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  • Blog Post: How To Resolve HttpException (0x80004005): Failed to Execute URL

    Summary : Ambuj Nautiyal , a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer based in Canada, walks us through a solution for the circumstance where your .NET application(s) throw the error HttpException: Failed to Execute URL. I was recently working with one of my customers and when they deployed a .NET application...
  • Blog Post: Case Study: Using ProcMon to resolve a 401 error

    This article has been written by Ambuj Nautiyal, a PFE with Microsoft Canada. In this post he talks about a typical scenario which can be easily diagnosed using the Process Monitor (ProcMon) tool. Scenario Recently I helped troubleshoot a HTTP server error 401 issue - which can sometimes be a nightmare...
  • Blog Post: Setting up Web Server SSL Certificates to Renew Automatically

    Amer Kamal offers a solution to a long-standing request for auto-renewing IIS web server certificates, over on the Windows PKI (ADCS) blog! The problem: Working with Internet Information Services (IIS) certificates can be a bit challenging especially during renewal time. Most organizations do not track...
  • Blog Post: Kerberos in Load Balanced (MSCRM) Environments

    A topic very near and dear to my heart, after years of writing about Kerb ( Kerbie Goes Bananas ), tips , troubleshooting of Kerb deployments , and general pleas for sanity . Sean over at the Dynamics CRM In The Field blog runs through a “how it should look” scenario with CRM 2011 and...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 with SSRS 2012 and Kerberos Constrained Delegation

    Ryan Bushnell posted an excellent walkthrough of KCD with SSRS 2012 and SP2013 ! (That’s Kerberos Constrained Delegation; SQL Server Reporting Services; SharePoint 2013) To do this configuration Kerberos with constrained delegation is required and often this is the most tricky and unclearly documented...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 vs IIS MIME maps for MP4s

    Another internal email we’re sharing with the world! This one was written by Karl Reigel, who’s a US-based Premier Field Engineer. Thanks Karl! Had an interesting issue with a customer that I thought I’d share in case anyone else runs across the same issue. Background:  SharePoint 2010 environment...
  • Blog Post: How to create a url alias using IIS URL Rewrite

    Want to allow someone to shortcut their way to a particular part of a website? Jonathan Yong , one of our Premier Field Engineers from Malaysia, shows you how! Problem : I have a url or domain that is very long! How can I create a shorter url that acts as an alias, which maps to a subfolder under the...
  • Blog Post: Blocking Exchange Web Services by User-Agent

    Let’s say you want to block ActiveSync for mobile devices. Did you know that some clients will use Exchange Web Services as a fallback? If you just gasped, this post is for you! (Also: calm down) Disabling EWS isn’t really an option, as quite a lot of Outlook functionality relies on EWS. However, we...