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IIS 8.0 Hosting UK - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Fix Troubleshoot HTTP 400 Bad Request error on IIS ?

clock November 8, 2019 10:25 by author Peter

There's a J2EE app running on the Tomcat with ISAPI redirector on IIS 8 of Windows Server 2012. Recently the customer got the error related to an AJAX request. At the point when debugging the issue, I figured out that the IIS returns HTTP 400 Bad Request error instead of passing along the url for the Tomcat to handle it.In the IIS log record, there's no record for this appeal nor lapse log not one or the other.

Go to the IIS admin:
Website > Advanced Settings > Limits > Maximum URL Segments: 32
Request Filtering module > Edit Feature Settings:
Maximum URL Length: 4096
Maximum query string: 2048

All is well. The url that makes blunder meets those design since it has recently few segments and the length is around 380 characters - a long ways behind the utmost settings. At that point I attempted to shorten the url a little bit and then a little bit.. and then finally it worked. It seems there's a limit around 300 characters.

Google around to to enable the error log and I found How to troubleshoot HTTP 400 errors. At that point go to  Error logging in HTTP APIs. Download the Enable HTTP API lapse logging  Microsoft Fix it 50634 to introduce it, yet it said the current OS is not matched! In spite of the fact that the direction applies for Windows Server 2012 Standard as the application is running on.
So have to go to regedit and configure the Http.sys registry settings with following parameters:
EnableErrorLogging: Decimal 1
ErrorLogFileTruncateSize: Decimal 10 (MB)
ErrorLoggingDir: C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles

Then do : net stop HTTP
It will asks you to confirm another services also:
   Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)
   Windows Event Collector
   World Wide Web Publishing Service


Then do: net start HTTP
The HTTP Service service was started successfully.
Check the website, it will stop. Start HTTP again, but it said the HTTP service is already started!
So go to the services manager to start World Wide Web Publishing Service, then Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) and Windows Event Collector

Then test again and see the error log file with a record just shows a very simple error reason: URL. There's a breaking point setting called UrlSegmentMaxLength with 260 characters of course! I felt that brought about the issue in light of the fact that the full url with space name that worked when there's around 300 characters.  So go to regedit and add UrlSegmentMaxLength with 1000 characters value to the HTTP parameters and restart http, w3svc, winrm and wecsvc services again.

I ask why the MS didn't make it for an every particular site like the Maximum URL Segments and effectively to set. In any case we'll need to arrange in the Windows registry that requires to restart entire administrations and influence all sites.

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IIS 8 Hosting Germany - HostForLIFE.eu :: WordPress on Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8 and SQL Server 2012

clock October 18, 2019 11:09 by author Peter

Yesterday I decided to install WordPress for my new blog, both because it seemed like good product for the job and also to get some experience in running it (and thus also PHP) on Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8 Hosting. There are some good resources scattered around the web, but none seemed up to date, so I decided to share my notes from the install on here. I’m assuming you already have Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 installed.

IIS 8 CONFIGURATION
The configuration of IIS 8 is quite easy: you just enable the Web Server role through Server Manager. Just to be complete, the screenshot below shows the options I currently have installed, but keep in mind that I’m also running ASP.NET on my server.

Yesterday I decided to install WordPress for my new blog, both because it seemed like good product for the job and also to get some experience in running it (and thus also PHP) on Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8. There are some good resources scattered around the web, but none seemed up to date, so I decided to share my notes from the install on here. I’m assuming you already have Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 installed.

IIS 8 CONFIGURATION
The configuration of IIS 8 is quite easy: you just enable the Web Server role through Server Manager. Just to be complete, the screenshot below shows the options I currently have installed, but keep in mind that I’m also running ASP.NET on my server.I also highly recommend you install PHP Manager (http://phpmanager.codeplex.com/) as it will help us in enabling/disabling PHP extensions from within IIS Manager later on and provides an easy way to access php.ini as well.

PREREQUISITE INSTALLATION
To make things easy, you can install and configure PHP quite easily using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. When you run the Web Platform Installer (Web PI), you can do a quick search for “sql php” and it comes up a few results. When you select “Microsoft Drivers 3.0 for PHP v5.4 for SQL Server in IIS”, which is what we need, all other prerequisites will be automatically installed as well as dependencies (PHP and URL Rewrite for IIS).

