Monday, 7 April 2008

Windows 2008 Server Core does not support managed code

Yes, you read the title correctly.

The Windows 2008 Server Core SKU does not support any managed code, that means no .NET applications at all. Period.

More info in the "Server Core Installation Option of Windows Server 2008 Step-By-Step Guide" here:

Apple Safari for Windows

Apple has recently release its Safari browser for Windows:

While I hate the fonts (no where near as good as Internet Explorers Clear Type goodness) the browser itself is blisteringly fast. I use Newsgator On-line as my RSS aggregator and under IE it runs fairly slow (there is alot of JavaScript). Under Safari it is incredibly fast.

The browser wars are here again.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

MSBuild, VS2008 and "Invalid search path"

Since installing VS2008 I have been getting the following error when using the VS2008 Command Prompt and trying to build Visual Studio solutions or trying to run "local" Team Builds:

CSC : error CS1668: Warning as Error: Invalid search path 'C:\Program Files\\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\lib' specified in 'LIB environment variable' -- 'The system cannot find the path specified. '

The reason for this is that the environment variables configured for this command console assume you have installed the C++ components with Visual Studio (which I did not install for the sakes of disk space).

The easiest way to solve this problem is to create the path. The "'C:\Program Files\\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\" path should already exist, so just create a "Lib" folder at that location.

Its a simple fix but working out why this was a problem was tricky, it niggled me why a fairly straight forward install of VS2008 would have a not insignificant problem.

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