On my laptop I was constantly running out of diskspace. All the time I compressed everything I could, but I kept running out of diskspace. I was getting really pissed why this was happening so I searched my disk for big files. The Windows temp directory on my Windows Server 2003 (c:\windows\temp) was full of 100MB big files, and they kept comming. I wondered which application was creating them, so I used filemon.exe from http://www.sysinternals.com. A great utility to monitor all disk access. It happened to be the dw20.exe application, an error reporting application from Office 2003 (which is also installed on my machine!). After searching Google (searching at Microsoft makes no sense!) I found a link to an article at http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/beta/five/ch19/MntB02.htm. It describes how to turn off error reporting (don't know what is going wrong, everything seems to work, but errors kep getting generated I think).
I tried to follow their directions, but could not find the mentioned Group Policy Object Editor. Finally found it: execute mmc.exe from run... Do Add/Remove snap-in, select Add and select “Group Policy Object Editor“. Now follow the instruction in the article, and set Disable error reporting to Enabled. Now error reporting is disabled! The registry settings also described in the article did not work for me...
Finally I can get back to developing again!
I am already programming on WSS/SPS2 for a few months, but I was missing a lot of documentation on it. A lot of sections in the documentation were still empty or incomplete. But he, that is the fun in programming on beta software. The online documentation on MSDN on WSS seams to be updated to the RTM version, it is now much more complete!!
Start at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/nhp/Default.asp?contentid=28001891&frame=true for all online documentation on the new SharePoint platform!
I by a lot of books. Not to read from cover to cover, more to skim through, and then use as a reference. Once in a while I read a book from cover to cover, especially if I am enjoying a luxuous vacation in our house in Italy. Writing from my vacation address (and it really has been a while that I posted something here) I would like to point you to a book I just finished: Pragmatic ADO.NET, by Shawn Wildermuth. Great introduction to ADO.NET with clear examples and not to thick!! I hate those 2 Kg Wrox books with elaborate, not to the point, example code. This books gives you a flying start.
At amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201745682/qid=1062338918/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/102-7329001-1451305?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
Also have a look at the writers site at http://www.adoguy.com