Shane Bartholomeusz

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Tag: IIS

ApplicationHost.config Not Working

Quick Tip

IIS stores most of your website configuration in the applicationHost.config file. When performing repetitive tasks it’s often quicker and easier to apply changes directly to the applicationHost.config file rather than via the IIS manager user interface.

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IIS Configuration History

In this post I thought I’d shed some light on the IIS Configuration History feature built into IIS7 onwards – it’s a great feature that many developers don’t know about.

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How to Parse IIS Logs using Log Parser Studio

Logs, Logs, Logs!!!

Ever had to parse mounds of IIS web server logs for specific metrics? It can be quite painful and time-consuming!

Log Parser Studio is a fantastic utility designed for this very purpose. It can parse various flat file formats using an SQL like query language.

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Enable Detailed IIS Error Messages

Enabling Detailed Errors

By default, IIS hides detailed error messages however you can enable it through either of the following ways.

Obviously this should only be enabled in a non-production environment as it may create potential security implications.

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ASP.NET App Suspend

What is it?


The .NET Framework 4.5.1 introduces a nice new feature called App Suspend to improve web application performance, and most importantly improve the end-user experience with virtually zero setup required.

MSDN claim that this feature can improve web application startup performance by 90%!!!


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Register .Net Framework version with IIS web server

Visual Studio Error

When trying to open a Visual Studio solution, I encountered the following error.

C:\myFilePath\myService.Service.csproj : error  : The Web Application Project XXXXXX.Service is configured to use IIS. IIS is not installed on this computer. To access local IIS Web sites, you must install the following IIS components:       Internet Information Services       IIS 6 Metabase and IIS 6 Configuration Compatibility       ASP.NET In addition, you must run Visual Studio in the context of an administrator account. For more information, press F1.

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