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IIS Redirect With a Querystring/URL Vars

Basics about HTTP Redirect IIS has lots of built in utilities and GUI tools for managing websites. If you need to do a redirect from one URL to another, it couldn’t be easier, especially if you need to include the querystring or URL vars (variables). By the way, if you just need a simple way to […]

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IIS redirect to www

You need a simple way to redirect your website from domain.com to www.domain.com. This can be used to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS, as well. Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) comes with URL Rewrite. It may or may not be installed. The below guide will help you to install and configre URL Rewrite. Open IIS […]

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Website Development

Apple Pay Domain Verification with IIS

Apple Pay will give you a file to post on your site in order to verify your domain, similar to how SSL certificate and Google Analytics does it. In my case, however, the path Apple gave included no extension on the filename. IIS will not deliver files without an extension by default. You have to […]

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Enable outbound TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Windows Server

You’ve written a variety of .NET apps and are running into problems connecting to a third party site using .NET as the client creating outbound requests. This post is not about configuring your server to receive requests using TLS 1.1, and higher. If you are looking for configuring IIS, etc, to meet PCI DSS or other security […]

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Daily Workflow Internet Website Development

PCI DSS and IIS Crypto

IIS Crypto, Great tool for reducing cipher exposure on your Windows boxes. Note: you may need to disable TLS 1.0 at this point, something that is not included in the “Best Practices” button of the tool. I expect they will update this eventually. https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto/

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WordPress on IIS 7.x 404 Error

There can be many reasons  a 404 error is generated when combining Windows, IIS, PHP,  and WordPress. Many of you/us out there use our Windows machines exclusively for a variety of reasons ( most often because gaming is where it’s at on Windows and consoles are for the strange). Because of this, we also develop on these […]

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How to run IIS and Apache Tomcat together on port 80

Classic problem: you’re running Windows and you need to run Apache TomCat without resorting to using port 8080, or somesuch. For me, I needed to install Atlassian JIRA on a Windows machine that was running some other sites on IIS.  I found this terrific blog post which set the foundation for this post. Take a […]