Rakki Muthukumar

my journey with microsoft technologies - IIS/ASP.NET/AJAX/C#/Javascript/IE

Azure Powershell examples – Create VM with VNet, custom VHD name

Microsoft Azure Portal gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of creating the VMs, to choose the...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 10/06/2014

Azure xplat CLI tool 0.8.10 released with Reserved IP features

Today, a new version (0.8.10) of the Azure CLI xplat tools is released, and you can download it from...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 10/03/2014

Running LogParser directly on Azure Websites console

I saw some extra traffic on my website last week, and as an old school IIS guy I wanted to run Log...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 07/27/2014

Learning Azure Service Management REST API through Powershell, and Azure CLI tools

Azure Service Management REST API is used by all the public tools provided by Microsoft to manage...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 07/15/2014

Unable to setup AutoScale for Virtual Machines from the Azure Management Portal

I just posted a new blog in my new team’s MSDN blog. Read the complete post here. You can set up...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 07/14/2014

Stay updated on Microsoft Azure - blogs, service status, news

Everyone wants to know what’s happening on their area of interest. Being up to date is a necessity...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 06/19/2014

What are your options to host your web application with Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is growing. All it’s services are getting huge adoption. Currently, there are 3...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 06/06/2014

Auto Install IIS in the Microsoft Azure VM that you are creating

The world is moving fast, actually faster! You too want to do things faster, right? Why wait until...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 05/22/2014

Azure Websites SCM site updated to have Single Sign-on

If you haven’t noticed, your Azure Website’s SCM site has been updated to work with Azure Single...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 05/21/2014

Azure Websites – Viewing Site Configuration files from Kudu

Azure Websites Paas offering from Microsoft gives you more power to you. You could change a few...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 04/09/2014

Kudu for Azure Websites updated with ‘Process Explorer’ tab

I’m sure everyone appreciates the pace in which Azure Websites team releasing cool features. Azure...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 04/04/2014

I’m no ScottGu, or Scott Hanselman, but I had my own privilege to introduce the Site Extensions...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 03/23/2014

WAWS - WebJob to upload FREB files to Azure Storage using the WebJobs SDK

After writing my earlier post on creating a simple WebJob to upload the Failed Request Tracing logs...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 02/17/2014

Windows Azure Websites - WebJob to upload FREB logs to Azure Blob Storage

Currently in Windows Azure Web sites, there is an option to store your website logs to Azure Blob...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 02/14/2014

Do you know swapping between a staging environment, and the production environment is a push of a button, in Windows Azure Websites?

Yes, you are reading it right. It is true. It’s just a matter of one click to promote your staging...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 02/08/2014

Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS) - Collecting dumps of the worker process (w3wp.exe) automatically whenever a request takes a long time

Websites being slow is perhaps the most common problem every website administrator, and developers...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/06/2014

Quick ways to edit your files hosted in Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS), other than re-deploying

Editing a small piece of code, or change in configuration file is perhaps the most common thing for...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/03/2014

Removing the X-Powered-By response header from Windows Azure Web Sites

People do want to remove this header as a part of some of their security audit that claims to know...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/02/2014

Tweaking the queueLength for PHP handler - Windows Azure Web Sites

Users moving to Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS) is increasing day by day. Happy to see many of the...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/02/2014

Editing Windows Azure Web Sites online with the new shiny Monaco

Yeah, this is one feature everyone wanted for a long time. An online editing option, with all (okay,...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 11/18/2013

Troubleshooting ASP.NET Applications running in IIS7+

If you do not know me, I work as an Escalation Engineer in Microsoft IIS/ASP.NET Support team in...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 07/05/2013

FREBViewer – yet another FREB files viewer

I was searching for a FREB files viewer tool, and have done my own since the existing ones...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 09/28/2011

The DropDownList of ASP.NET gets rendered as html <select>, and everyone knows this. You click...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 05/02/2011

ASP.NET - Form tag doesn’t have “name” attribute - xhtmlConformance

I was recently working on an issue that one of my customers was facing on his website. He had an...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 04/12/2011

MSDEPLOY – Can I use it to migrate my IIS6 to another IIS6? oh yes!

