“Exception in executing publishing” Error in VS2013
Mar28

“Exception in executing publishing” Error in VS2013

After installing a Visual Studio 2013 I started  work on a new web project using .NET 4.5.1. When I attempted to set up a publish profile on it I got the following error: Exception in executing publishing : Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.AzureAD.Contracts, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublishKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. Solution...

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MAC Viewstate Error When Clicking on a Submit Button
Jul08

MAC Viewstate Error When Clicking on a Submit Button

We are building a website using .NET Framework 2.0 running in integrated mode on a single 64bit Windows 2008 Server machine. In our website on the login form it is possible to post it twice by pressing Enter and clicking on the login Submit button. Before we fixed this issue ASP.NET returned the following error when the form was posted twice. Validation of viewstate MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster,...

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Centralized file storage for a load-balanced Telligent website
Jul07

Centralized file storage for a load-balanced Telligent website

To set up a centralized file location for a Telligent Community website solution a new configuration file needs to be created. The file needs to be named communityserver_override.config and placed in the root of the website. In order to override the location for the paths to the shared folder to be used for file storage this new configuration file would need to contain something similar to the following XML: <?xml...

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Modifying Telligent Widgets in a Load-Balanced Environment
Jul03

Modifying Telligent Widgets in a Load-Balanced Environment

Something to consider when working with Telligent Evolution is that when a site powered by Telligent Evolution is in a load-balanced environment site administrators may experience issues when configuring widgets if the environment is not set up correctly. The reason for this is because each Telligent Evolution site on each of the boxes in the web farm has its own internal cache. Modifying a widget when in edit mode, saving the...

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CruiseControl.NET issues after upgrading to VS2010
Jun29

CruiseControl.NET issues after upgrading to VS2010

On one of our projects we are using Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, and CruiseControl.NET with MSBuild to aid in the deployments to our test website location. If I get some time I may put a tutorial into a blog post as to how this was set up. This setup worked fine until we upgraded our client machines, and the server which is running CruiseControl.NET, to use Visual Studio 2010. Following this upgrade CruiseContol.NET...

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Overwriting .DLLs is causing a ServiceActivationException
Jun22

Overwriting .DLLs is causing a ServiceActivationException

Following a deploy of newer .DLLs to the Bin folder of a website which hosted some services, the services began to display a ServiceActivationException exception. WebHost failed to process a request.  Sender Information: System.ServiceModel.Activation.HostedHttpRequestAsyncResult/17003858  Exception: System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException: The service '{ServiceName}' cannot be activated due to an exception during compilation. ...

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