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My main expertise is Microsoft BizTalk (http://BizTalk-Training.com), but also delve into WCF, PowerShell and general C# issues quite often. I blog at http://MyLifeIsMyMessage.net


Jan
31
comment Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)
Okay, more interesting results. If I type exactly as you provided, C:\Windows\Sysnative\winevt it works. If I break it into chunks, and do C:\Windows, then try to type Sysnative, it does not work. Great answer, thanks!
Jan
31
comment Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)
Did you try it with IE or NotePad++? I browsed to c:\windows then tried typing in sysnative, and get "file not found". Same with c:\Windows\SysNative. Maybe that works in code, but not from the browser dialogs windows?
Jan
31
comment Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)
A file open in Sql 2008 SSMS cannot see it either, so even some Microsoft Tools are impacted. Of course, I would never open an event log in SQL, but just an example of a Microsoft tool having the same issue. Likewise IE 8 cannot see the directory with File Open.
Jan
31
comment Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)
I used NotePad and NotePad++ just as easy-to-reproduce examples. We recently bought a tool called Event Log Explorer that also has the issue; it's my tool of choice. Maybe these programs are using a different API to build the dialog/browser. But it seems like if the directory is there, not protected, visible, etc... that it should be able to be seen by all tools in any "open dialog" window.
Jan
31
comment Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)
I've added two screenshots to the original question. What other details do you suggest I provide. It's a physical machine (not-VM) running our production BizTalk environment. Wouldn't this be either a security permissions issue, a UAC issue, or something like that?
Jan
31
revised Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)
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Jan
30
awarded  Promoter
Jan
30
revised Opening an archived “Application Event Log” (Hidden Directory)
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Dec
9
comment Windows RDP - Making production server look unique
please see my new answer
Dec
9
comment Windows RDP - Making production server look unique
@RyanRies please see my new answer
Dec
3
accepted Does Win 2012 Standard Edition support clustering of SQL 2012 Enterprise Edition?
Dec
3
asked Does Win 2012 Standard Edition support clustering of SQL 2012 Enterprise Edition?
Dec
3
revised Windows RDP - Making production server look unique
fix typo "then" to "new"
Dec
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accepted Windows RDP - Making production server look unique
Dec
2
answered Windows RDP - Making production server look unique
Nov
27
comment Windows RDP - Making production server look unique
Just checking... Is this a console app, compiled to .exe?
Nov
25
comment Windows RDP - Making production server look unique
I'm interested! What exactly does it change? Does it change the title bar of the currently active window, all windows?
Nov
13
comment Scheduled Jobs during hours of autumn time change
Another great answer!
Nov
13
comment Scheduled Jobs during hours of autumn time change
So bottom line, with the specific tools SQL Agent and Windows Task Scheduler, you have manual changes to make each time change, right? Or potentially, the code ran from the scheduler could re-check the UTC time, then possibly do a delay (in the fall), but no way to avoid the job not running in the Spring other than a manual change. Or, perhaps a script to actually reprogram the schedule?
Nov
13
accepted Scheduled Jobs during hours of autumn time change