Monthly Archives: June 2008

Application pools and Windows processes

IIS6 uses application pools, where a server process named w3wp.exe services requests for a collection of web sites. Which sites are in which application pool is set as a site property. You can determine easily enough which sites are in … Continue reading

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Starting a VMware guest freezes Vista

VMs are indispensable for testing software. At work, I had previously used VMware Server 1.x on Windows XP without any real problems. Unlike Workstation which might actually be better for test VMs, Server is free, and it is always easier … Continue reading

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Eliminating DCOM errors

I recently encountered a DCOM error repeating numerous times in the event logs on a SharePoint server, which eventually led to a resolution I am about to explain. But DCOM errors are certainly not exclusive to SharePoint, and I have … Continue reading

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