Category Archive: Technologies

Feb 13

How to: Create a php file to check on the status of a Drupal Server

How to: Create a php file to check on the status of a Drupal Server I was working on creating a php status file that would indicate if a server was able to handle client requests or not. The idea is that you can have a loadbalancer check periodically those status.php files to see if …

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Jan 30

Resolve: Failed to establish a connection with host: the credentials supplied to the package were not recognized (0x8009030D).

Resolve: Failed to establish a connection with host: the credentials supplied to the package were not recognized (0x8009030D). When working with Hyper-V you might have the need to transfer a Virtual Machine from one host to another but might run into the following error message when trying: “Failed to establish a connection with host ‘TARGETVMHOST’: …

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Dec 12

How to: Not serve cached pages to logged in users using Varnish

How to: Not serve cached pages to logged in users using Varnish Generally speaking caching is a good thing, it takes a bit load off the web servers and serves the content more quickly to our site visitors. However, there are a few scenarios where caching is not that great: A highly dynamic site for …

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Nov 06

How to: Improve the performance / speed of WordPress sites running in IIS

How to: Improve the performance / speed of WordPress running in IIS To be entirely honest I am still struggling with this topic. However I have identified a few points that should help improve the performance / speed of a WordPress site running in IIS. Now, if a distinction should be made it would be …

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Nov 06

How to: Configure Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012)

How to: Configure Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012) There are a few things you might run across as you try to develop a web farm that has to share SSL Certificates, one of them is the Central Certificate Store. What is CCS? Central Certificate Store or Centralized SSL Certificate Support …

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Nov 05

How to: Resolve error “The Module DLL C:WindowsSystem32inetsrvlogcust.dll failed to load. The data is the error.”

How to: Resolve error “The Module DLL C:WindowsSystem32inetsrvlogcust.dll failed to load.  The data is the error.” This error might be caused for a number of reasons, but generally speaking the resolution is pretty simple. LogCust.Dll is a library used to log custom errors. There are a few IIS components like “Custom Logs” that depend on …

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Nov 05

How to: Resolve error “Faulting application name: w3wp.exe, Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, Unable to create log file”

How to: Resolve error “Faulting application name: w3wp.exe, Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, Unable to create log file” To save people some time the error “Faulting application name: w3wp.exe” refers to an issue with IIS, while the error “Faulting module name: ntdll.dll” is incredibly generic it could be so many things, so you really need to …

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Oct 25

How to: Get full metrics including Bandwidth and/or Referral Information on SmarterStats

How to: Get full metrics including Bandwidth and/or Referral Information on SmarterStats By default IIS 8.5 does not provide on its log file enough information for SmarterStats to calculate bandwidth utilization and Referral information. However, enabling the logs to include this information is fairly simple, the hardest thing is knowing why you were not getting …

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Mar 10

How to: Remotely manage a Hyper-V Server / Enable Firewall exceptions

How to: Remotely manage a Hyper-V Server / Enable Firewall exceptions Unfortunately one of the things you will find out when you install a Hyper-V Server 2012 is that it is completely locked down. You are provided with a very neat utility that allows you to easily perform common tasks like enabling remote management, configuring your …

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Mar 10

How to: Configure Hyper-V Replica using certificate-based authentication (https)

How to: Configure Hyper-V Replica using certificate-based authentication (https) Disclaimer: Before you get too deep into the article I have not been able to do this for a Hyper-V Core Windows Server Installation (the free Hyper-V version you download off of Microsoft). I get the certificate and everything to show up but last-minute it throws and error …

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