On Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 the Dyn Updater cannot update the IP address if you set the IPv-4 Configuration to Automatic during installation. The log contains the following error messages:
daemon – WARNING – Unable to get IP addresses for …dyndns.org, will retry later.
frontend – WARNING – API request failed. Status: 500 Method: ipaddress.get
frontend – WARNING – API error: Error connecting to checkip.dyndns.org. Please verify your internet connection and try again.
To make the Automatic IPv-4 Configuration setting work
- Open a web browser and get the current IP address by navigating to http://checkip.dyndns.com/
- Open the Dyn Updater,
When you try to check-in or shelve files in Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) sometimes the following error message appears:
Value was either too large or too small for a UInt32.
There is an unsaved file in the IDE.
Click Save All in the tool bar and try to check-in the files again.
When one of the projects in your solution is referencing the Entity Framework to access a database the Entity Framework NuGet package is added to that project. In the Visual Studio IDE your application may work fine, but when you deploy it to the test or production server the following error message may appear:
Exception Type: System.Data.Entity.Core.MetadataException
Exception: Schema specified is not valid.
Errors: [YOUR_DATABASE].ssdl(2,2) : error 0152: No Entity Framework provider found for the ADO.NET provider with invariant name ‘System.Data.SqlClient’. Make sure the provider is registered in the ‘entityFramework’ section of the application config file. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=260882 for more information.
To resolve the problem add the Entity Framework NuGet package to the main project of your application:
- In the Solution Explorer right click the main project,
- Select Manage NuGet Packages… in the context menu,
- On the left side of the NuGet manager select Online, Microsoft and .NET,
- On the right side enter EntityFramework into the search field and hit Enter,
- In the middle click Install in the EntityFramework box.
To add a new table to an existing MS SQL Server publication
- Remote desktop into the database server, or a server in the same domain of the database server
- Start Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
- Connect to the database with ComputerName\SQLServerName
If there is only one instance of Microsoft SQL Server on the computer the two names are usually the same, but still both are needed, otherwise you get the following error message:SQL Server is unable to connect to server…
SQL Server replication requires the actual server name to make a connection to the server. Connections through a server alias, IP address, or any other alternate name not supported. Specify the actual server name, …\… (Replication.Utilities)
- Right click the Local Publication
- Select the Articles page
- Uncheck the “Show only checked articles in the list” check box to see the not replicated tables
- Select the tables you want to add to the replication
- Click OK
When the “Run whether user is logged on or not” option is selected in the General tab of the Create Task window the Task Scheduler has to save the password of the selected user.
During the save the following error message appears:
An error has occurred for the task <task name>. Error message: The following error was reported: A specified logon session does not exist. It may have already been terminated.
To enable the Task Scheduler to save the password of the selected user, disable the Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication security policy of the server:
- Click the Start button of the Start Menu and enter SECPOL.MSC into the Search programs and files text field
- On the left side select Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options
- On the right side double click the Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication policy
- Select the Disabled radio button and click OK
In Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager looks different from the IIS 6 version.
To set file level attributes, like authentication, SSL requirement, follow the steps below:
- Start Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
- On the left side select the application you want to administer.
- At the bottom of the middle pane select the Content View tab to view the files of the application.
- In the middle pane right click the file you want to administer and select Switch to Features View in the drop down menu.
- In the middle pane double click the Authentication, SSL Settings, or any other icon you want to make changes to.
To create a mirrored volume in Windows Server 2008 R2
- In the Start Menu right click Computer,
- In the popup menu select Manage,
- On the left side of Server Manager expand Storage and select Disk Management,
- You need a second hard drive with as much unallocated space on it as the size of the volume you want to mirror.
- Right click the volume you want to mirror and select Add Mirror…
- Select the disk that will contain the mirror and click the Add Mirror button,
- The operating system will create a volume on the mirror disk and will start to copy the contents of the original volume to the mirror. This operation can take hours depending on the size of the mirrored volume.
The following table shows the IPv4 network subnet prefixes, subnet masks, and the number of usable hosts.
||Usable hosts per subnet
||Total usable hosts
* for point-to-point links only
In a subnet the following two addresses cannot be assigned to hosts:
- the first address is the address of the subnet,
- the last address is the broadcast address to all hosts.
When during boot of an HP ProLiant server you see the “iLO2 not responding. System health monitoring has been disabled.” error message you need to restart the HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) component in the server.
iLo is a small, always on computer with a web interface to monitor and manage the hardware of the HP ProLiant servers. You can monitor the temperature sensors, fan speeds, power usage, and you can turn on and off the server remotely. So if you accidentally shut down the server or the server loses power and does not start automatically you can push the virtual power button on the web interface and turn on the server as if you would stand in front of it.
To restart iLO in the HP ProLiant server you have to completely discharge all electricity from the server.
- shut down the server,
- disconnect all power cords from the electrical outlets,
- remove all power supplies from the server (you need to disconnect the power cord from the power supply too to remove the power supply),
- press and hold the power button on the front of the server for 15-30 seconds,
- re-install the power supplies,
- connect the power cables to the power supplies,
- connect the power cables to the electrical outlets,
- momentarily press the power button on the front of the server to turn on the server.
This power reset does not erase any information of the iLO configuration, just restarts it.
On the power on screen you should see the usual messages from iLO.