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…


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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