March 2010

Configuring IIS for Silverlight Applications in DNN Modules

KBA-01067-8Q0ZNL Purpose & Scope Microsoft® SilverlightTM is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Mac OS or Windows. In most cases, hosters do not need to perform particular deployments to support Silverlight. However, check for the following basic items that could prevent Silverlight from functioning correctly. Procedure MIME Types In Windows Server 2008 IIS 7.0 All MIME types needed to support Silverlight are implemented by default in Windows Server 2008 IIS 7.0 and Windows Vista SP1.  Windows Vista RTM customers can add mime types by running ‘IIS Manager’, clicking on ‘Mime Types’, then clicking ‘add’ and adding the following mime types:… Read More »Configuring IIS for Silverlight Applications in DNN Modules

Client found response content type of '', but expected 'text/xml'.

Today we experienced ‘another’ issue with the Microsoft CRM 4.0 Email Router Configuration Manager. Like many of the other issues with the E-mail router tool, we only noticed when we stopped receiving email association icons in outlook. Normally for us this has ended up being the problem with the Configuration Manager xml configuration files, and has required us to restore them from backup in line with the Official MS fix. Unusually today the error lay elsewhere. With a test of the User and Queue access, we were receiving a message that looked like this: Client found response content type of ”, but expected ‘text/xml’. With an Event Log Entry Event ID: 0 #26090 – An error occurred while opening mailbox System.InvalidOperationException: Client found response content type of ”, but expected ‘text/xml’. The request failed with an empty response.    at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)   … Read More »Client found response content type of '', but expected 'text/xml'.

Find a Stylist or Find a Salon

We have been working with the crew from The Stylist Finder who have a website that allows you to find a stylist near to you. We have modified a DotNetNule module for them, to allow for the rating of Stylists and Salons to give a review. The search page allows for listing of Hair Stylists and Salon by state across the united states. As an example, this is a listing for Stylists in Chicargo IL or Stylists in Michigan for example. You can find a professional hair salon michigan. We look forward to improving the custom DNN Module that they original had developed by another DotNetNuke Module developer.

DotNetNuke Performance Settings

Much has been written about the DotNetNuke performance settings, and well frankly the is a lot of bad information running around the web about what all the settings mean and do. I’m not about to jump into a discussion, but rather tell you what we believe are the best settings for a public facing website hosted from a Windows 2008 servers without a proxy. First of all you will need to determine if the web server IIS settings have been configured to compress data servers from your site. This is easy. 1. Login as host and look in the Performance Settings for the “Compression Setting” and ensure it is turned off. 2. Then visit this site:  Enter your URL of the website you are playing with, and check compression. The result will look like this, if your content is uncompressed. or this if it is compressed. Take not of… Read More »DotNetNuke Performance Settings

CRM 4.0 Internet explorer has blocked this site from using an ActiveX control in an unsafe manner.

You may have noticed if you connect to a MS CRM 4.0 server after installing Rollup 7 or later, (including rollup 9), that you get a message: Internet explorer has blocked this site from using an ActiveX control in an unsafe manner. The cause of this problem is listed in this MS KB: The long and the short of it is a known problem in a situation where you have an established relationship with a CRM server using the Outlook plug in. If you then connect to another CRM server that has had the Rollup 7.0 installed, you will get the error message. Now the official Microsoft Solution to this problem is this: Note You can safely ignore this message and allow blocked content. Go Microsoft. Yet another totally inadequate solution to a known problem! What they should have said was this: 1. In IE click tools / Internet… Read More »CRM 4.0 Internet explorer has blocked this site from using an ActiveX control in an unsafe manner.