//Cloud notes from my desk -Maheshk

"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

Be cautious with IIS Lockdown tool

hi all,
  Few days back when I was checking IIS lockdown tool, mistakenly I installed it but no way to get out it. As a result week later when i compiled my ASP.NET web page, it thrown error message saying debug Verb missing. After googlin in net I come to know this is because of that tool. So there is no control Z here if you installed mistakenly. Here is the workaround to get out of this.
Err in VS.NET when i attempt for run: The Web Server Has Been Locked Down and Is Blocking the DEBUG Verb
IIS lockdown tool has the ability to turn off unnecessary features and restrict the type of HTTP requests that the server will process.
To enable debugging on a Web server with URLScan installed
   1. Search for Urlscan.ini file else you will find it here at C:\WINNT\System32\Inetsrv\urlscan
   2. Open the Urlscan.ini file in Notepad.
   3. In Urlscan.ini, look for AllowVerbs section  then add DEBUG in that section.
   4. And also remove it from DenyVerbs section.
   5. Save the file.
   6. Restart the server or restart IIS.
Hope this would be interesting if you were trapped..

2006-12-30 Posted by | .NET General | Leave a comment

Request for 2007 Office System Eval CD

2006-12-30 Posted by | Power Toys - Personal | Leave a comment

Dr.Dobbs Journal-Software Development Conference Series in India

In January, 2007, Dr. Dobb’s will debut Software Development Best Practices India, the Indian version of its highly-acclaimed US-based software development conference.

Software Development-Best Practices India 2007

  • Jan 16,2007, Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
  • Jan 17,2007, Le Royal Meridian, Chennai
  • Jan 19,2007, Le meridian, Bangalore

get register @ http://www.sdexpo.in/index.htm , but this is not free

(via) Ms Newsletter

2006-12-30 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Do you know the specialty of this NEW YEAR 2007 ?

  1. It starts with MONDAY and ends also on MONDAY.
  3. This year has got highest number of SUNDAYS and SATURDAYS
  4. 104- (Saturdays and Sundays) + 11 (festivals which are not on Saturdays and Sundays)=115
  5. And other leaves minimum 15 days so totally 130 non working days out of 365 days. Only 235 working days
  6. So enjoy the least working year in your life!! 2007 – A YEAR WITH A DIFFERENCE


Wishing you all very Happy New Year 2007

Mahes~ (via) Email

2006-12-29 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ISV Community Days, Bangalore 15-06 – Review

As usual starts with keynote speaking by Deepak Gulati (www.deepakg.com) eminent speaker among audience. This time I got lot of time to chat with him personally and officially also. He is also getting married coming month end it seems. Congrats DEEPAK for getting married !! I love his patience and way of taking the audience question. He is such a humble person allows others to complete their talk. I really liked it. Infact I need to follow this 😉

During keynote itself he shared the much expected and recent release of Expression Studio. Its basically consists of 4 tools, making the full set of Expression studio. Yes, It has following tools as a part of it. Refer my previous post on this,

1.Blend (Interactive Designer) – Import the designs from Design and add animation kind of effects here. (like flash but not Flash )

2.Design (Graphic Designer) – It’s a Vector graphics tool but not replacement for Photoshop

3.Web (Web Desginer) – starts from importing to designing cool web pages happens here.

4.Media – its kind of video editor , let say you can apply effects to your video kind of stuff. I think its like A. Premier but not complete replacement for A. Premier

Finally he talked about WPF/E – Subset of windows presentation, its nothing but animation kind of file (XAML) we can run it in our explorer like flash without writing much of code or design. But badly needs runtime file for running in IE also. It widely supports all browser it seems. IE, Safari, Firefox etc.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Windows Vista: Opportunities and Roadmap

Session starts with User experience and features in windows vista, and also shared side by side tips also. Here are the random scribbling from my scribbling pad during the session.

  1. Win key + Tab – for flip 3’rd in Windows Vista ,
  2. DWMAPI.dll – mix of GDI –
  3. Search in windows vista is refined a lot with Index search, yes you can search with metadata of that file to get the exact matches .

4) UAC – ( Control + shift + enter ) to run as admin, let say if you want to elevate your privileges in cmd prompt etc.

5) run > bcdedit – boot config editor in vista, no more win.ini file in Vista onwards.


6) Guided Help , Windows Sidebar, WMI query about anything related to System

WMI codecreator – free tool – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2CC30A64-EA15-4661-8DA4-55BBC145C30E&displaylang=en


Virtual store – C:\dir%localappdata%\virtualstore\windows

http://www.directionsonmicrosoft.com/sample/DOMIS/update/2006/02feb/0206uactlv.htmwhere all the unprotected files are created.

How to embed a manifest in an assembly: let me count the ways…http://blogs.msdn.com/cheller/archive/2006/08/24/how-to-embed-a-manifest-in-an-assembly-let-me-count-the-ways.aspx , boot.ini – replaced with bcedit in vista , werconn – error log in vista , superfetch


readyboost – USB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoostmove pagefile.sys to second drive , gadget – sidebar

Installing gadget – localappdata > windows>windowssidebar>gadgets ( copy your .gadget file)

another way of installing…rename to zip > hello.gadget and click.

RSS, IE 7 – speech synthesiser, ssml, acwstudio2.exe

12:00 PM – 1:35 PM     WPF

Databinding. , Interop with your existing WinForms code.,binding..CLR object, WPF, ado.net, XML ,1 way, 2 way, sameway,,Element host — windowsformhost etc

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM     WCF

SOA model of WCF simplifies development of connected systems.

WSE – Security, Transactional, WS policy, WS negx exchange, WS trust, Identity mgmt

There is no place like

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM    WWF

incorporating workflows into your applications.

I simply skipped this session, since its already covered in pastevents.


You can download the presentations and code samples from:

http://www.microsoft.com/india/isv/innovationdays.aspx or alternatively from his personal space:

http://deepak.members.winisp.net/isvinnovationdays/dec06/– Thanks deepak for sharing this link by mail.

Hope this would be useful grab it and also ’m going on vacation for holidays.

See you all later,


Happy holidays,


2006-12-22 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IASA India Launch – Sponsored by Microsoft

Are you an Architect or Interested in Architect..??

*Register Here http://www.endtoend.in/iasan/reg_iasa.asp
Event agenda
09:00 – 09:30 AM – Event Registration
09:30 – 09:45 AM – Chapter Inauguration – Lighting the Lamp
09:45 – 11:00 AM – Paul Preiss on ‘The Profession of Architecture’
11:00 – 11:15 AM – Tea
11:15 – 12:15 PM – Vivek Bhatnagar on ‘Software as Services (SaaS) – Architectural Guidance & Issues’
12:15 – 01:15 PM – Aaron Tan Dani on ‘Strategic Enterprise Architecture’
01:15 – 02:15 PM – Networking Lunch
02:15 – 03:15 PM – Chapter Leader Keynote
03:15 – 03:30 PM – Tea
03:30 – 04:00 PM – Shankar Kambhampatty on ‘Opportunities for Architects in India’
04:00 – 05:00 PM – Panel discussion on ‘Opportunities for Architects in India’ with industry experts
05:00 – 05:30 PM – Closing Keynote
Paul Preiss on ‘The Profession of Architecture’

Src : http://www.endtoend.in/home.html 

2006-12-20 Posted by | MS Events in India (Bangalore) | Leave a comment

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