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The Configure Server Farm Account Settings page is not displayed, and the SharePoint Central Administration site is not configured correctly, when you run SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Setup November 16, 2005 PROBLEM SharePoint Portal Server 2003 installs great – or does it? After a seemingly clean install, the SharePoint Central Administration page would not display. There were no events in the System, Application, or Security Logs. Under C:\Program Files\SharePoint Portal Server\Logs I found ...
When installing the latest version of the Windows Update Client, you may recieve an error that references this code: 0x8007041d 0x8007041d simply refers to not being able to stop, restart or manipulate in some way, the Windows Update service. With a recent version of the Windows Update agent installed, the C:\windows\WindowsUpdate.log file will produce and error similair to the following: Windows Update Client standalone setup : eula file path is d:\72535cf0e694fc12f4c5a4\e... 12:26:23 ...
Once again, I feel like way behind schedule - I haven't gotten around to blogging for a few days due to some work stuff. So in order for me to take time out for blogging, the subject has to be important...Now, I'm not exactly the first person out there to mention The New Generation of Microsoft Certifications, but it can't get mentioned too much. I was just about to commence my MCAD.NET training when this came out, but it's going to have to wait a while. The new exams are available from early 2006, ...
This is a very good article on how to “easily” create a flexible CSS based layout. The design uses a three-column format but could be changed to two. Pure CSS-based layouts have come a long way but they still have shortcomings that fail to address certain design goals without compromising the true separation of content and presentation. In short, the problematic design goals are these: Total Layout Flexibility That is, the ability to order columns logically in the source while displaying ...
Sometimes I really enjoy the Linux propaganda machine. They come up with some really clever arguments, although they don't always make much sense when you scratch below the surface. The penguins are kinda cute too. For example... this post by Aboo S At first glance it's mildly humorous, but when you stop to think about it, it just becomes silly. His closing point is that this is "Another undocumented bug of undisclosed source code". Riiiight! Tell me something (and be honest)... How many Linux users ...
http://www.crazygrrl.com/we... http://www.regexlib.com/Che... http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... By the way http://www.regexlib.com is one of the best regex reference site around. Thousands of Regex scripts are available from contributors around the world. Some Quick Example from MSDN http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... I thought ...
While reading this, something jumped into my mind. Sony is like the kid who plays Monopoly and always loses because he spends the entire game trying to get boardwalk. Meanwhile, the other players drain him dry with their countless (but less expensive) properties. Sony seems to be obessesed with formats. Every chance they get, they introduce a proprietary format (Betamax, Minidisc, Memory Stick + 18 incompatible variations, UMD, and so on). They're willing to sacrifice anything “for the format.“ ...
A friend of mine sent me this Dilbert cartoon today and thought it described my current working environment. I agree that there is a close similarity and it really bothers me. http://www.dilbert.com/comi... Even though people keep throwing work my way, I can't seem to find work that I'm comfortable with. Unfortunately, outsourcing is the new trend these days. A couple of friends get together and start a consulting company. They bid on projects and contracts like ...
I just browsed through the C# 3.0 Language Specification, and noticed something horrific. They are planning to support implicit typing, meaning that the following could become valid code (outside of JavaScript ;-):var test1 = 1;var test2 = 1.0;var test3 = "test";The above code initialises an int, a double and a string... I fail to see how this is not a "downgrading" of C#. I mean, it bothers me that this way is the "only" way in JavaScript! Why introduce it in a "third"-generation programming language? ...
To import a previously exported certificate (.pfx file) 1) Open MMC console for managing certificates. If you do not have a console shortcut (.msc) setup then: Add MMC snap-in for certificates: 1.1) Start - Run - enter: mmc 1.2) Within MMC console, select File - Add/Remove Snap-in 1.3) Click Add… 1.4) Select Certificates in list and click Add 1.5) Select Computer account 1.6) Click Next, then Finish 1.7) Once you're back at the MMC console you can save this console setting to a .msc file. 2) ...
