TechGate Conference 2012

If you live in the Northern Virginia / DC area – your weekends are valuable time that you probably don’t want to give up. However every so often an event pops up like a SharePoint Saturday or MADExpo that makes you turn your head and make plans to attend. In this case it’s the TechGate Conference in Reston taking place on 15 September.

It touts itself as the following:

Sessions in cloud computing, software development, system management and virtualization. Featuring top industry speakers from, Microsoft, Telerik, AIS and others. Many MVPs. Mingle with your peers at the Expo Hall with fun activities, prizes to win, food and beverages.

So if you’ve got the time and interested in cloud computing and virtualization, why not go ahead and register, cost is negligible since parking is free though mileage and wear and tear on your car aren’t covered by the sponsors of the event but nearly everything else is 🙂

Recycle an Application Pool – #ITProTip

So you’ve deployed an updated solution to your SharePoint 2007 or 2010 farm and you need to recycle the application pool associated with the web application that the solution is deployed to but you don’t want to take down the entire SharePoint farm? No problem, just recycle the single application pool that’s associated with that web application using a quick little command from command shell.

For those running SharePoint 2007 on Windows Server 2003 / 2003 R2:

cscript c:windowssystem32iisapp.vbs /a "%SharePointApplicationPool%" /r

where %SharePointApplicationPool% is the application pool that needs to be recycled. Note that iisapp.vbs resides within %systemroot%system32

For those running SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2:

appcmd recycle apppool /

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where %SharePointApplicationPool% is the application pool that needs to be recycled.  Note that appcmd resides within %systemroot%system32inetsrv

The alternative for this of course is just to go in IIS Manager 6 or 7, select the application pool associated with the web application that requires recycling and recycle the pool manually through the UI.