Archive for January, 2014

IIS Admin Service fails to start

IIS Benjamin Perkins

I was working on an unrelated issue and all of a sudden I started getting some strange errors in IIS. Something like the errors shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2. Figure 1 was rendered when I opened the IIS management console and attempted to expand the server name to see the websites on the […]

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Get Azure App Service deployment logs from KUDU

Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins

If you are performing a deployment and it is not working, working only after some effort or it’s not working as expected, one feature that might help you find the reason is the deployment log available using KUDU. You can access your deployment details by entering https://***.scm.azurewebsites.net (where *** is the site name of your […]

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Using KUDU with Microsoft Azure Web Apps

Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins

There is a nice set of troubleshooting and analysis tools for use with Microsoft Azure Web Apps (formerlly Web Sites) called KUDU. Information about that tool set can be found here. It is useful for capturing a memory dump, as explained here, looking at deployment logs, viewing configuration parameters and much more. To access your […]

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Staging and testing your Microsoft Azure App Service

Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins

There was a recent announcement of some new features on the Microsoft Azure App Service platform that supports the deployment of your new web site instance without impacting or changing the live web site. This is a feature that has been available on the Cloud Service platform form most of its existence and is very […]

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