Enabling Failed Request Tracing

Occasionally I get questions on how to troubleshoot intermittent issues in IIS.  One example is an intermittent 500 status code and another example is a slow page load.  In IIS7 and later there is a simple module that you can install as part of IIS called Failed Request Tracing (FREB). Using Failed Request Tracing you can easily configure it to

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Which application pool is it?

If you are running multiple web sites on your IIS web server you will eventually need to know which worker process is associated with a particular application pool.  It may be for baseline information or troubleshooting but at one point or another you will need to cross reference an application pool to a w3wp worker process. Opening up Task Manager

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Orchard Memory Usage

I recently spent some time working with some coworkers to track down an Orchard performance issue.  We found it was caused by some memory restrictions on the application pool.  I wrote about it on another blog site where I am also a guest blogger. You can find the entire post here:  http://bradkingsley.com/orchard-memory-usage-and-performance/  

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