Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Install Windows Live Writer behind Proxy

Below are workaround for to install Windows Live Installer behind corporate Proxy. Unless your network admin open up some port you are not able to install Windows Live suite of application. Finally I had found some workaround.

1. Surf to Microsoft Update Catalog

2. In the search box enter Live Writer, add item 2 and item 3 into the download basket then checkout and download.

3. When download finished, you will find lot's of filed in the download directories. This are the setup files for various language, at this point I don't have any clue to check the language, what I did was try each and everyone till I found the English setup files.

Note: Below are the English setup file name for Live Writer, for others live application this method should work.

Update for Windows Live Writer (KB 944990)

Update for Windows Live Writer (KB 946058)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Launchy 2.0

Launchy 2.0 is release, IMHO this is a must have utilities for Windows. With this launching of Application so so much easier. Better that the one comes with Vista Star Menu inline Search.

Monday, December 10, 2007

System.Data.OracleClient requires Oracle client software version 8.1.7 or greater

Received above error when try to run an application done by my colleague, after hours of finding and uninstall and re-installed the Oracle 10g client it was cause by the NTSF file permission. Apparently the .NET data provider are run under difference authentication. What I did to solve this was to apply the File Securities permission to all the files and folders under oracle home folder. Same issue also affecting the ASP .NET application.

Details of relate to this issue are at link below;

Lastly, reboot of PC is a must. :-)