Archive for May, 2008

I have been changing machines quite frequently since the last 6 months. And each time I have a new machine I need to setup the environment as I prefer.

The tabs spaces the fonts the immediate window and the list goes on.

But one thing I always forget is where is the setting for the Line Numbers to appear so this blog is for me


Tools -> Options -> Text editor- > All languages -> General -> Display (Line Numbers)


Hope this helps other fellow readers as well.


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As most of you technology geeks must be using the Windows Server 2008. And a lot might have already ran out of their allocated evaluation period of 60 days J.

 But don’t worry it’s not the end of your exploration with this new enhanced server from Microsoft. If you want to extend the evaluation period it’s really simple. I came across an email from a colleague of mine a great developer rather a master mind; thanks Naweed.


So if your 60 days initial evaluation period nears to end just follow these simple steps to increase the period using the Slmgr.vbs script.


1. Click Start, and then click Command Prompt.

 2. Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of your evaluation period.

 3. To reset the evaluation period, type slmgr.vbs –rearm, and then press ENTER.

 4. Restart the computer.


This resets the evaluation period to 60 days.


You can find more ways to of extending this evaluation here in this kb article:

  1. How to install Windows Server 2008 without activating it
  2. How to manually extend the evaluation period
  3. How to automate the extension of the evaluation period


But keep in mind that you can only extend to a max of 240 days (i.e. 3 extensions)

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I just started off programming using Windows Server 2008 using Visual Studio 2008. So I came across a number of initail applications that anyone would start off with; a couple of desktop apps and a web app. Just going through some forums I found posts of users asking as to how to turn off the Enhanced Security Configurations for Internet Explorer in Windows Server 2008.
As most of you who might have tried Windows Server 2008 might have seen that the menus and the style is changed a lot as to improve the user experience.
So here it is, simply follow these Steps:
1. Click on the Start -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager

Strat Menu Windows Server 2008
2. Click on the Configue IE ESC

Configue IE ESC
3. On this pop-up you will find the options to turn off the security configurations.


And you can change the configurations for either users or the administrators, depends on what you need.

I would keep on sharing new tips and tricks that I come accorss in programming as well this is just a configurations change.

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