Category Archives: Server Components

Missing SQL 2005 performance counters

My .net code kept complaining about uninitialized counters whenever it tried to access SQL Server, ‘The requested Performance Counter is not a custom counter, it has to be initialized as ReadOnly’. I opened Performance Monitor and sure enough the SQL counters … Continue reading

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McAfee & SMTP, and are Virus Checkers the worst form of Virus?

Yesterday I was asked, "the application isn’t sending out emails, what is wrong?" The simple answer was, "you’ve installed McAfee Antivirus". The default installation this AV is to block the SMTP port, nice. I’d like someone to do an impartial … Continue reading

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Microsoft Script Control as a Server Component

The Microsoft Script Control MSScript.ocx is a simple to use component that allows you to host VBScript scripts within your own application. Althought it has been implemented as a control it is very easy to use the underlying script component … Continue reading

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