Windows 7 and Windows Installer Error “Another installation is in progress”

All morning long I’ve been battling my Windows 7 system. I finally found out that the error code which reads: “Error 1500. Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one.” can be attributed to the InProgress key found in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\InProgress After doing a little searching on the web, I found that Microsoft has a program called msizap.exe which can be found in the Windows Installer SDK. The problem with that is that the SDK itself is an .msi file. I didn’t really want to install the full SDK anyway. So I … Continue reading Windows 7 and Windows Installer Error “Another installation is in progress”

Content on Non-Secured Site When Browsing Secured Web Application or Web Site

Nothing frustrates me more as when I try to login on a secured site and images, CSS, javascript files, and other content files are not secured. For instance, I went to retrieve/reset my password on last.fm and found this: A general rule of thumb is that your content should be hosted on a self-hosted or third party content delivery network (CDN) on both HTTP and HTTPS protocols. Secured pages should only reference HTTPS linked files. var dzone_url = ‘http://weblogs.asp.net/jgaylord/archive/2009/06/15/content-on-non-secured-site-when-browsing-secured-web-application-or-web-site.aspx’; var dzone_title = ‘Content on Non-Secured Site When Browsing Secured Web Application or Web Site’; var dzone_blurb = ‘Content on Non-Secured … Continue reading Content on Non-Secured Site When Browsing Secured Web Application or Web Site

Issue with ADO.NET Sync Services and SQL Server 2000

Last Friday I had a battle and won. I was working in VS 2010 on an internal project that was being targeted for .NET 3.5. Everything was going good until I decided to be fancy. The application pulled down several tables that contain mostly static stuff such as states, counties, municipalities, old orders, products, etc. In total, it’s around 1GB of data. I decided to modify the datasets to support offline access. I thought that would improve performance as the data would be available locally and not on the SQL server. Little did I realize, the application that accessed the … Continue reading Issue with ADO.NET Sync Services and SQL Server 2000

Installing VisualSVN in a Virtual PC

I’m moving all of my development environment over to a few different VPCs so that way it’s easier to archive my environment when a new one is released. So, I setup a new VPC with Vista SP2 and installed Visual Studio 2008 (with SP1). I wanted to install a Subversion client, more specifically Visual SVN, which usually requires a base Subversion library. In my case, I needed to install Tortoise SVN. When I tried to install it, I received a dialog box in the Microsoft Installer that read: Please wait while the installer finishes determining your disk space requirements. After … Continue reading Installing VisualSVN in a Virtual PC

Searching LDAP on Windows Server

I needed to search Active Directory on one of our Windows Servers today and couldn’t remember the application used to do the searching. One of my team members reminded me about LDP.exe. It’s a quick and easy way to search LDAP without installing any third party software. var dzone_url = ‘http://weblogs.asp.net/jgaylord/archive/2009/05/27/searching-ldap-on-windows-server.aspx’; var dzone_title = ‘Searching LDAP on Windows Server’; var dzone_blurb = ‘Searching LDAP on Windows Server’; var dzone_style = ‘1’;