I was just reading Marc Lehmann post on Code Coverage and I agree with him that a single pass through your code will give you 100% coverage but it doesn't mean you extensively tested the boundaries of your code. So with this in mind, I'll show you how to setup a link to a database where you can use a table to feed your unit test with all the test cases you need to fully test you code. The unit testing framework of Team System lets you connect to a table and run the same test once for each row in ...
NGen, will create persistent native code to speed up process time. Usually JIT (Just In Time) compiler will compile the MSIL ( Microsoft Intermediate code) to native code immediately before code is executed, this is temporary, this is redundant processing time, to reduce this nGen is used. a) nGen will create native images. b) These will be stored in native image cache. c) When assembly is used by a managed application, CLR loader will locate, load and use the native images. Drawbacks of nGen 1.0 ...
The best of the best for the '05 season ESPN.com - In a season loaded with great games, here are the best of the best. Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (Sept. 3)Someone's college coaching career will get off to a good start when Charlie Weis and Dave Wannstedt face off. Boise State at Georgia (Sept. 3)If the Broncos plan on following Utah's model on how to crash the BCS, it all starts with a big win on the opening weekend (see Utah's 41-21 win over Texas A&M last year). Miami at Florida State (Sept. ...
There is a new update available for the Citrix Access Gateway Also be aware that the Admin Interface does change significantly from 4.0 to 4.1, it would appear on the surface of it that 4.1 was a bit "buggy" so it might be a better idea to try the 4.1.2, although as usual, your mileage may vary ;-)) http://support.citrix.com/k... orhttp://support.citrix.com... Resolved in this Hotfix 1. Cached LDAP user group information was not ...
This post is an old one from my previous blog. This week was Load Testing week for our latest set of Interfaces. Incidentally, this was our first set of Interfaces which implemented Uniform Sequential Convoys in their Orchestrations. The implementation was more or less like my previous post. Meaning the convoys had a timeout mechanism, which lead the Orchestration to completion, if no new messages would arrive for a period of time. So far - so good. But under a realistic amount of load, we observed ...
Now this is rather interesting from MSMobiles, I was already aware of the HP iPaq 6500 series having GPS built-in, but I was not aware that this was actually being built by HTC on behalf of HP. It certainly looks like HTC can't fail at the moment in the device side of things? I'm personally more sold on the SmartPhone size and format, and will always prefer giving up some features and screen real estate for the much smaller form factor and convenience. Read more at http://msmobiles.com/news.p... ...
Suspended message routing is arguably the greatest and most anticipated new feature in Biztalk 2006. Suspended message routing gives you the ability to subscribe to messages that fail inside the messaging system. Matt Hall going into detail on how to generate Error Reports for Suspended Message Routing and what properties you have available to subscribe to. In addition, the documentation that ships with Beta 1 cover this is great detail. The ability to react to errors in the messaging system goes ...
I've realized that ASP.Net is getting BLOATED with lots of “RAD” tools, and making it harder and harder to do things “the ASP.NET way” I spend hours fighting with DataGrids and GridViews. Sure they work great out of the box, but sometimes you gotta do things “outside the grid“, and thats when things get whacky... fast. For instance, last night I'm building a GridView with a set of strongly typed domain objects (via Wilson ORMapper; fantastic library). The ObjectDataSource ...
Well, I’ve been waiting for them to make this available ever since TechEd. They were giving copies away during the lunch session of the DotNetRocks show and since I left during the show I didn’t receive my copy. Since then I’ve been waiting for them to post it to MSDN downloads… like they promised. Well, as of July 15th they have fulfilled that promise. You can download a fully functional copy of VSTS Beta 2 fully configured and ready to test. Honestly I love this idea and ...
Winsock error 10035 means "Resource not available" or "Operation would block". Huh? This error happens when the winsock buffer of either the client or server side become full. Huh? Ok, let me try to describe it as plainly as possible: Here are two situations in which you might see Winsock error 10035: You're trying to send a massive amount of information through the socket, so the output buffer of the system becomes full. You're trying to send data through the socket to the remotehost, but the remotehost ...
