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.NET Component AlKhemeia.Geo – list of countries, cities and many more functionality

Introduction You can find the source code here and to see this component in action please visit http://geo.alkhemeia.com This article aims at explaining Alkhemeia.Geo component How to get a list of countries and cities A list of methods to extract useful … Continue reading

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.NET Simple Membership Provider for SqlServer, MySql, Access or Oracle

You can find the source code here This SimpleMembershipProvider is written in C#.NET and tested against both SQL Server and MySQL. It is assumed that this will work against other relational databases also. Description .NET Simple Membership Provider was originally … Continue reading

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System.Data.Entity.Validation.DbEntityValidationResult – Validation failed for one or more entities. See ‘EntityValidationErrors’ property for more details.

While working with Entity Framework 5.x I came across the following error: “Validation failed for one or more entities. See ‘EntityValidationErrors’ property for more details.” The description by itself is not helpful at all. It doesn’t tell you the exact cause of … Continue reading

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Hyper-V – how to install legacy network driver for Windows Server 2003 virtual machine

I have recently installed Windows Server 2012 and setup a domain. I then setup a virtual machine with Windows Server 2008 installed on it. I setup an External Virtual Switch using Virtual Switch Manager in Hyper-V manager and used that … Continue reading

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Determining how long a database will be IN RECOVERY (SQL Server 2008)

I have come across a situation where SQL Server crashed in the middle a process of shrinking log files of a database of size 10+ GB. After restarting SQL Server I saw the database in question has gone IN RECOVERY … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server installation – Setup failed to validate specified Reporting Services Report Server

This blog is in connection with my blog “The instance name must be the same as computer name”. (read this post if you have changed your server name after SQL server installation) During CRM 2011 installation I came across the  error … Continue reading

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server installation – “The instance name must be the same as computer name”

Recently I have come across an issue “The instance name must be the same as computer name” while Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 performs a system check during installation. During diagnostic check CRM performs a query against the server bound to the … Continue reading

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