Gaffer-Tape Engineering

A journal of my exploits, professional and personal, with regards to fitting square pegs in round holes.

Report Viewer Throwing a 404 Error on Printing or Export

I had a case recently that was peculiar to say the least and took some interesting troubleshooting,...

Author: kneave Date: 02/23/2012

Personal Projects and My Blogs

This blog has long been a combination of professional and personal posts, insofar as I post about my...

Author: kneave Date: 08/12/2011

SSRS 2005 Issue: 'Method not Found: CleanCurrentUserName()' and 'Report Server is not responding'

I've been researching an issue today relating to a problem with SSRS 2005, the symptoms are as...

Author: kneave Date: 06/17/2011

TCP Provider Error/Semaphore Timeout from an SSIS Package

I had a particularly tricky case recently that took a while to track down the cause, sharing in case...

Author: kneave Date: 04/15/2011

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Logging

This is another post that is for my own reference though likely useful to a number of people is on...

Author: kneave Date: 08/24/2010

Installing Reporting Services 2005 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I've recently moved to the SQL Developer Team and I'm currently building a one stop SQL machine with...

Author: kneave Date: 06/09/2010

Installing TFS 2010 RC on Windows Home Server

A quick update to my previous post regarding installing TFS 2020 Beta2 on Windows Home Server, the...

Author: kneave Date: 02/12/2010

Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010 VM Factory

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server...

Author: kneave Date: 01/15/2010

Home Server and Media Centre Posts: New Home

Howdy, For those who may have noticed a decrease in the number of non-TFS related posts on here you...

Author: kneave Date: 12/08/2009

Installing TFS 2010 Beta2 on Windows Home Server

Updated: This precedure also works for TFS 2010 RC using the latest bits. After many attempts to...

Author: kneave Date: 10/30/2009

Unable to Create Team Projects On a Fresh Install of TFS 2008 SP1 on IIS7; TF201072

I’ve just installed TFS 2008 SP1 (slipstreamed) and could connect to my new server however could not...

Author: kneave Date: 09/15/2009

VSTS 2010 Beta 1 Installation

Is easy.  Very easy in fact, upgrade isn’t much more difficult either!  There is a...

Author: kneave Date: 05/20/2009

Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 and Recorded TV

Power Pack 2 has been released, huzzah!  There are a lot of new features in the box for remote...

Author: kneave Date: 04/01/2009

Custom Build Tasks

Just came across a great project to create a number of customer build tasks for TFS Build.  It...

Author: kneave Date: 03/19/2009

Troubleshooting the TFS Data Warehouse

A nice guide someone just pointed out to me on MSDN:...

Author: kneave Date: 03/19/2009

TFS Backup to Live Mesh

I’ve been thinking about the “little guys” of late and solutions not always available to the small...

Author: kneave Date: 01/26/2009

TFS Permissions: Allow vs. Deny (and a fix)

Allow and Deny permissions can cause confusion in TFS, for the most part deny overrides allow which...

Author: kneave Date: 01/21/2009

Resetting Reporting Services 2005 for Team Foundation Server

Nine times out of ten most TFS related Reporting Services 2005 issues can be resolved by resetting...

Author: kneave Date: 12/02/2008

Recreating SQL Server Reporting Services 2005 Data Sources for Team Foundation Server

Under some situations you may come across an issue that requires you to delete and recreate the data...

Author: kneave Date: 12/02/2008

Team Foundation Server 2008 Disaster Recovery

As I mentioned some time ago I have been writing a few documents to compliment the official...

Author: kneave Date: 11/27/2008

This post is more for myself than anyone, it is a collection of links difficult to find that are...

Author: kneave Date: 10/22/2008

TFS Activity Logging in TFS 2005/2008

There is a feature of TFS that allows all commands run through it logged to an internal database....

Author: kneave Date: 09/19/2008

Windows Home Server and Live Mesh

Regular readers of my blog will know I've been a fan of Foldershare on Home Server for a while now....

