David Wang

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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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    Sitting in with the WiX "team"

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    I had a chance to sit in with the WiX "team" on their weekly Tuesday night "meeting" where the majority of the heavy-lifting of WiX development happens. For those of you who think that Microsoft cannot "get stuff done" ... you should see how WiX works...
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    IIS7. Product or Platform

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    IIS has always had an identity crisis. Is it a platform for hosting and building web applications, or is it a web server product? Well, for the first time in IIS product history (that I am aware of, anyways...), IIS is treated more like a product with...
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    IIS7. Team Photo

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    For those of you who enjoy photos and putting faces to names... here is one of the entire IIS7 PM, Development, and Test team. Fortunately, the weather Thursday afternoon was pretty agreeable, so the picture came out well. Random Factoids: ...
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    HTTP.SYS, IIS, and the 100 continue

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    Question: Hi David, "My Company" is a leading middleware provider for mobile multiplayer games. Cutsomer like Disney, THQ etc. The backend is built on .NET. We went live in the US with W2K3/IIS6 which is great. But we have a major IIS6 issue...
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    HOWTO: Install and run PHP on IIS7

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    Question: Hi all, I have trouble to configure PHP 5 (CGI mode) in IIS 7 on Vista 5308... What I did: - Download and unpack PHP - set user permission to PHP folder AND script folder (IIS_IUSRS and Internet Guest Account) - in IIS Manager: Added...
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    IIS7. Availability

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    Question: Mr. Wang, I have not been able to find a concrete answer for this anywhere: I'm looking to start working with IIS 7.0 and especially Windows Activation Service. Is there a way to do this without a Longhorn Server build? Are there implementations...
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    On IIS Team Blogging, Part 2

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    Back in this blog entry , I mused about how nice it would be to have more bloggers from the IIS product team. One thing is for certain - the IIS team traditionally has never dialed up the volume when it comes to evangelizing what we are doing and its...
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    IIS7. PreConditions and the Integrated Pipeline

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    One of the cooler but definitely unsung feature of the IIS7 Server Core is PreConditions. So, that's what I am going to talk about... yup, I am exploring the little, non-obvious details that is IIS7. What is a PreCondition The basic idea of PreConditions...
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    Have you seen a WebEngine.dll crash with ASP.Net 2.0? Read This...

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    Lately, I have received quite a few comments concerning a crash in WebEngine.dll when you recycle an application pool running ASP.Net 2.0. The sheer number of independent users reporting this makes be believe that it is real. If it was individual users...
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    IIS7. Installation instructions for Vista Beta 2

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    Since IIS7 is not enabled nor installed by default on Vista (just like IIS6 is not enabled nor installed by default on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP 64bit), and the various UI/Wizard/ControlPanel-mechanisms for managing components in Vista are not...
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    Office Move 2006, Part 2

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    I finally got around to setting up and re-arranging my office after the completion of the Office Move. Like Wade, I spend the extra time and effort to disassemble all wires of my computers prior to moving and reassemble them myself after the move. My...
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    Office Move 2006

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    For the next several days (through the weekend), the entire IIS team has been evicted from our offices as movers shuffle many of us around in preparation for that big unified push to ship IIS7. So, we are all looking at a 4+ day weekend... In some...
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    Can I write an ISAPI Filter using Managed Code?

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    Question: Hi, Is it possible to write an ISAPI filter equivalent (IHttpModule imlementation?) using managed code? I want my filter to get invoked for non .NET applications a well. thanks Answer: Unfortunately, you cannot [yet] write an...
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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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    The Unofficial IIS Trip to Whistler

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    So, several members of the IIS team are going to be taking an earlier Christmas break and be OOF this weekend. No, we haven't gone "loco" with IIS7... yet. ;-) We are just "unofficially" having various members of the team across all discplines enjoy some...
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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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    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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    IIS7. Why Global Managed Modules are Disallowed

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    Ok, I have been pretty busy the past 10 days with both work and life, and I have not had a chance to post any blog entries. While I cannot say that I am any less busy now, I definitely have a lot of catchup and posts to make... so here goes. This question...
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    IIS7. Milestone Stepping Stones

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    The past ten days has been yet another hectic sprint toward another IIS7 milestone. While it is not as major as the last one (that one was to make sure that IIS7 shipped with the Longhorn wave... period), it is nonetheless significant as it is the first...
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    Minor Downtime and IIS7 Musings

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    Ok, this week has been a bit hectic for me because we are going through another one of those mini-milestones for IIS7, and I am also on "point" for issues team-wide. So, I have been looking at way too many random things lately and not really spending...
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    IIS7. In the books

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    Ok, it is official now. Milestone complete for IIS7. Time for us to celebrate and break out the bubbly... I should have checked one last time before this post . Back at TechEd 2005 in Orlando, some of you may have noticed an older build of IIS7 running...
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