As discussed on the Top 10 IIS Configuration Tips article, the Shared Configuration feature is a must have for building web farms with IIS. But let’s look at how we can use Powershell to script IIS Shared Configuration. If we’re building and managing multiple farms or one very large farm, being able to automate the setup will...
How to Build Ubuntu in Azure Most people do not associate Linux with Microsoft, but Windows Azure offers some great options for Linux VMs. Pricing is competitive with Amazon EC2, and the actual server provisioning in Azure is very fast for a Linux VM. I’m going to walk through the basic steps of getting Ubuntu in...
Historically application developers have had two choices when it came to authentication for their applications. Implement their own login processing, or rely on a SSO system like CA Siteminder or Oracle Access Manager. Both approaches have their downsides. Even when using one of the ASP.NET Providers, its a lot of work to build your own...
I was recently working on an upgrade to a website that involved changing the Application Pools from 32-bit to 64-bit. The servers hosted several websites and they all ran in 32-bit mode. Several days later I noticed the System log was full of the following errors for one of the websites that I didn’t update.
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