Author: kneave Date: 07/25/2008

Win32 Error Codes and HRESULT Definitions

Not the snappiest of titles though if you are debugging Win32 applications, COM servers or just see...

Author: kneave Date: 07/25/2008

Virtual Server and Differencing Disks

Another trick I use in Virtual Server is the use of differencing disks. A differencing disk is one...

Author: kneave Date: 07/15/2008

How To: Failover a Mirrored Data Tier when the Principle Data-Tier is Not Available

Recently I've been working on SQL mirroring with TFS and concentrating on worst case scenarios, when...

Author: kneave Date: 06/04/2008

Vista Media Centre and Freeview

So, I ordered a dual tuner (http://shop.blackgold.tv/product/3550.html) and plugged it in to the...

Author: kneave Date: 05/19/2008

My New Toy: Windows Media Centre

I've had an old warhorse of a machine serving my media needs for some years and now I am moving...

Author: kneave Date: 05/16/2008

Testing TFS in a Virtual Environment

I've been a long standing proponent of virtual environments, for creating isolated test environments...

Author: kneave Date: 05/15/2008

Foldershare and Warcraft Addons

So, my name is Jason and I play World of Warcraft. Shock, horror, etc... The problem is that I play...

Author: kneave Date: 03/28/2008

Upcoming TFS Tutorials

I am currently writing a few tutorials for common issues I see with my customers TFS instances, so...

Author: kneave Date: 03/27/2008

TFS Version Checking and Trial Extention Tool

Brian Harry has released a new version of the TFS Version Checking tool, more information below....

Author: kneave Date: 01/17/2008

Team Development with TFS Guide

Came across this very lengthy, detailed guide on Team Development With TFS and thought I would share...

Author: kneave Date: 01/11/2008

Webguide Goes Live

Today (or recently) WebGuide for WHS goes live as a free download. For those who haven't come across...

Author: kneave Date: 01/10/2008

Team Foundation Server - Overview

I just received a question from a friend of mine, James Alderman (there's your mention James ;) )...

Author: kneave Date: 12/21/2007

Team Foundation Server Administration Tool

Found a nice little tool on CodePlex that I will be looking at further as this project continues;...

Author: kneave Date: 12/20/2007

My Home Server Upgrade

I recently decided to take the plunge and decided my home server really deserved a case rather than...

Author: kneave Date: 12/20/2007

Team Foundation Server Admin Project

A lot of the problems I come across, and this wont be a surprise to anyone who has had to do it, are...

Author: kneave Date: 12/19/2007

TFS Client API and 64bit Systems

I had a case recently where a someone was trying to develop an application which used the TFS Client...

Author: kneave Date: 12/18/2007

FolderShare + Home Server + OSX = WIN

Not exactly a Home Server addin so I didn't add it to The List but I'm finding that FolderShare is...

Author: kneave Date: 12/17/2007

Team Foundation Server Web Access - Post Installation Issues

FYI, if you install a fresh build of Team Foundation Server and immediately install the Web Access...

Author: kneave Date: 11/22/2007

HomeServer Addins: The Essential Collection

An FAQ I am seeing internally is what Addins do people recommend for use with WHS so I am putting...

Author: kneave Date: 11/21/2007

Home Server Toolkit

The Home Server Toolkit v1.0 is now available for download, aids in troubleshooting Home Server...

Author: kneave Date: 10/09/2007

HomeServer Tomfoolery - Tips and Tricks

So, finally got homeserver running on my ghetto setup. At the minute it consists of a VIA EPIA...

Author: kneave Date: 09/28/2007

Renaming a TFS 2005 ATDT (Single Server Deployment)

The TFS training continues, today we were asked to rename a machine hosting a TFS ATDT. Easier said...

Author: kneave Date: 09/25/2007

VS.Net 2005 SP1, Windows Server 2003 and Large Patches

Today I have been having fun installing Visual Studio 2005 SP1 on my Windows Server 2003 SP2...

Author: kneave Date: 09/18/2007

It Begins...

I've found myself more and more at a loss to find useful info online and have often ended up "giving...

Author: kneave Date: 08/20/2007