A connection string is sometimes a bit obscure. Do I need ODBC or OLE DB? When you need one and Google for it, you often find old ones that either don’t work at all anymore, or are not optimal. This article provides you with a couple of example connection strings to connect ASP.NET and ASP to Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL. Continue reading
Just a quicky: Start all stopped application pools in IIS that have the autostart property set to true. Easily with Continue reading
appcmd, and here’s is how.
Whenever you need to test your ASP.NET connection to your MySQL database, using ODBC, you can use the following C# test script. Currently it uses MySQL ODBC 8.0 Unicode Driver, but you can easily change the version used. As a bonus it prints some connection information and it requires an SSL connection to your MySQL database ( Continue reading
How to use the Windows PowerShell cmdlet Get-ItemProperty to work with file attributes.
Working with PowerShell’s Continue reading
Get-ItemProperty to get file attributes may boost your work productivity. It’s often easier to getting things done if you have a more generic way of doing something. Here is how to use
Get-ItemProperty in PowerShell to perform and streamline day to day tasks like installing or updating software based on file versions.
What’s next for Windows 10 and Windows Server quality updates
Microsoft’ll be bringing a new design for quality updates to the next major versions of Windows 10 and Windows Server, coming later this year, Maliha Qureshi writes. This design creates a compact update package for easier and faster deployment. Continue reading
connect securely to your MySQL database from PHP PDO using an SSL encrypted connection
If you want to connect securely to your MySQL database over SSL using PHP Data Objects (PDO), here is how… Continue reading
A cheat-sheet for password crackers that may come in handy sometime, by m3g9tr0n.
Ryan McFarland writes on his blog:
“Privilege escalation always comes down to proper enumeration. But to accomplish proper enumeration you need to know what to check and look for. This takes familiarity with systems that normally comes along with experience. At first privilege escalation can seem like a daunting task, but after a while you start to filter through what is normal and what isn’t. It eventually becomes easier to know what to look for rather than digging through everything hoping to find that needle in the haystack. Hopefully this guide will provide a good foundation to build upon and get you started.”
Yesterday (March 20th) was a big day for Windows Server! On behalf of the entire Windows Server team, Erin Chapple (Director of Program Management, Windows Server) announced Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through Microsoft’s Insiders program.
A plea for plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions” (hear! hear!), Jeff Chandler writes on WP Tavern. Iain Poulson has published a thoughtful request on the Delicious Brains blog asking WordPress plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions. He covers some of the benefits of developing with newer versions of PHP, what Delicious Brains is doing with its plugins, and using the Requires Minimum PHP Version header in readme.txt.
With PHP 7.1, some PHP web applications fail because of deprecated code usage. This may result in an error message like Continue reading
 operator not supported for strings for various Joomla!, WordPress and Drupal components. Here’s how to fix this code for PHP 7.1+.
… and the guest server VM won’t reboot
If a Windows Server 2016 guest VM on Hyper-V hangs while stopping after Windows Updates, it might be caused by the recovery
debug information type set. Especially when you have moved the Windows PageFile to a different partition/VHDX.Continue reading
WordPress developers: please stay away from WP_MEMORY_LIMIT and PHP
memory_limit settings! We see this done wrong over and over in WordPress plugins and themes. One of such themes is the premium theme Jupiter by Artbees, or WPML as plugin. WordPress users: don’t touch these memory limitation settings either! They’re imposed for a reason. Here’s some explanation:
There are a lot of hints & tips out there for troubleshooting SPNs, or Service Principal Names. Listing duplicate SPNs is fairly easy, just use
setspn -X on your command-line and you’ll find out. But how do you find out which SPNs are used for which users and computers are used for this?
Search Engine Land writes that Google’s partnership with WordPress aims to jump-start the platform’s support of the latest web technologies — particularly those involving performance & mobile experience. And they’re hiring WordPress experts.