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Changing file dates and other more uncommon properties in PowerShell

There are some file properties that aren’t too easy to change. Neither in the command line or in...

Author: JohanSt Date: 12/29/2011

System.Text.EncoderExceptionFallback

Today I found the following e-mail in my inbox: Hello According to this article,...

Author: JohanSt Date: 12/01/2011

Changing Site Settings through code in SharePoint 2010

It’s been quite a while since I had the time to post. A customer dropped me this question...

Author: JohanSt Date: 09/13/2011

Problems running sos-commands

Yesterday I tried opening up a standard dump file from a 64-bit Windows 2008 Server. It opened up...

Author: JohanSt Date: 03/04/2011

Updating the Smart tag panel of a WebControl requires closing and reopening the panel

The problem I came across the following scenario a while back: A customer was creating a custom...

Author: JohanSt Date: 09/02/2010

Using SSL without an Internet connection

Problem If you have a web application that uses SSL and this application, for some reason, is hosted...

Author: JohanSt Date: 02/02/2010

Make sure you have an Internet connection when using signed assemblies

A customer called in the other day and told me that his web application took a long time to start....

Author: JohanSt Date: 11/12/2009

Investigating Locks

Consider the following scenario: You have an ASP.NET application which intermittently responds...

Author: JohanSt Date: 10/09/2009

Problems with Flash-content in the WebBrowser control

A recent case I worked on involved the following scenario. Problem description The client was...

Author: JohanSt Date: 08/06/2009

Adding Server ROles to an IIS installation on an RODC

In a recent case I was involved with I stumbled upon something quite interesting. The customer had...

Author: JohanSt Date: 05/05/2009

Creating a game for the Zune

I've finally had the time to sit down and create a simple game for my Zune. Rather than running off...

Author: JohanSt Date: 03/31/2009

Internet Explorer 8 Released today

Today we release Internet Explorer 8. You'll be able to download it later today from...

Author: JohanSt Date: 03/19/2009

Glimpsing 10 years into the future

Stephen Elop, the president of Microsoft's Business Division recently held a presentation where he...

Author: JohanSt Date: 03/09/2009

Running a scheduled PowerShell script on a pre-Vista OS

It's been fun to see the reception that PowerShell has gotten. People are using it for tons of...

Author: JohanSt Date: 03/05/2009

PowerShell - Managing Feature Delegation in IIS7

Perhaps you've read my earlier post on advanced feature delegation using PowerShell and the IIS 7.0...

Author: JohanSt Date: 12/16/2008

Office Automation

A very common scenario that keeps sprouting new heads like a hydra is Office Automation. Let me...

Author: JohanSt Date: 10/14/2008

PowerShell - Advanced configuration editing in IIS7

I've written a lot of PowerShell posts lately and here's another one. :-) I got a question from one...

Author: JohanSt Date: 10/02/2008

PowerShell - Editing permissions on a file or folder

I got the following question from a reader the other day: I've been trying to figure out how to...

Author: JohanSt Date: 10/01/2008

PowerShell - Automatically organizing your mp3-collection

Is your mp3-collection perfectly sorted? I know mine wasn't. I thought I'd address that while...

Author: JohanSt Date: 09/23/2008

PowerShell - An introduction, Part II

This is a continuation of part I. If you haven't read it I suggest at least going through the...

Author: JohanSt Date: 08/25/2008

Back in business

Okay, after a summer break that no doubt got a little longer than expected I am now I'm now back in...

Author: JohanSt Date: 08/22/2008

The first thing you should do after setting up an IIS7-server

As you're probably well aware IIS7 relies heavily on a master configuration file named...

Author: JohanSt Date: 05/29/2008

PowerShell – An introduction, Part I

Over the past months I’ve been holding a couple of workshops on PowerShell. It’s quite an...

Author: JohanSt Date: 05/28/2008

Why doesn’t the GC kick in when the worker process is inactive?

I got the following question in my Getting started with windbg – post and I thought it might be...

Author: JohanSt Date: 05/13/2008

What to do about the slow startup of web services

Due to the architecture of web services and web applications they can be quite slow to start. For...

