Windows

How to get the Subversion library icon without installing TortoiseSVN 1.7.1 or greater

I found out the other day that the new TortoiseSVN 1.7.1 contains a custom ‘Subversion’ library with icon when installed. I thought this was a pretty cool feature – I currently store all my SVN projects in a library bearing the same boring generic icon as other Windows libraries. Unfortunately…

Windows 8 Developer Preview Installation Options

  So as you all probably know by now Windows 8 Developer Preview was released yesterday by Microsoft as part of the BUILD conference. Windows 8 revolutionises windows with the redesigned start screen and metro style applications. It’s also had massive performance improvements over Windows 7 in terms of RAM…

Resetting Windows Server 2008 Domain Admin Password

When I went to log on to my server 2008 environment this morning I realised that the domain administrator password had expired. I forgot to check the ‘Password Never Expires’ checkbox when I setup the machine- oops! However this blog post really saved my bacon – http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-did-not-use-my-tests-virtual-machines.html It turns out…

How to: Boot Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 from a VHD

I have now done this multiple times and was recently requested to write a quick how to on my blog so here it is. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 both support being booted and installed as a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk). Rather than being installed physically on the…

Powershell scripts for SharePoint 2010 services – ‘Stop & Start’

We all now know that SharePoint 2010 is resource intensive, especially intensive with its ram usage. I originally installed full blown SharePoint 2010 on my laptop (which has 4gb of ram) only to see most of that ram being used up and none left for visual studio to run. I…

SharePoint 2010 & FIMSyncronizationService Problems

**Updated 23/11/2009 Jeremy Thake (@jthake) advised me that this service is required for the ‘User Profiles Synchronization Service’ in SP2010 and that if you disable it then this won’t work. Decide whether you are going to need this feature before you disable this. I am not sure why it slows…

Getting started with Silverlight 3 and SharePoint

Recently I have been focusing on creating some Silverlight charts using the ‘Silverlight Toolkit’ from Codeplex (see the link in the instructions below). Once I had created my first chart I wondered how to get it to display in SharePoint. It seems there are a number of options for displaying…