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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.


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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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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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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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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Using WP Super Cache with IIS 7

If you are lucky enough to have attracted some traffic on your WordPress blog, you may find yourself stuck with an overloaded web server that gets bombarded from links on Google, Digg or Twitter.

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SQL Management Studio Express Install Fails with Exception

When installing SQL Server Management Studio on top of an existing SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 installation, the setup program may fail with an exception.

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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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