I was working with one of our partner who want to migrate 30+ sites from an existing IIS6 server, to...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 03/02/2010

IIS7 - How to configure a custom ISAPI Extension?

This is often a question that has been asked a lot of times, and I couldn’t find an article which...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 02/15/2010

Getting System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception while querying SCM from ASP.NET

Symptoms Getting “System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: Access is denied” on an ASP.NET website....

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/26/2010

Fiddler – How to mimic a specific browser version request?

Fiddler tool doesn’t need any introduction, it is a great tool to debug a lot of client side issues...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 11/19/2009

Blog update

You might wonder why a big silence on this blog, I must admit that I was too busy to blog. Now, also...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 11/19/2009

IIS – Getting “Connection_Abandoned_By_AppPool DefaultAppPool” – File Version Mismatch

Today, I was working with a customer of mine who had some problems in configuring a Virus...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 08/07/2009

IIS7 – Configure FREB rule to collect a dump

I wrote a post of my team blog where I explained how to configure FREB rule to collect dump when...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 08/04/2009

IIS7 – To be noted while using Expression Encoder to upload large files to IIS server

Internet is full of videos, and you have a power packed set of tools for IIS to make media streaming...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 07/29/2009

IIS7 – Improving ASP.NET performance (concurrent requests) while on Integrated Mode

If you were a ASP.NET 1.1 developer, and faced some performance problems, I’m sure you would have...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 07/08/2009

IIS7 – Configuring iisClientCertificateMappingAuthentication using appcmd

As you know there is no UI to configure iisClientCertificateMappingAuthentication in IIS7, it takes...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 07/08/2009

FREB – Troubleshooting a simple error message

I just wrote a blog post on my team blog on using FREB to troubleshoot a simple error message. I’ve...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 06/12/2009

URLScan – rejecting the request depending on the User-Agent string

I just learned this now :-) You can now use the URLScan 3.1 with your own custom rules, and it would...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 06/12/2009

IIS7 – Improved Backup Restore Tool, and a UI Module

NOTE : Before you even read about this module, I want to mention that I do not work for IIS product...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 06/08/2009

IIS7 - Getting HTTP 500.19 while accessing the website

I recently worked with one of my customer who was getting “HTTP 500.19” error while browsing the...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 03/19/2009

IIS7 Tweet #2: Modifying an existing binding for the website

appcmd.exe set config  -section:system.applicationHost/sites /[name='Default Web...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 03/17/2009

IIS7 Tweet #1 : Setting UploadReadAheadSize

appcmd.exe set config  -section:system.webServer/serverRuntime...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 03/17/2009

Problems with rendering the "Design" View for a simple asp.net website from Visual Studio 2008

I recently worked with one of my customer who when clicking on the "Design" view of an...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 03/09/2009

ASP.NET - AJAX functionality not working on the page | Getting ‘Sys’ is undefined

When the ASP.NET AJAX Functionality is not working on a web page, it is usually due to the fact that...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 02/26/2009

VS2008 - Getting "Creating project 'projectname'... project creation failed"

Symptom Cannot create a simple web application or a windows application project with Visual Studio...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 02/24/2009

IIS7 – Search the complete IIS configuration store – in which web.config is your attribute configured

As you know IIS 7.0 configuration system is huge, broad, or whatever you feel like calling it. It no...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 02/11/2009

ASP.NET – JSON – Serialization and Deserialization

I was looking around for a simple example which would just do a object serialization to a JSON...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/30/2009

Configuring IIS to advise the browser render on different IE modes

You would have already read IIS support team’s blog about configuring IIS to send an additional...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/23/2009

IIS7 and Twitter – a love story

It is a while that I wrote something as crazy as this one is. This is basically a windows service...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/08/2009

IIS7 – Viewing ISAPI Filters that are loaded inside the worker process

In IIS6 manager, you see a green arrow icon and a red icon against the ISAPI Filter’s list to...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 01/07/2009

ADSUTIL.vbs – Copying a website

Copying a website (to another exact copy) Here is the command to copy a website(run from a cmd...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 11/20/2008

LogParser – Useful Logparser scripts

Logparser is a powerful utility which comes handy for me whenever I’m helping my customers facing a...

Author: Rakki Muthukumar (rakkim) Date: 11/18/2008

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