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Windows Server 2008 And SharePoint 2007 VPC -– A Step By Step Install Guide

Bellow is a step by step guide for creating Microsoft Virtual PC image for SharePoint 2007 development. The steps include configuration settings for creating Virtual PC machine & hard disk, installation & optimization of Windows 2008 and all development tools needed for development of SharePoint 2007. The step includes following tasks in order:Prepare VPC – Create Virtual Hard disk & Virtual Machine – [View details bellow]Install Windows Server 2008 – [View details bellow]Windows Updates & select option for “Get updates for more products” – [View details bellow]Add Web Server IIS role [View details bellow or check this post - Add Web Server IIS Role in Windows Server 2008]Install KB 950636 (For Installing SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008) - [View details bellow] Install SQL Server 2005 - [View details bellow]Install SQL Server 2005 SP3  Run Windows Updates  Install VS 2008  Team Edition Run Windows Updates  Office 2007 Enterprise  Windows Updates  SharePoint Serv…

Windows Server 2008 - Add Role - Web Server IIS

Following are the steps to install the IIS on Windows Server 2008. In Windows Server 2008, you install IIS by adding Web Server Role.Run Start->Programs->Administrative Tools->Server Manager. Then click on Add Role.Click at Add Role and then select Web Server Role IIS.You will be asked to add other dependent roles. Click Yes to add other roles.If you planning to install Microsoft SQL Server Reporting services or SharePoint 2007 then add IIS 6 compatibility features. Bellow is screenshot of most optimal settings for web development purpose.Click next to confirmation screen and then click finish. This will start installing the IIS. Wait for completion and then verify you see successfully installed message.

Ashampoo Bunrning Studio 2009 Full Version For Free

You can download Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009 free by going to the site http://www.blogsdna.com/2376/get-free-ashampoo-burning-studio-2009-full-version.htm and following the steps. The Ashampoo website is in Germany but the blog with steps is in English.http://www.blogsdna.com/2376/get-free-ashampoo-burning-studio-2009-full-version.htmRead the Ashampoo company reviews at http://download.cnet.com/windows/ashampoo/3260-20_4-61683.html and Ashampoo Bunrning Studio 2009 review at http://download.cnet.com/Ashampoo-Burning-Studio-Free/3000-2646_4-10776287.html?tag=mncol;lst

PurgeEventLog – Cause SQL Blocking in Dotnetnuke Website

We are using Dotnetnuke 4.5.5 with Microsoft SQL 2005 database. We have faced the blocking issues in past and I would like to share issue & resolution tips with everyone. Dotnetnuke has a very good logging mechanism to log error and events (audit trail). This can be easily configured per portal or globally for all portals. To edit go to Admin -> "Event Viewer" page. By default logging is enable for every event so system creates lots of log entries. Dotnetnuke runs a scheduler to delete these log entries (configurable). This Scheduler use a store procedure "PurgeEventLog" to delete old log entries based on configuration setting. This store procedure “PurgeEventLog” causes the SQL blocking issue and ultimately bring the website down. The store procedure looks like bellow:PROCEDURE [dbo].[PurgeEventLog] AS DELETE FROM dbo.EventLog FROM dbo.EventLogConfig elc WHERE     (     SELECT COUNT(*)     FROM dbo.EventLog el     WHERE el.LogConfigID = elc.ID       and dbo…

IE 8 has been released – Windows Internet Explore 8

Microsoft has released Windows Internet Explore 8 (IE 8) today. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/ie8 website or from Microsoft download section.The new IE 8 will work on Windows XP, Windows Vista & Windows 2008. But you cannot install it on Windows 7 Beta. Microsoft planning to incorporate IE 8 into release candidate version of Windows 7.Some of the users like me who want to test IE 8 for few days/week and then uninstall may want to check the previous post How To Uninstall Windows Internet Explore 8 (IE 8)

Configure IP address in BackTrack

BackTrack is the very famous Live CD Linux Distribution, and it is use for Penetration testing and it has wide range of security tools, to connect BackTrack computer with the network you have to configure IP address on the LAN InterfaceTo configure IP Address on the eth0 interface#ifconfig eth0 10.0.12.13If you want to configure IP Address with Subnetmask use following COmmand#ifconfig eth0 10.0.12.50  netmask 255.255.248.0To manually configure default gateway:#route add default gw 10.0.8.1 eth0To Configure DNS servers IP Address:#echo nameserver 4.2.2.1 > /etc/resolv.conf#echo nameserver 4.2.2.2 >> /etc/resolv.confTurn on the LAN Card#ifconfig eth0 upTo see Full Information about LAN Card#ifconfig -a

Sea World Orlando – A Fun Day with Fun Card

The fun day finally came to use our Sea World Fun card. Nautilus Theater is the best show at Sea World and Ocean Commotion was also a great fun.Full screen SlidShow

Vishal Goel is in News - Are H-1B workers getting duped?

