How to fix Windows Server 2012 Blue Screen SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (WppRecorder.sys)

How to fix Windows Server 2012 Blue Screen SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (WppRecorder.sys)

I do a lot of virtual machines Save, and hardly reboot my VMs. So for the past weeks, my Windows 8.1 host did a lot of Windows Updates. Then yesterday I had to reboot one of my VMs named SP1 and I got Blue Screen of Death at the boot screen. I became curious and restarted SQL1, DC1, then ROUTER1. They all had the same Blue Screen of Death: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (WppRecorder.sys). Ok, now I'm panicking...I could rebuild the virtual machines using PowerShell that I described in previous post, but it would take hours to re-install SQL Server 2014, SharePoint 2013,...

Building Enterprise Environment Lab for Development with Windows 8 & Hyper-V

Building Enterprise Environment Lab for Development with Windows 8 & Hyper-V

So you don't want Visual Studio to be installed in a Virtual Machine, because that's not what happens in the real-world. You want Visual Studio to be natively on your Windows 8, but easily copy files for deployment to IIS/SharePoint site hosted by your 3-tier virtual machines of Web-App-Database servers. You want to be able to use the Domain Controller's DNS in the virtual machine, so you can type http://intranet.zed.com from Windows 8 Internet Explorer, not from Restricted IE inside your virtual machine. You want to simulate having 2 Datacenters, where 2 virtual machines have different Subnet, and they all...

Living with high resolution screen: the small-as-ants curse – DPI setting and App Manifest file

Living with high resolution screen: the small-as-ants curse – DPI setting and App Manifest file

Nowadays, there are larger-than-HD laptop screens available. There's the Lenovo Y50 3840x2160, The Yoga 2 Pro 3200x1800, and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2560x1440. For my case, I got the ThinkPad W540 2880x1620 IPS display. So at first, we must all be thinking, bigger resolution, bigger screen estate... I can now open Visual Studio side-by-side with Adobe Photoshop (strange combination, yes). 1. The DPI Setting Alas, you will be disappointed. Windows 8 will automatically choose a recommended DPI setting, so when you switched on your laptop and booted into that nice Windows 8 Desktop, what you will see is... 1440x810, see...

Can Classic .NET apps run on Surface (Windows) RT?

Can Classic .NET apps run on Surface (Windows) RT?

Short Answer: Yes, only and only if it's digitally-signed by Microsoft Corporation. These are the more detailed steps on how I reached this conclusion: In Visual Studio 2012, there's VS 2012 ARMS Cross Tools Command Prompt. Now let's create a simple HelloWorld program using this code: [crayon-5973d3019ad15531725181/] and let's see the result: and the result in Surface (Windows) RT:   So how did apps like Office 2013 and other .NET apps run on the Surface RT? Let's take a .NET app that runs both on x86 Win8 (Windows 8 Pro) and ARM Win8 (Windows RT), which is the Microsoft Test...

Unboxing the Surface RT

Unboxing the Surface RT

So taking some vacation days to attend the BUILD conference was totally worth it. A break from sunny Dubai into drizzling Redmond. And also... free Surface RT and Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 for all attendees :) After queuing for 1.5 hours to get my gifts, I finally bring you the unboxing photos of Surface RT 32GB w/ Black TouchCover: Here is the box they gave me:   The packaging is like a keyboard, it slides to the side:   This is from the back, the hollow is there so that you can double-check the TouchCover color (Black) before...

Doing OAuth Authentication is Easy in Windows 8

Doing OAuth Authentication is Easy in Windows 8

No need for iframe, no need for WebBrowser control. Doing OAuth authentication to get user to consent connecting your App to their Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare is so easy in Windows 8 Store App Development. Here is how I connect my test app to FourSquare to get the Tips for a Venue. 1. Register your app in FourSquare Dev Portal Go to https://foursquare.com/developers/apps  and register your app. Below is the screenshot of what I put for my app. Note you don't need a real Server for the Redirect URL, I just put http://localhost , cos what I care is to get the...

How to Setup Windows 8 Store Dev Account

How to Setup Windows 8 Store Dev Account

By end of 2013, there will be 391 million PC Shipments (IDC defines PC = desktop + laptop), which of course are running Windows 8. By end of 2016, there will be 483 million PC Shipments. Microsoft marketing will definitely concentrate on selling Windows 8 for some time in the future. It would be amiss not to ride on this wave. If you missed the original iPhone & iPad apps gold rush, you have a second chance now by riding on the Windows 8 wave. But before you get down to coding, you need to set up a Windows Store Developer...