Todd's Blog

My contribution to the SharePoint community

Blog is Still Alive

Cannot believe at this point I can still write a blog post here. Coolio.

Author: Toddca Date: 06/28/2014

Spankin' New Blog

Got a new blog site, please join me here http://todd-carter.com

Author: Toddca Date: 03/09/2010

On Twitter Now

After being push and prodded by my friends I have decided to join the Twitter community @Toddca. I...

Author: Toddca Date: 05/02/2009

SharePoint Session State; The Guest That Just Won’t Leave

MOSS uses ASP.Net session state for Forms Services, Project Server, etc. SharePoint installs a...

Author: Toddca Date: 03/17/2009

Run (As Your AppPool Account) Forrest

When running within a website that uses impersonation you find it necessary sometimes to have your...

Author: Toddca Date: 02/11/2009

PrepareToMove Away From Running This Command

If you are a SharePoint Admin that is still running stsadm –o PrepareToMove before detaching a...

Author: Toddca Date: 01/30/2009

High Memory is Relative

Like most folks I customize my computer to fit my needs. I apply a myriad of registry settings,...

Author: Toddca Date: 01/23/2009

Customizing the Rendering of a Custom SPField

I was recently asked by a customer how to use a PropertySchema field value within a RenderPatten's...

Author: Toddca Date: 01/23/2009

The Zero Downtime SharePoint Patching Myth

Unfortunately it is not possible to update/patch SharePoint without occurring some amount downtime....

Author: Toddca Date: 08/02/2008

Where Did That AppPool Go?

I am a big fan of anything that gives me more insight as to what is happening on my system. One such...

Author: Toddca Date: 06/05/2008

Database Disconnect Issues with SharePoint

I have spent a good deal of time lately working with one of my MOSS 2007 customers on a database...

Author: Toddca Date: 03/23/2008

.Net Framework Version Overview

I am frequently asked about the various .Net framework versions floating around. As the .Net...

Author: Toddca Date: 08/08/2007

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Remote Blob Storage API

Probably one of the worst KB articles I have seen lately introduces, what has the potential to be a...

Author: Toddca Date: 08/06/2007

Download your Hotfixes!

Up to this point Microsoft has always required customers to make a phone call into Microsoft Product...

Author: Toddca Date: 07/27/2007

Recently I have been looking into MOSS related certifications and ran across the MCTS...

Author: Toddca Date: 06/14/2007

Moving To SharePoint

Since coming to Developer Support in 2003 I have been working with ASP.NET and IIS. 4 years in any...

Author: Toddca Date: 05/28/2007

WSS 3.0 32bit on x64

Question: So what happens when you have an x64 development box running Windows 2003 R2 x64...

Author: Toddca Date: 05/15/2007

Logging 32bit ASP.Net Performance Counters on a Windows 2003 64bit OS

Recently an issue came up where an admin was upgrading their Windows 2003 Server OS from 32bit to...

Author: Toddca Date: 05/08/2007

My Experience with Microsoft Speech Server 2007

I just completed building my first MSS07 application and I thought I would jot down my thoughts and...

Author: Toddca Date: 01/26/2007

Hashtable insert failed. Load factor too high

I just got involved in a case where a customer of mine was hitting the following exception on .Net...

Author: Toddca Date: 01/26/2007

Bytes In All Heaps > Private Bytes?

The other day I had a friend of mine approach me about a possible bug he had found in the CLR memory...

Author: Toddca Date: 09/18/2006

Event Handlers Gone Wild

Today I ran across an issue that my good buddy Tess hit with one of her customers a while back.The...

Author: Toddca Date: 09/05/2006

I'm Back!

Today I am back from a 6 month project working on NGIM (Next Generation Incident Management). It is...

Author: Toddca Date: 09/05/2006

Update::Deleting ASP.NET 2.0 Application Sub-Directories Shuts Down the AppDomain

I have some additional information regarding my post the detailed the deleing of application...

Author: Toddca Date: 07/17/2006

AppPool Running ASP.NET 2.0 May Crash On Process Exit

Ran into an interesting issue the other day while working with a customer and I thought I would...

Author: Toddca Date: 03/01/2006

The Wait Class

Back when I did most of my coding with C++ I really liked the simplicity and compactness of using...

Author: Toddca Date: 01/04/2006

IIS 6 Crashing With Some Asynchronous Handlers

When an ASP.NET application uses Asynchronous Handlers with IIS 6 the worker process (w3wp.exe) may...

Author: Toddca Date: 01/03/2006

Deleting ASP.NET 2.0 Application Sub-Directories Shuts Down the AppDomain

This issue seems to be coming up recently since ASP.NET 2.0 shipped; probably because this behavior...

Author: Toddca Date: 12/01/2005

An ASP.NET & SQL Server Performance Issue

I have worked a few high profile performance related issues in the last six months which all...

Author: Toddca Date: 11/14/2005

Normal Users On Terminal Server Fail To Run .Net Framework Applications

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours running through a live debug via Office Live Meeting (OLM) to...

Author: Toddca Date: 06/08/2005

IsInRole Is Slow

Authentication to ASP.NET May be Slow When using custom authentication modules and/or role based...

Author: Toddca Date: 04/28/2005

Personal Data

I have worked for Microsoft for a little over 8 years. My current role is as a Senior Escalation...

Author: Toddca Date: 04/27/2005