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I came accross this posting on www.iis.net this morning and thought I should post it here as it could be relevant to someone in the near future.
When using Failed Request Tracing, you are unable to configure or use the ASP.Net trace provider (it does not show up in the list of providers to select when creating a new trace rule) even after ensuring that ASP.net & .Net extensibility are installed.
This is a known setup timing issue that causes the ASP.net provider definition to get accidentally deleted. It has been fixed in current Longhorn Server & Vista SP1 builds.
Workaround is to do the following:
Hope this helps you out in the mean time.
Program Manager - IIS
Release/Proj Mgmt & Support/Health/Instr/Tracing/Logging
I have been running the IISxpress 2.1 beta for 4 days now with no problems at all. The live stats are displayed in the top right of this web site, but in 4 days it has accumilated the follows stats.
That is great news for me since the blog site was taking about 80% of my monthly allocation of bandwidth, it will be interesting at the end of the month to see the savings.
Eric Woersching, the IIS Product Manager, had the wild idea of putting these together as a way to get the message out about IIS7. Developer Evangelist Asli Bilgin stepped up to do the presentation and the rest is history. If you want to learn more about IIS7, check out these cool videos:
What ever happened to the IIS Evangelist Brett Hill?, he keeps pretty quiet for an Evangelist!
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Ripcord Software has been working hard on their new version of IISxpress. IISxpress is a powerful and highly configurable compression plug-in for IIS. IISxpress will significantly reduce the bandwidth requirements of your web site, reducing your costs and giving your users the best web browsing experience possible.
Some of the features of this product
The major features of this release are:
You can see how the compression can work - requesting my Home Page would normally return 85KB, but with the IISXpress 2.1 it is now returning only 15KB, that is an 82% saving on bandwidth.
Note: Not all files will compress this much, but this does show you how much you could save.
Great news for workstation users of IISxpress, version 2.1.
When version 2.1 is released it will be available for FREE for all users of Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional and Windows 2000 Professional.
Take the IISxpress SpeedTest challenge.
We all know there is a lot of Weather Gadgets out there for Windows Vista Side Bar. Well I have written one as well and it utilizes the data from Weather Display users. These users are mainly private indiviuals who have an interest in Weather and provide this data to users on the Internet through there web sites.
The Vista Gadget that I have written reads a file that these Weather Display users expose to the Internet called clientraw.txt and clientrawextra.txt.
Some of the features of my gadget is:
I would be interested in any comments anyone has on the gadget.....
The gadget can be downloaded from my friends web site http://weather.cobbnz.com/vistaGadget.aspx
The list of sites that you can display the weather from is limited at this time as we want each site owner to add them selves to the list. We expect the list to grow when the gadget is known to more people.
It was only released last week and we are currently at version 188.8.131.52
Here is a couple of screen snaps of the gadget...
When you try to download a Microsoft Vista Gadget on IIS 6 you will by default get a 404 error if you have not configured a mime type for .gadget
The correct mime type is:
Note: There is a “.” before the gadget above in the extension