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Steve Schofield
Microsoft MVP – IIS


Announcing IIS Community Newsletter

I’m excited to announce a newsletter for the IIS community is available.  Here is the link to signup.  The goal is to cover all happenings in the IIS community.  The goal is to have a monthly newsletter. 

Sign-up for IIS Community Newsletter

A little history.  l previously was involved with Brett Hill and authoring the IIS Answers newsletter for about 1 year.  The newsletter literally reached thousands of IIS administrators providing up-to-date Microsoft and community related information.  It was an excellent source of information.  That is my goal with the IIS Community Newsletter.

With everything, there is always some “geeking” that goes into it.  I’m using newsletter application.   For a modest $10.00 fee, the application provides a simple, yet powerful way to manage newsletters.  I added a CAPTCHA feature to sign-up.  The CAPTCHA module I used was provided free by MONDOR software.  I personally never used one on a application and it was easy to implement.  Thanks for sharing! 


Steve Schofield
Microsoft MVP – IIS

Setting up my wireless printer

Of all the years I’ve been doing networking, I never setup a wireless printer until today (12/18/2010).  I own a HP C4580 which has wireless capabilities.  The help instructions were no where to be found (the book you get) so I tried to figure out via the web.  My “search foo” was off.  After an hour, here is my instructions.  Hint, Hint HP.

1) Connect wireless laptop to the HPSETUP

2) Wait about 2 minutes and get a 169.x.x.x address

3) Print network configuration on the printer (make sure the wireless option is on)

4) Browse to what is printed on the config

5) Setup the printer (advanced tab) with the SSID (same as your local SSID router), type in WPA key. 

6) The laptop you are using will automatically reconnect to your wireless router, mine did at least.

Then test!

Took literally 2 minutes to hookup 2 other machines in my house to the printer. 


IUSR account and SCCM 2007 R3 agent

I recently started working with SCCM and rolling the agent out with machine having IIS 7.x installed.  I ran into issues where the SCCM agent wouldn’t install.  The errors mostly were 0x80004005 and 1603, another key one I found was Return Value 3 in the SCCM setup log.  During the troubleshooting, I found a cool utility called WMI Diag  WMI diag is a VBS script that reads the local WMI store and helps diagnose issue.  Anyone working with SMS or SCCM should keep this handy tool around.  The good thing my particular case WMI was healthy. 

The issue turned out I changed the Anonymous Authentication module from using the IUSR account to inherit Application Pool identity.  Once we temporarily switched back to IUSR, installed the agent, then switched the setting back to inherit application pool identity, the SCCM agent installed with no issues. I’m not sure why switching back to the IUSR account solved my issue, if I find out I’ll update the post. 

More information on IIS 7 builtin accounts

Specify an application pool identity

SCCM resources (Config Mgr Setup  / Deployment forums) (the best independent SCCM community resource)

Hope this helps.

Steve Schofield
Microsoft MVP – IIS