Brian Delahunty's Ramblings

IIS, Windows, Microsoft, Ireland

  • IIS Database Manager

    Back in March we released the RC of IIS Database Manager – a tool which allows you to manage databases remotely through the IIS remote management infrastructure. The tool will automatically pick up database connection strings from your web.config file and make them available to you in the UI – you can also create ad-hoc connections too.

  • IIS 7 Configuration: Basic Configuration Extensibility

    In IIS 7 we introduced a completely new configuration system which is used by the IIS runtime and all our administration tools. The configuration system is based on distributed XML files that contain the configuration for IIS, ASP.NET and other components; flexibility in the configuration system also allows for configuration to be set at a a number of levels including at the server, the site and the application level. Configuration at the site and application level coexists alongside ASP.NET configuration in web.config files.

  • Remote Administration: Managing IIS 7 (RCO) from Windows XP, 2k3 and Vista

    September 24th saw the release of Windows Server 2008 RC0 and along with that comes the latest release of IIS 7.0. One of the great new features of IIS 7 is the  remote administration support built into InetMgr (the administration UI). The admin UI provides server administrators with some powerful features for enabling remote administration of the server and individual sites and application (both admins and non-admins alike).

  • Open for business...

    Well, I've finally gotten around to this. Since joining Microsoft and the IIS team I've been wanting to get this blog up and running but this small thing called "work" kept getting in the way. Today I've decided that enough is enough - time to get off my Irish ass and take 30 minutes to setup the blog, steal Robert Burkes template and write this post (along with a very annoying image rotator for the image at the top of the blog).