Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Journey to robust Windows Services: Overriding the default web site when deploying your applications from the command line
I recently ran into a problem where I wanted to deploy a new application to the default web site on an old IIS 6 instance via MSDeploy on the command line from my build machine. Unfortunately, it decided to deploy the application in a folder immediately underneath the default web site, rather than as the default website itself. This post on the IIS forums provided the solution.
Journey to robust Windows Services: NHibernate throws with System.InvalidOperationException: Unable to generate a temporary class
Recently I've been trying to deploy a new web application to an old machine running Windows Server 2003 (not by choice). When I would start the application, NHibernate would thrown in its class constructor with a message along the lines of :
The problem was caused by the fact that the user under which I was running the application didn't have access to the 'C:\Window\Temp' folder where the temporary folder was being created. The solution was simple: update the security settings of that folder to allow Read and List for the Users group. The idea was given to me by answers to this question on Stack Overflow.