Mike Volodarsky's blog

Formerly the core server PM for IIS 7.0 and ASP.NET, now I run LeanSentry.
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Everything you ever wanted to know about ASP.NET request queues

LeanSentry detects ASP.NET queueing when diagnosing an IIS/ASP.NET hang

Did you know there are 5 places where ASP.NET requests can become queued on an IIS server?

Not all these queues are documented, and it can be very difficult to tell when and where requests are queued.

Last month, I had to dig up all my notes on the IIS and ASP.NET queues for LeanSentry's hang diagnostics. So, I figured we should share all the gory details for public benefit.

Check it out to learn all about these queues, and see how to identify the exact requests that are actually queued! Read the entire post on LeanSentry's blog.

The 4 server logs you NEED to know to fix any IIS / ASP.NET error

Learn to use the IIS, HTTP.SYS, and ASP.NET error logs

Ever feel like finding an IIS request error is like looking for a needle in a haystack ... on top of a moving truck? Learn to use these 4 IIS logs and you'll always find the error you are looking for.

If you don't know about these logs already, you gotta learn them inside out. Read the short & sweet post on the LeanSentry blog: The 4 server logs you NEED to know to fix any IIS / ASP.NET error.