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    How to attach WinDbg to a service?

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    There are various ways to do this. Find the PID for process that is hosting the service. You can do this with the help of command, tasklist /svc Look for service and associated PID, then go to command prompt, into the directory where windbg is installed...
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    Loading/reloading symbols for just one module..

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    Many a times it happens that from within a debugging session, we need to load / reload symbols for a particular module (Talking in context of WinDbg).. e.g. we started debugging, set normal symbol path and down the line while debugging, came to know that...
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    How to find out what all processes have loaded particular DLL..

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    I was searching for a way to find all the processes running right now, who has loaded particular DLL.. And found a really good command that shows really useful output.. You dont have to install anything on your windows, just go to command prompt and fire...
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    Thanks Ted Pattison

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    I have just finished reading "Programming Distributed Applications With COM & Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0". I really loved this book, though technologies explained in this book are somewhat older (we have new version for almost all technologies...
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    What is AppID??

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    If you have got chance to work with DCOM /COM+ frequently; you might have come across the term called AppID (if you are not able to recollect, take a look here, HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID). Many people are confused about what AppID is?? If you are one of...
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    VirtualStore in Windows Vista

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    I was researching on one of the issues for my customer and got to read about this registry key. HKCU\Software\Classes\VirtualStore This key will be given to applications on vista who tries to do registry operations which requires admin privileges which...
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    Consuming WCF services from COM using C++

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    Found a very good article about using WCF services from COM client C++ code.. http://cicoria.com/CS1/blogs/cedarlogic/archive/2007/08/28/consuming-wcf-services-from-com-using-c.aspx Stay tuned..
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    Release v/s debug mode

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    I just came across an issue where C# application using COM component works fine with debug build of application but when built with release mode, it gives ComException while instantiating the component. While researching about that issue, I found following...
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    Completed One Year at Microsoft

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    Yes, I completed One successful year at Microsoft this month. Till now, it has been great journey at Microsoft, got to learn many new things, which I did not even expect. Thanks Microsoft for giving me everything I wanted. Stay tuned..
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    Microsoft Windows Live got two new features..

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    My favorite features have come in windows live also.. 1. Windows live Photo gallery (Share photos with your friends and family) 2. Windows live folders (500 MB space for FREE; you can also share files publicly!) I have already started using them, what...
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    Want to see GAC in its naked view?

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    For one of my customer's debugging scenario, I was searching for a technique to view the GAC in its simple file-folder view. (For those of you who does not know GAC [C:\windows\assembly] is just a decorated view implemented in shfusion.dll in framework...
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    eScrum 1.0 released..

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    I have read many things about Scrum project management over here in Microsoft. Almost all projects here are managed using either completely scrum or combination of scrum and some other technique. And records have shown that its pretty effective system...
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    Silverlight screencasts..

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    Using Silverlight Brushes for Color, Gradient and Video Using the Silverlight Downloader Object Basic Keyboard Input with Silverlight Adding Ink Support to a Silverlight-based Application 2D Geometries in Silverlight Building Video Overlays with Silverlight...
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    My technorati profile..

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    My technorati profile.. Technorati Profile
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    New MSDN design..

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    Just noticed that MSDN design has got changed, I liked the new layout.. What about you? Tabbed options are really good concept. Also, Search box has got functionality to search directly from live search Stay tuned..
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    A referral was returned from the server.

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    I encountered this strange error while playing with a sample to elevate the executable from the starting. Just imagine, that you require your application to run in admin mode to work successfully; in windows vista, we have the functionality of adding...
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    Getting error - Library not registered

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    Problem : When loading the type-library (using #import directive or even from oleview.exe), getting problem which says something as follows, Troubleshooting : Complete. Debugged in Windbg and found that OLEAUT32!LoadRegTypeLib was failing. Solution :...
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    Notepad hangs while saving the file

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    From last few days, I have been experiencing very strange problem. Problem : When I create a new file in Notepad.exe and click on File+Save or alt+s, it literally hangs when showing the dialog (save dialog to give file name/path). If I wait for more than...
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    Commonly used NTOSKRNL.exe function prefix..

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    I have posted a good piece of handy information at, http://jigarme.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!DD7841DFB6968535!150.entry Hope its useful to you too (I found it very useful, while learning windows debugging).. Stay tuned..
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    Test blog.. for social bookmarking..

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    test bookmarking..
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    Windows SDK download location..

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    Customers should get the latest Windows SDK from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C2B1E300-F358-4523-B479-F53D234CDCCF&displaylang=en#RelatedLinks Customers can download a DVD ISO image from the following site and then burn...
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    .NET Framework Configuration Tool

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    Just now, i was searching for something to set the redirection for .NET assembly. Like, for assembly versions 1.0.0.0 to 1.7.85.995 should be loading the latest assembly from the company, that is, 1.8.0.0 Tried searching for writing the config file (i...
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    Changes to COM in Windows Vista

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    The following changes appear in COM in Windows Vista: The COM elevation moniker allows applications that are running under a limited user account (LUA) to activate COM classes with elevated functionality. For more information, please see The COM Elevation...
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    Enabling .NET studio Windows Service project to work with installutil.exe

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    I was just trying to create a simple C#.NET windows service with visual studio .NET 2005. After selecting Windows Service template, I got the template code for common required service infrastructure lik, OnStart() and OnStop() methods. I added my custom...
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    Have become MCP now !!

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    Just gave C# - Windows programming exam today and have cleared with 900 score!! So, now have become MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional). Now, plan is to prepare for C# - Web programming and clear that exam !! Lets see!!
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