Suppressing Personal Identifiable Information (PII) in WCF log files

Given the vast amount of information transported between systems in today’s enterprise environments, a lot of which is considered either private (addresses, social security numbers, credit card information, mortgage and pension plans, etc) or of high business value, information security is key. From the release of WCF, it has brought us tremendous flexibility and allowed…

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Adding a new BizTalk Server Isolated Host needs a new Application Pool

Recently, we tried creating a secondary Isolated Host to separate receive and send processing for WCF. After reconfiguring the servers, we were faced with the “Receive location for address ‘‘ not found. (The BizTalk receive location may be disabled)”. Puzzled, we looked around for configuration issues. After some reading (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa559328.aspx), we remembered a new isolated…

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Running Virtual Machines under alternate user credentials on a Domain Controller

Introduction Recently, I was experimenting with Team Foundation Server 2008, setting it up with SSL and running it within a test domain. For the Team Foundation Server, I couldn’t use the host installation as it runs Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 edition and TFS doesn’t support (see the TFS installation guide, under ‘Overview of Team…

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Fixing exception messages on the .NET Compact Framework 3.5

FWIW: I recently ran into trouble while developing for the .NET Compact Framework, v3.5. Upon all exceptions, the framework would tell me: “An error message is available for this exception but cannot be displayed because these messages are optional and are not currently installed on this device. Please install ‘NETCFv35.Messages.EN.wm.cab’ for Windows Mobile 5.0 and above…

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