Saturday, December 26, 2009

DEV-T3400 Monitor Strangeness

9-Monitor Arrangement



Win7 is Confused!


UltraMon 3.0.8 Beta

A. Reboot after install; USBs added 1 at a time.  Win7 & UM monitor numbers are different.


B. After Restart without disconnecting USB adapters.

Different numbers.  UM Smart Taskbar did not show up on one monitor (Win7-#5 UM-#7).


C. Shutdown, Disconnected USBs, Start

Plugged in USB #4 before USB #3.  Different monitor numbers.


D. Shutdown, Disconnected USBs, Start

USBs connected #1 to #5 sequential.  Same as A.


Conclusion (For Now)

Shut the computer off then unplug the USBs.  Start computer & log on.  When fully up connect USBs sequentially #1 - #5. Hopefully the UM numbers will stay the same so profiles will work.

(1-1-10  Shutdown, Unplug USBs, Startup, Plug in USBs one at a time in order, has worked several times.  The monitor numbers are as expected, though Win7 and UM monitor #s differ.)

Multiple Monitor Mounting

Found from text in entries in the UltraMon Gallery.

Interesting channels etc. 




Florida company.  Some interesting tech articles.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dr. Explain to Help & Manual

DrE “default html” to H&M “default import doesn’t look good.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Better Format Blogspot Blog

This blog isn’t fixed width. 

TDD article (how I found the blog from CodeProject)

Report says the leading cause of software project failures is complexity (Quote)

Computerworld -  Is the problem a bad set of user requirements? Poor business alignment? No. According to software architect Roger Sessions, the primary cause of software project failures is complexity.

Complexity can create delays, cost overruns and systems that don't meet business needs, according to Sessions, who is chief technology officer at ObjectWatch Inc. and author of Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises (Microsoft Press, 2008). "Our goal should be to design the least complex architecture possible that solves the business problem," he said in a report he released last month.  …

Sessions' remedy is a software design process called Simple Iterative Partitions, which "partitions business functions into subsystems" in a way that makes the overall system as simple and reliable as possible to achieve the business goal.

MS, Google & ActiveSync, Silverlight 4.0, Azure

10. Licensed ActiveSync to Google. Synchronization is the killer application for the connected world. So why in hell would Microsoft license its synchronization protocols to competitor Google? Perhaps someone at Microsoft saw advantage for Exchange Server. That's one way Google used ActiveSync, but not where the company got the real bang.

Immediately, Google used ActiveSync for e-mail, calendar and contact synchronization from its cloud services to iPhone and Windows Mobile handsets. Google also used the technology to provide Exchange Server sync with Google Apps, so that businesses could use the hosted service instead of Outlook. Sync is quickly defining Google's mobile handset and mobile cloud strategies, and Microsoft helped move it along faster. How dumb is that?

10. Debuted Silverlight 4.0. Microsoft continued making its nearly annual updates to Silverlight, releasing v4 beta during Professional Developers Conference 2009. Sadly, Silverlight 4.0 was the only real light coming out of PDC. Internet Explorer 9 is vaporware and Azure has morphed into last year's Amazon Web Services. But Silverlight promises Adobe AIR-like capabilities, support for microphones and Webcams, standalone Silverlight containers and better HTML support, including HTTP streaming, among other new features. A good thing is getting even better.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

SharePoint Setup






Help File Technology Stuff

VSDocman and Help & Manual

… The recommended way of authoring with H&M is to create one master documentation in H&M. Then you generate API documentation with VSdocman and include it into the master documentation. This needs to be done only once. After that, you can generate API documentation with VSdocman any time, without need to open H&M. When the help is ready to be published, just open master document in H&M and publish it. VSdocman already comes with preset master documentation. It is located in Templates\HaM\MSDN_master_project\MasterProject.hmxp. It contains detailed instructions how to use it. …

Deploying Help2 (Visual Studio help)

… H&M generates correct Help2 (.HxS) file. When you publish VS help output in H&M, this file is registered under specified namespace as title. But that's all. Even Document Explorer which automatically opens after publishing is empty. You need to correctly register your help to see it in VS help, whether on your or other computer.


