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Solved: Printing using CTRL+P stops working in IE8 on Windows 7 after modifying security settings

Many of our customers are large, global organizations with hundreds of thousands of employees and thousands of locations.  With such a vast infrastructure, their IT organizations take great pains to keep their computers stable and secure.  While in theory only … Continue reading

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Solved: ASP.NET Web Services using POST only work on localhost by default

This information isn’t exactly secret, but it took a bit of googling around to piece the answer together, so I wanted to share it in a more condensed form.   We are in the process of migrating some legacy ASP … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Akamai: How to geolocate an IP Address

Akamai provides enormous value by accelerating content delivery around the world. However, as I described a few months back, Akamai relies on the DNS server that processes the request to determine where to accelerate traffic. Large, global corporations often have complex … Continue reading

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Performance: Hyper-threading actually does boost server capacity

We recently noticed some odd behavior with one of our servers during a deployment.  Several machines were removed from the traffic pool to receive updates, and during this time, the other machines were shouldering the extra load.  We have significant … Continue reading

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Applying “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action” to troubleshooting

Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger said, “Once is happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  Three times is enemy action.”  While managing web applications is not nearly as exciting as international spy thrillers, I often find myself thinking of the phrase when trying to debug … Continue reading

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