Biztalk 2006 introduces many new and exciting features. One of these new features is Recoverable Interchange Processing for inbound receive interchanges. First off, what is an Interchange? An interchange is simply an item received by Biztalk. In Biztalk terms, an interchange is typically used to define a message that contains several messages inside it. Some typical examples are batch flat files and Xml envelopes. A specific example of this is a flat file document that contains a Header and many ...
I'd like to use this first post to introduce myself and tell you what qualifies me to talk about setups in the Windows Environment. Over the last 6 years one of the primary functions of my job, no matter what company I have been at, has been to develop installations. I have been working with Windows Installer pretty much since it was introduced, and before that spent time developing script-based installations using both Wise Solutions and InstallShield products. Currently, I work for Wise Solutions ...
PMP journey - experience sharing When I look back at how I prepared for this exam , I see a logical sequence (life cycle) of how things happened during the whole exercise and it can be best explained like ; 1) The initial interest / curiosity I do not exactly recollect how this happened. It was easily almost one year back. I always had this feeling within me that , even if I am well experienced in project management , something was lacking in me , when it comes to practicing / preaching project management ...
I recently saw this article on TheServerSide.NET and thought it was a very well written article on AOP implementation with .NET. The author also did a nice job of discussing the basics of AOP including terms associated with and the overall purpose of the paradigm. A very long time ago I had come across an introductory article in Software Development magazine that focused on AspectJ. Touted as the the world's first Aspect-Oriented compiler, it seemed (at least to me) to speak of the next revolution ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] There is a bug in the sample framework ResourceCache where if you create more than a single font using the method call ResourceCache.GetInstance()... even if they are different fonts, the call will fail the majority of the time. It appears this happens because the key for the Hashtable used in the ResourceCache is the FontDescription structure itself and the FontDescription does not override the GetHashCode() method from object (resulting in differing FontDescription ...
As I seem to keep misplacing my cheat sheets, I thought I'd post it. (Hopefully to be seen by others.) Until this step is complete you will be seeing this warning in your BizTalk Server Event Logs: "The master secret has not been backed up. If you lose the master secret all the information stored in the SSO system will be lost permanently and your systems may fail to work correctly. Please use the SSO admin tools to back up your master secret." *And remember you need to either be a local administrator ...
Clustered Enterprise Single Sign-On (ENTSSO) Setup When you want to configure BizTalk Server on multiple NLB (network load balancing) nodes, you will have to install / configure the SSODB (Enterprise Single Sign-On – ENTSSO) service on a clustered SQL Server instance. For this document, SQL Server runs clustered on a 2 node cluster – SERVERNODE1 and SERVERNODE2. This document provides a real deployment – where the domain names are generic in this case. For example, I use / and then ...
Well, a bunch of people have raised an issue with DesignMode property doesn't work quite well. Fabrice already suggested some workarounds which are 1. this.GetService(typeof(IDes... !=null 2. System.ComponentModel.Licen... == System.ComponentModel.Licen... 3. System.Diagnostics.Process.... == "devenv" Today, I just experienced a problem where I used method 3 to detect whether a control is in DesignMode or not. This test will fail ...
Shell integration fixes Programs that add to the Windows Explorer context menu will fail to do so on 64-bit Windows. Here are some workarounds: WinRAR - I've created a .reg file that will add an “Extract here“ menu option for all WinRAR supported file types. This assumes that you have WinRAR installed in the default directory “C:\program files (x86)\winRAR“.I've included Slipmatt's “Extract To...“ registry hack in the .ZIP as well. I haven't tested it myself so ...
I have implemented Dependency Management into Cruise Control that I would like to submit a patch for. I’m not sure what patch formats you except so for now I will just link to the zip file containing the changed and added source files. You can find the link here: http://members.gamedev.net/... These changes are based upon version 0.8.0.822 pulled directly from CCNetLive. The essence of the change is to allow the configuration of projects as such: <cruisecontrol> ...
