Unable to start debugging on the web server. You do not have permissions to debug the server.

30 06 2009

Today I was encountering this problem, it would appear that its kind of hard to re-create but in the event that you are running domain websites locally on your machine you use what is called a “Loopback Check”. Not quite sure excatly what the check does, but during that process you will lose your authorization to debug a web application.

In order to fix the problem I located a thread on the Microsoft Support website with two available options. For me I added the domain name of the website that I’m referencing locally to the registry in MSV1_0 under a new Multi-String value called BackConnectionHostName; in this case: local.feature.somesite.com and it worked like a charm!

For more information on how to resolve this issue please visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861

ASP.NET 2.0 styles don’t show up in FireFox, fix!

25 08 2008

I was stuck on this problem for the majority of the day today and it was driving my crazy, i figured i would share my particular solution with everyone. Almost every place I looked up for an answer to this question had something to say about how the server is configured wrong, when i reality it had something to do with my master page!

If you cant figure out why your styles just wont show up in Firefox see if this is a fix for you too. Check the master file, make sure that you have your stylesheet linked correctly. If all is well there make sure you do NOT have a content placeholder in your header tags. For some reason if firefox can see that content placeholder in the head it will void the rest of the tags up there except for the title tag.

This just happened to be a fix for me and i hope it can help someone else!

XMPie, Awesome Idea

12 08 2008

I’ve been working for a company named ThomasArts for a little while now, and they have had the chance to purchase a software application called XMPie. Were currently going throught the training here at work and I have to say its quite the application. Basically, it helps the IT/Programming/Data Services department interface with the creative/designers/media department in making an advertisement.

I wish i could give more information on this software, but from what I understand there are only 10+/- of them ever purchased from Xerox, pretty neat. I guess I finally get to work on the cutting edge software, eh?