What is IIS Metabase

IIS Metabase is a structure where IIS configuration settings are stored. The metabase configuration and schema for IIS 4.0 and IIS 5.0 were stored in a binary file, but from IIS6.0 the configuration and setting is stored in single binary file (MetaBase.bin), with plain text, Extensible Markup Language (XML)-formatted files named MetaBase.xml and MBSchema.xml. You can navigate through the IIS Metabase using MetaEdit or Metabase Explorer. The Metabase is based on a hierarchical design with inheritance. Each object in the metabase has a KeyType. The KeyType property specifies the type of metabase key. Each property of an object has a … Click here to continue…..

Steps to Deploy the WCF service to IIS on Windows XP

On the Windows Start menu, click Run. In the Run dialog box, type inetmgr, and then click OK. The Internet Information Services console starts. In the Internet Information Services console, expand the node corresponding to your computer in the tree-view, and then expand Web sites. Right-click Default Web Site, point to New, and then click Virtual Directory. The Virtual Directory Creation Wizard starts. In the Welcome to the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard page, click Next. In the Virtual Directory Alias page, type ProductsService, and then click Next. In the Web Site Content Directory page, click Browse, select the folder Microsoft Press\WCF Step By Step\Chapter … Click here to continue…..

Steps to Deploy the WCF service to IIS on Windows Vista

In the Windows Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. The Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager starts. In the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, expand the node corresponding to your computer in the tree-view, and then expand Web sites. Right-click Default Web Site, and then click Add Application. The Add Application dialog box appears. In the Add Application dialog box, in the Alias text box type ProductsService. Click the browse button (with the ellipses “…”) adjacent to the Physical path text box. In the Browse for Folder dialog box, select the folder Microsoft Press\WCF Step … Click here to continue…..

How to Set Up SSL on a Server

In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, and then expand the Web Sites folder. Right-click the Web site or file that you want to protect with SSL, and then click Properties. Under Web site identification, click Advanced. In the Advanced Web site identification box, under Multiple identities for this Web site, verify that the Web site IP address is assigned to port 443 (the default port for secure communications), and then click OK. Optionally, to configure more SSL ports for this Web site, click Add under Multiple identities of this Web site, and then click OK. On the Directory Security … Click here to continue…..

How to block a website using the Hosts file in Windows OS

The location of the hosts file depends on your operation system. Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Windows 2000 C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts Note! Make a backup of the hosts file and put it somewhere safe, in case you mess up. Open the hosts file using Notepad or other plain text editor. Find the line 127.0.0.1 localhost To block, for example, the website facebook.com, add this text under 127.0.0.1 localhost: 127.0.0.1 facebook.com Save and close the Hosts file. Reboot your computer to apply the changes (If required). Try to open www.facebook.com into a browser.