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Postings on IIS, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Webfarms and general system admin.
“Identity not verified” issue in Chrome
I ran into an interesting issue with a site that I’m involved with. This week we started to receive reports of a warning in Chrome that says “Identity not verified”. This is for a site that has been running happily for quite some time. I’m writing this in November 2014.
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:
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. The two most common actions are the Rewrite and the Redirect.
Master the Developer and IT Pro job interviews like you would a game boss
Software developer and IT Pro job interviews can be a lot of fun when you’re prepared for them, but they can be scary and overwhelming when you’re not. Since this is regarding your job which you’ll spend 50% of your waking hours at during the week, the more at ease you are with the interviews, the better you’re going to be at landing your ideal job.
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 from the internal web server, you can do this through the public web server by creating a tunnel (aka reverse proxy).
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:
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 too.
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.
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:
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.