Monthly Archives: June 2014

Upgrade EXE .NET Framework with ILDasm, ILAsm and Hex Editor

Previously we have “upgraded” the .NET framework of an EXE by modifying/creating the <EXE name>.config file <supportedRuntime version=”v4.0″/> As per here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/w4atty68(v=vs.110).aspx Now we will cover an alternative method. This technique is easy with a simple executable that only loads … Continue reading

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App-V Visio and Thick Excel Collide

A 3rd party Excel add-in had stopped working for a group of users, and they all received an error message on launching Excel: Microsoft Visual Basic for ApplicationsSystem Error &H8007007E (-2147024770) Unfortunately the VBA code in question was from the … Continue reading

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FileSite Add In – Outlook Cannot Display This View

A customer was using a product called FileSite for document management. This system heavily integrates into the entire Office suite. One user was having issues accessing some folders under the FileSite folder in Outlook. When attempting to access these views … Continue reading

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Case of the Hanging App on Windows 7

An application after migrated to Windows 7 was hanging all the time. It didn’t hang on Windows XP. The first question I asked was the entire system freezing or just the application? i.e. when app was hung, were other applications … Continue reading

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Case of the Admin Check Fail

After users had migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 an application Continuum ( OmsInst.exe) started to fail with error on some users: Continuum Database InitializationYou must have NT local administrative priviledges to run this application However … This user … Continue reading

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Case of the Hung WPF Applications

When I RDP’d into a Windows 7 x64 machine I noticed WPF applications were hanging.  With some more testing I found any .NET 3.5 WPF app would hang at Window creation. I event tested a blank WPF project with no … Continue reading

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Mal’s Bugtations

Inspired by http://www.dumpanalysis.org/Bugtations “I hold it true, whate’er befall;I feel it when I sorrow most;‘Tis better to have” debugged ” and lostThan never to have” debugged “at all.” – Alfred Tennyson ~ from In Memoriam A.H.H “Don’t cry because it’s” … Continue reading

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