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SQL Server – “The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be]”

The Problem

Today I hit the following error after installing SQL Server 2008 R2 and then opening the SQL Server Configuration Manager console.

The remote procedure call failed. [0x800706be]

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Capture program exceptions using Sysinternals Process Dump

So what is ProcDump?

I just thought I’d write a quick post showing you how to use the ProcDump utility, yet another great Sysinternals tool. This tool helps you capture unhandled exceptions in real-time from a running program.

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Port Forwarding using the Windows Firewall

Port forwarding in Windows

The other day I was looking for an easy way to setup port forwarding on my Windows Server 2008 development server.

Firewall image

I came across the built-in “netsh interface portproxy” Windows command which allows you to do this without the need to install any additional software.

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IIS7 – 401 Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials


I recently came across this error while upgrading an old ASP.NET application from IIS6 to IIS7…

401 Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials

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Run a program in context of another user

As a developer, there are many times where we may need to run a program in context of another user. For example, you may need to replicate an issue that a user encountered.

The RUNAS windows command line program is your friend. From the command line run the following command to launch a program in context of another user.

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