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  • Wiki Page: IE 7 Home Page Not Reflecting Group Policy (dsforum2wiki)

    If you are operating in a Windows Server 2003 environment and recently deployed Internet Exlporer 7, you may have run into issues updating the home page via Group Policy. To solve this problem, perfrom the following steps: Download the latest GPO adm file for Internet Explorer 7.0 from: ...
  • Wiki Page: Active Directory: Cannot Join Domain with Error: "The format of the specified network name is invalid" (dsforum2wiki)

    When attempting to join a client machine to a domain, you may receive the following error message, The format of the specified network name is invalid . A leading cause for this error message is the DNS configuration on the client machine. The first step you should perform is to ensure that the...
  • Wiki Page: How to Disable SSLv2 on a Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller (dsforum2wiki)

    For security reasons, you may need to disable SSLv2 on a domain controller to force secure LDAP communication using SSLv3 or TLSv1. The following article, What is the Point of Encryption if you Don't Know Who For? offers a description and comparison between SSLv2, SSLv3, and TLSv1 encryption methods...
  • Wiki Page: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support Tools (dsforum2wiki)

    Unlike previous operating systems, in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the resource kit tools are installed as part of the server role installation. In the past, you had to download the resource kit tools separately. For example, if you install the Active Directory Domain Services...
  • Wiki Page: Simulating Touch Input in Windows 8 Using Touch Injection API

    Table of Contents Introduction Prerequisites Touch Interactions Simulating Tap Simulating Hold Simulating Drag Simulating Pinch/Pan Simulating Rotate Simulating Cross-Slide References Introduction Windows 8 comes with multiple input types. Windows 8 devices often have multi-touch screens that enable...
  • Wiki Page: Dropping a Clustered Index Will Not Reorganize the Heap

    If a clustered index will be turned into a HEAP, no reorganization of the data will occur. This "myth" is sometimes popping up in forums or blogs. A view "behind the scenes" will describe how Microsoft SQL Server is handling this operation. Before the deep dive into the internals...
  • Wiki Page: Small Basic Sample: GameGraphics

    Code '*************************************************************************************** 'Import XZG681 'Sample program to demonstate virtually all of the SmallBasic GraphicsWindow commands 'Includes use of Shapes, Images, Arrays, Mouse and Keyboard control 'Does...
  • Wiki Page: Wiki: Best Practices for Giving Credit

    Table of Contents You might be asking yourself... Legitimate Credits versus Spam Legitimate Quotes versus Plagiarism Reference See Also This article is a stub - the rules below are draft being reviewed by the Wiki Council in August 2013. You might be asking yourself... "I'm considering...
  • Wiki Page: Visual Basic/C# Workaround: WebBrowser DBLClick Word

    Table of Contents What is this article about? Workaround References What is this article about? Recently in the MSDN forums (link below) it was discovered that the WebBrowser control (IE 10 based) exhibits the following unexpected behavior while used on a UserControl: MSDN Forums - WebBrowser...
  • Wiki Page: Visual Studio 2012

    Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 is an integrated solution that enables individuals and development teams of any size to turn their ideas into exceptional, compelling applications. It enables all stakeholders involved in software delivery to take advantage of state-of-the-art tooling to create outstanding...
  • Wiki Page: Active Directory: Disaster Recovery with a System State Backup Step by Step

    This topic discuss a disaster recovery of Active Directory to a virtual machine. Let's think you got a System State backup and your Domain Controller fail.. whats your next step ? When I tell fail it's not the Operating Software but the hardware itselft. In that kind of scenario, I better tell...
  • Wiki Page: Hyper-V 2008 R2: Management Best Practices

    Table of Contents Best Practice Community Resources See Also References Note: This article is based on Hyper-V 2.0, and might not apply to Hyper-V 3.0 (Server 2012) This is a work-in-progress to collect your best practices for Hyper-V and VM Management. Best Practice When...
  • Wiki Page: Visual Basic - Knife Thrower!