After Web PI finishes, you will have PHP installed and configured for use in IIS. Time to do a little test to see if everything is running smoothly. Create a new file under C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ (or wherever your Default Web Site is pointing to) named test.php with the following content:
<?php echo phpinfo(); ?>

This will output information about your PHP configuration.

Time to try it out: navigate to the page (likely http://localhost/test.php). If you are greeted with a screen with purple blocks of information about your PHP configuration, you’re all set and you can skip ahead to the WORDPRESS INSTALLATION section. Chances are you’re going to be greeted with an IIS 403.1 error screen, however, which is due to the fact that the user account that IIS is currently using for the anonymous access to your site doesn’t have the proper privileges to access your wwwroot (or equivalent) folder on disk. This is solved quite easily by granting this user (called IUSR by default) access to the wwwroot folder through Windows Explorer or your other favorite method.

Retry and bask in the glory of the phpinfo() output.

WORDPRESS INSTALLATION

Now we can start downloading the actual WordPress files and start the installation. First off, grab the latest version (or the version of your choice) of WordPress. We will also need the WP Db Abstraction plugin. After downloading, unblock and unZIP both files in a folder under wwwroot (or your Web Site’s location). Installation of the WP Db Abstraction plugin is quite easy, just follow the steps outlined in the readme.txt:Upload wp-db-abstraction.php and the wp-db-abstraction directory to wp-content/mu-plugins. This should be parallel to your regular plugins directory. If the mu-plugins directory does not exist, you must create it.

Put the db.php file from inside the wp-db-abstraction.php directory to wp-content/db.php
Visit $your_wordpress_url/wp-content/mu-plugins/wp-db-abstraction/setup-config.php to generate your wp-config.php file

Before you perform the last step, though, go to IIS Manager and enter PHP Manager (it’s located on the Features page of your server under IIS). Scroll down and click the “Enable or disable an extension” link. You need to make sure that php_pdo_sqlsrv.dll and php_sqlsrv.dll are both enabled. You can also go ahead and disable the *mysql*.dll extensions. Here’s my list of enabled extensions:

Now we can visit the setup-config.php page as outlined above. The steps here are quite straightforward, so I’m not going to walk you through them. You will need to create a user on your SQL Server 2012 installation with SQL Server authentication that has access to a database that you also need to create to use for your WordPress installation.

One note about this process: I had some issues when choosing the default selected “SQL Server using MS PHP driver” and went with the “PDO SqlSrv” option the second time to eliminate these issues.

If the wizard has trouble automatically creating the wp-config.php file, you can either choose to give IUSR write permissions on the folder you created to hold all your WordPress files or you can manually create the file under that folder and paste the output you see on screen in there (I chose the latter). After the wp-config.php file is created, you can start the installation of WordPress by clicking the link on the bottom of the page you’re on.

WORDPRESS CONFIGURATION

After the install, which should only take a minute tops, you are now ready to log in to your WordPress admin dashboard and start configuring it how you’d like. As you can see, there’s a sample post and comment already waiting for you. If your experience is anything like mine, you will notice that when you navigate to the Posts -> All Posts option on the top left of your dashboard you won’t actually see these posts in the list. It took some hunting around the web to figure this out, but apparently there’s a line in the translations.php file of the WP Db Abstraction plugin that’s causing this (thanks to tm3ister on http://sourceforge.net/projects/wp-sqlsrv/forums/forum/1124403/topic/5004241 for figuring this out!). The solution is to manually edit the translate_limit function in the mu-plugins/wp-db-abstraction/translations/sqlsrv/translations.php file:

Change

// Check for true offset
if ( (count($limit_matches) == 5  )  && $limit_matches[1] != '0' ) {
    $true_offset = true;
} elseif ( (count($limit_matches) == 5 )  && $limit_matches[1] == '0' ) {
    $limit_matches[1] = $limit_matches[4];
}

To

// Check for true offset
if ( (count($limit_matches) == 5  )  && $limit_matches[1] != '0' ) {
    $true_offset = true;
} elseif ( (count($limit_matches) >= 5 )  && $limit_matches[1] == '0' ) {
    $limit_matches[1] = $limit_matches[4];
}

And voila, your posts will now show up.

