Creating new IIS web application from IIS Manager.

Open up the “Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager” application. Server -> Sites -> Add Website Input “Site name”. Leave application pool to DefaultAppPool. Input “Physical path” to point to your web application root folder. Input “Port” number.

Install and Uninstall Service Host

Scripts for installing and uninstalling service host on Windows machine. Need to reinstall every time the service is modified and recompiled. InstallService.bat May need to modify the app.config to point the database connection to your database. UninstallService.bat

Windows Failover Cluster Manager

Microsoft Failover Cluster Manager (MSFCM) is a specific management function within the Windows Server operating system which is used to create, validate, and manage failover server clusters running Windows Server. A failover cluster is a collection of individual physical servers — or nodes — organized into a group capable of sharing the computing workload of an application.... » read more

Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)

MSDTC is an acronym for Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator. As the name says, MSDTC is a Windows service providing transaction infrastructure for distributed systems. In this case, a transaction means a general way of structuring the interactions between autonomous agents in a distributed system. The Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator service is a component of modern versions of... » read more


PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language. Can be run as Jobs in SQL Server. Example Remove all files greater than a certain date. PowerShell Commands Here are 25 basic PowerShell commands: Command name Alias Description Set-Location cd, chdir, sl Sets the... » read more

Memory Pages Per Second

Pages/sec is the rate at which pages are read from or written to disk to resolve hard page faults. Memory: Pages/sec A high rate for the Pages/sec counter could indicate excessive paging. Memory: Page Faults/sec Monitor the Memory: Page Faults/sec counter to make sure that the disk activity is not caused by paging. Page Faults/sec is the... » read more

Windows Performance Monitor

Setup Monitor Data Collector Sets -> New Be sure to “Start” to start recording. Note: Data file will be updated and accessible once the job has been stopped.