On Windows XP, to change the HTTPS secure port binding (e.g. to port 444 instead of 443), run the following adsutil script at the command prompt:
C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts>cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/1/securebindings ":444:"
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7
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securebindings : (LIST) ":444:"
IIS7 injects a generic error page for all non-Asp.NET errors (e.g. asp, php, etc.). Read More
Need to mount an .iso or .img as a virtual cd/dvd on Vista? The free Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel works pretty well. The only caveat, you have to run it as an administrator (e.g. Right-click -> Run as Administrator). After you have your drive image mounted, you also have to run the “CMD” prompt as administrator to access the virtual drive.
With regards to creating an FTP publishing site in IIS7, I was initially confused by the term “virtual host names”. My intuitive but incorrect assumption was that the FTP server would be able to look at the host name used to contact the server, and redirect the authorized user accordingly.
The Virtual Host Name is not at all similar to the website’s Host Header Name. Instead of acting on the FTP host, it acts on the FTP user. Read More
We are migrating from Windows 2003 running IIS6 to Windows 2008 running IIS7. Unfortunately, we have a lot of websites running on the .NET 1.1 framework. The following article has great step-by-step instructions for getting 1.1 running on IIS7:
What has been extremely frustrating is the fact that I could not create an application pool and assign it (via the IIS7 manager) to run the 1.1 framework. There was no v1.1 option in the drop-down menu. Read More
I needed to move 50+ domains from a Windows 2003 DNS server to a newly requisitioned Windows 2008 Server. The following are instructions for moving all the domains at once.
Note: these steps would also work for migrating domains from 2003 to 2003 or 2008 to 2008. Read More
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 no longer allows you to truncate the transaction log using the no_log syntax. Essentially, Microsoft decided (arguably correctly) that too many people were “abusing” the statement and doing harm to themselves. Read More
Use the following code snippits to identify and rename logical file names in Microsoft SQL Server. Read More
After restoring a database from a remote server backup, the “Login name” is often disassociated. Read More
The Microsoft Vista Firewall allows you to easily block outgoing ports or programs. Access the advanced firewall settings via the MMC snap-in, “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security”. Read More