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How to: check if SP1 for Visual Studio .NET 2003 is installed
Someone asked on one of the Microsoft .NET newsgroups how he could check whether or not SP1 for Visual Studio .NET 2003 was installed. Service Pack 1 is published in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as article number 918700 so in order to check whether SP1 is installed you could check for the existance of the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFT... Studio\7.1\S918007Even better would be to check if the value for the DWORD value "Installed" under this key, ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 8:37 PM

How to: retrieve the SQL Server remotely
In case you need to find out the version of the SQL Server installed on a server you could execute the following statement:SELECT @@VERSION;Which returns on my development sandbox the following string:Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.2047.00 (Intel X86) Apr 14 2006 01:12:25 Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation Developer Edition on Windows NT 5.1 (Build 2600: Service Pack 2) Cross-posted from The .NET Aficionado ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 7:16 PM

Unable to open shim database version registry key - v2.0.50727.00000
One of our .NET developers had problems with a ASP.NET application on his machine. Looking at the event viewer there was the following entry:Description: The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( .NET Runtime ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 7:55 AM

I have won the lottery this weekend! I am a multi-millionaire!!
Or at least that's what the emails say (Doh!). If I have to believe those e-mails I won about 37 times $1,000,000 that makes me propably one of the richest persons in Belgium!Government Accredited Licensed lottery promoters.International Promotions/Prize Award DepartmentThis Lottery is approved by the Netherlands Gaming Board and also Licensedby the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAG international emails. held on the 29th November, 2006.all winnings must beclaim not later ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 6:22 AM

Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services Client 6.0) available
Microsoft released a new version of the Remote Desktop Connection application aka as v6.0 of the Terminal Services Client. It contains several new features:Network Level AuthenticationServer AuthenticationResource RedirectionTerminal Servers GatewayTS Remote ProgramsMonitor spanningVisual Improvements (32-bit color depth, ClearType)Read all about these new features and the download links in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 925876. Please note that you will only be able to use all these features ......

Posted On Friday, December 1, 2006 1:02 PM

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