    Table of Contents What is this article about? Glossary/MSDN Library Cross Reference of terms What is GDI+? What is a polygon in Visual Basic? How does polygon rotation work? Part1 Form Initialization Part2 Form1's Load event Part 3 - Waiting for input Part 4 - The polygon Class Project Source...
  • Wiki Page: Convert System.Decimal to and from Byte Arrays (VB & C#)

    Table of Contents Introduction Getting the bytes of a System.Decimal Creating an instance of the System.Decimal from bytes Summary References Introduction ​ At first glance converting the datatype (System.Decimal) to and from bytes may appear to be a challenge, this is because the BitConverter...
  • Wiki Page: T-SQL Script to Get Detailed Information about Index Settings

    This article is about the script which I wrote to get detailed information about Index settings. The script in this article does not show any information about missing indexes or index usage details, the script will show only the information about settings made on an Index using CREATE /ALTER INDEX...
  • Wiki Page: SQL Server 2008+: Group By with Wings

    This article includes information about a feature from SQL Server 2008 (and up) - Group by extensions. Table of Contents Problem Definition Solution Grouping Sets Cube: Conclusion References Problem Definition In SQL Server 2005 and earlier versions, we would have faced the situation...
  • Wiki Page: Sequence Object in SQL Server 2012

    The Release of SQL Server 2012 introduces the sequence object to the world of SQL Server. A sequence is a user defined, schema bound object that will generate a sequence of numeric values (in ascending or descending order) according to specification. Unlike identity columns, a sequence is created independent...
  • Wiki Page: Lync Certificate Planning and Assignments

    Lync Certificate Planning and Assignments (Edge, Reverse Proxy, Director, Frontend, Mediation, WAC) Copyright© and written 2013 by Thomas Pött, MVP Lync/ Unified Communication Table of Contents 1 About the Author: 2 GENERAL 3 Server Components (Certificates are requited...
  • Wiki Page: SQL Server: Transaction Log is Full

    Table of Contents Overview Recovery Model Additional Resources Reference See Also Overview If the transaction log is full, users cannot update the databases and you cannot fully restore the database in the event of a system failure. You must clear the transaction log either by performing a...
  • Wiki Page: Active Directory: Active Directory Upgrade - High Level Steps

    Here are the high level steps which you can use to upgrade the Active Directory. Steps : 1. Upgrade the schema using correct version of OS – Adprep Reference - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd464018(WS.10).aspx Note - Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a 32-bit...
  • Wiki Page: SharePoint 2010: How to Change a Lookup Hyperlink to Open in the Same Window

    If you create a lookup column in a SharePoint list, the link on the DataView will open the linked item in a modal popup. This page explains how to open it in a new page. This article comes from this forum thread. Table of Contents Actions Required to Resolve the "How-To" Prerequisites...
  • Wiki Page: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Resources

    Table of Contents Resources User Documentation Software Technical Documentation Update Rollups for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Podcast Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace References Resources CRM Resources List CRM 4.0 Resources CRM 4.0 Development Resources CRM 2011 Resources CRM 2011 Development...
  • Wiki Page: Wiki: How to Get a New Language Started or Expanded on TechNet Wiki

    The TechNet Wiki is open to authors in almost any language. Getting started can be as simple as clicking the "Post an article" link on this page. Some languages have already established a solid community of authors, some are just emerging. This article provides a roadmap on how to start or...
  • Wiki Page: BizTalk Server 2010: Host Throttling

    Table of Contents How host throttling affects BizTalk Watch a video about throttling in real life Resource-based throttling Rate-based throttling Orchestration throttling Resources References See Also BizTalk host throttling and host threshold, is a scary topic. It is vital to know these settings...
  • Wiki Page: BizTalk Server 2010: Pricing and Licensing

    Table of Contents Introduction Pricing and Licensing Core BizTalk Editions Specialized BizTalk Server Editions Pricing per CPU Reference See Also Credit Introduction The BizTalk Server 2010 editions are designed to address customers' diverse needs. Customers interested in building connecting...
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