Real Case: .Net Apps – "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it" (basic)

Recently we’ve been receiving (by coincidence) some escalations to troubleshoot the same issue.  It’s about .Net apps returning the following exception:   SocketException::.ctor() 10061:No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it   The cases I’ve been working with show different stack traces but the main point here is that exception is…

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/3GB, /PAE, AWE what??? (basic)

I’ve been following the discussions about these options for a long time. When it seems that everybody agrees on something, somebody else comes with a different understanding and the discussion starts all over again… The questions at the beginning of each thread about this subject are often the same: When should I use /3GB option,…

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