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January 2011 Blog Posts

Skype an IIS Gotcha

 I was getting the following error after installing IIS and starting a new Web Site in Windows 7  --------------------------- Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager --------------------------- The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070020) --------------------------- OK ---------------------------  And in the System Event Log:  The World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW Service) did not register the URL prefix http://something.local:80/ for site 1. The site has been disabled. The data field contains the error number.  It turns out Skype automatically listens to port 80 and 443. Change this is the advanced settings of Skype to fix the issue.

posted @ Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:22 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Web Programming ]

Digital Spring Cleaning

It's a new year, a new spring semester, and my school, the University of Florida, gave us a nice present. They have obtained a site license for Windows 7 Ultimate and Office 2010 Professional Plus for the students and faculty. We can obtain each for just $15. Combined with our MSDNAA account for engineering students, this makes just about everything made by Microsoft free for the Engineering students. The spur of new software and a clean start motivated me to put some time into some early spring cleaning on my primary computer, a desktop replacement laptop. One of my...

posted @ Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:41 AM | Feedback (5) |

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