Vista update KB940510 available

by Damiaan Peeters 21. May 2008 23:31

No problem for me..  but is it for you?


"Install this update to enable Windows Vista to detect software that bypasses product activation and interferes with normal Windows operation"



Error attaching database to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in Windows Vista (Business)

by Damiaan Peeters 12. April 2008 14:38

Today, I couldn't attach a database of my previous pc to my new MSSQL Server installation.

I got this strange error message in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.


I got this error message:


Attach database failed for Server 'STELLA'.  (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

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An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. (Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)


Unable to open the physical file "E:\MSSQL\InfoBase.mdf". Operating system error 5: "5(error not found)". (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 5120)

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The solution was very easy.  Launch Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio as Administrator.

No Network connectivity - TCP Autotuning in Windows Vista

by Damiaan Peeters 4. April 2008 01:01


When i installed windows Vista, Live Messenger (and various other applications) where not working properly. They could not connect to the internet. 

Using the Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool might help detecting any problems at home networks.  It did for me.  I found out that my router is not supporting "Universal Plug and Play" (UPnP).


A long story short:
Apparently the problem is the TCP auto tuning feature of Windows Vista.
On technet I found this: "Network connectivity may fail when you try to use Windows Vista behind a firewall device".  It helped.


Although everything is working for now, our router is still not "up-to-date".  I'm consider buying a new router.

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