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  • Blog Post: Anonymous PUT in WebDAV on IIS 7+ deprecated

    I have been seeing this question being put up on lot many forums plus we are getting a lot of support cases opened by customers requesting for this feature. In IIS 7+ we have changed the feature of allowing PUT, MKCOL, PROPPATCH, COPY, MOVE, and DELETE to require authentication. Anonymous PROPFINDs...
  • Blog Post: FREB Log file Formatter

    IIS 7/7.5 has a module called Failed Request Tracing (aka FREB) using which we can capture a lot of valuable information in the modular pipeline within IIS. We in PSS use it quite often for troubleshooting various issues with regard to Performance, Authentication, custom Module/handler/ISAPI filter issues...
  • Blog Post: SSL Bindings are randomly getting deleted for a website with error "SSL Certificate Settings deleted for Port : X.X.X.X:443" in the event logs (IIS 7.0/7.5)

    Symptoms Are you getting into a scenario wherein randomly your Website loses or changes the SSL certificate bindings from within the IIS manager? And you realize it only when users complain that they are unable to reach the HTTPS site, or that they get a certificate warning. They are able to access...
  • Blog Post: bother to track my blog?

    Just in case if anyone bothers to track my blog here is an update. I have contributed two posts recently to our IIS/ASP.Net Support blogging site. 1. If you are seeing the following error during the IIS 6.0 Install/Setup: Error writing encrypted data to the Web Server's configuration database (Metabase...
  • Blog Post: Considering hosting Web based services on IIS 7.0?

    If you are contemplating to move over (upgrade) to IIS 7.0 from your existing Web hosting on either IIS 5.0 or 6.0 this is a very useful Technical White Paper link. It talks about various aspects of improvements in IIS 7.0 dealing with Management, Performance, Extensibility, Security and Deployment....
  • Blog Post: Service Principal Name (SPN) checklist for Kerberos authentication with IIS 7.0/7.5

    In continuation to one of my earlier posts which focused on IIS 6.0 this post is more about the confusion that may arise around SPNs for setting up Kerberos authentication in IIS 7.0. IIS 7.0 has a new Kernel-mode authentication feature using which the ticket for the requested service is decrypted using...
  • Blog Post: FTP changes not taking effect in IIS 7.0?

    I was working on an FTP issue the other day on IIS 7.0 and I missed something very basic which could have resolved my issue way back had I noticed the nuances of this new model. Normally people tend to go ahead with restarting IIS services for some changes done in the configuration to make sure everything...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting TS Gateway connectivity on Windows 2008, IIS 7.0

    Here is something which is not my domain but had to learn the hard way. I recently encountered an issue while enabling Terminal Services Gateway (TSG) on Windows 2008 server. TSG is coupled with IIS 7.0 hosted on Windows 2k8 server and that's how I came into picture. TSG in simple terms is a feature...
  • Blog Post: My IIS 7.0 Administration UI Extension Page

    The UI extension option in IIS 7.0 is an exciting feature for any .Net developer. You can write your own custom UI pages and can add various features to it to manage IIS on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. I have written an UI extension and is attached with this post. I have added the IIsReset...
  • Blog Post: Accessing iis 7.0 features programmatically from configuration file(S) (C#)

    IIS 7.0 has great features for developers now. It is integrated with .Net. UI has completely changed from the previous versions. It has entirely a new look and feel. I feel there would be a steep learning curve for IIS users, but nothing to worry, unlike previous versions this time we have done our homework...
  • Blog Post: my first post on IIS 7.0......lot to explore yet :)

    Recently I have started exploring IIS 7.0 and one word that can express my feeling is "WOW!". IIS 7.0 is way ahead of all the previous versions of IIS. I have worked extensively with IIS 5.0/5.1/6.0 and I can say for sure, IIS 7.0 is completely in a different league of its own. There are many new features...
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