Archive for April, 2011

SQL Server 2008 “Timeout expired” error and SP1

I recently came across another error when using SQL Server 2008. I recently applied Service Pack 1 to my server’s installation of SQL Server 2008. I had not done any development since then using the full version of SQL Server on the server; instead, as you will note from my recent blog entries on the […]

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Norton Internet Security: you have exceeded the number of activations allowed—and you are cut off!

WOW. I am shocked at the user-unfriendliness of Norton’s approach here. I had my Norton Internet Security automatically renewed last month. Although I was surprised at the price increase, I decided to live with it. Until today. Just now, I was working on an issue with Windows Installer on my desktop machine, when Norton suddenly […]

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Fixing SQL error 5170: Cannot create file ‘C:\[…]\APP_DATA\ASPNETDB_TMP.MDF’ because it already exists.in ASP.NET

The problem I recently had, for the first time, to create a brand-new ASP.NET web application that made use of the built-in Membership/Roles functionality, using the default of SQL Server Express, NOT a full installation of SQL Server. I had previously wrestled with issues when upgrading an older application using Membership/Roles to ASP.NET 4.0, and […]

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