The last thing we’re going to configure is Permalinks (or pretty URLs) for our posts. When you navigate to Settings -> Permalinks on the admin dashboard, you’ll see some options to rewrite URLs to be more human and search engine friendly. For now, select Custom Structure and enter /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/ in the text field and hit Save Changes. The last step is to create a web.config file in our WordPress folder to rewrite the URLs according to this scheme with IIS URL Rewrite. Create a new web.config file (if you don’t have one already) in the folder you installed WordPress to and copy in the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<configuration>
  <system.webServer>
    <rewrite>
      <rules>
        <rule name="wordpress" patternSyntax="Wildcard">
          <match url="*" />
          <conditions>
            <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
            <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true" />
          </conditions>
          <action type="Rewrite" url="index.php"/>
        </rule>
      </rules>
    </rewrite>
  </system.webServer>
</configuration>

You’re now all set to use WordPress on Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8 and SQL Server 2012!



IIS 8 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Fixing "Plugin IISBinding Was Unable To Generate A Target" Error

clock September 6, 2019 11:23 by author Peter

This post teaches how to fix a message:

"ERROR: Plugin IISBinding was unable to generate a target" while enabling the SSL Certificate for your website.

So, let us start.
Open IIS - Internet Information Services (IIS).

Select "Default Web Site" and click on "Bindings...."

Edit "HTTP" host to put your websitURLrl.

Insert your website URL and press "OK".

Continue the process as the original POST recommends.

Fixing Plugin IISBinding Was Unable To Generate A Target

CONCLUSION
This IISBinding error appeared to me when I moved the website from a Server to another before enabling my HTTPS certification. This solution worked for me pretty awesomely. If you find any other solution, please comment below.



IIS 8 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Fixing "Plugin IISBinding Was Unable To Generate A Target" Error

clock September 6, 2019 11:23 by author Peter

This post teaches how to fix a message:
"ERROR: Plugin IISBinding was unable to generate a target" while enabling the SSL Certificate for your website.

So, let us start.
Open IIS - Internet Information Services (IIS).

Select "Default Web Site" and click on "Bindings...."

Edit "HTTP" host to put your websitURLrl.

Insert your website URL and press "OK".

Continue the process as the original POST recommends.

Fixing Plugin IISBinding Was Unable To Generate A Target

CONCLUSION
This IISBinding error appeared to me when I moved the website from a Server to another before enabling my HTTPS certification. This solution worked for me pretty awesomely. If you find any other solution, please comment below.



IIS 8 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Install and Register ASP.Net With IISHow to Install and Register ASP.Net With IIS?

clock August 2, 2019 11:01 by author Peter

This article explains how to register ASP.Net with IIS when installing ASP.Net in IIS so that an ASP.Net page can make a request to recognize or respond from IIS. If it is not registered with an Internet Information Services then when you make an ASP.Net page request to the web server (IIS) then the web server will not get a response. And also we will get the error as in the following.

ASP.Net 2.0
“ASP.NET 2.0 has not been registered on the Web Server. You need to manually configure you Web server for ASP.NET 2.0 in order for your site to run correctly.”

(OR)

ASP.Net 4.0
“ASP.NET 4.0 has not been registered on the Web server. You need to manually configure your Web server for ASP.NET 4.0 in order for your site to run correctly”

Note: It is an available version of ASP.Net on your system.

Solutions Procedure
To find the location for the aspnet_regiis.exe file, go to the location C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET as in the following:


Kindly check, based on your system's bits (32 0r 64) for the .NET Framework location.

Kindly check whether you're using an ASP.Net version with IIS and based on that you have opened the specified version folder.

Go to a Visual Studio command prompt.
Then you will register ASP.Net with IIS as in the following command (aspnet_regiis.exe):
“C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe –I”

Copy and paste to the Visual Studio command prompt.
Then Enter.
You have finished the installation of ASP.Net.



IIS 8 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Using PHP runtime with IIS

clock July 5, 2019 11:47 by author Peter

In this post, I will tell you about using the PHP Runtime with IIS 8. First step you must do is download PHP. Download the "Non Thread Safe" distributive from the download page of the PHP Web webpage and install it utilizing the installer. On the off chance that you utilize a x86 server you may download an older version of PHP, yet in the event that you utilize a x64 server you can utilize just PHP 5.5.

