July 2006 archive

Jul 15

“Service Unavailable” message when you access a website (when installing 32 and 64 bit versions of ASP.Net)

Let me clarify that about a billion things (ok, probably no more than a 100) can cause this error message, so this is just a particular scenario and it happens when you have 32 and 64 bit versions of asp.net installed on your web server. Here is an easy way to move around versions. In …

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Jul 12

How to enable ink

Ink is only supported on Internet Explorer as it is an activex plug-in To enable ink, you have to activate it in your user profile. Just click your username in the upper right corner and set enable ink to yes under the "Site Options" tab. To learn more about Profile settings and options, click here …

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Jul 09

Error 28805 Setup cannot finish the request to the SQL Server 2005 Reporting Service report server. Verify that the report server is installed and running, and that you have sufficient privledges to access it.

Seriously, this error message is such a drag… I had to reinstall the stupid thing over and over and I even went through the trouble of reinstalling the whole server when the only problem was Reporting Services was using a certificate… Anyways, that's all you have to do, go to the Reporting Services configuration manager, …

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Jul 04

Create a self-signed, code-signing certificate

I've been mostly interested in self-signed certificates for other uses, but surely this provides a good idea of how to use the utility and you can mold it to your needs in the future. Here is the article: Create a self-signed, code-signing certificate You can use the following procedure to create a self-signed, code-signing certificate …

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Jul 04

How to create a self-signed SSL certificate with IIS 6

I never ran into this issue with IIS as I usually install a Certificate Authority and do it that way, but I guess it might come in handy for personal websites and saving some money. Here are the details: Create a self-signed SSL certificate with IIS 6.0 Resource Kit SelfSSL The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit …

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