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February 26, 2009  8:00 AM

Retrieving the account IIS is using as the anonymous user account with VBScript



Posted by: Jerry Lees
iis, System Administration, Systems Administration, systems management, VBScript, VBScript Functions, web sites, web tools, working with objects

I recently posted a script that retrieved the anonymous user password for a server in IIS. This script I posted, Using the IIS ADSI object to retrieve the anonymous user password for a server...

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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...


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...


October 31, 2008  6:17 AM

Using Internet Explorer objects to scrape links from web pages.



Posted by: Jerry Lees
InternetExplorer.Application, Web Pages, web sites, web tools, wget

 Recently, I needed to write a tool that would scrape the links from a page. To accomplish this I used the Internet Explorer object "InternetExplorer.Application".  We'll explain it a bit more in a later entry but for now, take a look at the code below: URL =...


October 16, 2008  2:53 AM

Consuming and using a web service from within VBScript to create a WHOIS tool



Posted by: Jerry Lees
SOAP, VBScript, Web Pages, Web Service, web sites, web tools, WSDL

Recently I posted a list of web services at a site that were public web services, in the article entitled A Great list of FREE publicly...

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October 10, 2008  7:57 PM

A Great list of FREE publicly available Web Services



Posted by: Jerry Lees
SOAP, Web Pages, Web Service, web sites, web tools, webmaster, WSDL

As an IIS Administrator I have spent quite a bit of time administering web sites and web services in my role where I work. Recently, I have been doing some work with Web Services in IIS to actually monitor them since we needed to do more than just simply monitor the Web Service Definition Language...


July 18, 2008  3:46 PM

Useful site: Tons of free books online… did I mention free?



Posted by: Jerry Lees
Developer documentation, Development, Documentation, Exchange, Networking, online books, online resources, routers, web sites

I like free stuff. Who doesn't? And with the price of technology books you can imagine I was amazed when I found a pretty cool site recently, Scribd, that allows you to upload electronic documents. They then add this document to the database...


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