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May 2007 - Posts

  • Twitter maintenence

    Twitter must be doing some work this weekend because I've gotten a couple of error messages. I must say however, I like their approach, as it provided me with a good laugh.

  • Customize Windows install

    I just saw this posted here

    From the Nlite website:

    Have you ever wanted to remove Windows components like Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, Messenger...
    How about not even to install them with Windows ?
    nLite is a tool for permanent Windows components removal and pre-installation Windows configuration. After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines.
    With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install does not include, or even contain on cd, the unwanted components.

    • Service Pack Integration
    • Component Removal
    • Unattended Setup
    • Driver Integration *
    • Hotfixes Integration **
    • Tweaks
    • Services Configuration
    • Patches ***
    • Bootable ISO creation

    I could really see using this to make my VPC images. Most of my windows computers are Vista now with the exception of main work PC, and I don't know if it works with Vista or not.

  • WCF Lessons

    Consider a datacontract like this:

       public class CreateAccountRequest
          private string _accountNumber;
          private string _accountGroupCode;
          private AccountProfile _profile;
          private Contact _billingContact;
          public string AccountNumber
             get { return _accountNumber; }
             set { _accountNumber = value; }
          public string AccountGroupCode
             get { return _accountGroupCode; }
             set { _accountGroupCode = value; }

    When passing this as an argument from a WCF client to a WCF service I would expect an exception if i don't explicitly set the AccountGroupCode property. However this is not the behavior because the WCF client is smart enough to pass the element in the XML it is really only to ensure a caller from some other library (ASMX, Java etc) supplys the element.

    Posted May 11 2007, 01:49 PM by chrisortman with no comments
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  • Free powershell book

    Picked up this link here for a free powershell book.

    FYI...the button on the left is the one to continue Smile

  • twitter-do

    I signed up on twitter a couple of weeks ago, but didn't really get much use out of it. However it seems as though some other castle folk are signing up so it might just get interesting.

    I'll probably stay on there until the myspace kids think it's cool.

    If you want to add me, 

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