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Enterprise Single Sign-On Service not getting started on BizTalk 2006 R2

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION After installing the .NET framework 4.0, I wasn't able to start the Enterprise...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 04/05/2012

Getting error "The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine"

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: While I was trying to connect to an Access Database from Visual Studio 2010 on...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 11/29/2010

Did you know? How to connect to Microsoft Access database from a .NET 4.0 application

Goal: To write a SQL command that will connect to the Microsoft Access 2010 database in Visual...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 11/02/2010

Did you know? To use the SQL select command based on a value selected from a dropdown list

Background: I was looking for a requirement where I needed to use the SQL SELECT command based on a...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/26/2010

Breaking Changes in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 was released by Microsoft yesterday (12th April 2010). VS 2010 promises a lot of...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 04/13/2010

Visual Studio IDE hung while switching from Source View to Design View

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: While switching between the design view and the source view in Visual Studio,...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 03/29/2010

Getting error "IIS is not installed or is disabled" during SQL Reporting Services installation

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: One of my customers was trying to install SQL Reporting Services and noticed...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 03/25/2010

Unable to connect to Remote Desktop Web Connection (TSWeb)

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: My customer was facing issue while installing the Remote Desktop Web Connection...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 01/12/2010

IE prompting for authentication on Windows 2008 machine due to the DEP feature

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: One of my customers observed that IE 8 is prompting for authentication every...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 12/17/2009

ASP.NET 2.0 web application crashes with Fatal Execution Engine Error (80131506)

My customer is repeatedly seeing the following crash events in the event viewer while running the...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/28/2009

Issues with File extensions on IIS 7

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: We were trying to run a windows application which is getting invoked from a...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/28/2009

Unable to run Biztalk 2009 Project using Visual Studio 2008

I was trying to run a BizTalk Project using Visual Studio 2008 and was getting the following error...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/22/2009

A batch file for setting IE as the default browser

One of my customers wanted assistance to set the Internet Explorer as the default browser through...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/15/2009

How to Disable Internet Explorer 8 Welcome Screen Through Group Policies

My customer wanted to disable the IE 8 Welcome Screen through group policies. Background: After we...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 08/19/2009

Unable to install Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-070 for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1

My customer was trying to install the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-070 for Microsoft Visual...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 06/18/2009

Things to be considered while configuring Proxy Exception list for IE through group policy

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION You are trying to set the proxy server and the exception list for the Internet...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 03/19/2009

Custom adm file to enable an IE setting through Group Policy

My customer wanted to enable the IE setting "use HTTP 1.1 through proxy connections" on all the...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 02/16/2009

Problems installing ASP.NET 1.1 on Windows 2008

I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year 2009. This is my first blog for the year. I...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 01/02/2009

How To configure SQL server to store session state

I was trying to implement storing ASP.NET session in SQL server today and faced a few problems...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/04/2008

Common reasons for the session loss issue in ASP.NET applications

I have handled a lot of session related issues till now; I felt the need to key in a few checkpoints...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 09/29/2008

Internet user being prompted for authentication

A few days back I got an interesting case. The customer was trying to access a site...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 08/28/2008

Worker process restarting repeatedly disabling the application pool

I have been into .NET debugging recently and one of the issues I was able to figure out the root...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 11/26/2007

Troubleshooting heap corruption issues

One of my customers was noticing that his worker process crashed repeatedly (W3SVC error 1011)....

Author: Akshay N S Date: 11/23/2007

How to reset Authentication ticket timeout value on every request

One of my customers had implemented forms authentication in his ASP.NET 2.0 web application. He was...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/10/2007

How to remove Etags

One of my customers wanted to know how he can disable the entity tags in the IIS headers. He wanted...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 09/21/2007

Getting System.MissingMethodException: Method not found

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: ===================== One of my customers was trying to redefine the caption...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 09/19/2007

Unable to configure SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

I started with MOSS 2007 today and first thing I did was to install MOSS 2007 J. The installation...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 08/14/2007

How TO: Change Application Pool Identity Programmatically

A few days back I had a thought that how a System Administrator tend to have the same settings on...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 07/20/2007

Button events not firing over NLB

I have seen many blogs and a lot of articles that talked about how to use in-process sessions or...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 06/26/2007

How To: allow null values for certain fields in a record of the Biztalk schema

I got this interesting issue the other day when I was troubleshooting a Biztalk issue with one of my...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 05/24/2007

Unable to browse the web application pointed to a share located on another computer

I got an interesting issue a few days back which I would like to share with everyone. The story goes...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 05/08/2007

ClickOnce Deployment failed due to improper trusts

What will happen to you when you come across an issue where you don't have a clue what is going...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 05/02/2007

Unable to run .mdb files present in the ASP.NET application

I am back after a long vacation :o) I was looking at this issue the other day and in fact I was a...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 04/19/2007

User.Identity.Name is returning the user used for Connect As in Windows 2000 SP4

This was a very informative case I handled recently. I had to research a lot before I came to a...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/31/2006

Unable to write events to the log file in website model (ASP.NET 2.0)

I was working with one of my customers on the other day and found something very informative...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/10/2006

We were unable to open ASP.NET Projects while using Forms Authentication

Few days back, I saw a very interesting issue. Thought, I must share it… Background ========== 1)...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/04/2006

Who am I?

Thank you for your interest in my Blog! My name is Akshay N S and I am working at Microsoft as a...

Author: Akshay N S Date: 10/03/2006