Thursday, July 29, 2010

IIS 7.5 Windows Server 2008 R2: Access Denied Permissions

I'll just be short about this error. New to IIS 7.5 Windows Server 2008 R2 and have issues with permissions write access on folders that the application is using?

Write Access to folders will not cut it by simply giving permissions to IUSR or IIS_IUSRS group.

If the application pool is using “ApplicationPoolIdentity” this means that the application pool has its own user account.

You need to add the App Pool use to that folder and give it access.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Puerto Vallarta Apartments is now in English

My website Puerto Vallarta Bienes Raices is now available for the English speaking visitors to find Properties for Sale or Rent in Puerto Vallarta, Condos or Homes in Sayulita, or find homes, condos, apartments in other near by areas such as Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit.
It took me about total of 2 weeks on part time basis to localize and translate all text and images in English but it all pays at the end. I used tools from ReSharper Jetbrains that allow me to easily extract strings in spanish and move then to resource files to be translated into English. I want to offer a website for native English speakers in the USA and Canada to easily locate vacation rentals for their vacations in Puerto Vallarta or to find their retirement home in Sayulita which a very nice community as well as Punta de Mita with great real estate properties.

Please feel free if you have any comments or suggestions about the this website. I am open to hear from any one.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Verizon's Router has issues when you connect 3 or more devices drops Internet Connections

Recently I have been working from home for often and got another computer connected in my LAN network. After this change I started noticing internet drops very often. So I contacted Verizon Technical Support (let me say that I hate Verizon’s call centers, you have to enter a hundred keys to get to the right agent). Any ways, tech support did some trouble shooting and made changes to the router etc. Problem still persists.

I called again, they send a technician to troubleshoot it and he just replaced the router and was out of the door in less than 5 minutes. OK it was fine for 2-3 days and then the problem again.

I called tech support again and yes again they send over another technician which he just change my router from Ethernet to Coax cable. It was good for 1 day and then the problem as still going on. The internet was dropping every 5 minutes. It was actually recycling the entire router powering itself on and off. I had three machines connected via Ethernet cable and 2 devices on the wireless network. Normal activities except for one machine which I might be transferring 1-2 Gigs of data, but noticed that the drops were occurring even If I wasn’t at home, as long as the computers where connected the internet was dropping. By this time I was already in the 3rd router.

Technical support sent another technical and he stayed for a while until he visually saw the drops himself. This time he decides to replace the box outside and put in a brand new router (same router of course Verizon only carries one type of router). Any ways I believe it worked at least for 4-5 days and Yes again the same problem. This was a nightmare I could not do my work and it was embarrassing with my clients when I had video conference calls and online meetings since it will drop my internet connecting on random times.

Frustrated, I called Technical support again and they put their Special Team on the line and said that it might be a problem on their central office so they said they were going to change me to another slot. That probably means to another server. Not sure but it worked for 1 day and still the same problem. Finally they send another technical to my house again and said dude you have 4 computers connected. I am like “So” it’s a router it was four Ethernet ports it’s mean to handle that. And he responded “Normally not a lot of people use all ports, they have 1 or 2 computers connected”. I asked if Verizon had another router perhaps the business account might come with a different router and he said “no, it’s the same router”. So it occurred to me that it’s possible that the router had an issue since they had replaced almost everything from my house to their central office. I decided to connect an ether hub and plugged in all my devices there and only connect the hub to the Verizon router and that did it. Since then connections have only dropped 1 or 2 times, still not a perfect solution but what am I doing to do. They are the only ones that have the speeds that I want.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Debugging Flash Player Actionscript errors. How to get the amf response.

Just found out about a very useful tool that allows you to see the request and response for amf types when flash makes a request to the server. Fiddler does not show the actually data that comes back from the server. But there is this tool called AppPuncher that shows in details the amf response with the request arguments and the return data or any error information.