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What am I doing wrong??? CommunityServer issue...

I do intend to post this in the CommunityServer forums; just want to check I'm not being really dumb . Ok, this CS installation is at OrcsWeb so I have the default (System->Configuration) timezone set to user timezone (for myself) is set to GMT...problem is that my posts are taking 7 hours to my own timezone is ignored...anyone encountered this issue??? (Oh, I've set the time on this post to now-7 hours so it appears straight away...)

posted @ Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:11 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! ]

[HELP] Question on Windows Server 2003 Wildcard Mapping and VS.NET

Here's what I'm doing - I have a wildcard map set on my IIS 6 server to allow me to do "/" path mapping through my ASP.NET HttpHandler - problem is that VS.NET can no longer open the web project at that address...anyone any idea why? UPDATE:  Looks like it has to do with Front Page Server Extension stuff...sooner that goes away the better (roll on VS.NET 2005!). Anyway, to get around this I used the instructions here which basically tell you how to avoid the nasty FPSE stuff and run Web Projects like a normal class library (which also...

posted @ Wednesday, March 09, 2005 10:06 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! VS.NET ]

One of those I can't even install a bit of software!

So I'm trying to install the Avalon November CTP Preview using the MSI downloaded from here - after passing the inquisition (using a virtual PC for testing stuff - I don't generally register them as they have lifetimes < 30 days) I have downloaded it, twice, run it and it hangs as the start screen. MSIEXEC.exe however is busy hoovering up memory (400MB+) ...tried disablign my virus scanner, running on my main machine (which has 1GB ram, just more foor for the MSIEXEC troll), same result. Any ideas???

posted @ Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:18 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! ]

Grr...stupid crappy source formatting...and a challenge for all!

Typical, I had a method all sorted which let me past code into Dreamweaver in a nice formatted way not perfect but the stupid thing has stopped working...hmm...OK, here's what I need - anyone have a method to do this? I need a tool or some other way to past code straight into Dreamweaver which meets these criteria: Fixed Stylesheet - so not dozens of <p> or <font> tags.  Does not use <pre> tag - this is important, pre just sucks for page flow Dynamically converts 'tab' code indents to &nbsp; tags Makes 'clean' HTML - so no...

posted @ Tuesday, June 08, 2004 11:30 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! ]

Right...gonna get back to this...and a request for assistance!

As I've been posting a bit recently,I've been having some problems with my DNS (entirely of my own making I should point out). Anyway, so these DNS problems have led me to do a bit of thinking about this here site - conclusion, I've been very lazy about posting stuff / looking after you my loyal reader (there is one of you right...hellooooo) - so I'm going to try and be a bit more proactive rather than reactive. Right, so plan is that I start writing mini-articles, at least one every two days on items as varied as repeaters to...

posted @ Tuesday, March 16, 2004 8:50 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! ]

.NET and Locked Files...

OK, can anyone explain why I can't check explicitly if I can lock a file before reading from it (i.e., check that no-one else is locking the file before trying to read from it). I'm using the marvellous FileSystemWatcher to wait for files being created in a directory before triggering a job - fine but there doesn't seem to be any easy way to check is a file is 'readable' before starting to read... Right now my way of doing this task is to attempt to read - and place a Read lock - on the file using the FileStream  and catch...

posted @ Monday, November 17, 2003 9:54 PM | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ .NET Help! ]

Puzzled by memory usage...

I have this command line app, when running in a 'normal' command window, it uses a fair whack of memory (around 60mb), but the second I minimize to taskbar, the memory usage drops to around 10mb....anyone any ideas why??? UPDATE: Apparently this has to do with 'Working Set size", it's generally nothing to get concerned over...there's a pretty good discussion here on pretty much the same topic...

posted @ Wednesday, November 12, 2003 10:34 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET Help! ]

Hmm...spoke too soon...

The saga continues, I can recieve mail OK, but I can't send it from my server; now, it works from the smtp local server on my main machine so I don't think it's a Firewall thing - I'm very confused! So if anyone has any idea why,please let me know!

posted @ Sunday, September 07, 2003 11:55 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! ]

Windows Server 2003 Bug in the SMTP administration tool

This one drove me nuts for a while, I have an smtp server running on my server, but occasionally, the SMTP administration snapin would disappear for no particular reason. This is needless to say VERY annoying - as there's not other effective way to administer SMTP and the snapin doesn't appear in the normal list. Well, forget where I found the solution but here's the fix - just run this command - regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\smtpsnap.dll and you'll magically see it's back!

posted @ Sunday, September 07, 2003 10:08 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Help! Windows Server 2003 ]

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