Arrange IIS to run PHP using the accompanying guideline:
Verify that you Don’t select the "Webdav Publishing" part amid design.

Enable SSL and SOAP in PHP
Open the php.ini file in the folder where you have installed PHP.
Find and uncomment the lines below:
extension_dir = "ext"
extension=php_soap.dll
extension=php_openssl.dll

Install "URL Rewrite"
Install the "URL Rewrite" Module from IIS Application Gallery on the off chance that you utilize IIS 8 or IIS 8.5 or download and install it physically from http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite

Make endpoint

  • Make an endpoint and design URL mapping for every APS Application API.
  • Make a site on IIS which indicates the organizer where the endpoint's records are spotted.
  • Arrange redirection for every APS administration to the relating PHP script.

You may utilize the accompanying sample of Web.config which demonstrates to design the redirection from administration Urls "/applications" and "/associations" to "applications.php" and "organizations.php" respectively:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<configuration>
   <system.webServer>
       <rewrite>
           <rules>
                <rule name="APS Application API" stopProcessing="true">
                    <match url="([_0-9a-zA-Z\-]+)(.*)" />
                    <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny">
                        <add input="{R:1}" pattern="^applications$" />
                        <add input="{R:1}" pattern="^organizations$" />
                   </conditions>
                    <action type="Rewrite" url="{R:1}.php{R:2}" logRewrittenUrl="true" />
                </rule>
            </rules>
        </rewrite>
    </system.webServer>
</configuration>



IIS 8.0 with Free ASP.NET Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How to Use Appcmd.exe to Perform Common IIS Administrative Task?

clock July 4, 2019 12:11 by author Peter

IIS provides a new command-line tool, AppCmd.exe, to configure and query objects on your Web server, and to return output in text or XML. In this article, I will explain how to perform common IIS administrative tasks such as creating new sites, stopping/starting services, and viewing status of the site.

AppCmd.exe allows you to perform just about all the typical management functions you would want to perform using the CLI instead of the GUI. For example, here are some of the things that AppCmd.exe can do:

  •     Start and stop IIS web sites
  •     Create IIS websites, applications, application pools, and virtual directories
  •     Show running IIS processes and list currently executing requests
  •     Import, export, and search IIS ASP.NET configurations

Five ways that you can use AppCmd.exe to make your IIS website administration easier:

Sure, you can do just about everything in the IIS management MMC (GUI) that you can do with AppCmd.exe at the command line but GUI interfaces also have their disadvantages. To name a few, with a GUI you cannot do repetitive tasks quickly (like with a Windows Desktop Shortcut) nor can you use output from one AppCmd.exe output and send it to an AppCmd Action. Here are 5 ways that using AppCmd.exe can make your IIS website administration easier:

1. Start and Stop IIS websites from the command line

This is actually very simple. If you don’t know the name of your sites, just do:

Appcmd list sites

Now that you know what sites you have, you can start and stop your IIS web sites like this:
Appcmd start sites “Default Web Site” (or whatever site you want to start)

2. Add a new website

Adding a new website is easy. Just use:
Appcmd add sites /name:”Dave’s Site” /id:12 /bindings:http://mysite.com:80

Like this:

While this may add a new website, that website may not be as complete as a site added in the GUI unless all command options are added then an application is added for it. To get a more fully functioning IIS site, use the following two commands:
AppCmd add site /name:ddsite /id:99 /bindings:http/*:81: /physicalPath:C:\ddsite
AppCmd add app /site.name:DDSite /path:/ddapp /physicalPath:C:\sites\ddsite

3. Listing objects that meet certain information

Using the list command is easy. I showed you how to list our websites running on the server in #1, above. Notice in the output how you can see that the sites are running or not (the sites state). You can also list all objects (like sites) that meet certain criteria. For example, this command lists all sites that are stopped. Here is an example:

4. Backing up you IIS configuration

AppCmd.exe can backup your IIS configuration using the add backup command. You can also list your commands with the list backup command the and the restore backup can put your backup data back where it needs to go with the restore backup command.

Below, you see me backing up my IIS configuration then listing out what backups were available after that.

