Managing CPU Performance in IIS 6.0 using Windows System Resource Manager (WSRM)

It’s a little known secret that IIS v6.0 or v7.x doesn’t do well when handling applications that lead to runaway CPU usage.  In both versions, the application pool serving the application only provides limited CPU management capabilities.  The limited capabilities are limited by the fact that only one of 2 actions can take place when…

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The Inside & Out of Authentication in IIS – Anonymous, Basic, Integrated, and much, much more!

Several, several years ago I remember having this topic in the IIS Webcast Series and what strikes me from back then is the fact that I recall having a conversation with a currently high-level (think executive) individual.  The conversation was around the fact that he/she didn’t think anyone would attend this Live webcast.  I remember…

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Understanding IIS Bindings, Websites, Virtual Directories, and lastly Application Pools

In a recent meeting, some folks on my team needed some guidance on load testing the Web application that one of my feature teams are developing.  The questions on load testing subsided rather quickly and prior to pluggin my ears with my headphones for my ZuneHD, I was stepping out of the room when one…

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