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

CDONTS, CDOSYS, IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0 and headaches…

I’m adding a few old things to this blog, this is pretty old! We moved from an old IIS 6.0 server setup with Classic ASP code sending bulk newsletter emails using CDONTS, to a new Windows 2008 R2 server in the cloud with IIS 7.5. We also moved to using a 3rd party SMTP service... » read more