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John Watson The Pragmatic Enthusiast September 2006 Entries
Successful upgrade of DNN v3 to v4
This weekend I upgraded our hosted church site to the current release of DotNetNuke v4.3.5. Here's a quick summary of the steps I took and some observations. Steps to upgrade: Unzip the install package to a local directory. Copy release.config to web.config in the install root directory (local machine). Update the web.config: replace machine key with ours; comment out the SQL Express connection strings and uncomment the SQL standard strings; put in correct connecting string settings for the hosted ......

Posted On Sunday, September 24, 2006 6:55 PM

DNN upgrade and the infamous Could not load type 'DotNetNuke.Common.Global'
I manage a DNN site which is currently running on DNN 3.1.1 hosted at WebHost4Life. I have a local backup of the site on my home server running on Win2003 and SQL 2005. I tried to upgrade the local copy to the current release 4.3.5 using the xxx_Install.zip and on the first try I received the infamous "Could not load type 'DotNetNuke.Common.Global'" error. I'm referring to it as infamous because there are a lot of howls posted over at the DNN forums site with very few real suggestions of getting ......

Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2006 8:42 AM

DB2 UDB 7.1, JDBC, and NULLID.SYSSH200
This is an obscure problem which took a lot of digging. It was finally Roger Bjärevall's post here that lead to the answer. Roger is the developer of Minq Software's DB-Visualizer which is a great utility for connecting to a variety of databases as I often do. The bottom line is you can't use Type 4 drivers to connect to DB2 7.1 so this one won't work. You have to configure the connection using the one installed with DB2 (\SQLLIB\java\db2java.zip). I got that far pretty easily. However, you ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 12:32 PM

Antec P160
Features: 1.2mm anodized aluminum delivers increased rigidity and a finish that won't lose its luster. Swiveling front control panel - Swivels up to 45 degrees.- Connectors: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire, i.Link) and 2 x audio jacks.- LED temperature display with two built-in sensors Windowed side panel Removable motherboard tray. Accomodates any ATX12V power supply 10 drive bays - Color-coordinated CD-ROM & floppy drive covers a. 4 external 5.25"b. 2 external 3.5"c. 4 internal 3.5"- Rubber ......

Posted On Friday, September 15, 2006 12:50 PM

DIY Workstation / Gaming Rig
Last winter I decided to upgrade my 6-yr old Dell 733 Mhz figuring it was long overdue. What got me started was a Christmas wish list over on ExtremeTech. Here's the specs: Antec Anodized Aluminum Mid-Tower (P160) Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe (nVidia 4) motherboard AMD Athalon 64-bit X2 dual core (4200) Twin nVidia GEForce 6600GT cards 4 Gb memory Two Seagate Barracuda 250 Gb IDE drives (still can add a pair of SATA 3/Gbs drives with dual RAID) Dell 20-in flat panel HD monitor It turned into a long afternoon/evening ......

Posted On Friday, September 15, 2006 12:31 PM

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