How to determine the referenced COM object from System.__ComObject

Perhaps you are debugging your .NET Application and would like to know to which COM component an instance of System.__ComObject refers. Currently, I’ve only tested these steps in an .NET 2.0 x86 environment. Also, I’m using the incredible debugger extension developed by Rodney Viana which you can alsouse by downloading NetExt from https://netext.codeplex.com/. Make sure…

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Mixed Mode Adapter for Native C++

  So our customer’s goal was to update their native C++ application with support for calling a static instance of a C# class and share that instance with native and managed clients from within the same process space. This is a sample created to demonstrate one method to accomplish this task. (Many thanks to Rodney…

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A Tricky “Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel”

  My customer is attempting to setup a WCF service behind a SSL balancer. The WCF Service will not have a SSL certificate installed so it will be insecure transport between load balancer and the WCF service. The SSL device requires SSL connection and a client certificate. Customer wrote a simple client application which could…

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Configure ETW Tracing Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 for Multiple Cachehosts

  Enabling ETW tracing across your cluster can be made easier by utilizing this handy guide. Method 1 shows how using PsExec and Method 2 shows how to use native Logman.exe only.   Method 1: Using PsExec From SysInternals Instructions 1. Install PsExec.exe from: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx 2. Make sure PsExec.exe is in the system path or…

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MSDTC Does Not Correctly Log All XA Transaction Details

  If you’re having to work with the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator transaction logs, you must already be having a very fun day. To add to your joy, I’ve recently learned that MSDTC does not correctly log XA transaction details within the Transaction Logs. Let me give you some details that I’ve picked up. Two…

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