David Wang

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

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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

    HTTP POST Fails for Anonymous Authentication

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    Question: I have ASP that receives a POST, displays the parameters and performs additional work. Authentication was anonymous (IUSR_<machine>) and also Integrated Windows. Then I turned off Integrated auth (we can discuss reasons for this...
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    Child URL Execution and SSI #exec

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    Question: My web server was recently upgraded from Win2K to Win2003 and I've noticed a change in the way Server Side Includes (SSI) operate. In Win2K a script called via #exec was run as if it were part of the calling SSI file. This had two affects...
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    Can I Install an ISAPI Filter as an ISAPI Extension or Wildcard Application Mapping?

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    Question: My ISAPI filter written in MFC using Visual Studio .NET 2003, to replace character (I am replacing " ' " with " ` " in URL) works fine in my development machine having IIS 5.0, but fails in server having IIS 6.0. I am getting Internal Server...
  • David Wang

    Podcasting can be...

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    Fun, unless one is constantly tripping over one's words/phrases. I apologize. Most of the time when I talk about something I like, my brain feels like it is going at 120mph, racing through the details, while the mouth goes at a more pedestrian pace...
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    My Mac Mini Impressions

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    This weekend, I finally found some time to unpack, setup, and use the Mac Mini that I had bought two weekends ago. Even though I am a long-time PC user and have barely dug into OS X, I have to say that I am very satisfied and impressed with the entire...
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    Hacking .Net Framework onto WINPE ?

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    Question: Re: http://blogs.msdn.com/david.wang/archive/2005/10/24/The_Joys_of_Vista_Unattend_Setup.aspx Here, you mentioned how Vista obviates the "need to push customized WINPE CDs with the .Net Framework and WMI hacked onto it". But back to...
  • David Wang

    Thoughts on Connection_Abandoned_By_AppPool

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    So, lately I have been getting a variety of questions about non-IIS but related issues. This is a slippery slope... but let me see how far it can go. Question: dear david: I have a problem about the application pool ,it will crash after some...
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    ISAPI Filter and the N+1 Architecture?

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    Question: Hi David, I am developing an ISAPI Filter to prove the N+1 Architecture.There will be few static sites, few dynamic sites and few cgi perl script sites will be there. Can you please tell me how ISAPI performs for CGI Perl Scripts. Thanks...
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    HOWTO: Run as normal user (non-admin) on Windows

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    Sometimes, I wonder and worry about the vast majority of Windows users that run with administrative privileges. Most of them probably do this blindly because it is the default auto-login for Windows XP and do not know any better. This tells a lot about...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Insert Multiple Website Bindings

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    Hmm... I am somewhat confused by proclamations of asking for advice when things are supposedly working correctly. I guess I will try and answer the question... Question David, I have tried using your script and things are working correctly. Please...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Install and Run ASP.Net 2.0 Side-by-Side

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    Hmm, this is one of the more unusual questions that I have received lately... Question: how do you setup asp.net 2 along side with asp.net 1.1 in Windows 2003/IIS6? do i need sdk or redistributable package? Answer: The Redistributable package...
  • David Wang

    IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet Impressions

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    Much to my surprise, my Tablet PC arrived on Tuesday. I had a long weekend out-of-town, had been very busy at work, and I spent a lot of free time just fussing around with the Tablet PC... so I have not been spending a lot of cycles with new blog entries...
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    Webcast Series: Microsoft.com Operations

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    Ok, I usually do not do these plugs because I wager you want to read interesting, synthesized information (after all, you could just go read the IIS documentation... aha, I thought so, no one wants to go do that! :-P ), but Chris Adams managed to get...
  • 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...
  • David Wang

    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...
  • David Wang

    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...
  • David Wang

    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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