Enable Remote Connection on SQL Server 2008 Express

Update to my earlier post "A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a
connection to SQL Server. ....

Now SQL Server 2008 Express doesn’t allow
remote connection on default installation as on SQL Server 2005
Express. So you have to enable it manually.

you’re trying to connect to SQL Server 2008 Express remotely without
enable remote connection first, you may see these error messages:
  • “Cannot connect to SQL-Server-Instance-Name

    An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.
    When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the
    fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote
    connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 28 – Server
    doesn’t support requested protocol) (Microsoft SQL Server)”

  • Server doesn't support requested protocol

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Important Label in Gmail

Everyone of us will be using Gmail for their daily email communication.

Today I was trying to filter my emails and give them a separate Label to identify.

When I tried to create the label named "Important", Gmail didn't allow me for that.

It shows message that "Sorry, you can't create a label named "important" (it's a reserved system label). Please try another name:"

Try doing the same and let me know if you can create that label...


How To : Backup and Restore in SharePoint 2010

As a SharePoint Administrator, you need to set up a backup plan so that you can restore your SharePoint farm or SharePoint web applications without any hassles if a disaster happens or even to create a replica of your production environment for QA and development purposes.

Backup and restore functionality in SharePoint 2010 have matured tremendously from  previous versions. Now you can backup and restore farms as well as web applications from the Central Administration more easily. You can even take granular backups.

For example, you can take a backup of any specific site collection from the Central Administration. You can exportsite content to the file system and import it into another site.

And yes. now you don't need to setup another temporary farm to just restore some content from the backup, you can simply restore a content database on any SQL Server instance and then use the unattached content database recovery feature from Central Administration to restore the selected content.

This tip discusses the Backup and Restore of a SharePoint farm, web applications and components from the Central Administration as well as from PowerShell and the STSADM command.

Backing-up SharePoint farm from the Central Administration

Go to START -> All Programs -> Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products -> SharePoint 2010
Central Administration.

On the left side, click on the Central Administration link and in right side, in the detail pane, you will see Backup and Restore options as shown below.

You can also directly click on the Backup and Restore link in the left side to go to Backup and Restore page as shown next.

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How To : Include images in People Search results under SharePoint 2010

I have upload all the user images to the User Photos folder in My Site,
the image showing on the User profile page but when I do the people
search, it doesn’t return image. After a few hours looking, I found
there is a check box in the Picture property was unticked. Once I
checked the box and run the full crawler on User Profile, all good now.

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How To: Run SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7


Whilst I was one of the most vocal advocates
for the ability to run SharePoint Server on the client OS, it wasn’t
really something I ever thought I’d want to run myself. I understood why
it was of critical importance to enable this scenario, but I’m a farm
guy, topologies are my bag. When the beta release came about I slapped
it on a old machine just to see it working and left it at that. I also
checked out the quality documentation
over on MSDN which provides the convoluted steps to get it singing.
Such steps are a good thing, you need to really want to install it on
your client – no one can say that it will get installed by accident. :)
So it’s all good and that’s that, I’ll carry on doing my stuff as I was.
Or so I thought.

Like everyone else, I’ve been heads down
trying to get up to speed with all the new SharePoint PowerShell
cmdlets, and revitalising my long lost shell scripting prowess (that’s a
joke by the way, those who worked with me back in 1998 know the
score!). The trouble is when I’m working away on documentation or in
email (or worse, Visio and PowerPoint) or helping folks out on IM, I
don’t want to have to load up a VM just to verify some scripts. Sure I
can use the excellent references,
but I like to test things actually work (no really). Running SharePoint
on Windows 7 is a great way to do this without the burden and delay of
firing up a VM or a bunch ....

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Official Google Blog: Fighting fraud online: taking "Google Money" scammers to court

Official Google Blog: Fighting fraud online: taking "Google Money" scammers to court


How To : Create Cross Browser Compatible CSS Text with Colorful Shadows

Below is one of the good website that describes "How to create cross browser compatible CSS styles".

It is really useful for SEO purpose, when you have to show fancy fonts with dropped shadow as text (not the image)

Click here to visit the originating site.

Be stylish :)


Unuaual Paragraph

This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.

Question: find out what is unusual about the above paragraph.

Best Android apps from Google

Want to use your smart phone having Android x.x version?

Use the below link to view useful videos.

Each video shows how to use Google application efficiently on your phone.


Happy Googling!!!

Fun with Google Map : Especially for Gujaratis

I was just looking at the map of Ahmedabad.
I Zoomed In to find out an address I wanted to go and found something funny...

Click  here to see the image and you will fall down from you chair