• How Popular are Microsoft IIS Servers Around the World?

    From Port 80: Microsoft’s IIS web servers have been among the most popular in the world for years, historically battling Apache, and the increasingly popular nginx, for supremacy. IIS remains strong in many market segments throughout the world, and with data gathered by W3Tech, we’ve compiled some breakdowns of IIS use around the world. Numbers…


  • Using PAL to Analyze SharePoint Performance Monitor Counters

    Ever have a performance problem, but don’t know what performance counters to collect or how to analyze them? The PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) tool is a powerful tool that reads in a performance monitor counter log and analyzes it using known thresholds. Features -Thresholds files for most of the major Microsoft products such as…


  • SharePoint 2007 IIS Traffic Analysis

    I recently needed to run down some performance/usage statistics on a SP 2007 farm, and found the following Feb. 2008 blog post. Unfortunately, the SQL scripts for building the tables and procedures were missing. Archive.org to the rescue and I revived the SQL from the dead. Below is the full blog post including the necessary…