IIS, Windows Authentication and the Double Hop issue
In IIS, you run into an interesting situation when you need to access another resource off of the IIS server and certain fairly common situations occur. When using Integrated Security, anonymous access is disabled, and impersonation is turned on, a security measure kicks in and doesn't allow your site to access resources on any network servers. This includes access to a UNC path directly from IIS or SQL Server using Windows authentication.
Application Pool Recycles from IIS 7 Setting Changes
I've written a couple times about what configuration changes cause AppDomain recycles. Most recently how the ASP.NET tab causes a server-wide AppDomain recycle, and previously about changes in ASP.NET 2.0.
ASP.NET tab in IIS, more dangerous than it first appears!
This blog post was a long time coming and fortunately doesn't apply to IIS7, but I thought I would finally take a few minutes and cover this shortcoming with the ASPNET tab that ASP.NET 2.0 introduced into IIS 6 and IIS 5.
Breaking changing in IIS 7.0 and ASP.NET
This quick post is for my own sake so I can find it again later. :-) I refer to the following link often.
Graffiti CMS - VDirs - ISAPI Rewrite and Partial Trust
I thought I would spend a few minutes today testing out Graffiti from Telligent. Graffiti is a fairly new blogging and content management system (CMS) which is meant to be very easy to install and setup. True to its word, it is impressively easy to get up and going. There are a few things that I found that are worth noting.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
There are some exciting events coming up around the Charlotte area which I'll be speaking at. Next weekend is the Charlotte Code Camp Spring 2008. I'll be speaking on what is currently fresh on my mind, and what I believe is very applicable to developers today. The session is titled "What every developer needs to know about IIS 7".
Enabling XP and Windows Server 2003 to Search All Files Types
Searching for file content on your computer or server is a common task and one where you would expect accurate results. You, like so many of us, may have assumed that but found different results.
tsadmin command change in Windows Server 2008
I use Remote Desktop all the time to manage servers remotely, and often I join other people's sessions to troubleshoot something with them, or walk through something or other.
IIS7 blocks viewing access to files in bin and other asp.net folders
I was just asked to help someone troubleshoot a site that worked fine on Windows Server 2003 / IIS6 but didn't work on Windows Server 2008 / IIS7. A file was in a folder under the bin folder on the site and displayed an error when trying to view the page. The path looked something like this:
Professional IIS 7 - Best IIS 7.0 book
The title is a bit biased since I co-authored the book, but Professional IIS 7 will be out in print within a couple weeks and I highly recommend picking up a copy!