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A collection of articles on various topics that interest me. Written mostly in order to document my own solutions to problems, and published in the hope that they may help others save some time.


WebDAV Over SSL with Windows 7

While setting up WebDAV over HTTP and getting it to work is pretty straightforward on most operating systems, many attempts to make it work over SSL with Windows 7 appear to be like the battle of David versus Goliath. The good news is that it works and, contrary to most comments on the internet, it is not painfully slow, but actually quite snappy. The setup turns out to be simple as well, but is not very well documented.

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Code Signing ActiveX Controls and Windows Programs

Digitally signing Windows software is straightforward and can be performed in a few simple steps. Unfortunately, the documentation for the overall process is spread across many web sites, which further adds confusion to the terminology, file types and available tools. This article is an attempt to summarize the process under Windows from a practical perspective and without adding too much technical detail.

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Password Reset For Subsonic Music Streamer

The Subsonic music streaming server currently has not built-in way to recover or reset a lost password. If you locked yourself out, don’t give up just yet. The password reset method described in this article has been tested successfully with Subsonic 4.1 and 4.2.

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Debugging ActiveX Controls in Internet Explorer 8

Debugging ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer 8 has become a little bit more complicated compared to previous versions of the browser. In IE 5, 6 and 7 it was sufficient to host the ActiveX control in a web site and hit the F5 key from within Visual Studio. In the latest browser version this no longer possible, because of the browser’s new process model. This article describes the few extra steps required to attach Visual Studio to a debug session and enable breakpoints and other features.

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EntityClient Provider Named Connection Not Found Or Not Valid

When using Entity Framework models in an environment with multiple projects, such as an N-Tier web applications, the following run-time exception may appear:

The specified named connection is either not found in the configuration, not intended to be used with the EntityClient Provider, not valid.

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Windows Live Messenger Does Not Start Automatically or Save History

A registry fix for Live Messenger startup and history saving problems.

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Model-First Entity Framework With .MDF Database Files in App_Data

Embed an SQL server database instance inside your .NET application.

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The Signature Version of WRVS4400N, RVS4000 is Too Old

The error message in the title may be seen in the log files of Cisco WRVS4400N and RVS4000 routers (previously manufactured by Linksys).

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Joining Mac OS 10.6.5 to Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain

This article describes how to join Snow Leopard to a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain.

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Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler Won’t Execute .bat Files

When setting up scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2008 that execute batch files that work fine when started manually, but refuse to produce any results when started from or by the scheduler, even though it proudly shows Task completed, there a few quick things to check.

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