Application Pool warm-up
I had a post the other day on forums.iis.net that I did some research and wanted to share. It was regarding Application Pool warm-ups. Currently, there is no settings to help after a recycle, crash of an app pool etc. http://www.asp.net/learn/whitepapers/aspnet40/#_Toc223325464 ASP.NET 4.0 has some configuration posted here. I know IIS 7.5 will have the plumbing to support this. A few searchs on the internet (Google, Live) shows there is plenty of Sharepoint warm-up scripts and ideas. Sharepoint is dreadfully slow on warm-up. Here are a couple of handle links I found.
Configure Passive (PASV) ports for FTP 7 - w/pictures
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, in this case it's worth every one. Recently in the forums @ http://forums.iis.net, a few posts came up people trying to setup FTP over SSL with an external firewall. They were running into issues where they could connect, but couldn't get a directory list. After answering a few threads stating the configuration to support FTP over SSL with PASV ports. I thought I would blog what few steps to complete the config. This blog isn't meant to be the 'end all be all', but will be a targeted post to help people visually.
Metabase ACL's reference KB
This is one of those KB articles I stumbled across on Metabase ACL's. I know IIS 7 doesn't formally have the metabase except for compat reasons, but this is handy for IIS 6 and below.