Fix problems with Visual Studio F5 debugging of ASP.NET applications on IIS7 Vista

********************************************************************** UPDATE – 4/8/2008 I’ve collected the various how-tos and gotchas about using Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 with IIS 7.0 applications into two detailed articles:Using Visual Studio 2005 with IIS 7.0Using Visual Studio 2008 with IIS 7.0Be sure to check them out for detailed info on working with both local and remote IIS … [Read more…]

IIS7 modules vs. IIS6 ISAPI: Managing request state in your module

For post #4 in the IIS7 Modules vs. IIS6 ISAPI series, let’s take a look at another common pattern in IIS module development – storing request-specific state inside your module. When developing a module that participates in request processing, it is often necessary to store request-specific state that the module computes in one stage of … [Read more…]

The self-hosted journey is finally coming to an end

After several months with GoDaddy’s QuickBlog, I am finally moving over to a self-hosted IIS7 server running Community Server. Today marks the final milestone of the move – switching the GoDaddy’s nameservers for to point to the dynamic DNS nameservers of  Here is the new setup: Windows “Longhorn” Server running the IDX 1 … [Read more…]

Check network service connectivity with PortChecker tool

If you are unable to connect to a particular TCP service, such as a web server, ftp server, or anything else, you may be experiencing a number of both network and service connectivity problems: The hostname you typed in cannot be resolved The ip address of the server is not reachable due to network connectivity … [Read more…]