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Cannot Install Windows SDK :(

  You try to install latest Windows SDK and it does not work. If you look at the setup log file...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 06/27/2012

Windows Diagnostics with Windows Azure Issue

Windows Azure Diagnostics does not work, you see following in the Compute Emulator =>...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 06/27/2012

Enabling Advanced Driver Tracing for the SQL Native Client ODBC Drivers

If you are using the SQL Native Client ODBC driver, there is built-in high performance very detailed...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 05/15/2012

PowerShell Command Separator Is ; and Not &

  Ahh PowerShell, I still cannot fully embrace your powerful weirdness. With normal NT command...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 04/28/2012

Disabling => CLRDLL: No CLR image loaded (i.e. mscorwks.dll)

I’m debugging using the Debugging Tools For Windows (WinDbg).  Debugging a native C++ process...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 04/26/2012

Calculating read_only_routing_url for AlwaysOn

  When setting up read-only routing for SQL Server AlwaysOn, you have to configure each...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 04/25/2012

Tracking Handle Misuse Using Application Verifier and Windbg

In a recent MSDN forum post Connection Pooling randomly throwing COM exceptions I uncovered an issue...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 09/08/2009

Nice day

Yes.

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 02/11/2009

How to tell if binary is x86 or amd64?

First get dumpbin tool, ships with any Windows SDK. Run dumpbin /headers on the binary, then look at...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 11/25/2008

TrustedInstaller

Just a note to self, when typing in TrustedInstaller into security dialogs in Vista/Windows 2008, be...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 10/07/2008

What is mscorwks_ntdef.dll?

Ok, file this one under debugger trivia.  If you are debugging a 32-bit CLR process from a...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 10/06/2008

How To Read Data From AD LDS Into Java

Just helping out the next person, this code took me all day to cobble together. Key tricky part was...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 09/23/2008

Chicken + Egg Problem With Hyper-V

When we neglect to port an old and crusty feature, one will always wave a few hands and say it's...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2008

SqlClient Timeouts Revealed

Just some notes from recent discussions internal and external of how timeouts work with...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 08/29/2008

Why Can't I Log Into SQL Server?

Even though I've been working on the SQL Server protocol layer for the past 3 years I still have...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 08/27/2008

In case you have not heard the buzz, we have this new thing called Live Mesh that is pretty...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 06/04/2008

Finding Locals In CLR

Today I'm looking at a few Watson dumps trying to determine why SqlConnection is failing to connect...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 05/30/2008

Connection Pooling, ADO.NET, SPIDs

If you have pooling issues with ADO.NET (leaking connections, pool size exceeded, etc...) one way to...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 05/08/2008

Debugging .NET Code

Some days I wonder how customers debug .NET code. I've been debugging CLR for many years using a mix...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2008

Writing CLR Stored Procedures

I'm trying to write some CLR sprocs to test out the TDS behavior of CLR sprocs versus T-SQL sprocs...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2008

Why does Windows Always Want To Hide Things From Me?

Over the years, I find more and more of the Windows UI is designed to hide things like where the...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 04/15/2008

High Performance Help In VS.NET 2008

Don't know about you, but some days I'm so busy I don't have time to wait while VS.NET spawns...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 03/28/2008

MacGruber Transactions

Found an interesting bit of code on the newsgroups the other day .... what I like to call MacGruber...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 03/26/2008

Easy Way To Debug SSL Issues With Web Services (Including SQL Server 2005 SOAP Endpoints)

Here is a nice easy way to debug SSL issue with Windows 2003 that I discovered while working on SOAP...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 03/13/2006

Debugging SQL Connectivity 101

Note to self: Things to remember to check next time I can't connect to SQL... 1. Is SQL started?...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 02/25/2006

Debugging Java Memory Leaks

Hello world, I am working late on the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver. Very fun job, but the...

Author: Matt Neerincx [MSFT] Date: 10/14/2005