Logparser Scenario 8:Checking the traffic/requests between a specific client and server

This blog entry is a continuation of the KB Article http://support.microsoft.com/?id=910447. Scenario 8: Checking the traffic/requests between a specific client and server Why would you do it in the first place? You may want to troubleshoot an authenticate issue for that specific client for the error that s/he reported to you. May be that’s why!…

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Logparser Scenario 7:Searching specific column names from a CSV file

This blog entry is a continuation of the KB Article http://support.microsoft.com/?id=910447. Scenario 7: Searching specific column data from a CSV file using Logparser Let’s say you have a CSV (comma separated value) text file as follows… abc,abd,ac,rd,abe,f,g1,2,3,4,5,6,73,2,3,4,5,2,53,4,5,7,3,5,7 And then, you want the columns with the following names… (abc, abd and abe) so that you can…


File copy issue while trying to copy the files to my USB drive

I like taking photos, and recently when I wanted to share some photographs with a couple of relatives via USB drive, I found a pretty interesting issue. I had about 200 pictures which I wanted to copy in my 1 GB USB drive. I selected all of them and when I tried pasting them in…

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VectorSendThrottleLimit in IIS, shall we… shan’t we?

Okay, first of all a disclaimer… don’t try this on a production box. I am lucky enough to have a spare Win 2k3 box to play with and do the changes required. So without any further ado, let me point out a KB which is often misread… 916984. Recently, I noticed that there were a…

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Enable wrap and change the color of Listbox items

Problem description> You have a Listbox where you have a lot of items which are quite large and won’t fit inside the width of your listbox. You don’t want to enable Horizontal Scroll bar, since you have don’t want your users to keep scrolling left and right in order to view the items. Now if…

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How I survived a virus/trojan attack? (It was indeed a pain in the… you know what!)

I was working with IIS at my home, and while looking at the Task Manager, I found a suspicious looking EXE running under the SYSTEM account. It was suspicious because the name of the EXE was fffccccMLP.exe. It just scared the hell out of me, since I haven’t taken a backup for quite a few…

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Quantification vs Gut feeling

I was working on a pretty tricky issue a while ago. It was related to the Visual Studio IDE high memory consumption and slowness and I found that there are a lot of files in the Source Folder. So much so, that my gut feeling was saying that it is the source of all evil….

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Connection and ASP Script Timeouts using Netmon 3.0

Let’s have a look at the difference between Connection timeout and ASP Script Timeout today! 1. Connection Timeout in Default Web SiteAs you can see below, the Default Web Site properties on my Win 2k3 machine has Connection Timeout set to 120 seconds. This typically means that after 120 seconds your IIS server is going…


Read or Write Resources from/into a DLL in .NET 2.0

I created a Windows Live Writer plug-in for inserting Smileys a while ago. It depends on a TXT file which was initially present under Application Folder + “\Plugin” folder. Recently, due to design changes in the beta version of WLW, the plug-in started crashing due to the missing Text file! So the question here is,…

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Sample page in ASP.NET to show you different collections like Forms, Querystring, Cookies etc

Sometimes, while troubleshooting I am interested to find out all the details about certain collections in ASP.NET, like Forms, QueryStrings, Headers, ServerVariables, Cookies, Sessions and Params… I created a very simple aspx page which would show you all the details… Create any text file with .aspx extension in your IIS (I have named it Collection.aspx)…

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