15 November, 2009

Microsoft .NET tools: where are they?

As I always forget where the different utilities are located in the file system, I’ve decided to do a little table of their location and their purpose. I hope others will gain valuable information from the list as well…

aspnet_reqsql.exe The ASP.NET SQL Server Registration tool is used to create a Microsoft SQL Server database for use by the SQL Server providers in ASP.NET, or to add or remove options from an existing database. C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727
aspnet_reqiis.exe The ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool (Aspnet_regiis.exe) allows an administrator or installation program to easily update the script maps for an ASP.NET application to point to the ASP.NET ISAPI version that is associated with the tool. The tool can also be used to display the status of all installed versions of ASP. NET, register the ASP.NET version that is coupled with the tool, create client-script directories, and perform other configuration operations. C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727
MakeCert.exe The Certificate Creation tool generates X.509 certificates for testing purposes only. It creates a public and private key pair for digital signatures and stores it in a certificate file. This tool also associates the key pair with a specified publisher's name and creates an X.509 certificate that binds a user-specified name to the public part of the key pair. C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bin
CertMgr.exe The Certificate Manager tool manages certificates, certificate trust lists (CTLs), and certificate revocation lists (CRLs). C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bin
<more to come>    

11 November, 2009

How to convert BlogEngine.NET to Web Application Project model

I’ve for a long time liked the BlogEngine.NET project, but have always despised the fact that it was built using the Web Site model in VS. It really is the worst ever invented (but that’s more of a “religious” discussion).

However – now I’ve finally converted the project into a real project: Web Application Project.
The great guidance is found here: http://redditech.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/howto-convert-blogenginenet-from-web-site-to-web-application-project/

InRiver: Not loading your extensions?

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