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Author:Steve Radich - Founder BitShop, Inc.Created:1/9/2009 1:15 PM
Steve Radich, Founder of, ASPDeveloper.Net, and numerous other resource sites primary Blog

  I migrated a Windows 2003 server with mouse "Enhance pointer precision" turned on - I have an issue with this setting and a physical KVM over IP so this isn't "your" bug - But you've removed the ability to use most VNC clients that I can get around this with (because they allow me to send various extra keys). 

After a few hours of finding out abut sendkey and remembering a LOT of keyboard shortcuts I got the new NIC IP configured and was able to RDP to the server to fix this - However it cost me migrating in a maint window and a LOT of headache due to removing any way for me to use a traditional VNC client.

But what is the problem?

1) I can't send ANY keyboard after clicking the menu (see below)
2) I can't send Alt-Tab
3) I can't send Control-Escape / Windows Key
4) I can't send enter through sendkey

Why can't I send ANY keyboard keys after clicking the menu? I have to click in the graphic to have the java interface realize I want to type - But I then can't type because I've clicked on a different (wrong) spot on the screen (in the guest, hence what I tried to do lost focus).

How did I work around this?

I had a laptop and my desktop, using laptop to ssh and sendkey and desktop for anything else - It was a mess.

Attached is Control Panel - Mouse settings to show where this option is if others encounter it.

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 I have an Acer Iconia Tab A501 Tablet with AT&T Service. Have had a bunch of various problems with an old custom ROM and decided tonight to upgrade it.. Had a few issues..

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So today I ran into an interesting situation - A drive failed, we replaced the drive and zpool replaced.. However the new drive was going extremely slowly and appeared to be failing..

So using some extra zpool attach/detach we came up with this solution:


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You may receive the following error: HTTP Error 404.17 - Not Found.  The requested content appears to be script and will not be served by the static file handler.

This is because .Net isn't configured correctly in IIS.

I ran into this in Windows Server 8 under IIS - Even after installing .Net 3.5 (and hence 2.0) IIS wasn't configured properly - So the static file handler was trying to handle .aspx requests - Resulting in this error.


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HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error

This can be caused by the handlers section of your web.config not allowing overrides.

Interestingly I wasn't able to unlock this in the UI / IIS Manager - which is what I intended to show here.. Instead from the command prompt..


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Objects exposing columns with CLR types are not allowed in distributed queries. Please use a pass-through query to access remote object '"server"."dbo"."table"'.

this is the results of trying to run "from server.dbname.dbo.tableInstead you can rewrite the query as:


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Using Linked SQL Servers sometimes you will have performance issues doing joins, another option is OpenRowSet

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If you get an error when accessing a database Property page:
TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
Cannot show requested dialog. (SqlMgmt)
Property Owner is not available for Database '[DBNAME]'. This property may not exist for this object, or may not be retrievable due to insufficient access rights.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

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Many times you need to convert from a YYYYMM date field to a date or datetime field - There's multiple ways to do this but this one meets most peoples needs and is simple..

update <table> set fielddate=.....

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Are you tired of the same old "marketing only" sites showing up in your google results? Perhaps like me you run into, quite often, some sites that are really just advertising hype with a LOT of keywords to get high up in the results.. What can you do about it? Block them...

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