Old New Series – Cannon PI

Keep watching as Cannon makes life easier for today’s web developers using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.   – jorke

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Windows 7 RC download

get it now, now now, while it lasts – http://www.microsoft.com.au/windows7 its HOT HOT HOT! Don’t for get to grab Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate – jorke

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FastCGI timeout on IIS7

Had a couple of question this week around some issues that people were experiencing from long running PHP scripts that appear to timeout/hang and eventually stop/crash and is this problem with FastCGI or the application pool settings. Let’s take a look at the FastCGI settings in the ApplicationHost.config <fastCgi>     <application fullPath="C:\PHP\php-cgi.exe" activityTimeout="60" instanceMaxRequests="10000">        …

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“The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present"

You might be getting this error on server 2008 R2 or in fact any x64 system. I’ve had a bunch of people getting this particularly on running 2008 server core R2 x64. The problem occurs when the executable you are running has not been compiled for x64 AND you haven’t installed WOW64 – yeah that’s…

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Cat Power - Tomcat on Server 2008 Core with IIS7

EPIC START So this turned out to be much longer than I thought – the basic goal is to utilise two of the coolest features of Window Server 2008 – Core and IIS7. The idea is to create an ultimately low footprint web server on Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 Core and show how that…

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Configuring NFS on Windows Server 2008 core

Hasn’t really changed since 2003 R2, but its all over the command line. From the start: Installation of the NFS components: start /w ocsetup ServerForNFS-Base Make a directory to store your content and ACL it appropriately for NFS – I don’t recommend this as best practice, but I’m assuming we’re in safe environment, i.e. a…

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DST changes for Australia in 2008!

Does that mean Queensland will have daylight savings time? NOOOO – fades the curtains apparently… Anyway the REST of Australia is making some changes in October – that’s 1 month away! – so we all need to update our servers/machines/robots to cope with the time differences. Key Action: Download the Australia 2008 Daylight Saving Planning…

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SQL 2005 PHP Driver RTM'd

We’ve just shipped the released version for the SQL Server 2005 Driver extensions for PHP 5 – if you’re running the CTP version make sure you update to this version. Get the bits here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=61BF87E0-D031-466B-B09A-6597C21A2E2A&displaylang=en I think the coolest thing that comes with this download is the Help file (.chm) that is part of the…

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Microsoft contributing to Open Source

This is why I love working for Microsoft – as Nick Hodge often says "This is not your fathers Microsoft"; Sam Ramji Keynoted at Oscon about 3 very cool things: In short we’ve submitted code to the ADOdb DAL library to add support for our PHP SQL driver – AND under a Free Software Foundation…

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PHP on IIS7 for Shared Hosting- AWESOME article!

check it out on IIS.NET – http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/208/fastcgi-with-php/  here are a couple of excerpts from the article that I strongly recommend: ———– PHP Security Recommendations The following recommendations describe how to tighten security of PHP in shared hosting environment. To make the recommended changes locate and open php.ini file and edit it as described below: Disable…

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