November 2008 Entries

I can't answer that question in detail, but I can say that on Windows 2003 servers under x64 you must explicitly set up IIS to Allow Web Service Extensions for ASP xxxxx (32) applications. In a console window, type:

cscript %SYSTEMDRIVE%\adminscripts\adsutil.vbs SET W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1

Then proceed with the following steps:

  1. Open IIS; Web Service Extensions
  2. Click on Allow All Web Service extensions for a specific application
  3. Choose ASP Net vX.Xxxxx (32)
  4. Click OK
  5. In a command window type IISRESET

This should help get your application back online!

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On your keyboard you'll see the function 8 key (F8). This is the key that controls flip-flopping between lcd/crt. You'll also see another key near the control key [Ctrl] called FN. FN is the function key. 

Try this key sequence to invoke the second/external monior:

FN + F8   (click these at the same time).

This should wake up the monitor!

You may need to map multiple web sites with the same port number or you may want to map an IP address that has been set to a netscaler vip/ip to multiple servers. IIS 6.0+ allows you to do that with a feature called Host Header Names. For the official details, review Microsoft's web site:

Here's how it works:

Let's say you have a DNS entry called @ ip address:  and one of the load balanced twins (ServerAlphaTwin) has an address of and the other (ServerBetaTwin) has an address of

To set this up on the ServerAlphaTwin you would do the following:

1. Click Start> Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS).
2. Where you see the name of the server (in this case ServerAlphaTwin), expand Web Sites.
3. Right-click the Web site that you need to change (usually Default Web Site), click on Properties.

The Properties dialog box will appear--once it does do the following:
4. Click on the Web Site tab, click Advanced.
5. Under Multiple identities, click the IP address, and then click Edit.

When the Advanced Web Site Identification dialog box is up:

6. Under the Host Header Name, type the host header that you want. In this case, type
7. Add the port number (usually 80)
8. Select the IP address in the list if there, if not type it in. In this case it would be (  and then click OK.

What you will see in this dialog box for ServerAlphaTwin is:

IP Address               TCP port          Host Header Value         80                    <default>         80           

For ServerBetaTwin repeat steps 1-9, replacing the ip addresses accordingly.

What you will see in the Advanced Web Site Identification dialog box  for ServerBetaTwin is:

IP Address               TCP port          Host Header Value         80                     <default>         80           

 So now both the Alpha and Beta servers can be accessed by addressing the MetroDesignDev.LoadBalanced.Twins !