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Was dubbed SALTY SAILOR by Jeff Atwood, as filth and flarn would oft-times fly when dealing with a particularly nasty bug!

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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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accepted How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
Sep
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comment Can't open/browse ASPX pages
You can also run aspnet_regiis.exe -i. msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/k6h9cz8h(VS.80).aspx Let's you easily switch isapi bindings to a specific version of asp.net.
Sep
17
comment Can't open/browse ASPX pages
I would have tried running <.net framework directory>\aspnet_regiis.exe -i first - it sounded like your isapi bindings were messed up.
Sep
13
comment Dead gateway detection on Windows 2008 Server
Thanks for that linuxvirtualserver.org/HighAvailability.html link - the information there is amazing! I'm beyond ignorant on these subjects (which is why I'm not the one setting all this up!), but I'm trying to learn as fast as possible. Perhaps we can use heartbeat+ldirectord similar to how linuxvirtualserver.org/docs/ha/ultramonkey.html does it with our favorite HAProxy.
Sep
13
comment Dead gateway detection on Windows 2008 Server
We've looked at using that x-forwarded-for header and IIS filters to alter the logs, but we don't know how (or if) our other optional IIS modules also use the header in their operation.
Sep
13
comment Dead gateway detection on Windows 2008 Server
@Portman - because our web boxes are seeing the traffic with the originating client IPs intact, the responses aren't going to be sent to our network - that's why we have to have a default gateway to our HAProxy box.
Sep
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awarded  Critic
Sep
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revised Dead gateway detection on Windows 2008 Server
Wrap command in pre block.
Sep
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Sep
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comment Dead gateway detection on Windows 2008 Server
While this setup is sometimes frowned upon (see blogs.technet.com/timmcmic/archive/2009/04/26/… ), it works awesomely for us - all traffic coming from HAProxy to our IIS sites looks like it's still coming from the original IP address. This saves untold amounts of time, as we'd have to (find out how to) configure IIS and its myriad plug-ins to use an HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header.
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Jun
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comment How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
Yeah, it was our sitemap.xml, but now we just have a MVC route to it and cache the sucker in memory. No more locking!
May
12
comment How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
Cool, I've never used Process Monitor; but every workstation I use immediately gets Process Explorer! technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
The mighty Mark Russinovich to the rescue - I'll check this out, but Handle's dire warning of program instability when forcibly closing a handle makes me nervous.
May
11
comment How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
No, we're not able to do anything to the file until IIS is restarted.
May
10
comment How to get IIS7 to release a locked file?
That is the one thing we really want to avoid, as we don't want our CruiseControl.NET site coming down - we click that "Refresh Status" button like madmen during a build to check for success!