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Increase the IIS 6 maximum request length for ASP pages

A default installation of IIS 6 on a Windows machine (Server or workstation) will limit the maximum request size for ASP scripts to 200kb. This may not cause any issues for most users, however when you start to integrate file uploads and similar functions, you may find that you encounter this issue. A common ASP error that occurs when the limit is set too low is “‘ASP 0104 : 80004005′ Operation not Allowed”. Luckily this limit is easy to change,…

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Enable TCP/IP in Microsoft SQL Server 2005

When Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is first installed, you may find that by default the TCP/IP connection protocol is disabled. This was introduced with SQL Server 2005 to try and prevent future worms & virus from spreading around the internet on vulnerable systems. While this is a good thing, if the server is behind a firewall, and will never need to be accessed from the internet, you will find that having TCP/IP disabled may prevent some applications from connecting to…

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