Chris Gray discusses custom applications he's developed for Windows Home Server and explores applications for energy savings.
MSDN Magazine July 2008
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Recently I had a weird problem while trying to install SQL Server Reporting Service in my local PC. I am using Windows Vista Home Premium and I wanted to configure SSRS in my PC. During the installation, the setup wizard listed all the services that we want to install and I found that only Reporting Server checkbox option was disabled and I wondered why??? I thought it may be becuase of some installation problem and tried again and its useless... I googled lot of sites for 3 days and finally found that due to some IIS issues, it is not possible to install Reporting Server in Vista Home Premium version. Reporting Server needs some specific IIS features to be installed in the machine.
But unfortunately those features are not available for Home Premium users which in term restricts users not to install reporting server in our PCs... Also, Microsoft has accepted it as an issue and its not possible to get it install in Home Premium...just wanted to share and might be useful for someone like me.
I have Windows 7 home Premium on 64 bit machine. I have installed Visual Studio 2008 sucessfully and SQL Server 2008 installer also shows "successful" installation. However when I try to login thru Sql mgmt Studio, I get error " No process is on the
other end of the pipe". I checked SQL Server configuration and Named Pipes configuration, that seems all right. When I checked event log, it had following msg:
The Tabular Data Stream (TDS) version 0x730a0003 of the client library used to open the connection is unsupported or unknown. The connection has been closed.
on googling, some of posts suggest to download .Net f/w 2.0 SP1. I downloaded the same from MS site, but on instllation, I get msg "this version is not supported on windows vista".
Please suggest any solution/workaround, i have been struggling with this for sometime now.
thanks in advance
i can not able to install SQL server 2005 Developer on windows 7 Home Premium.
i have wimdows 7 Home premium, 64 bit operating system, 4 GB RAM
i can not able to install SQL server database engine and books online but i want to install SQL server database engine running so any idea on that will be appreciated.
i have error like 'how to: view SQL server 2005 setup log files ''
but i have no idea on that means what i have to do for that coz my friend did installation on vista so that source is good.
i am sorry previously i mention wrong now this is right.
i was trying to install SQL server 2005 not SP1...
i have few screenshot of those error page follow this link
and you will see one screenshot so please look at that and reply me as soon as possible...
please anyone have any idea on this...................
How to create a virtual directory and get benefit of the IIS. Is there a workaround to accomplish this without the Windows Authentication for Windows 7 Home Premium Edition?
Thanks in advance,
The problem I am posting here is that I was facing nearly 2 weeks around. Any body comes with this stuff please help.
Word Automation in sample ASP.NET(C#) application.
I am using Microsoft.Office.Inetrop.Word Assembly for automation. Here I am reading a XXX.dot template file and fill the contents with dynamic data.
When i am executing my code in localhost:someportnumber the automation is working fine and I could get expected result and when I am hosting in my inetmgr(Windows XP is my OS) it is also working fine.
But the problem is that when I am hosting in my production server(Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition) I am not able to perform automation and results in the following error.
Data: System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternalMessage: Word has encountered a problem.Source: Microsoft Word
The code gets failed in the following line:
ApplicationClass wordApp = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.ApplicationClass();
Document wordDoc = wordApp.Documents.Add(ref oTemplate, ref oFalse, ref oMissing, ref oMissing); // Error in this line
I cannot able to proceed further. Can anybody please help me in solving this issue?
I have been looking everywhere online regarding this, but have not found a clear answer.
I have an ASP.Net app running on Windows Server 2008, it's basically a reporting app using Crystal Reports. I have encountered a roadblock in regards to rendering some pages. When I run the app in Visual Studio(on the same 2008 machine) everything works perfectly. Yet when I publish it and run it live the reports will not display correctly, I get a message saying Failed to render page.
I looked this error up in the Crystal Reports website and the fixes they have there refer to giving the windows "aspnet" user full access rights to certain folders on the machine. I would be happy to do this, however there is no aspnet user in Windows Server 2008.
I installed the server and set its role to be Web Server. I also checked all the options regarding ASP.Net and IIS 6 compatibility. Yet there is no ASPNET username anywhere.
Did I set the server up wrong? or do I have to do something within ASP.Net to create this user and then give it rights?
I had the CSS friendly adapters working great on our old server (windows server 2003 - 32bit) and now we have moved to a 64 bit environment and now I can not get the CSS friendly adapters to work.
We are using SharePoint 2007.
Is there another work thru for 64bit environment.
I notice windows server 2008 has a directory C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64 would I be using the browser file in this directory???
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