Category Archive: IIS

Publishing and Synchronizing Web Farms using Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Deploying new web applications is pretty painless with Windows Azure Web Sites and “fairly” painless using Windows Azure PaaS style cloud services. However, for existing web apps that are being migrated to the cloud both solutions can require significant rewriting/re-architecture. That is where Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service comes in. Running Virtual Machines allows [...]

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Deconstructing the Hybrid Twitter Demo at BUILD

Many of you may have watched the Windows Server 8 Session at BUILD and were awed by how cool the Twitter demo delivered by Stefan Schackow was. (Well maybe not awed but at least impressed!). I will admit that it was a fun demo to build because we were using such varied technologies such as [...]

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Managing Log Files with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0

This is part 5 of a series: Managing Tracing with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0 Managing Performance Counters with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0 Viewing your diagnostic settings with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0 Managing Windows Event Logs with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0 Managing Log Files with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0 In this [...]

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Annoying error using System.DirectoryServices and IIS App Pools

If you get the following error when manipulating IIS with System.DirectoryServices System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException was unhandled Message=Unknown error (0×80005000) Source=System.DirectoryServices ErrorCode=-2147463168 StackTrace: at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_IsContainer() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntries.CheckIsContainer() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntries.Find(String name, String schemaClassName) Don’t forget to install the following role features -> IIS 6 Management Compatability -> IIS 6 Metabase Compatability. I completely forgot [...]

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