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Console2 – My new and improved command prompt for Windows

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I am a sucker for a good looking GUI so when an opportunity presents itself to try and improve my workspace to make it more easy on the eye I will generally take it up. Recently I read a post by Scott Hanselman ‘Console2 – A Better Windows Command Prompt‘ and I immediately got myself over to […]

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ELMAH – An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format.

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Following the recent series of posts on issues I have had migrating client sites from IIS6 to IIS7, one common problem I had was on sites that use the ELMAH exception handler. The full exception message is “Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Data.SQLite’ or one of its dependencies. An attempt was made to load […]

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Use AppCmd to Migrate web.config from IIS6 to IIS7

If your site uses any httpHandlers or httpModules you will need to perform these steps to migrate your web.config to include the missing configuration sections required by IIS7 using AppCmd.exe

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Page.User is null on IIS7 in Integrated Mode with UrlRewriting.Net

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I am in the process of migrating a large number of sites from a Windows 2003 Server to a Windows 2008 R2 Server for a client. When testing the migrated sites I kept getting the all too familiar ‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object’ exceptions. As the site was in debug […]

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Problems with Windows Server Hosted in the Cloud Maintaining Correct Time

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I currently maintain two windows based servers in the cloud with Elastic Hosts, one of my own and one for a client. On both I have scheduled tasks running and noticed that the time was slipping on the execution of these tasks over time. It became apparent that the server was unable to maintain the […]

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Stop FileZilla Server Interface from loading on startup

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I manage a server for a client that has the FileZilla Server running as a service. Every time I connect to the server and login the FileZilla Server Interface loads and pops into focus which after some time gets a bit annoying since it is rarely needed. It appears that the option to load the […]

Register ASP.Net on IIS in Windows 7

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In IIS on Windows 7 it appears that the ‘old fashioned’ method of using ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool (Aspnet_regiis.exe) is no longer the correct method to update the script maps. Instead the Windows feature should be enabled via the control panel by following the steps below:

Open the Control Panel
Select “Programs”
Select “Turn Windows Features on or […]

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Discover which ASP.Net Worker Process Belongs to each AppPool

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Ever needed to know which ASP.Net worker process (w3wp.exe)  belongs to an App Pool? Well I did recently when I needed to attach to it for debugging and there was no obvious way to find out which process related to each app pool. A little bit of research led me to discover AppCmd.exe. I wrote […]

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Setup SMTP Logging on Windows Server 2008 by enabling the ODBC Logging module

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I recently had a client who had some issues delivering mail from their site so I went to look at the SMTP logs only to find that there were none there (I am embarrassed to say). I notice that I had configured the logs to be written to a custom directory on a separate drive from the operating system and thought […]

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Shortcut to Implement Abstract Class or Interface in Visual Studio

A great time saving shortcut in Visual Studio to implement an Abstract Class or Interface in Visual Studio. Using the shortcut will populate all of the abstract class method signatures for you.

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