    A short while ago, I came out with a small script to properly configure PHP for IIS7. Sure enough, I got asked to make a similar one for IIS6. So, I figure that while I am at it, I might as well cover IIS4, IIS5, and IIS5.1 as well since it is not very...
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    IIS Configuration Woes with ADSI, WMI, and VBScript

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    You know, configuration of IIS can be quite confusing, with the various interfaces, paradigms, and programming languages. However, if you keep your wits about you, you can avoid the common pitfalls... Question: I need help with the following code...
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    Anatomy of an Application Pool Crash

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    Question: Ok, I read through David Wang's Troubleshooting crashes thing and got the DebugDiag and I am able to reproduce the problem. If I select Hang, and type in one of the website addresses that we host on this server, the moment the Hang Test...
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    HOWTO: Install and Run PHP on IIS7, Part 2

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    A couple of months ago, I wrote a quick and dirty entry on how to install PHP on IIS7. The main purpose of that entry was to explain the details of what was going on as well as cookie-cutter instructions of one way to successfully install PHP on IIS7...
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    ISAPI Filter and the IIS6 Process Model

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    Question: In IIS6, is there a way to have a top-level filter run in a process space separate from each website's process space? Under IIS5, our filter has been used to store a large data cache to reduce the number of round trips to our database. Now...
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    Much Ado About...

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    Nothing! Maybe it is just the summer-time lull, but I have not been terribly motivated to write anything lately. Alas, the IIS newsgroup has not been spawning anything interesting nor new in terms of issues either, and my private blog comments are...
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    Be Weary of Stylish Fonts and Commandlines!

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    I see variations of this common "stylish" mistake all the time... so I will highlight it this one time. Question: Hi, according to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/69a58513-141a-4adb-b6bc-2aaad4ea77b8...
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    Thoughts on Debugging IIS7

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    Hmm... it seems that ever since I made the blog entry about how to install PHP on IIS7, I seem to have become the default tech-support for PHP/IIS7 issues. That'll teach me to ever post beta guidance again - I just get more "help, I've fallen and I can...
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    Blog Spam, Part 2

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    Three months ago, I ranted in this blog entry about blog comment spam. Well, it appears that the arms race of allowing anonymous blog comments (which I deem highly important) has been steadily escalating, and the latest crop of blog comment spam are pretty...
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    Reflection 2006

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    About twelve months ago, I started to hit a comfort zone with blogging. I had written a lot of initial content the prior two months, started to get a small number of private blog comments as well as a handful of comments to various posts, and I paid attention...
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    HOWTO: Enumerate IIS website and ftpsite configuration (VBScript using ADSI)

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    I recently got a request to make a script to illustrate how to enumerate useful values from both Web and FTP sites serviced by IIS, so I decided to make some additions to the original script tool located here to allow it to easily enumerate both Web and...
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    Back from Europe... amidst a flood of comments

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    Ok... I have just returned from my three week vacation in Europe. Jet-lag is kicking in about now, so I am going to sleep. I had a blast visiting London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Amsterdam... I will get to observations...
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