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POODLE: SSLv3.0 vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566)

Microsoft’s products were not affected by HeartBleed but this time, even if the criticity is far less, Microsoft’s products are in the scope.
This vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker. This issue has been discovered by Bodo Möller (Google Security Team) in collaboration with Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz.

Internet Information Services: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2

With the release of the new version of Windows Server 2012 R2 comes a new version of IIS, IIS 8.5.
IIS continues to grow as a key investment area for web hosting, with new and exciting improvements in scalability and more. This session includes demos of how these new features can be key parts of your real-life web deployment.

Log Parser Studio

Log Parser Studio is a utility that allows you to search through and create reports from your IIS, Event, EXADB and others types of logs. It builds on top of Log Parser 2.2 and has a full user interface for easy creation and management of related SQL queries. Read more…


Perfmon is a powerfull tool, for sysadmins… But to provide nice (and especially readable for them!) graphs for your managers, here’s a …

PowerShell ways to install IIS7.x

We’re talking here about PowerShell and IIS; maybe the first thing to do should have been to install IIS (7.x) with PowerShell… …


Question: What’s the best way to have standardized websites accross server(s)?
Answer: Using a script to create them! Thus, all websites will meet the same standards

In this example, the only mandatory parameter is the website display name. All others have default values, but the script will list them and ask confirmation before creating the website.
Furthermore, a selection of the IP address to use is required (yes, a webserver can have multiple IP address configured, I hope so by the way, at least two -one for the admin network-).

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