Architecture Diagram: Blueprint for Enterprise Web Infrastructure

In the last two posts we have seen components for Microsoft WebStack and AppStack . In this post I will try put those together to build scalable web farm architecture that will act as our blueprint. Following functional diagram represent the logical view of web farm. Above diagram represents architecture of two-tier data driven application…

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AppStack: Microsoft EcoSystem for Enterprise Web Application Hosting

Before we think about Microsoft Application Hosting component (AppStack), I want to establish my personal preference. Applications nowadays are mixture of UI component and associated web services built in ASP.Net/WCF/WF. My aim is to build application that is Fast, Secure and Resilient and I’ll coin the term “FSR” to describe these three attributes. In order…

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WebStack: Microsoft EcoSystem for Enterprise Web Platform

Over the past couple of years I have spent significant amount of time to asses and plan enterprise web platform on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2. I want to share my experience and recurring theme about setting up Web Platform and “Ecosystem” for Microsoft Web stack. Web Server: Internet Information Service (IIS) is the…

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Makecert.exe (Kind Of) SAN and Wildcard certificate

Disclaimer – Makecert is deprecated and following will only work for testing in IE as this is not true SAN certificate.   I often run into issue while working in the Test VMs and expired certificates. This article talks about how to generate self-signed root certificate and generate new certificate signed by the root. However…

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IIS 6.0 Log Header

Those of you, who support IIS6, it might be obvious to notice the following line at the start of IIS6 log file: #Software: Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0 #Version: 1.0 #Date: 2009-01-30 02:05:59 #Fields: date time s-sitename s-ip cs-method cs-uri-stem cs-uri-query s-port cs-username c-ip cs(User-Agent) sc-status sc-substatus sc-win32-status   It appeared to me that (because…

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How To Use MSDeploy to Migrate Global Assembly Cache

Hi, I am playing with MSDeploy quite a lot these days and it is great. I just want to share information about how we can use it to install assembly in GAC. I wrote a strongly typed assembly for a test and installed it on my Windows 7 laptop. Here is an information about that…

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How To Migrate SSL Certificate Using MSDeploy

Hi Friends! Scenario: Yesterday I was asked to help out IIS 6 to IIS 7 migration with close to 500 sites with 50 of them were SSL website. I thought it is good time to evaluate MSDeploy. It has a support to migrate SSL certificate between the servers and it has really appealed me to…

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Demystifying .Net CLR Perfromance Counter

Hi Friends!!! I am back in business and apologies for out of contact for a while. Lot of exciting thing happened over past few months. Finally I landed where I always wanted to be so thanks for your support so far and yes your guess is right from the blog addressJ. I was waiting to…

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