Windows Activation error 0x8007232A DNS Server failure

I have encountered this error many times: A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error Code 0x8007232A “DNS Server Failure” Activations errors are explained in the page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938450 It seems that the machine cannot locate a KMS server (or in my case that the server has been installed with a “wrong” product key) If…


Error when adding roles or features in Windows Server 2008

I wanted to add a new feature in my Windows Server 2008 but had problems when viewing the server management console:   “Server Manager encountered an unexpected error while collecting data about the status of this computer” when clicking in the detail link it said something like “Cannot open an anonymous level security token. (Exception…

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Enterprise Library 5.0 is being cooked! Make your suggestions.

Enterprise Library 5.0 is being planned, if you want to “be part” of the planning team you can do it! I’ve already seen the 100$ formula in other projects and I really like it.To spend your virtual 100$ go to Grigori’s blog. Here are my 100$ 20$ Make possible to have a centralized configurations for many applications. (Now…


Windows Vista Ultimate Update (Tinker)

There is a new game included in one of the latest Vista Ultimate Update. It is a puzzle game that is really addictive. You can also record a video, within the game…


4 hours with Silverlight (and Hosting)

After watching some of the great tutorial videos in Silverlight.net I decided to play a little bit with Silverlight 2 and VS2008. It is incredible all the funcionality that offers Silverlight with a plugin of 4.5 MB (WCF, Drawing, DataBinding, Linq ….) But what is even more incredible is the productivity you get right from the…

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PDC videos

Here are the videos of the PDC. Just the week after the end of the PDC we can see all the presentations of the PDC that shows us present and future of Microsoft Development. https://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ Here we can see the presentation of Windows Azure, Windows 7, Visual Studio 10, Team Foundation, Silverlight, C# 4.0, Office…


It’s the End for Windows 3.11!!

Many people has echoed the news about extending the life of OEM Windows XP. But there is not much fuss about that Windows 3.11 is going to be discontinued in embedded in 3 months (November 1st 2008) … 16 years after its release!     John Coyne’s Embedded Blog : It’s the End for 3.11!!


Web References in Visual Studio 2008

Some guys has asked about what happened to the Web References in Visual Studio 2008. Well if we pay a little bit of attention, by default in VS2008 there is no right button over the project -> "Add Web Reference". There is a "Add Service Reference" (without Web) that means it is using a Reference…


Strong Naming Guidance Application Block for Visual Studio 2008

Enterprise Library 4.0 has been released and the Strong Naming Guidance Application Block has been removed from the EntLib, but it is available as a separate download in entlibcontrib: The direct link is here: http://www.codeplex.com/entlibcontrib/SourceControl/DownloadSourceCode.aspx?changeSetId=18160 (Note that this is not a stable release) If you are too lazy busy to download, open VS and compile…


First impressions of Visual Studio 2008

Now that there is a new release of Visual Studio I wanted to take a closer look at it to see which are the improvements and new features. I really wanted to get to the new stuff about Linq and the .Net framework 3.5. But I got lost fiddling with the new UI, specially the…

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