IIS Administration API

FINALLY! Microsoft decided to make our life much easier by introducing IIS Administration API. Even though there are many methods that can be used to manage IIS(appcmd, .Net, Powershell, GUI, etc..) all of them are “closed”. IIS Administration API is an open and standard REST API interface that can be consumed regardless of the management […]

Change log file location for all websites in IIS 7

Hi all 🙂 Today I had to change the location of all log files on all of the websites on the server. Since all sysadmins are lazy as hell, I wrote a simple powershell scripts that will do that. All you need to do is change the path from “c:\logs” to some other . Have […]

SCVMM? errr…System Center Virtual Machine Manager and HyperV whining :)

Couple of days ago I installed SCVMM  in order to test it out, since we are developing our IAAS solution. Everything seemed great until I found out that SVCMM doesnt have any API which can be used to create/turn on/off  new machines.  Yes, I know everything can be scripted thru Powershell, but it sucks that […]

SpamBots+bad application+SQL server = PROBLEMS!

So…today I had a very interesting issue. All of a sudden Nagios went red with the message: CRITICAL : – total: 232.82 Gb – used: 212.67 Gb (91%) – free 20.15 Gb (9%) on one of our SQL server. I was like..”NO! It cannot be. I clearly remember that this machine had over 150 Gb […]

Bit Rate Throttling? – HELL YEAH!

Fact number one: If you have a streaming server, you must install this extension! Great, now that we’ve got this fact covered, we can move on. IIS site says: Bit Rate Throttling, an IIS Media Services extension, saves money on network costs by metering the download speed of media and data files. For media, Bit […]