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Sep
21
comment Can I completely disable ASP.NET in IIS, together with all side effects?
I have added a <clear/> to the handlers section of each site, but it left me wondering what other configuration elements IIS can change like this, or whether I can just disable ASP.NET to save the trouble.
Sep
14
comment How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?
@ChrisS Do you know what precompactor.exe does differently that makes it faster? It's pretty difficult to find any info on exactly what it does.
Aug
18
comment Force NTFS permissions inheritance for newly created files
The Old New Thing explains why this happens, for those who wonder. This answer explains how to force the inherited ACL recalculation to happen.
Jul
9
comment Is there a way to loop through Windows 8 Apps and remove them all?
Related: How to fully uninstall a Windows Store app?
Jul
8
comment Is ASP.NET debug mode a security risk?
@i-CONICA the question is not about that at all, but rather about how to make the line numbers accessible for any such treatment in the first place. These errors are already logged to the database and never shown in the browser.
May
4
comment Can't disable Enhanced Security Configuration after upgrading to IE9
One Does Not Simply Disable "Enhanced Security Configuration" (reportedly the single most infuriating thing in the entire universe).
May
4
comment How to change an EC2 instance's security group
While you cannot change which security group is linked to the instance, you CAN edit the linked security group, and the changes take effect immediately, no need to restart the instance.
Apr
14
comment Any gotchas when using the lowest and highest IP addresses in a small block?
"But for this to work, a larger subnet mask than /30 is required." - you mean like /32 for example, right? Makes sense and seems to be the case at OVH, yeah.
Apr
14
comment Any gotchas when using the lowest and highest IP addresses in a small block?
@NickW by "they" I meant OVH support guys. Edited.
Mar
13
comment BBWC: in theory a good idea but has one ever saved your data?
@MadHatter surely that's easy: the evidence looked for is a story of an array that didn't have battery/flash and suffered data loss on power failure.
Nov
13
comment Missing “Machine Key” in IIS manager
@squillman Fair enough, but I don't think so: i.imgur.com/15zvQm8.png
Nov
13
comment Missing “Machine Key” in IIS manager
There is, and the version is 7.5.0.0. The OS is Server 2008 R2 64-bit.
Oct
18
comment Installed SSL for domain, now getting connection reset error
This also happens if you get an error message when you first add the binding, but the binding is added nevertheless. This is the error message I got when I was adding the binding.
Jul
23
comment Nginx as reverse proxy causes failure to respond to certain POST requests
It's in front of ASP.NET development server - not IIS. I'm using nginx because there are no native builds of haproxy for Windows that I could find and in general it doesn't seem to be meant to run on Windows, even if it happens to be possible via Cygwin.
May
21
comment Configure a “hardened” user account that an attacker would have a hard time abusing
You're right, the "Users" group does not have write access to Program Files. I'd still much rather prefer if the limited user could only read the locations it really has to be able to read, rather than having access to most of the disk.
May
13
comment Is there a windows equivalent to chroot?
Looks like I've asked something fairly similar here. Did you ever manage to set this up on Windows Server? The answer you accepted neither explains how to do this, nor says that it's not possible...
May
13
comment Configure a “hardened” user account that an attacker would have a hard time abusing
I trust the users who log on legitimately. It's not super-sensitive stuff.
Apr
10
comment Are hardware RAID systems with silent corruption protection available?
The RAID5 algorithm, simplified, spreads two bits of data onto three drives by saving bit1 to drive1, bit2 to drive2, and bit1^bit2 to drive3. If I told you I toggled one of these three bits, but didn't tell you which one, how would you recover the original two bits with certainty? 1 1 1 has the wrong parity, but was the original data 1 0 1, 0 1 1, or 1 1 0?
Apr
10
comment Are hardware RAID systems with silent corruption protection available?
Then this isn't what I'm looking for. I believe a traditional RAID5 controller does not do enough checksumming to protect against silent data corruption. It will notice that the parity is wrong, but in order to recover, it needs to know which of the drives messed up (I think) - which is by definition impossible in the case of a silent data corruption.
Apr
9
comment Are hardware RAID systems with silent corruption protection available?
Do those higher-end RAID cards you mention rely on secondary signs, like slow reads of specific clusters, or do they actually checksum the data?