Basic Steps for Making a Process Monitor (ProcMon) Capture

    ProcMon is an indispensable tool that zillions of people have used. Here are some easy steps for starting, stopping, and saving a Procmon capture.   Download ProcMon from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx.   Unzip ProcessMonitor.zip     Copy ProcMon.exe to the server or workstation that you’re performing troubleshooting on   Launch Procmon by double-clicking Procmon.exe  …

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Why am I not seeing what I expect in the Security Event log?

      Often the Windows Security Event log disappoints people when they’re trying to find clues to some kind of permissions or rights problem–to a 401 unauthorized response from IIS, for a common example. They open the log up, they see dozens of events, but they don’t usually see the type of information they…

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Notes on Debug mode versus Release Mode

  Dlls compiled in debug mode should stay in the developmental environment while they’re being debugged, improved, stepped-through, and tweaked. When the dll is ready to be deployed (released) to a high-traffic server—such as a SharePoint TEST, QA, or Production Farm—the dll should be recompiled in release mode. When in debug mode. . . Expect…

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