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revised Stopping IIS websites permanently with PowerShell
added Set-ItemProperty option
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answered Stopping IIS websites permanently with PowerShell
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comment Windows Server 2012 R2,Foundation Edition Tls 1.1 & 1.2
On Server 2012 R2 TLS 1.1 and 1.2 should be enabled by default, no need to do anything as long as you want to keep the default cipher suite order. 2012 R2 Essentials supports them, I also don't see why Foundation shouldn't but I don't have one to verify that.
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answered IIS application Alias
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comment Windows Server restart / shutdown history
In some situations Nirsoft's TurnedOnTimesView may be good enough. (nirsoft.net/utils/computer_turned_on_times.html) it shows reboots and shutdown times.
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comment File Access exception when accesssing PDF from IIS7
Looks like there are enough permissions there. If you have a quiet time on the server, I would run Process Monitor to check for Access Denied.
Jul
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comment File Access exception when accesssing PDF from IIS7
What are the permissions on that file? Can you add the result of icacls.exe "D:\inetpub\site\My PDF.pdf"
Jun
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comment IIS-8 - Python CGI needs to access a library outside of the web directory structure
Loading DLLs from outside of C:\inetpub shouldn't be a problem. To troubleshoot permission problems, download Process Monitor and filter for your process name or Access Denied result. If you find problems add NTFS read/execute permissions to the affected files to the account running your CGI app.
Jun
29
comment IIS 8.5 Instant 404.0 error on MVC site
The fact that the handler is StaticFile indicates that your route definitions never kick in. Are you sure the site is an application and not just a virtual directory? You could enable Failed request tracing and compare the results for this app with the one that works.
Jun
29
comment Windows Server 2012: Cannot install SMTP-Server, system always requires restart
So it seems there is a problem with the installation of NetFx3ServerFeatures - Can you try: dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Jun
28
comment Windows Server 2012: Cannot install SMTP-Server, system always requires restart
Those two log entries don't help. At least you know you have a bigger problem, not one with the STMP server :-( Look at the dism log again, I know lots of stuff in there, maybe there is some hint about a previous problem. What's the error when you do: dism.exe /online /get-features
Jun
28
comment Windows Server 2012: Cannot install SMTP-Server, system always requires restart
Normally the installation of the SMTP server setup does not require a restart of the server. Your problem may not even have anything to do with SMTP. Can you install anything else? Have a look at the dism logs at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log as well.
Jun
27
comment Change different domain account without being admin Windows
Have a look at the following question: serverfault.com/questions/570476/… as long as you know the existing password you should be able to change it for a different user. It works on a local machine but I don't have a domain right now to test it.
Jun
27
comment IIS-8 - Python CGI needs to access a library outside of the web directory structure
Have you seen: stackoverflow.com/questions/10411709/…
Jun
26
comment Want to get checkpoint details for particular VM through “VMM PowerShell Script” activity
I never used System Center in my life, but this is just PowerShell. If the answer solves your problem, please accept it.
Jun
26
answered Want to get checkpoint details for particular VM through “VMM PowerShell Script” activity
Jun
24
comment Security concerns with enabling PowerShell on a production server
I just un-installed PowerShell on a fresh 2012 R2 and it got turned into Server Core in the process. Explorer shell, mmc.exe all gone. At this point I could still install and manage IIS from the command line. Many of these products and roles have supporting PowerShell cmdlets, but I would say most of them do not require PowerShell yet. Most of them still use COM APIs and PowerShell is just a layer on top of those. But it seems with newer management tools, Microsoft relies more and more on PowerShell, fine with me.
Jun
23
answered Security concerns with enabling PowerShell on a production server
Jun
23
answered How can I invoke a foreground process from a background PowerShell Job?
Jun
22
comment How to properly deploy internal self-signed scripts (Powershell)
if your execution policy is RemoteSigned you don't have to sign your scripts to use them internally. In the worst case you have to unblock the script files.