Troubleshoot IIS7 errors like a pro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn So you just moved your application to an IIS7 server, and now you are getting an error when you make a request to it.  This seems to be a popular theme on IIS.NET forums these days, and after answering a hundred or so of these posts, I figured I should do … [Read more…]

Anatomy of an IIS7 configuration path

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you have worked with IIS6 and previous versions of IIS, you are most likely familiar with the IIS metabase paths.  You know, the ones that look like LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT.  These metabase paths serve as a mechanism to identify a part of the IIS website hierarchy, or a url therein, for the … [Read more…]

OleView freezes / hangs forever on Windows Vista

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you are working with COM and using OleView.exe on Windows Vista to view type libraries, you may notice that the tool hangs forever when trying to open a type library from a file or resource in a DLL.  I've encountered this problem myself on every Vista box I've tried it … [Read more…]