5. Report on IIS configurations

AppCmd has the power to report on your IIS configurations and export that configuration to a text file. To do this, just run:
Appcmd list site “sitename” /config
Here is what the output looks like:

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IIS 8.0 Hosting with Free ASP.NET Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Hosting WCF Service in IIS 8.0

clock June 26, 2019 11:58 by author Peter

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to install WCF in IIS 8.0. So in order to host our WCF Service in IIS, use the following simple step-by-step approach. First, Add a website to our solution. select the “ASP.NET Empty web Site” example. For web location, select “HTTP” rather than “File System” and provide the path and press the “OK” button.

Next step, add the Reference of the StudentService project to our web site, in other words StudentIISHost.

Next, Add a reference of System.ServiceModel to the web site. And then, Add a new .svc file to our web site project as.

Then write the following configuration for System.ServiceModel in the web.config :
<system.serviceModel> 
     <behaviors> 
           <serviceBehaviors> 
                  <behavior name=”StudentServiceBehavior”> 
                       <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled=”true”/> 
                       <serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults=”false”/> 
                  </behavior> 
           </serviceBehaviors> 
      </behaviors> 
      <services> 
          <service behaviorConfiguration=”StudentServiceBehavior” name=”StudentService.StudentService”> 
           <endpoint address=”http://localhost/StudentIISHost/MyStudentHost.svc” 
                 binding=”wsHttpBinding” 
                 contract=”StudentService.IStudentService”> 
            <identity> 
                <dns value=”localhost”/> 
            </identity> 
          </endpoint> 
          <endpoint address=”mex” 
                binding=”mexHttpBinding” 
                contract=”IMetadataExchange”/> 
          </service> 
       </services> 
   </system.serviceModel> 

Finally, Access the hosted WCF Service, in other words StudentService using the following path.
http://localhost/StudentIISHost/MyStudentHost.svc

I hope this WCF Tutorial will help you to understand the implementation for hosting a WCF Service in Internet Information Services (IIS).

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IIS 8.0 Hosting with Free ASP.NET Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Configure IIS to Require SSL on both Federation Servers

clock April 24, 2019 12:11 by author Peter

In this post, let me tell you about how to configure IIS to require SSL on both Federation Servers. First step, open the Administrative Tools from the Start menu as shown on the following picture:

And then, in the Administrative Tools many options will be available, among these options one will be for IIS Manager. Double-click on this option to open it as shown on the below picture:

The IIS Manager Wizard will open. On the left hand side will be the Connections Pane.

Next step, expand the Server Name available under the Connection Pane, on expanding an option will appear named "Sites", again expand this option. This will bring the default Website under the IIS.

Click on this default Website, on clicking an option will come in the center Pane named SSL Settings, double-click on it to open it.

Now, check the "Require SSL" and then select on the "Accept Client Certificate".


Go to the Actions Pane and then select on the "Apply" button to apply the changes made.

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IIS 8.0 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: DHCP Installation in Windows Server 2016 Using Powershell

clock March 29, 2019 09:24 by author Peter

Now, I want to do the same thing, but this time, using PowerShell. We can easily achieve this with the help of PowerShell and typing a few simple commands.

Before we begin with DHCP installation process, first we need to make sure that it’s not installed in our Server 2016. We can verify this in two ways., which are given below.

  • Using Server Manager.
  • Using PowerShell.

As you can see below, I opened my Server Manager to check (Left side , under Dashboard), if DHCP is already installed, as we can see in the screenshot given below, DHCP Server roles are not installed yet.

Server Manager
Let’s verify this, using PowerShell. All you need to do is, just open your PowerShell and type the command given below.

Get-WindowsFeature


You can notice in the screenshot given above, install Sate for DHCP says “Available”, which means that it’s available for the installation and it’s not installed yet. Thus, we can continue with our installation process..

To install this DHCP server role using PowerShell, we need to use the command given below.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name ‘DHCP’
After installing this DHCP Server role, type the commands given below to install DHCP Management Tools.


We have successfully installed DHCP Server role and all the required tools to manage it. We can verify this in two ways. We can go back to Server Manager to see, if there is a DHCP Server role, the other way is suing PowerShell…Let’s first verify this, using Server Manager.

Go to —> Server Manager and check for DHCP under Roles and Server Groups (See the screenshot given below.)

We can also verify this using PowerShell, using the command given below.
Get-WindowsFeature.

 

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