Login failed for user ‘NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE’

After our server people did some MS SQL database restores from some old backups to find some data, some .NET websites we had on the server started showing an error. (note I couldn’t see the error and had to disable custom errors from remote only, see here http://tech.ralpharama.co.uk/1/viewing-errors-remote-machine-after-sql-restores-broke-sites Server Error in '/' Application. Cannot open database... » read more

Getting MSBuild Error MSB3021 in Visual Studio

For no reason a rebuild of a .NET MVC project created these errors that wouldn’t go away with restarts, cleans, running as administrator, etc: Error 383 Unable to copy file “..\root\foo\bar\thing\test.thing.xml” to “bar\thing\test.thing.xml”. Access to the path ‘bar\thing\test.thing.xml’ is denied As detailed here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2895898/visual-studio-build-fails-unable-to-copy-exe-file-from-obj-debug-to-bin-debug The only thing that worked for me was the answer by https://stackoverflow.com/users/2435679/adrian-booth When... » read more

ASP.NET Core Web Forms App: A namespace cannot directly contain members such as fields

After creating a new Razor web forms app I scaffolded in an existing database: Scaffold-DbContext "Server=<server>;Database=<db-name>;User ID=<username>;Password=<password>;" Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer -OutputDir Models And kept getting an error on the newly created entries: A namespace cannot directly contain members such as fields After ensuring I had added Entity Framework to the project using NuGet, I still got the... » read more