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Apache fails to start with PHP on Windows

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Recently I upgraded my PHP version on a Windows 2003 server to 5.3.6 in order to be able to run some newer Wordpress plug-ins. After this upgrade I found out that the Apache server doesn’t start complaining that httpd.exe crashed with exception “memory can...

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Installing Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 embedded client on Ubuntu

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We have recently tried installing Sametime 8.5.1 embedded client for Lotus Notes 8.5.2 on Ubuntu. Comparing with the Notes client itself, which we installed without any problems, the Sametime client wasn’t that easy since we got this error: dpkg: error proc...

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“IDENTITY_INSERT is set to OFF “ issue

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Today I have received an error “"Cannot insert explicit value for identity column in table 'EventLog' when IDENTITY_INSERT is set to OFF."” in the LINQ to SQL data context trying to create a new record in the EventLog table.     It is quite clea...

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POCO with EF 4.0 and WCF 4.0

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Good example of using POCO classes natively created by EF 4.0 in combination with WCF.<div></div><div>POCO with EF 4.0 and WCF 4.0</div>

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Fighting “Disk read error” after vmdk conversion to vhd

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I used to have two server with VMWare Server 2.0 running. However I decided to migrate to Hyper-V because migration from Windows Server 2008 to 2008 R2 was planned anyway. The questions raises what to do with exsiting virtual machines? One of the reason to ...

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