Issue 5/6

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Announcements
  • Product Highlight
  • Community Highlight
  • Community Links
  • Forums
  • Social Media
  • Sponsors

Introduction

Welcome to the May/June 2011 IIS Community Newsletter.  I'm combining May and June IIS Community Newsletter.  I recently moved my Blog to a new domain, it took a bit longer than expected. :)   If you follow my blog, the new link is http://www.iislogs.com/steveschofield 

Thanks to the Admins at http://weblogs.asp.net, I've been able to retain my prior blog links.  It has been quite an adventure migrating to Orchard CMS.  If you have an article, tips/tricks, usergroup that involves IIS or related technologies. Feel free to drop us a line at info@iisnewsletter.com

Thank you,

Steve Schofield
Windows Server MVP - IIS
http://www.iislogs.com/steveschofield

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Announcements

Orchard 1.2 release

Orchard is a free, open source, community-focused project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform.

http://orchard.codeplex.com/releases/view/65184

Microsoft Web Application Configuration Analyzer v2.0

Web Application Configuration Analyzer (WACA) analyzes server configuration for security best practices related to General Windows, IIS , ASP.NET and SQL Server settings.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=60585590-57df-4fc1-8f0c-05a286059406

Product Highlight

I recently stood up a new server and used Web Platform installer 3.0.  I've tried prior versions with mixed success.  WPI 3.0 made identifying and installing various components super simple. 

Web Platform Installer 3.0

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0 (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer easy. The Web PI also makes it easy to install and run the most popular free web applications for blogging, content management and more.

http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx

Forum
http://forums.iis.net/1155.aspx

Web Application Gallary
http://www.microsoft.com/web/gallery/

Learn More
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/607/integrate-the-windows-web-application-gallery-into-a-control-panel/

Community Highlight

Security best practices using Active Directory for server, process identity in a public facing web application article.

I received a post on the forums that I was suggested to make a blog post. Here is the original post : http://forums.iis.net/t/1178739.aspx

http://www.iislogs.com/steveschofield/security-best-practices-using-ad-for-server-process-identity-in-a-public-facing-web-application-post.aspx

Allow local and domain users to access FTP 7.5 at the same time
http://www.iislogs.com/steveschofield/LocalDomainUsersFTP75OnSameSite.aspx

World IPv6 Day and IIS 7
http://blogs.iis.net/windowsserver/archive/2011/06/07/world-ipv6-day-and-iis-7.aspx

Community

Beginner’s Guide: How IIS Process ASP.NET Request
http://abhijitjana.net/2010/03/14/beginner%e2%80%99s-guide-how-iis-process-asp-net-request/

Installing a Certificate in IIS 7.5 From a Public Certificate Authority
http://tinyurl.com/3t73jje

Wordpress auto sign-on with IIS7 and a plugin
http://blog.maartenballiauw.be/post/2011/05/04/Wordpress-auto-sign-on-with-IIS7-and-a-plugin.aspx

Bad Characters to Use in Web-based Filenames
http://blogs.iis.net/robert_mcmurray/archive/2011/04/27/bad-characters-to-use-in-web-based-filenames.aspx

Working with SSL at Development Time is easier with IISExpress
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/WorkingWithSSLAtDevelopmentTimeIsEasierWithIISExpress.aspx

Monitor your sites.
http://www.sitesmonitor.net/

Automatic HTTPS redirect in Windows 2008 R2
http://moustafa-arafa.blogspot.com/2011/05/automatic-https-redirect-in-windows.html?spref=tw

Configuring IIS6 to Serve Office 2007 File Formats
http://jameskovacs.com/2007/10/11/configuring-iis6-to-serve-office-2007-file-formats/

This is a definite must have read for anyone using IIS.  Scott Forsyth's Web Pro Series continues
http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/tags/Web+Pro+Series/default.aspx

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Web Gardens in IIS-Week 24

  • Securing IIS. Thwarting the Hacker-Week 23

  • IIS’s ApplicationPoolIdentity Made Easy-Week 22

  • IIS 7.0/7.5’s Hidden Tool. Run-time page request performance data-Week 21

  • Process Monitor Made Easy-Week 20

  • Mastering IIS - Understanding the Schema-Week 19

  • Hacking IIS’s AppHost Directly-Week 18

Forums

One of my favorite methods interacting with the community is answering questions on discussion forums. It's amazing the questions posted and it's an opportunity to learn something too! Here are a couple tidbits posted by IIS Team members.

http://forums.iis.net

My URL Rewrite adventure while migrating my domain
http://forums.iis.net/t/1179075.aspx

In the past 3 days, the most popular thread for everyone has been

New GUI tool for MS Log Parser, Log Parser Lizard
http://forums.iis.net/p/1147180/1860124.aspx#1860124

The post with the most views is

Site on IIS 7.5 goes zombie before 404s
http://forums.iis.net/p/1179070/1985536.aspx#1985536

Social Media related to IIS

Many community members share via Twitter.com and other outlets. Here are a few to get started! If you have a Twitter account, Facebook page or something, please forward to info@iisnewsletter.com or send me a direct message at http://www.twitter.com/steveschofield

Twitter Information

Scott Hanselman
@shanselman
http://www.twitter.com/shanselman

@IISLogs
http://www.twitter.com/iislogs


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