Windows

Access denied error with MVC site

If your new MVC site throws an access denied error you probably don’t have windows authentication setup.  The first thing is checking if you are hosting your site on IIS 7 or better. (Otherwise this section won’t help). Right click on your project in Visual Studio, click Properties. Click the web tab. If you Use IIS Express checked THEN SKIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE. Open IIS Manager (Start –>...

How to setup windows authentication on Windows

Here on the steps to enable windows auth on Windows 7:       a) In Control Panel open "Programs and Features".               b) Select "Turn Windows features on or off".                  c) Navigate to Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Security          and make sure the Windows authentication node is checked.                To enable Windows authentication on Windows Server: ...

How to offer remote assistance with Windows 7 on your network

1) Go to your start menu and type “assistance” in the search box (see below). 2) Windows will find the Windows Remote Assistance program. Select that program. 3) You will now have 2 choices, ask for assistance or offer assistance. Choose the second choice “Help someone who has invited you” (Doesn’t matter that no one has invited you.) 4) On this screen...

Show desktop icon missing from quick launch

Occasionally I end working on PC that is missing the show desktop icon.  I always end up looking for how to recreate it on Google.  In Windows XP, go the run command then type the following command: regsvr32 /n /i:u shell32.dll Then press enter.  A dialog will let you know it was successful. The show desktop won’t be there until you reboot or type the following command: %appdata%\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch This will open a folder.  Then you can drag the show desktop icon to your quick launch bar (it will create a short cut in the folder that just opened...

What to do with User Account Control in Vista

Tired of Vista asking you if it’s okay to do anything, that’s the User Account Control (UAC).  You can turn it off or use free third party tools to adjust. I choose to turn it off because it is too annoying.  Just go the control panel-> user accounts.  Then click Turn User Account Control on or off.  Click continue at the UAC prompt and on the next screen, uncheck the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer. That will turn off UAC and you won’t have to worry about it.

Run Windows Server 2008 as a workstation

So if your tired of running Vista, you can run Windows 2008 as your workstation.  Windows 2008 runs much smoother than Vista.  I have run Windows 2008 as my main OS and I have enjoyed (until I tried Windows 7).  Here is link to using Windows 2008 Server as a workstation, http://www.win2008workstation.com/wordpress/. I found this info in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of Code magazine.