Update 18 march:Short awnser: Time Zone settingsScroll down for more info! ---------------------------... the sentence "The clocks on the client and server machines are skewed" produces a mere 2 pages in google. For something that seems to be relatively easy to have happen, there is a sad mount of data available on the problem. I hope this post helps. So I was setting up 2 Windows Server 2003 images. I had copied an already working configuration of mine, renamed it, and ...
Well, looks like I'll be offline in the evening for the next two or three days. My laptop ceased to function last night. First, VS2003 closed down without warning, but that was shortly followed by a complete shutdown (yes, with BSOD). Reboots proved futile. I only lost about an hour's worth of work so that's not so bad. I have not been able to get Safe Mode booted, or VGA only, and have also not been able to perform a “R”epair from the XP disc. I tried reinstalling Windows on top of the ...
This is becomming a ranting blog, but actually today eventually turned out good. Begin of day1. Engineer at clients site reports a problem with installation, we start trying to reproduce - no luck, a little later a re-installation of the patch resolved the issue... Important client, good thing we didn't fail there..2. Team leader assigns a new issue to me. Apparently a tool that we outsourced to a different company to develop was not behaving well. The tool does all kinds of IIS chores for us - defines ...
My post a few weeks ago prompted an enormous response. Some of it was critical, some informational, and some just plain vulgar. But today a new comment was posted that made me do some thinking. He begins: Hello my name is Matty and I bought an iPod. This is why I bought an iPod , and what you could do to make me buy something else. Matty explains that he was introduced to iTunes first. He likes the application (he’s using the Windows version), and uses it to organize his music. He offers criticism ...
Again, the talk is still focused on MDC. As for the previous day, I won't have the chance to do the talking in detail, but, I intend to return to the topics later after MDC is over. For those who didn't recognize the aims Patrick & Rafal, they are Microsoft Regional Directors who had given sessions in MDC 2004 & 2005, I linked to their brief details before. The 1st session we had was o ASP.NET 2.0 enhancements, it was given by Patrick Hyds whom I consider my best MDC friend since last MDC. ...
This is what I believe is going to be included in SP1 Of BizTalk 2004, I'm sure there will be more 811250 FIX: You experience high CPU utilization and no timeout exceptionwhen using a timed scope in orchestration813845 BizTalk Server 2004 rejects reliable receipts from BizTalk Server2000 and from BizTalk Server 2002814041 BizTalk Server may fail persisting state to the database and mayend the orchestration instance821934 FIX: BizTalk Server 2004 rejects BTF receipts in CoordinatedUniversal Time (Greenwich ...
Tsunami just stuck us and I kept wondering what it meant for us. Looking at the gruesome pictures and our technological advancement in the Space ,IT and other related areas,I was shattered to call myself a techinical person. I was discussing with a Tea Vendor on Railway platform on New Delhi and he asked a simple Question. "Kya Sahabh Aap Ka Computer rok nahi Sakta tha is toofan ko?' Did our fisherman and poor tribal Communities of Andaman and Nicobar who have been washed away beleive in our IT Skills ...
Download This Article and Sample Code Here: Debatching Options and Performance Considerations in BizTalk 2004 White Paper and Sample Code Related Sample: Xml Envelope Debatching In some business scenarios you may be required to receive a batch file that must be broken up and processed as single messages by BizTalk Server 2004. This could allow for individual record level processing, selective content based routing, or single message mapping. General Debatching Design Considerations Here are some ...
Well that was interesting. I had my first attempt at deploying a Sharepoint site I created to a remote server. At first I wasn't sure how smoothly the deployment would go. The main reason is that my test environment hosted the Sharepoint site and the database on the same server. The remote site would host the Sharepoint site on one server with the database residing on another server behind a firewall. The smigrate.exe utility that is found in the bin folder of the Sharepoint services web services ...
Source: http://weblogs.asp.net/rosh... This is a session from the recent Developer Testing Conference. The lecture was about Developer Testing in Google and this is only part of it: Sriram Sankar, who received his Ph.D. at Stanford. Sriram is now at Google in charge of Developer Testing. Here is the Sriram's Lecture on "Developer Testing in Google" Google is building very sophisticated products, with complex cutting edge technologies, never tried before algorithms, ...
