Archive for the ‘IIS’ Category

Following on from some recent database corruptions and repairs, I decided it was a good idea to create a new Exchange database and move all my mailboxes across to it.

This worked fine for all but one, which also happened to be my own.

Every time I would do the migration, it would all appear to be fine, but then it would finish as Completed, with no errors, but showing in the EAC as Synced and Finalized mailboxes: 0 of 0

I tried again and watched more closely and noticed it the extended “show details” that it was reporting an issue with the not being able to connect to the System Attendant mailbox. Various searches led me to articles about if the arbitration mailbox is accidentaly deleted how to re-create it etc, but this was not the problem.

Digging a bit further I noticed a mention of the mailbox being Quarantined.

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While installing multiple new ConfigMgr 2012 Management Points I was seeing a non-specific failure with an error code of 1603. Much troubleshooting and any web searches later, I discovered that there were in fact three different issues across the different servers that all failed with the same uninformative error.

  1. HTTPS binding missing in IIS
  2. Old WMI information from previous CM2007 client
  3. BITS not installed correctly

This was really quite bizarre. When I had found the “solution” and tried applying it to other servers I found that they had a different issue, which led to a mix of all three of the above. The old WMI issue being the most prevalent.

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My gaming clan forums started throwing a rather annoying random error recently and I couldn’t figure out what had changed to cause it. Essentially a page saying only “No input file specified.”

My forums are running phpBB on Server 2012 running IIS with (of course) php installed. The message would just randomly appear when posting replies to messages, or searching for new topics. It didn’t always happen, and clicking refresh would then load the page fine. I tried re-installing php, upgrading to a newer php and “tweaking” settings in the php.ini file. No difference.

Looking in the IIS logs would show a 404 error returned, hitting refresh (maybe a couple of times) usually returned a 200 and loaded the page. The file being loaded was present and everything seemed to be in order.

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Fixing IIS 500.19 errors

Posted: May 26, 2013 in IIS, Information

A quick reference to this link for troubleshooting 500.19 errors on IIS

http://blogs.iis.net/webtopics/archive/2010/03/08/troubleshooting-http-500-19-errors-in-iis-7.aspx

After an unexpected server shutdown, I was cleaning up various issues. One thing was to remove an old WSUS install that was no longer used. It turns out this didn’t cleanup all the settings and left a “bad” DynamicCompression library enabled.

So for me, scenario 6 sorted the problem out.

Got Windows 8? Yup

Got a Server somewhere running IIS? Yup

Got the IIS management feature install on Win8? Sure have

So you open it, connect to the remote IIS server and all is cool? Um……

Go figure. When you install the IIS management feature in Win8, the *only* thing you can manage is a local install of IIS. It doesn’t give the option to connect to another server at all. Thinking I’d stuffed it up somehow (using the mouse with my left hand instead of right perhaps?) I removed and re-added it, but still the same. No remote connect option!

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My Adventures with PHPBB running on an all Microsoft platform began many years ago. Much trial and error resulted in the first forums with V2. When they released V3 there was a much improved situation with documentation and guides, but it was still a tough thing to get right. It’s a community that favours Linux/Apache/MySQL, so getting assistance for Windows/IIS/MSSQL is pretty tough.

This time around I’m starting a completely fresh install on Windows Server 2012, with IIS 8, and MSSQL 2012. I’ve been “upgrading” over the years and have completely forgotten all the tweaks I needed to make it work, so that as well as dealing with any new “features” of the latest MS software is why I’m writing this entry.

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