Thoughts about IIS (and now SharePoint!)

IIS and SharePoint troubleshooting and Debugging

It's not goodbye, but rather, until we meet again.

Today is my last day after exactly 19 yrs., 11 months with the company. Please join me at...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 01/15/2013

Today is the first day of the rest of my life…

Today marks two important occasions… On this day, 17 years ago, I was hired by Microsoft as a...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 02/15/2010

Who needs a reason really?

I frequently do a lot of testing inside Virtual Machines (VMs) using Server 2003 and Server 2008 and...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 11/05/2009

Does Bing know about your web site?

This took a bit of time to find, so, thought I’d share it with everyone to hopefully save you some...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 10/20/2009

So your Jawbone 2 is dead and you left your charger at work?

I realized after returning from vacation recently, my Jawbone 2 was dead, and I have a conference...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 08/12/2009

Launch Task Manager (or any other program) from Desktop Context Menu

I use task manager a LOT in my job.  I also almost always have a ton of programs running, ...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 07/09/2009

Uncovering True Errors in SharePoint (and other .NET web applications)

Have you ever come across an error like this? Or perhaps one similar to this? Unfortunately, these...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 06/09/2009

Are you running a 32-bit OS on your 64-bit capable machine?

I recently formatted my wife’s notebook in order to install Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC). ...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 05/21/2009

Downloading Hotfixes for Multiple Platforms

If you download hotfixes on a regular basis, this may be old news for you, but if not, you may find...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 03/09/2009

My Brother-in-law…

THE Ops Manager…  Here’s my thousand words:

Author: James Blackwell Date: 03/09/2009

Daemon Crashes When Crawling Visio (VSD) Files

Recently, I ran down an issue with very frequent crashes occurring on one of my customers’ MOSS 2007...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 03/05/2009

Please Bring Back my IE

Every time I install a fresh copy of Vista and/or Server 2008, I have to dig this up and “remember”...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 11/13/2008

SharePoint Guidance – Patterns & Practices

Newly released! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd203468.aspx Check it out.  Definitely...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 11/13/2008

New Article Regarding SharePoint and High Availability

Just a quick note to let everyone know of some great long-awaited content that was recently...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 07/24/2008

Are you SharePoint Designer Challenged?

I know I am... Like me, you might also like two new downloads that have been recently posted.Office...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 02/28/2008

New Whitepaper: Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies

Bill Baer recently finished his whitepaper concerning strategies around SharePoint related database...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 02/28/2008

So, your IIS Manager comes up blank, too?

Have you ever opened the IIS Manager MMC (quick shortcut - Start/Run/inetmgr) only to find it comes...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 02/28/2008

Version 1.3 of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SDK Now Available

Just a quick note to let you know the new version (as of 2/25/08) is available for download here....

Author: James Blackwell Date: 02/28/2008

Script for enabling full IIS logging

Nothing overly fancy, but useful enough to warrant sharing. This is something you can use to get...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 02/03/2008

What to do if your Jawbone is dead and you have no charger

http://jamesbl.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!BC0D2CA343FFE85A!166.entry From my alter-ego... This worked...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 12/07/2007

For those craving keyboard efficiency morsels

Often times when delivering a training class, while browsing around in Explorer, I will hit a...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 09/25/2007

"12 Folder" From Here!

Here's my cheap inexpensive tribute to Raymond (no, not you Raymond, the OTHER Raymond that had a...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 09/18/2007

Verifying functionality of Forefront Security for SharePoint 2007

Recently, I worked with a customer who was installing Microsoft Forefront on their...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 08/27/2007

New White Paper - SharePoint Products and Technologies Customization Policy 2007

This week I had the privilege of attending our 2007 customer SharePoint briefing with some great...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 06/01/2007

For you camera buffs out there

Have you ever popped in a flash card from your digital camera on a Windows Server 2003 machine and...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 05/20/2007

Determining if a .NET Assembly is compiled debug or not

Often times, in debugging various ASP.NET memory related issues, I find numerous assemblies that...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 06/14/2006

What Application Pool does this W3WP.EXE belong to?

During the course of working through issues, I get asked at least twice a week how to determine...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 02/21/2006

IIS6: "Supposed" Metabase Corruption

Prologue (required boredom) I recently worked on an issue where the IIS Admin service would not...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 01/13/2006

Yes, you have reached the end of the Internet...

Soon to come above will be some common IIS issues I run into while using various versions of IIS...

Author: James Blackwell Date: 01/13/2006