Server 2012 how to set folder permissions ASP.Net application pool

Microsoft tries so hard to make things simple, yet often winds up making them harder.  I needed to set folder permissions with an ASP.Net 4.0 website running on Server 2012.   The problem was the site worked, but certain folders needed Modify rights. To make this happen properly, you have to: 1.  Locate the name of the application pool assigned to your asp.net website.  In my case, we’ll call it BlahAppPool.  You can find which app pool is assigned by using IIS Manager and going to the Basic Settings of the website in question. 2.&...

Mar 05, 2014 READ MORE
ABF shipping gateway base written and working

Spent some time this morning and put together the complete shell for an ABF shipping gateway in AbleCommerce Gold.    It’s only purpose is to provide tracking URL support for ABF shipments when marking orders as shipped. It was interesting how Able has implemented a default provider interface, leveraged embedded resources and connected it all to specific configure and register pages in the admin.  I’ve worked on various shipping gateway pieces several times, but never a brand new AbleCommerce Gold gateway implementation.   Kinda slick h...

Feb 02, 2014 READ MORE
Handler “ChartImageHandler” has a bad module “ManagedPipelineHandler” in its module list

HTTP Error 500.21 - Internal Server Error Handler "ChartImageHandler" has a bad module "ManagedPipelineHandler" in its module list   Moving an AbleCommerce Gold R4 install today created a weird error.   Site was moved from Windows 7 64-bit to staging server running Server 2008 R2. Able Gold R4 ran fine.  Booted right up, logged in and no issues noted.  Until I clicked the Charts tab.  None of the graphs were rendering.   Just the little bad-image icon in my Google Chrome. After a lot...

Mar 07, 2013 READ MORE
Server 2008 How to Identify svchost.exe processes

From time to time I’ve noticed servers with a high CPU or pegged CPU to 100%.    This causes the entire system to lag and there’s no clear explanation why.   Looking at processes in System Manager shows the offending process.   It’s svchost.exe.   But that service is generic for a myriad of server-level processing.   So which actual application or service is causing the server CPU to spike and peg? I found this excellent post that explains how to identify the actual service causing svchos...

Feb 24, 2013 READ MORE
How to improve Quickbooks Web Connector Speed

For years I have worked to improve the transfer speed of my AbleCommerce Web Connector for Quickbooks. But there’s only so much you can do in code. The rest is up to the internet connection, the speed of the Quickbooks PC and Quickbooks itself. A client of mine found a document that details how to increase the cache memory allocation of the Quickbooks database engine. So he passed it along to me to try. Why increase the cache memory you ask? Because the default is a whopping 512mb of RAM. Even if your PC hosting the quickbooks company file has 8gb of RAM, the database engine will only ever ...

Feb 21, 2013 READ MORE