MOSS – Common Issue – events 7076, 6398, 6482 listed in the Event log and/or IIS MMC not responding

We had a big number of cases where customers reported the following pattern: Event ID 7076 – Office SharePoint Server “Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is  often an indication that other memory is corrupt. ”  “System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This  is often an indication that other memory is…


Easy way to request hotfixes from Microsoft Support

In the past I have heard lots of complaints that it is required to open a support case just to receive a hotfix from Microsoft. A colleague just pointed me to a new webform which allows customers to request a hotfix without calling Microsoft support:;en;1410&WS=hotfix


IIS 7 Documentation available

Beta version of IIS 7 documentation has been released:

0 is live!

The new IIS community site is now live on internet. Lots of great articles on IIS and especially the upcoming new release IIS 7 are available here. Have a look!


LIVE: November 2005 IIS Insider Article

[Via MikeKim] Read the November 2005 IIS Insider column on TechNet, which covers the following topics: Compressing Files Other Than HTML and Plain Text Protecting Static Content Without Using Windows Authentication How to Access IIS Behind a NAT Router Any comments/feedback?  Let us know.  For a list of previous articles/topics, click here.


IIS 6 Request Processing Basics

Have you ever wondered what happens inside IIS when a request comes in? There a several different scenarios depending on what file type the request accesses including static files, ISAPI extensions and CGI. David Wang has written a nice article explaining the details: HOWTO IIS 6 Request Processing Basics Part 1


Windows Server 2003 R2 Webcast Series

[Via Kevin Remde] Windows Server 2003 R2 Webcast Series – Extend Connectivity and Control in Your Environment Did you know that there is a new version of Windows Server 2003 coming?  Did you know there are new features coming in Windows Server 2003 that will help you extend your connectivity and control your management costs? …


David Wang talks about his thoughts for IIS Security vs. Apache

David has posted two articles about his thoughts on IIS Security vs. Apache which I would like to recommend to you: Thoughts on IIS Security vs Apache Thoughts on IIS Security vs Apache, Part 2


IIS 7 – Online documentation

IIS 7.0 Operations Guide Procedures for how to do tasks in IIS 7.0   IIS 7.0 Technical Reference In depth information about IIS 7.0 features (not so in depth at the moment, as we focus on this content later in the cycle)   IIS 7.0 Administration Reference References for the configuration store…