November 2005 - Posts

Setting up a custom user account to run ASP.NET V2.0
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:49 AM

Most people are probably aware of the "aspnet_regiis" utility that exists in the "C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAMEWORK\{versionNumber}\aspnet_regiis.exe" location. In ASP.NET V2.0, that utility has been enhanced to include a "-ga" switch (among other things). This switch will grant a specified user or group access to the IIS metabase and other directories used by ASP.NET. It does things that you previously had to do my hand like assigning the user to the IIS_WPG group, and other rights assignments. So you would use it like:

aspnet_regiis -ga DOMAIN\DomainUser

and thats it. Its pretty neat and saves a bit of time and mucking about as I found out just the other day.

ASP.NET Podcast Show #28 - Async ASP.NET
Thursday, November 24, 2005 12:00 PM

The latest podcast, this time, I actually do something....

Subscribe or Download

Scott Allen @  Scott says that he needs more Wally in his life, Oh dear....

Threading and Multi-threaded applications

  • Application.DoEvents()
  • System.Threading.Thread
  • Delegates
  • Thread/Multi-threaded apps

Aynchronous Pages in ASP.NET V2.0

  • Standard Async Page using 'Async="true"', Page.AddOnPreRenderCompleteAsync method
  • Async Pages and Async Tasks (RegisterAsyncTask)
  • Impersonation, Culture, HttpContext flow

URL For Jeff Prosise Article is:

Glavs view on working on the AJAX book
Keeping up with Wally

Its that week again, sorry Kirk.
Check out Show #85 of Digital Pontification at starting at approximately minute 18:30.

ASP.NET Podcast Show #27 - Books, products and stuff
Saturday, November 19, 2005 11:58 AM

The ASP.NET podcast show #27 is out and about, rather than me reproducing the entire show contents, go check em out at its new home here (

Basically, the shows talks about products related to .Net V2.0, books on .Net V2.0 and little bit on the value of blogs/BlogWorth.

You can ofcourse just subscribe or simply download it from these links below.

Subscribe – Subscribing is much better and could potentially cure world hunger..... you know its a good thing.


Download – This is for those who aren't interested in curing world hunger..... shame.

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Atlas "Wiki Sample Kit" released
Friday, November 18, 2005 4:26 PM

The ASP.NET Atlas team have just released an "Atlas Wiki Sample Kit" based on the current Atlas build. This Wiki comes as a .VSI file that installs an "Atlas Wiki" template into your list of templates for Visual Studio 2005 (currently C# only).

Currently it requires that Visual Studio 2005 or Web Developer Express be installed on your machine. It demonstrates some of the features within Atlas and comes with source code so you can see how its all done. Note that its currently a preview only and you cannot "go live" with this release (this is all stated in the boring licence spiel) however feedback on this is welcome and a go live licence will accompany a future Wiki sample kit release (date is currently unknown).

Go grab it here (

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And I thought the VS2005 Launch was going to be big....
Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:15 PM

So here in Australia, the official VS2005, SQL 2005 etc... launch parties seem like they are going to be quite big. I have registered my attendance and looking forward to going along to these things. For us Microsoft centric techno-phobes, things dont get much bigger than a new release launch party like this one.... or so I thought... until I got this little gem in my inbox:


Tuesday 15 November, 2005
Dear My Ticketek member,
Princess Theatre, Melbourne from 14 February 2006
State Theatre, Sydney from 28 February 2006
My Ticketek Internet Pre-sale

David Hasselhoff, the talented star of "Young & the Restless", "Knight Rider", "Baywatch", feature films and Broadway is once again, READY FOR ACTION. His one of a kind concert, which will kick off its world tour in Australia, showcases the musical talents that have made him an international recording star.

**************GLAVS EMAIL INBOX SNIPPET ENDS HERE **********

Thats right baby, the HOFF is coming downunder. It doesn't get any bigger than this! Talk about ready for action, I can hear that Knight Rider theme playing in my head already.... ;-)


ASP.NET Podcast Show #26 - Bob Beauchemin gets interviewed.
Thursday, November 3, 2005 12:10 PM

As you have probably already guessed, Wally has pumped out another podcast. I simply cannot keep up right now but am hoping to make some time and actually do something on the next podcast or two.


This time, he interviews Bob Beauchemin, a guru in the IT industry.


Show notes and details are below:


Subscribe – The fresh, quick, hip way to do things! Use iPodder or iTunes.


Download – The boring way to do things.


Show Notes

  • More on the Alabama Code Camp.
    • Speaker Event on Friday.
    • Bruce Thomas.
    • Joe Healy.
    • Russ Fustino.
    • Paul Lockwood.
    • Wally and Laura Allison.
    • Lori, the goddess of knowledge.
    • David Silverlight, all the way from Miami.
    • Vinay Ahuja, from Jacksonville.
    • The “Sir Wally” label just won’t go away……….
  • My buddy Phil Winstanley and our pictures.
  • Audio quality and some of our improved equipment.
  • Thanks go out to Scott @ ORCSWeb.  Did you know that ORCSWeb host’s:
  • Check out SDI.
  • The Guru of Gurus - Bob Beauchemin’s Interview.  FYI, my old headphone/microphone set puts some background noise in.  I have new headphones, but no new interviews with them, yet.
  • Visual Studio .NET 2005 and Sql Server 2005 are launched.
    • MSDN. – If you can download them, they are “launched” in my book.  Besides, there is no way to put that genie back in that bottle.
    • November 7 for Official Launch Events.
    • Various staggered events over the next month.
    • Check out for specific information.
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