Tag: IIS

“Install-WindowsFeature : An unexpected error has occurred” Error When You Run Install-WindowsFeature In A Windows Server Container

This is one of those issues that makes me question a lot of step-by-step blog posts on Windows Server Containers that are out there – plenty of people were quick to publish guides on containers and didn’t mention encountering this issue which I always encounter; I suspect that there’s a lot of copy/pasting from Microsoft…

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Microsoft News Summary – 15 August 2014

Here’s the latest from the last 24 hours: New – Configurable Idle Timeout for Azure Load Balancer: Microsoft announced that the Azure Load Balancer now supports configurable TCP Idle timeout for your Cloud Services and Virtual Machines. This feature can be configured using the Service Management API, PowerShell or the service model. Integrate System Center…

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Azure Services For Windows Server

Microsoft likes to talk about how they are the only company offering both pubic (Azure) and private (Windows Server and System Center) cloud solutions.  What about hosting partners?  Can they implement Azure?  In the immortal words of Vicky Pollard: no but yeah. You can’t buy Azure appliances.  They were supposed to come via the likes…

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Windows Server 8 IIS 8 Improvements

I once worked in a hosting environment where we had many thousands of websites per physical web server host.  I was witness to much of the fun with that sort of scale on IIS. Windows Server 8 brings a lot of improvements to IIS 8, particularly for spinning up websites and SSL scalability (SSL doesn’t…

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More Microsoft Downloads to Consider

Windows Server 2008: Planning for Active Directory Forest Recovery “This guide contains best-practice recommendations for recovering an Active Directory forest, if forest-wide failure has rendered all domain controllers in the forest incapable of functioning normally”. iSCSI Initiator Users Guide for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 “Users Guide for the iSCSI Initiator”. Holistic Approach…

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Dynamic IP Restrictions Extension for IIS Beta

DDOS was the topic of the week with the CAO office in Ireland being repeatedly attacked.  Microsoft released a beta of a new IIS module, called Dynamic IP Restrictions Extension for IIS.  The idea is that the web server will deny connection requests from detected DDOS and brute force password attackers.  I don’t know how…

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