DCOM 10016 Errors with SharePoint 2007 and Windows Server 2008 R2

It seems that by default SharePoint 2007 has some DCOM/IIS related issues on Windows Server 2008 R2.  I've run into this error multiple times on multiple servers:

EVENT ID: 10016
SOURCE: DistributedCOM
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID



How to stream media to your Xbox360 using TVersity

I've been a long time TVersity user.  Love the app.  It's the nicest of the UPnP streaming out there.  Well documented, easy to use, etc..  Enough with the kissing up...

Send SMS Text Through E-mail

You can easily send a text message to a cell phone using email.  Most (if not all) carriers provide an SMS gateway to allow text messages to be sent.  Here's a list of carriers and their SMS gateways and the format of the recipient address

[10 Digit Phone Number]@message.alltel.com

[10 Digit Phone Number]@txt.att.net

Boost Mobile
[10 Digit phone number]@myboostmobile.com

Xbox 360 Connection Problem Troubleshooting

NAT Related Problems

There's some conflicting information about the ports you need open/forwarded to your Xbox.  The Microsoft article doesn't list the correct ports or protocol.  Often times you end up getting a NAT related message.

NAT Mesages:

How to connect to the WSUS database using SQL tools

On ocassion you may need to connect to the WSUS database.  There have been times where you run into consistency errors that need to be corrected using the SQL Management Studio.  Not a big deal if your database resides on a full blown SQL Server instance.  If you're using the Windows Internal database installation, its not quite as straightforward.

Here's how to connect:

Troubleshooting Team Foundation Server 2008

If you're reading this page chances are you've hit a roadbloack install Team Foundation Server. You're not alone. A quick search on MSDN will reveal a large number of unsolved questions. Fortunately, I've got a few answers. First off, the documentation is horrible. There are missing steps and incorrect information throughout. Add to that a setup experience akin to hugging a rabid bear and its no wonder people get upset.

Enable embedded messages on BES 4.1

If you run a Blackberry Enterprise Server and Groupwise, you've likely run into the following error on your Blackberry handheld:

Embedded message text insertion is disabled

This only happens when an email is forwarded as an attachment. If you forward the email normally (as text) the issue doesn't occur. Apprently the BES thinks the forwarded email is an "unrelated embedded object" according to their KB article.

How to Export BlackBerry IT Policies

You easily export IT policies on BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 4.1 using the BES User Admininstration Service.

Reinstall MDAC on Windows XP/2003

I recently came across a Windows Server 2003 box that was missing the SQL Server driver from the ODBC Administrator. After some research and trial & error I came across a really simple way to fully reinstall MDAC 2.8 SP1 on Windows. You can't simply download MDAC from the Microsoft site and install it since its part of the OS.

You will need your Windows CD (or at least access to the i386 directory) to complete this process.

Import an Excel Spreadsheet into SQL

When I started on this task, I thought it would a very simple thing to do. I mean its a similar concept for both; rows and columns. Well I spent two days banging my head on the desk before coming up with a solution.


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