Things to keep in mind regarding Registry while migrating a 32 bit application from Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64

If you are migrating a 32 bit application from Vista x64  to Windows 7 x64 and your application relies on some information in registry. There are few things you should consider as following. In Windows 7, registry is virtualized. As a result, wow64 applications don’t have to explicitly provide registry path with Wow6432Node node. For…

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Why is my ConnectionString incorrect..?

Folks, I wanted to post this experience as I struggled for a couple of days trying to figure out what’s wrong in my connection string when I handled a migration scenario from Windows 2000 to Windows 2008. I had a bunch of VBScripts doing database update jobs running successfully over years on the Windows 2000/XP…

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Running SQL Server ‘Default’ instance on a non-default (or non-standard) TCP port: : tips for making application connectivity work

We know that with the default setup of SQL Server (SQL Server 2000/2005/2008), the ‘Default’ instance listens on TCP port 1433. But we have seen that some customers prefer running SQL Server ‘Default’  instance on a TCP Port other than 1433 (a non-default TCP Port) – primarily for security reasons. If a ‘Default’ instance of…

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How to force System.Xml.Xsl.XslCompiledTransform class to not use self closing tags for empty nodes

In .NET 2.0 framework when you use System.Xml.Xsl.XslCompiledTransform class for transforming a document then we always get self closing tags for all the elements which have nothing inside their body. There is no direct way to ask it to use separate closing tags e.g. <BODY> <TABLE></TABLE> <BR></BR> </BODY> transforms as <BODY> <TABLE/> <BR/> </BODY>  …

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