IIS 7.0 ships: a trip down memory lane

After 5 years in development, IIS 7.0 is finished! Personally, it is hard to believe that it is over. I remember joining the IIS 7.0 team over 4 years ago, when the project was in its infancy, to drive the design of the web server engine. I remember getting in the room with all of … [Read more…]

Starting, stopping and recycling IIS 7.0 Web sites and application pools

As many of you know, IIS 7.0 provides the ability to start and stop Web sites, and application pools.  However, since previous releases, there has been much confusion as to what exactly happens when you do so. This post should clarify this and provide you with the tools you need to execute the tasks correctly. Update: … [Read more…]

IIS 7.0 – the number one reason customers want Windows Server 2008

It’s official 🙂 According to a survey conducted by InformationWeek, IIS 7.0 is the feature that most interests customers in Windows Server 2008. Needless to say, there is a lot of great technology coming out in Windows Server 2008, which is why it is one of the most eagerly anticipated products in Microsoft history. But, … [Read more…]

Debugging IIS 7.0 Web applications remotely with Visual Studio 2008

********************************************************************** 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…]

MSDN Magazine: Extend IIS 7.0 End-to-End

In this month’s launch edition of MSDN magazine, we celebrate the release of Windows Server 2008. It’s been a long road and we are finally done! Of course, this celebration wouldnt be complete without a juicy article on IIS 7.0 – this time, showing off the complete extensibility of the Web server by building a … [Read more…]

IIS 7.0 Two-Level Authentication with Forms Authentication and Windows Authentication

One of the key improvements granted by the ASP.NET integration in IIS 7.0 is a unified authentication model.  Instead of the two-stage model in previous versions of IIS, where IIS executed its own authentication methods before ASP.NET processing began, in Integrated mode IIS and ASP.NET authentication modules participate in a single authentication process as equals. … [Read more…]