Installing .Net 3.51 on Windows 8.1

(Can you sense flatten-and-reinstall time approaches?) Or Windows 8. Applies to .Net 3.51, 3.0, and 2.0. Works with or without Internet. Link: How To Activate the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8 Without Internet Access


Installing Windows from a USB Stick (and copying it to that stick from an ISO)

(Quick public dump so I can find the tool link again easily)   Download the Windows 7 USB/DVD tool from here. (NB links to the page, not the EXE) Download ISO image from store or MSDN Run Win7 USB DVD Tool and point it to ISO and USB Stick Label stick Seriously Tristan, label the…


Office Web Viewer

While Skydrive’s been able to display Office documents in your web browser for what seems like ages now, check this out: Do you have Office documents on your website or blog that you want your readers to view even if they don’t have Office installed?  Would you rather view a document before downloading it?  To…


App Pool Recycling Defaults: Why 1740 minutes?

Without doubt, one of the most FAQ when discussing Application Pools in IIS Admin and Troubleshooting workshops! Scott Forsyth shares Wade’s answer In Wade’s words: “you don’t get a resonate pattern”. then follows up with useful advice on establishing your own best recycling interval: First off, I think 29 hours is a good default. For…


TMG Rollup 3 out now; so’s Mod_Security for IIS

TMG SP2 Update Rollup 3 As the ISA Blog mentions, Rollup 3 for TMG Service Pack 2 is now available: We are happy to announce the availability of Rollup 3 for Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2). TMG SP2 Rollup 3 is available for download here: Rollup 3 for Forefront Threat…