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IIS: Using Windows Authentication with Minimal Permissions Granted to Disk
I had a question asked me recently regarding Windows auth and NTFS permissions. Here’s the question: When I run an IIS site using Windows Authentication, is there a way to let the Application Pool account access files in disk instead of the logged in...
URL Rewrite vs. Redirect; What’s the difference?
IIS URL Rewrite has five different types of actions. They are: Rewrite , Redirect , Custom Response , Abort Request , and None . And if you have ARR (Application Request Routing) installed, then at the server level you’ll also see Route to Server Farm...
Posted: Jan 29 2014, 12:17 PM by OWScott | with 3 comment(s)
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Creating a Reverse Proxy with URL Rewrite for IIS
There are times when you need to reverse proxy through a server. The most common example is when you have an internal web server that isn’t exposed to the internet, and you have a public web server accessible to the internet. If you want to serve up traffic...
Posted: Oct 24 2013, 01:18 PM by OWScott | with 14 comment(s)
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Prepending www to 2nd level domain names
A fairly common request for URL Rewrite is to prepend a www to all 2nd level domains, regardless of the domain name. Consider the following domain names: http://domain1.com http://domain2.net https://domain3.org Following is an IIS URL Rewrite rule which...
Posted: Sep 21 2013, 11:21 AM by OWScott | with no comments
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Why is the IIS default app pool recycle set to 1740 minutes?
Microsoft IIS Server has what appears to be an odd default for the application pool recycle time. It defaults to 1740 minutes, which is exactly 29 hours. I’ve always been a bit curious where that default came from. If you’re like me, you may have wondered...
Using WebDAV with ARR
Application Request Routing (ARR) is a great solution for load balancing and other proxying needs. I’m a big fan and have written often about it. I had someone ask me this week about WebDAV support for ARR. With his ARR setup, he noted that WebDAV creation...
Posted: Jan 29 2013, 01:33 PM by OWScott | with 2 comment(s)
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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...
Windows 8 / IIS 8 Concurrent Requests Limit
IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 doesn’t have any fixed concurrent request limit, apart from whatever limit would be reached when resources are maxed. However, the client version of IIS 8, which is on Windows 8, does have a concurrent connection request limitation...
URL Rewrite – Protocol (http/https) in the Action
IIS URL Rewrite supports server variables for pretty much every part of the URL and http header. However, there is one commonly used server variable that isn’t readily available.  That’s the protocol—HTTP or HTTPS. You can easily check if a page...
Posted: Nov 07 2012, 10:04 AM by OWScott | with 5 comment(s)
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Introducing Testing Domain - localtest.me
Save this URL, memorize it, write it on a sticky note, tweet it, tell your colleagues about it!  localtest.me ( http://localtest.me ) and *.localtest.me ( http://something.localtest.me ) If you do any testing on your local system you’ve probably...
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