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Monthly archives for June, 2012

Speed Up Your Site With IIS Compressi...

Speed Up Your Site With IIS Compression

I recently did an audit of one of my sites which needed some speed improvements which can also help your SEO efforts.  Here is a brief outline of tasks that I performed. Without making any changes to the code the first place to start looking is in IIS. IIS Compression First check to see if […]

Use 32bit DCOMCNFG To View Automation...

Use 32bit DCOMCNFG To View Automation Servers

Installing Office on your servers isn’t the best thing to do but if you really have to then you will hit some 32bit COM issues such as: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {00024500-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} failed due to the following error: 80070005 Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)). After digging […]

Teamcity Powershell Runner The system...

Teamcity Powershell Runner The system cannot execute the specified program

I ran into a nasty little problem today in TeamCity 7.1 EAP whilst trying to get the PowerShell runner to execute a script but with PowerShell configured to run under .Net 4.  If you’re not sure how to make PowerShell run using .Net 4 just do the following: In C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 create a powershell.exe.config file Insert the following: […]

Net Search Media Review and NetSearch...

Net Search Media Review and Complaints

I’m starting  a new section on Internet scams and general sales sleazebags that I come across in the hope that it will save other people from going through the same pain that I or others have been through. Net Search Media Complaints First on the list is, there are plenty of Net Search Media […]

How To Install RoundCube With hMailSe...

How To Install RoundCube With hMailServer, Windows 2008, IIS7 and MSSQL 2012

This article describes how to install RoundCube on Windows 2008, IIS7 and SQL Server (MSSQL) 2012 with hMailServer.  I couldn’t really find much out there regarding this setup so here are the steps:               Install PHP for IIS Install PHP using the web platform which will automatically configure IIS, […]

How to Find Out Which Windows Process...

How to Find Out Which Windows Process is Using a File

I always seem to come across the same problem trying to delete files from our build server: “the action can’t be completed because the folder or file in it is open in another program” Having found this really useful tool called unlocker it’s now an essential part of my collection! URL: It’s super simple to […]