People who know Vishal Goel may be interested in this news Are H-1B workers getting duped?at Rediff Business website. Also all x-patni people like me are welcome to comment on the story and are invited to open discussion.Are H-1B workers getting duped? - http://business.rediff.com/specials/2009/mar/07/bpo-are-h-1b-workers-getting-duped.htmFrom the article: But this was no dream job come true. Goel's base salary was $23,310, about half the $44,000 that Patni had said it would pay on the visa application, according to a lawsuit he has filed against the company.

Home Depot Kids Workshops – HD Raceway

Last week Vedic build Home Depot Raceway at Home Depot Kids Workshops. These workshop are free for kids age 5-12 on the first Saturday of every month. Lowes has similar workshops Lowest Build & Grow Clinics on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. Direct Link: Home Depot Kids Workshops - http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?pn=Kids_Workshops&langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&cm_mmc=THD_marketing-_-Clinics_site-_-Digitas-_-KidsClinicsLowest Build & Grow Clinics - https://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/

How to Uninstall Linux from Dual boot System With Windows

This is very obvious question about dual booting computer, means if you have install Windows and Linux both in deferent  partitions, and any reason you want to uninstall Linux from your computer, to do this some users delete the Linux partition but groub is still in MBR and after deleting Linux partition they will face new problem when computer will reboot the  system load groub from MBR but  groub configuration file also deleted with Linux partitions and now groub prompt will appear and your system will not boot Linux as well as Windows also, to solve this problem you have to remove groub from MBRWith the following step by step procedure you can uninstall or delete Linux completely and safely.Requirements:You need a windows 98 startup disk or windows installation bootable CD.Step by step procedure:1. First Reboot your computer with windows 98 start up disc or Windows CD (with Recovery Console option) and type the following command.“fixmbr”2. "fixmbr" command will replace gr…

Top 10 Social Bookmarking Sites to Drive Traffic

Top 10 Social Bookmarking Sites to Drive Traffic – Found this good article on social networking and social marketing.Excerpt from website: Within the last 3 years Social Networks have taken the internet by storm. Startups have created enormous communities bringing millions of people together through user-friendly interfaces and applications. User's can create profiles and share pictures, music, friends, comments, personal information, favorite sites, and much more. Social Networks like Myspace.com, and Facebook.com have grown at exponential rates and continue to grow. In the past 10 years traditional forms of advertising have become a little more obsolete, and social networks have become an alternative route for reaching the masses. Large advertising agencies have turned to social networks as new marketing outlets because they have the ability to reach a large user base.Read full Article - Top 10 Social Bookmarking Sites to Drive Traffic

Adblock Plus – Blog Advertise Firefox Add-ons

Adblock Plus is a Firefox add-ons which block all the advertise and banner on the page you are browsing. This is realy helpful when you just want to read the website and don’t want to annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page. Download Adblock Plus - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865Website - http://adblockplus.org/Support - http://adblockplus.org/forum/You can either select banners, part of the banner address or a filter to block advertises.

Access Windows XP Pro using Remote Desktop

You can access your Windows XP Professional PC or laptop from anywhere using the Remote Desktop. For example you can access your home PC from office or from other places while on vacation.Following a step by step process to setup this. These steps involve enabling Remote Desktop, configuring firewall & wireless router for port forwarding.Windows XP Pro Remote Desktop configuration, use and troubleshooting help and tips - http://theillustratednetwork.mvps.org/RemoteDesktop/RemoteDesktopSetupandTroubleshooting.html#Port_forwarding

Multiple Explorer windows keeps opening

My home PC got infected by adware and Multiple Explorer windows were keeps opening 40-50 browsers. I had to kill iexplorer.exe using task manager to prevent my machine crash.First I try Yahoo AnySpy which I trust a great software for free but that did not help. Then I found this forum article and it did the trick. My machine is not in good condition. Thank you Blade81, Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2008.Multiple Explorer windows keeps opening & search function starts - http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=18318

How to create PDF files for free

We all are familiars with the PDF (Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange.) PDF is the file format standard for online reading and publishing and various software's like Adobe reader allow you to read PDF files but PDF creation software's are not free to use like Adobe PDF creator and Others PDF reader, and prise too high, so dont veary you can also create PDF file freelyWith DoPDF PDF convertorAbout DoPDF
doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF you can create PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from virtually any application. With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or  PowerPoint documents or your emails and favorite web sites to PDF files.
Steps to create PDF -Download DoPDF and install it. Open your word processor/text editor and create your document. Press Ctrl + P or go to File menu and print the document. The Print menu will open,choos…

Windows Server 2008 as Workstation

Robot From Cereal Box

We build this Robot yesterday using Cereal box. This is Vedic homework too. In school they are reading about machines and robots.

Feedburner MyBrand – After acquired by Google

Feedburner is now featuring new service like MyBrand in which you can have a custom URL like feeds.laksha.net. This service is for free as of now.

Kids Room Interior Design - for Boys

How to - CyberSource Subscription Payments

First thing is to request CyberSource to change the account to enable subscriptions. There are three type of subscriptions they provide. Following are the documents that explain the complete process & features.CyberSource Subscription Payments service - http://apps.cybersource.com/library/documentation/sbc/SB_Sub_Payments_UG/html/CyberSource Business Center Reporting - http://apps.cybersource.com/library/documentation/sbc/SB_Reporting_UG/html/