How to Setup the Web Site Configuration WebSite outside VS.NET 2005

Here’s how to do it:

  • Copy all files in the C:WindowsMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv2.0.50727ASP.NETWebAdminFiles to a directory inside C:inetpubwwwroot (likely called Admin) – IGNORE the one that is in the inetpubwwwrootaspnet_webadmin…that is a bad copy!!!
  • Go into IIS, make the directory a web application, set it’s version to 2.0
  • The default.aspx page that normally loads expects the queryString variables of applicationPhysicalPath and applicationURL (as the web application is modifiying membership/roles/profile via the providers and the updating the web.config file of the web application you are pointing it at)!!!
  • You can set this statically in the default.aspx page and have it not care about the queryString variables
  • Then you would want to lock down the web with IIS authentication

Utilize Active Directory Provider in ASP.NET 2.0

You can use the System.Web.Security.ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class to do Membership against active directory!!!

However, you have to setup a special connection string to point to a domain controller and to run as a user to query LDAP.

I’ll be working with this a little bit later and will likely post the code for this project somewhere…

Here is more info on how to do this:

Architecting Connected Systems is UP

Sweet!  A course to call my very own…well…Jacob’s too.  Thanks to everyone that has supported us up to this point!  We are very excited to get our site up, the course material finally built, and delivered!!!  Like I said, we are very very excited!

Currently we are trying to figure out how to move all of our posts on other blog sites over to here, if anything, likely that we will just leave them be and start new ones here.  I think I will post a Smart Client Software Factory lab or two at some point.  We will be creating various extra labs aside from the course labs that we will post for everyone to enjoy…so keep looking for those!

The site is pretty bare at this point, but that will change with time! 😉

Exciting times are coming!

Smart Client Software Factory

I just finished the latest lab of our course last nite with this great new tool from Microsoft’s patterns and practices group!  It was quite the learning curve but I endured and have some fresh new labs that are much more simple than the ones posted to the CAB and Smart Client websites!

Our new students are going to love this stuff!

Coolest new things about BizTalk 2006

By far, the coolest things about BizTalk 2006 are:

  • Flat File Schema generator…wow…that thing is awesome!

  • Application containers in the BizTalk Admin Console…good job MS!

  • Bigger window to code custom C# code in orchestrations…woohoo!

There are a few others, but dang…those are some biggies!