Posts Tagged ‘ASP.NET’

Thx to my colleague who provided these links.


SlowCheetah – XML Transforms

Posted: September 25, 2012 in ASP.NET, Deployment
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SlowCheetah – Helps you to transform your app.config or any other XML file based on the build configuration.  It also adds additional tooling to help you create XML transforms.

ASP.NET Session State

Posted: September 21, 2011 in ASP.NET
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Default value is – 20 minutes and it can be increased to maximum of 24 hours or 1440 minutes.

You can change default value @ web.config level or IIS web site level.

IIS 6.0 Resource Kit – contains a utility called SelfSSL.exe for instantly creating and installing a self-signed testing certificate into IIS.  The tool is intended for IIS 6.0, but it works on IIS 5.1 also and it is simple to use.

  • Download IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools
  • Install the resource kit (requires Windows Server 2003, Windows XP)
    From the Windows Start Menu, go to the “\Programs\IIS Resources\SelfSSL” folder and select “SelfSSL”.
  • Instructions will be listed in a command prompt. Type “selfssl” to run the program.
  • Type “y” to confirm overriding/installing the certificate on the given site.
  • Test that it worked by visiting https://localhost/.


Step by step instructions to setup –

Download resource kit from

Book related to resource kit –

Deploying web application in a new server like w2k3, ensure following steps incase if you see HTTP Error 404 – File or directory not found error …

1. Allow v2.0.50727 under Web Service Extensions section in IIS

2. Run aspnet_regiis -i @ command prompt from the respective (32-bit/64-bit) frameworks directory

3. Set proper version at the virtual directory level