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Handing MVC paths with dots in the path
A friend of mine asked me recently how to handle a situation with a dot (.) in the path for an MVC project.  The path looked something like this: http://domain.com/aspnet/CLR4.0 The MVC routes didn’t work for this path and the standard IIS 404 handler...
IIS 7.x Classic and Integrated Pipeline Modes-Week 43
You can find this week’s video here . IIS 7 has two application pool pipeline modes: Classic and Integrated. Using Integrated mode is the ideal since it allows forms authentication for all types of page requests—not just ASP.NET pages—has tighter integration...
Setting an aspnet.config File per Application Pool
The aspnet.config file is a little known config file which is supported by ASP.NET 2.0 and greater.  Generally it lives in the root of the framework folder, for example: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet.config C:\Windows\Microsoft...
Posted: Dec 01 2011, 12:32 PM by OWScott | with 2 comment(s)
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Securing IIS. Thwarting the Hacker-Week 23
This week's video covers the users used by IIS and how to lock down your web server.  Securing IIS is a necessary step that every web administrator needs to perform to properly prepare their web server with the best configuration. This week’s video...
IIS’s ApplicationPoolIdentity Made Easy-Week 22
Managing Windows users for IIS security can sometimes be a pain and, if not handled correctly, can leave your server vulnerable. In this week’s video I introduce the new ApplicationPoolIdentity account that was introduced in IIS 7.0 and improved in IIS...
IIS 7.0/7.5’s Hidden Tool. Run-time page request performance data-Week 21
Black box troubleshooting is very difficult.  What I mean by that, is that if you can’t see what’s happening, it’s extra difficult to troubleshoot.  For us administrators, or developers needing to troubleshooting something on a live server,...
Process Monitor Made Easy-Week 20
Every trade has their favorite tool, whether it be a hammer, calculator, or stethoscope.  For me, one of my top tools is Process Monitor.  I use it like a handy man uses duct tape.  With it I can easily troubleshoot access denied errors...
SiteServerDetails–Details for Web Farm Nodes
Often times if you administer a web farm, or develop for a web farm, you want to know which node you’re currently on.  This is useful is you want to know if your load balancers are balancing with the algorithm that you expect, or if you want to troubleshoot...
Posted: Mar 26 2011, 01:38 PM by OWScott | with no comments
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ASP.NET AppDomain–What it is and why it’s important–Part 12 of 52 part series
AppDomains are a silent mysterious part of ASP.NET and IIS.  It’s important for the web administrator to be aware of this building block of ASP.NET so that we can be aware of how changes to the system can affect production sites. While this series...
MVC 3 AJAX redirecting instead of updating DIV
I ran into an issue today that took a good part of the afternoon to track down so I thought I would post the story in case it helps anyone else. I’m using MVC 3 RC1, although this issue and solution should be applicable to future versions of MVC also...
Posted: Nov 17 2010, 06:49 PM by OWScott | with 26 comment(s)
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