How to Remove Projects in the Visual Studio Project MRU List

Mar 08, 2008

Visual Studio.Net (2003, 2005 and 2008) keeps a list of recent projects shown on the Start Page in the IDE. Sometimes when moving projects around on the disk, one can end up with duplicate names and this can be confusing. To resolve this, the list in the registry must be updated.

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How To Restore A SQL User After a SQL Database Restore

Jul 13, 2006

You backed up your Microsoft SQL Database and restored it on another system, but the user id's you've used before can not access the database.  This article is a summary of how to quickly configure the SQL Server database so that your previous user id's can access the database properly.

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How To Enable SQL 2005 For Remote Access

Jul 06, 2006

If you have recently installed SQL Server 2005, for security purposes, external and remote access is not enabled by default. If you try to connect to a SQL Server database from an external machine you may see one of the following errors.

  • SQL server does not allow remote connections
  • SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified
  • An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server. When connecting to SQL Server 2005,this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections.(provider:Named Pipes Provider,error:40-Could not open connection to SQL Server))
  • Server does not exist or access denied

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How To Recover Hard Deleted Outlook Items

May 17, 2006

If you have accidentally pressed SHIFT-DELETE in Outlook 2003 and erased an important item and need to recover it, this is a summary of how to restore the item before it is permanently deleted. More...