Update KB894351 for Windows XP SP3

When you navigate to this KB article you will see it only applies to Windows XP SP2. But always it provides you a hint once you meet this problem with IIS and SP3. Well, there are already people complaining that even if replacing xpsp2 with xpsp3 step 6 in Method 2 cannot work. In that…

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Notice on KB892847

Well, this KB article contains a hotfix for Windows Server 2003 SP1. Although this hotfix is part of SP2, you may notice that registry keys mentioned in this KB does not appear on your system after applying SP2. Therefore, you will have to follow the steps and create them manually. Until then, you get the…

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HTTP 401.1: Delegation Configuration Report

HTTP 401 is a common error code you may see in an error page. While 401 has a few sub cases, 401.1 is so common that I guess most web developers experience it in the past. Well, this post will not discuss everything about 401.1 but want to provide a hint if you split your…

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IIS 7 Availability Matrix

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 have been released for a long time. However, there are still some people asking whether their Vista or Server 2008 installation contains certain features. Well, Microsoft have the matrix published here for your reference. Please notice the following key points, Windows Vista Home Basic and Starter Editions has significant…

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32 Bit Performance on 64 Bit Windows

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Well, it is always hard to convince people that 32 bit processes are running on 64 bit Windows as first class citizens just like those 64 bit ones. So if you still have doubt, launch a web browser and navigate to this…

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BadImageFormatException Reproduced in Visual Studio 2008 on x64 Windows

This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights. Well, I guess most ASP.NET people know “Platform target” setting in a project. There are four options, Any CPU, x86, x64, and Itanium (aka IA64). When you are debugging a web application inside Visual Studio 2008 on x64 Windows, sometimes you will…

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Addition to KB936696

This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights. It is quite interesting that this KB article only talks about how to enable IIS 6 metabase audit, and there is no hint about how to disable it. Well, in fact it is rather easy to reverse the steps:) To disable the…

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I Love C# 4.0

Just finishing watch Anders Hejlsberg’s PDC 2008 session named The Future of C#, I feel so happy to be a C# developer. Those cool features are just cool. So I am going to download Visual Studio 2010 CTP tomorrow to test some of my understandings. Hope it brings me more fun. Of course I will…

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PDC 2008 and .NET New Logo

This year’s PDC is coming next week. Because there will be a lot of companies there (Microsoft for sure, DevExpress, Embarcadero, and so on) with many important announcements, I just cannot wait like these guys. I am quite interested in Visual Studio 2010 and Delphi Prism. You can keep an eye on the official site…

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Hello World

I have been a blogger for a long time. But in order to separate posts by content after joining Microsoft, I sign up this MSDN blog to publish Microsoft only posts, while my old personal blog continues to serve other posts. Right now I am really excited about my new position at Microsoft so I…

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