Category Archives: Work

Easy way to take command line output and paste it into another application

Well I never knew that: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2009/11/10/9919908.aspx Using pipes take me back to my decade of Unix. Laters, Matt Advertisements

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CCNA

I realised back in May last year that the Cisco CCNA certification was to be revised on September 2013. So I spent July and August hitting a couple of books I had bought previously and going over an accelerated CCNA … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 8 – HTTP timeout with SAP Desktop Intelligence DA0003 error

We had an issue with a customer whereby his installation of SAP’s Desktop Intelligence product was timing out when running large queries after an upgrade to IE8 showing an error – SQL Execution (DA0003) CS, Job already in use. It’s … Continue reading

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IIS 6 COM interop performance

My current client has a pair of load balanced windows 2003 servers running IIS hosting 30+ sites each configured with its own app pool. They only serve pages to approximately 85,000 internal users but we got reports of occasional slow … Continue reading

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Squid Proxy on Windows – DNS test failure

I’ve just installed Squid 2.7 /Stable 8 release for Windows (from http://www.acmeconsulting.it/SquidNT.html) on a Windows 2008 R1 server used the instructions supplied by acmeconsulting. This was on a non-Internet connected server in the labs at work and was part of … Continue reading

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Unable to open PDF directly in Internet Explorer 8

The issue reported by the client was that for a particular website on the Internet they were unable to open PDF’s directly in IE8, they were only offered the option to save them to the local machine. Under IE6 all … Continue reading

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Unblock content downloaded from the Internet – the background

I’ve always gone through the pain of forgetting to to unblock .chm files I’ve downloaded or imported i.e. I forget to unblock them and so seen a blank screen instead of the expected content. I came across this content from … Continue reading

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