Monday, November 10, 2008

Unable to load config info from /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf

November 10, 2008 Posted by Jason Irwin , 22 comments
Attempting to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using Apache and OpenSSL on Windows Server 2003 I received the following error message:

"Unable to load config info from /usr/local/ssl/openssl.cnf"

Immediately it is obvious that the path specified is a *nix path, not a Windows path. Apparently (link) there is no standard place for the config file in Windows, automatically resulting in this error. 

To remedy, add the following line to the openssl

-config  "C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf\openssl.cnf"

For example,

openssl req -new -key my.key -config "C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf\openssl.cnf" -out my.csr

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Visual SourceSafe Internet was not enabled on this computer because Internet Information Services (IIS) is not installed

November 09, 2008 Posted by Jason Irwin , , No comments

I recently received the following error message when attempting to install Visual Sourcesafe 2005 Internet Access on a Windows Server 2003 box with an existing IIS installation. A little research led to the following information:

"The code is trying to access the IIS website "IIS://localhost/W3SVC/1" using ADSI (Active Directory Service Interfaces) and obtain the COM interface IADsContainer. When it fails, the code displays the error message you mentioned." (link)


Following the same poster's advice, I checked the web site ID and lo-and-behold it was not set to 1. From here the fix was pretty simple.

1. Backup your configuration in IIS.

2. Backup the following file (just to be safe...): C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\metabase.xml

3. Stop the IIS service

4. Open the following file in the editor of your choice: C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\metabase.xml

5. Locate the relevant website (Default Website in my case), for example IIS://localhost/Default Website/3. Replace all instances of the string "IIS://localhost/Default Website/3" with "IIS://localhost/Default Website/1"

6. Save the file and start the IIS service.