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Are you working from home but your RDP session on Windows 10 keeps intermittently freezing and it’s annoying the hell out of you? I went through the same thing and had a really hard time searching for a solution.  The RDP fix below should be done on the client machine where you are running RDP, not the remote machine that you are connecting to:  Tap the Windows Key to bring up start menu > type “regedit” > click Registry Editor Browse to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Policies > Microsoft > Windows NT > Terminal Services > Client Right click “client” > New > DWord (32-bit) Value Name: fClientDisableUDP – Value: 1 – Base: Hexadecimal  Reboot your machine That’s it, go ahead and test RDP, you should no longer experience random RDP freezing. I found the solution above in this message board post by stevek_mcc.

If you constantly get Site Can’t Be Reached or long wait times “Establishing Secure Connection…” while trying to browse in Chrome then this fix may resolve it. This issue not only happens to old machines but newly built computers as well after doing all the windows updates. Somewhere along the lines the Cryptographic Services windows service root registry gets corrupted. The solution to resolve this issue is to force windows to rebuild the root registry. Below are the steps you’ll need to perform (please be ware, if you delete the wrong windows registry entry, you can potentially break you windows installation disallowing you from being able to log back in after a reboot so be extra careful not to delete the wrong registry entry). Close all apps (including all instances of Chrome) Open Windows Services Management Console by pressing Windows Key + R Type services.msc then press Enter Find and stop the Cryptographic Service…

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Please Note: If you are starting a new web project, you should take a look at using the new Angular (currently at version 7 at time of writing). If you are looking for AngularJS specifically, continue reading below. The following is a demo AngularJS (Angular 1) app I built in Visual Studio 2017. It demonstrates how to use core concepts in AngularJS such as interpolation, two-way data binding, and routing (via UI Router). It also uses some HTML5/CSS3 concepts such as Local Storage and CSS Class Selectors. Using the basic concepts illustrated in this demo web application, you will have a good foundation for building a real-world applications. To download the angular demo project, please click the link below: AngularJS Demo Project In order to run this demo web application, Visual Studio 2017 is required (it may work on other version but I have not tested). To get your free copy of Visual…

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If you’re looking for a Windows Service solutions that you can run and debug utilizing the F5 key on your keyboard then you’ve come to the right place. If you are anything like me, when you’ve worked with Windows Services you have experienced the pain of running and debugging the OOTB windows service project. You have to build your app, then install it, start it from the Service MMC, then attach the process (who wants to do that? way too many steps if you ask me). Below is a link to a Zip file containing Visual Studio project that I have been using for some time now as a starter when I build new Windows Services. It allows you to run the application using the Run and/or F5 key to debug and is windows service ready when you want to deploy it as a service. .NET Windows Service Starter Template…

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Hello everyone, A while back, I decided I wanted to learn how utilize HTML 5 graphics so I built a simple video game. I started out using graphics I found on the internet of Super Mario and Luigi (hence why the title in the video shows “Super Flappy Guys”) but later drew my own sprites (images). The video below shows the game in action with the graphics I created (I’m no artist) using GIMP opensource:  

Last week, I (and three other colleagues) had the opportunity to attended the Cherwell Global Conference 2016 event in Colorado Springs at The Broadmoor resort. It was the first time attending this event so we didn’t know what to expect but we had a great time and learned a lot. Although, I haven’t had much experience with Cherwell, attending the CGC2016 really made me super excited to learn more about it. I really got the “Apple” vibe during the event (especially during the KeyNote). Overall, I think Cherwell delivered, the event was impressive. For the Cherwellians that helped make the event possible, you guys did a great job! Shout out to the following training PROs for providing a great class experience with tons of good information:   Mike McMullen Brian Schoner Kevin Kraus

If you’ve run in to the following error message in your WCF service: System.ServiceModel.CommunicationException:    An error occurred while receiving the HTTP response to https://YourDomain.com/Service.svc. This could be due to the service endpoint binding not using the HTTP protocol. This could also be due to an HTTP request context being aborted by the server (possibly due to the service shutting down). See server logs for more details. You most likely already spent many hours trying to debug the exception. This happen to me and I searched Google and read through tons of threads, most about updating the following attributes in Web.Config/App.Config on the Server/Client: maxReceivedMessageSize maxStringContentLength maxBufferSize maxArrayLength maxBytesPerRead maxDepth Others recommended enabling tracing on the client and on the server. None of these suggestions helped me… So I sat and banged my head against the wall for a few more hours and thought “What was different about this particular service method…

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I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately for help with exporting a report to a file in SQL Server Reporting Service (SSRS). The focus of this tutorial will be to show you guys how you can export a report from your Report Server. Please note, this tutorial will not show you how to export an RDLC (client-side) report. The first thing we need to do is setup up our Visual Studio .NET project: Download ReportHelper zip and extract the wrapper C# class ReportHelper.cs into your project. You will need to add a service reference to your Report Server execution web service (e.g. http://YourServerName/ReportServer/ReportExecution2005.asmx). Alternatively, you can use the VS.NET WSDL tool to extract a C# proxy class and add that to your project (I’ll provide instructions on how to do this further down). Once you’re all setup, create a new VS.NET MVC or Web Forms project. MVC:  Create the following action method in your HomeController: public FileContentResult ExportReport()…

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Microsoft finally added the Start button to Windows 8.1 and I finally installed it. Network Connectivity After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I struggled with the Wi-Fi Network connectivity. In the Wi-Fi popup screen (click the Wi-Fi icon in the task bar) kept saying limited network connectivity with the little exclamation mark next to the Wi-Fi connection. It took me a while but I finally resolved the issue by opening Device Manager and uninstalling the Wi-Fi network drivers and then reinstalling them (reinstalling the drivers without uninstalling them from Device Manager first did not work for me). Again, as I’ve said in the past, I really like Windows 8, this is not a bashing session. However, at the same time there are certain things about Windows 8/8.1 that just make me wonder “Why?”: Pros & Cons IMO 1st, things I like about Windows 8.1: 1. I have a duel screen setup and my main…

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I have to say, Windows 8 is really a great product but what would make it even better would be a Settings icon somewhere on the taskbar. Once you’ve used it for a few weeks and really get used to it, it starts growing on you. At home I only use Windows 8 but at the office we still use Windows 7 and Windows XP. This week for the first time I found myself sitting at my desk pressing the Windows Key trying to bring up my Start Screen and thinking to myself “wow, I totally forgot I’m on Windows 7, Duh!”. I’ve seen a lot of threads with people complaining about Windows 8 mainly because of the missing start button and number of clicks it takes just to shutdown their PC. Anyway, this article isn’t to talk about how many click or taps it takes to do something rather it is a suggestion for…

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