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urig Tidbits from a .net life October 2005 Entries
Sysinternals Autoruns - Control the programs that are automatically loaded by Windows.
In response to my post about Startup Control Panel, Lance Robinson has pointed me in the direction of Sysinternals' wonderful freeware - Autoruns. Autoruns does everything Startup Control Panel does and much more. It lets you comfortably control Explorer shell extensions, IE browser helper objects (BHOs), Windows services, Installed DLLs and more. It also provides more information on each entry of these categories. I heartily recommend it and I thank Lance for letting me know about it ......

Posted On Monday, October 31, 2005 8:51 AM

Startup Control Panel
Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel is a cool utility application that lets you configure which programs run when your Windows machine starts up. It gives you access to all the relevant Windows registry keys and startup folders where you can add, remove or suspend programs that are scheduled to run on startup. The loveliest thing about it - It has a very small form factor. You can download it as a tiny standalone executable or as an "add-in" to your Windows Control Panel ......

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 3:33 PM

IISAdmin.Net - Manage multiple IIS5 websites on your Windows XP machine.
One of the first tools I was introduced to at my new workplace is IISAdmin.Net. It's a small utility that is aimed at alleviating an annoying problem with IIS5 on Windows XP - You can only have one website running on your machine. If you're working on more than one site at any given time, you are forced to "manually" switch the IIS from one site to the other using the IIS MMC. IISAdmin.Net semi-automates this process by maintaining several configurations side by side and switching between them (using ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 8:47 AM

"Visual Studio .NET has detected that the specified Web server is not running ASP.NET version 1.1. You will be unable to run ASP.NET Web applications"
I was setting up my ASP.Net solutions at my new workplace (doing "File > Source Control > Open From Source Control..") when I got the following error: "Visual Studio .NET has detected that the specified Web server is not running ASP.NET version 1.1. You will be unable to run ASP.NET Web applications" This was despite the fact that I had installed .Net Framework 1.1 a few minutes earlier. I found the solution at Harish Ranganathan's blog, right here at All I needed to ......

Posted On Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:08 PM

NTLM Authentication in FireFox
If you've ever been bothered by the way FireFox handles NTLM authentication, you should read Patrick Cauldwell post on the subject: "It’s not at all obvious how to make it work, and it took me a few tries. You have to go to your Firefox address bar and type about:config. This will bring up the internal config editor, which allows you to set all kinds of properties that influence Firefox’s behavior. Look for the key called network.automatic-ntlm-auth... Set that key’s value to a comma separated ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 11, 2005 3:42 PM

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