When I made my last post I just did not wanted to flaunt the bad things going on in India. As I said I love my country, I am proud to be a Indian, a Gujarati, a Patel and everything that follows it. I am a bit patriotic but would not go to the extend of making the statement that I will die for my country for whatever reason. OK, I can do that for a very worthwhile cause and that cause should make a real difference to the country. Country is made of people and I meant to critisize Indians. People ...
Now Half Life 2 has come out, it was time to prepare the game computer. I hadn't touched it for weeks, as I do most of my stuff on the laptop now. The installation on it was over a year old and full of all kinds of junk that I dont need on there anymore. So I decided to stick a new installation on there. Because I use folder redirection and a bunch of other tricks to keep all essential data on the server, I had no problems simply formatting C and reinstalling Windows XP + SP2 from the CD. After all ...

Lee Graber has fed back to the second of my 'Pipeline woes' articles to say that the inbound map problem (inbound maps fail over seekable streams) will be fixed in SP1.   Thanks Lee.  That's good news.

 

I have finally come to a conclusion. I don't make this blog personal enough. When catching up on some of my blogging friends (is anyone else thinking that the word “blogging” is becoming too much of a “catch-phrase”?), I realized that most of the blogs that I love to follow are the blogs that are basically online journals or are quite personal. Sure, there are blogs out there that I love that are purely technical, but I think the beauty with blogs is that you (the reader) ...
The MSBTS_ServiceInstanceSuspen... WMI event is fired by the BizTalk Engine whenever a "message" is suspended. This happens (amongst other reasons) when all send retries fail (for example when a connected system is down) or whenever exceptions occur during the pipeline execution (for example when message validation fails). For this little article I'd like to focus on the first category: outbound suspended messages caused by systems being temporarily unavailable. Usually admins like to receive ...
BBC NEWS | Technology | Taking computer insecurity seriously(on the effects of the Latest Windows flaw, that can cause jpg image files to execute arbitrary code under the users context, and on the wider implications of security management in the user community) Bill Thomson latest column on the BBC news site, once again, parrallels my own thought on the matter. The exerpt below certainly caught my attention. "We need to do something about this, if only for selfish reasons. For while we shouldn't ...
A list of the top 10 most critical Web application security problems is available from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), an open Source community project that develops tools and documentation to help organizations secure Web applications and Web services. The groups says the list combines its members' collective knowledge and should help organizations focus on the most serious vulnerabilities. They represent equal risks to network security, and you should give them the same degree ...
My virtual co-worker Jason Bock pointed me to this Robert Hensing blog about pass-phrases..... I first learned of the pass-phrase concept a year or two ago, and all I can say is YES! Network admins, change your security requirements, dump those “max” values from your passwords (some networks I've been on limit you to only 8 or 10 characters.... what's the point!) and I'd dump those obsure caps, numeric, and punctuation requirements too if the password is longer than 20 or 25 characters..... ...
Resources Covered: - · Introduction· Review of Features· Enhancements· DTS Redefined· Deployment and Management· Hand Shake of Brothers (.NET and YUKON) or Marriage of Romeo and Juliet.Author: - Veer Ji WangooApplies to : - SQL SERVER “YUKON” Beta 1Target Audience :- SQL DBA,Solution Architects,IT analysts ,Developers etcIntroductionThe world of Programming had never moved so fast as it did in last couple of years. After Y2K the things got so fast that it ...
It always seems that disk drives fail at the most inopportune time. Of course, there never really is a good time. This failure has kept me too busy recently with the recovery process. I had backups, but they were elderly, so the disk is off for a clean room recovery process. What is especially irritating is that the failed disk is a nearly new Western Digital Caviar 160GB EIDE hard drive. It was manufactured September 30, 2003, installed in our SOHO server in late November 2003, and failed last week. ...