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May 26, 2009  2:49 PM

How to Add the Ability to Administer an IIS 6 Server From a XP Machine.

Posted by: Jerry Lees
iis, iis 6, IIS6, Microsoft Windows, System Administration, web tools, webmaster

In re-doing my laptop after a hard drive failure recently I’ve had to setup a bunch of stuff I had previously installed, one thing that several people have asked about (or didn't know about) is the IIS6 MMC snap in. It allows you to Administer IIS6 from your desktop. It will give you the...

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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December 23, 2008  3:12 AM

A useful site that contains a Microsoft SQL version information database

Posted by: Jerry Lees
Essential sites, Microsoft SQL Server, Server Patching, SQL Server, web tools

I don't get the occasion to manage SQL servers in a DBA role any longer, like MrDenny in his blog, nor have I been a true assigned DBA-- I've only worked at places where the database servers were treated like any...

December 15, 2008  5:41 PM

Essential tools: A useful tool to remove dead favorites links from your bookmarks

Posted by: Jerry Lees
am-tools, bookmark, bookmark management, essential tools, tools, web tools

As a quick addition to my additional tools series I wanted to share with you a great utility I found in the past few weeks that helps to manage old bookmarks. If you're like me, you have tons of bookmarks in your book marks and it's There's nothing worse than trying to weed through them to find...

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...

August 13, 2008  2:29 PM

Essential tools: Wget, a command line tool to retrieve web pages

Posted by: Jerry Lees
essential tools, free tools, http tools, Systems administrator tools, Toolkit, web tools, wget, windows tools

There is nothing more annoying than having a web server or site down and IE (or FireFox, for that matter) become dog slow or simply getting in the way of trouble shooting the page. Additionally, sometimes these browsers actually get in the way of troubleshooting the problem by masking the error...


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