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January 8, 2009  2:18 AM

Essential tools: Fiddler Web Debugger, Display HTTP packets LIVE without a packet sniffer

Posted by: Jerry Lees
essential tools, free software, free tools, System Administration, Web applications, web sites, webmaster

You may have been thinking I had forgotten about this series of articles since I haven't posted to it in a while. Nope! Just haven't run across anything that was truely aazing enough to be an "Essential Tool". Well, I recently found just that web I had to troubleshoot a application that was making...

December 26, 2008  2:42 PM

Fun with the Registry: Saving ODBC Entries from a server (and moving them to a new server)

Posted by: Jerry Lees
fun with the registry, migrate ODBC entries, migrating a web server, ODBC, ODBC entries, rebuilding a webserver, registry, Web applications, webmaster

On occasion you have to rebuild servers, some are worse than others to rebuild. Much like my previous post on

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November 3, 2008  4:18 PM

HTTP Status Codes explained for web servers

Posted by: Jerry Lees
HTTP, HTTP Status Codes, http tools, Web applications, Web Pages, web sites, web tools, webmaster

As a web administrator I encounter quite a few instances where a weird HTTP status is returned to a browser.Even using them often it's hard to remember the codes 100% and what they all mean. Sure, a 404 means the file doesn't exist and a 200 is a good response... but what about the harder more...

June 26, 2008  1:56 PM

How to associate specific WWW w3wp.exe process ID’s with a IIS application

Posted by: Jerry Lees
monitoring, VBScript, Web applications, webmaster

One of the most difficult problems with troubleshooting a web application on a server that has many applications on it is determining which one of the applications is causing an issue. Sometimes that is easy because you see an error message or, in those rare cases where you get an actual...


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