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comment 64bit server running in 32bit mode using incorrect locale
You get other problems with WOW64. There is a real humdinger when using IIS management scripts. You have to register 32bit COM. And you have to be careful when you do that to do it in a 32bit cmd shell. Now the default cmd shell is 64bit.. but misleading thing is that it says it is \windows\system32. However the way WOW64 works is to redirect calls to 32bit files from the system32 dir to special WOW64 directories. It really does make you go crazy. I understand how it works, but it makes zero sense.
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comment 64bit server running in 32bit mode using incorrect locale
Unfortunately it doesn't make a difference. In fact on my machine the file is en-US and on my colleagues it is en-GB (same file unmodified). When we upload either file then both are read as US. Also we need to be able to read any file without people explicitly setting the locale.
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comment 64bit server running in 32bit mode using incorrect locale
I can't see why you would run 32bit applications on a 64bit server. Especially when they are .NET apps that will run natively as 64bit. Running in WOW64 mode introduces numerous problems that make you want to curl up in a ball and suck your thumb.
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comment 64bit server running in 32bit mode using incorrect locale
So I tried that. But the application actually calls creates an oledb connection to an excel file. The dates that we receive from the excel document are then in US format. When we run the same code on a 32bit computer set to en-GB it gets them in UK format - thus my theory it is some sort of 64bit/32bit WOW64 issue.
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comment Apache Named VirtualHosts with wildcards
I am not sure about the defaut option as I do want to host other sites on this server and it seems a little strange to make this site the default for all requests to the server. But you are right, having to have this in the right order is kinda wrong.
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comment Apache Named VirtualHosts with wildcards
adding the entries in that order did the trick - along with changing the way mod_mono was configured. I would vote you up but I don't have the rep!
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