Author: JohanSt Date: 04/02/2008

Did you know Windows 9 will be voice controlled only?

Yesterday an early Alpha of Windows 9 was released on the corporate network and I couldn’t resist...

Author: JohanSt Date: 04/01/2008

Using IE6 With Visual Studio 2008

Here's a little scenario I came across the other day. I've forwarded the information to development,...

Author: JohanSt Date: 03/26/2008

Walkthrough - Troubleshooting a native memory leak

Problem: A customer called in. They had a Web Service running on a single IIS6. Memory usage would...

Author: JohanSt Date: 02/21/2008

Games on the Zune

I was really excited to hear that XNA 3.0 will support game development for the Zune. I've always...

Author: JohanSt Date: 02/21/2008

Monitoring Application Pool and Application Restarts

This morning I found the following in my inbox: I had set my web servers running on IIS 6 to recycle...

Author: JohanSt Date: 02/18/2008

Did you know? - Changing ASP.NET Version restarts IIS

Here's a little something I learned the other day. If you go to the ASP.NET tab and change the...

Author: JohanSt Date: 02/05/2008

Tess' Debugging Lab

My colleague Tess Ferrandez just posted this excellent lab that provides you with a sample...

Author: JohanSt Date: 02/04/2008

Debugging School

As you may or may not have noticed I've started organizing all posts I've made regarding debugging...

Author: JohanSt Date: 02/01/2008

Using WinDbg - Hunting Exceptions

Prerequisites This post will require some basic knowledge of windbg and the sos extension. For this...

Author: JohanSt Date: 01/31/2008

Implicit casting in DataRepeater not working in certain scenarios after SP1

Problem Using the following VB-syntax in a DataRepeater will no longer work after applying .NET...

Author: JohanSt Date: 01/30/2008

Using WinDbg - Advanced commands

Did you know you can build your own advanced commands using for each, if, etc? The complete list of...

Author: JohanSt Date: 01/23/2008

Exceptions

Introduction This was originally intended to be a post on identifying and troubleshooting Exceptions...

Author: JohanSt Date: 01/18/2008

Aspnet_state.exe crashing on Xp

I ran across an interesting situation with a customer today. He had a workstation running Windows Xp...

Author: JohanSt Date: 12/21/2007

Lot's of objects on the Large Object Heap on a 64-bit server

My colleague Tess showed me a dump today which I thought was really interesting. The scenario was as...

Author: JohanSt Date: 12/14/2007

New tools-section

I just added a page where I list some of the tools I use on a daily basis. You're probably familiar...

Author: JohanSt Date: 11/27/2007

Useful tools

Windbg Download This is by far the best tool to examine what is going on in a workerprocess. Once...

Author: JohanSt Date: 11/27/2007

Getting started with windbg - part II

This is a continuation of my previous post with the imaginative name Getting started with windbg -...

Author: JohanSt Date: 11/26/2007

Getting started with windbg - part I

Okay, I've previously written some random posts about how to set up windbg and how to troubleshoot...

Author: JohanSt Date: 11/13/2007

Clients getting incorrect session data or sessions are inexplicably reset

This is something me and my colleagues come across quite often. It is often quite time consuming to...

Author: JohanSt Date: 11/02/2007

The standard output buffer-stuffer

I just closed a case that I thought was a bit interesting. I could skip directly to the old Problem,...

Author: JohanSt Date: 09/26/2007

My web application times out when debugging in IIS7

Problem: When using Visual Studio 2005 to debug a web application under IIS7 you will find that...

Author: JohanSt Date: 09/12/2007

Test Projects and AJAX

If you have an AJAX project and you're using Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers you...

Author: JohanSt Date: 06/13/2007

The KB article every one should know about

Have you read http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307340? If not, I suggest you do so. If you need...

Author: JohanSt Date: 05/23/2007

Common reasons why your application pool may unexpectedly recycle

If your application crashes, hangs and deadlocks it will cause/require the application pool to...

Author: JohanSt Date: 05/16/2007

Finalizers and weak references

What do finalizers and weak references have in common? Well more than you might think actually....

Author: JohanSt Date: 04/26/2007

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