Hosting vs In-House

Hosting services and hosted dedicated machines generally provide a higher level of both security and reliability than most businesses (especially small businesses) can achieve in-house. Nevertheless you should take precautions. Hosting services do experience disasters and financial problems (as do any business).

  • Keep frequent local backups of your hosted database.
  • Do not use a fixed IP address or subweb of the hosted domain. Better to use a subdomain of a domain name that you own and set up your DNS to direct to your hosted IP. This allows you to redirect license activations to any machine.
  • Buy your domain name from a domain registrar, not a hosting service, and be sure you own the domain name.


Exchange Hosts  + other hosting, good help.

Microsoft Hosting Partners

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Pre-Sales Questions & Comments

One of these must be a typo. 



Is SharePoint supported in Windows 2008 hosting?

This page says “No.”


This page seems to indicate “Yes.”



Help for SharePoint Installation and Use?

I am interested in SharePoint, and I assume that it is available for shared Windows 2008.  But I have never used SharePoint, let alone installed it.  Is help available for SharePoint?  A search of the KnowedgeBase didn’t give me much help.


EditPad Pro Toolbar



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

UModel & VS 2008 Help Issue

VS 2008 Help Contents Panel


VS 2008 Add-in Manager


CVSDude DAV Help

There is finally DAV help on CVSDude.  Both versioned and non-version storage is supported.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Folding@Home Stuff

Dec 12, 09
AmbientFiction's Install guide

Trying this on WinSvr08 & maybe Win7.


Works on WinSvr08, but appears to slow down Radmin viewing.

Dec 15, 09

On Win7 the latest driver doesn’t work.  Maybe need CUDA or something…


… Giving up for now.  Can’t get latest nvidia driver, 191.66, to run with GPU console or systray clients.  The flag “-forcegpu nvidia_g80” starts M.D., but it immediately stops.

Server 2008 Video Driver

Trying to get 1920 x 1200.

image image

Running “R2”, apparently.  (NVIDIA had choices for both WinServ 2008 64-bit and 2008 R2 64-bit.)





Maybe later, try dual monitors through Radmin.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

MS Word 2007 Quick Access Toolbar

My Word 2007 Quick Access Toolbar


Adding & Arranging The Toolbar Buttons



Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Connect to DAV in Windows 7





Windows Live Writer Stuff

Unable to publish from desktop, but laptop works.  I used the below to move the draft to the laptop & publish.  (Dec. 9, 2009) 

Windows Live Writer creates a "My Weblog Posts" folder under "My Documents" which has two sub-folders - Drafts containing all the unpublished posts while Recent Posts has all the posts you have ever published through Windows Live Writer.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

SQL Server Install

No R2 Developer edition, so going with SQL Server 2008 Developer.

On Dev-T3400











On T3400-SVR-08




Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2008
Editions and Components of SQL Server 2008
Compare SQL Server Ent & Std - Business Intelligence features

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sitefinity &

Sitefinity’s Install on DiscountASP Article.

Sat 22-18-09 (Windows Live Writer)

Day-Timer Order.  Tracking Link.  Order #:  59519063

FTP / WinSvr08

Adding FTP to a Web Site  ... Invisible from dev-t3400

Configuring FTP Firewall Settings   Success from WinExpl dev after these commands.

To configure Windows Firewall to allow non-secure FTP traffic, use the following steps:

Open a command prompt: click Start, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Command Prompt.

To open port 21 on the firewall, type the following syntax then hit enter:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="FTP (non-SSL)" action=allow protocol=TCP dir=in localport=21

To enable stateful FTP filtering that will dynamically open ports for data connections, type the following syntax then hit enter:

netsh advfirewall set global StatefulFtp enable

... but unable to copy files or create folders remotely.  Folder permissions problem?


Changing Users to Full control from Read, Execute & List from:


Works!  Expression Web 3 could not create “Learning/01” folder.  Created “Learning” in dev/WinExplr and XWeb3 then able to created “01” folder.  Successful publish.  Added “default.html” to svr IIS Default Document list.   “http://t3400-svr-08/learning/01/