Configuring SQL Server Email Notifications for Job Status Alerts

Email Notifications can be configured for SQL Server Jobs for Complete (Success or Failure), Success and Failure states. Step 1: Configuring Outgoing Email Account 1. Navigate to SSMS > Object Explorer > Connect to Database Engine > Root Node (server) > Management > Database Mail. First time, it may prompt as “Database Mail is not enabled, would you like to enable?” Accept…

This configuration section cannot be used at this path

In ASP.NET web.config, when you want to use a configuration which is locked at a parent level in a machine/server, you need to explicitly unlock it to use web.config for your site. Typical error would be like, “This configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent…

Successful Blog?

There is a question on Quora asking “How many days will it take for a blog to get followers or famous if daily I blog?” and I started writing my opinion in a few lines on my phone which quickly went long. I thought, let me get to my blog and write my thoughts on…

CHM File Does Not Show Content?

CHM files are Compiled HTML files commonly used in Windows Operating Systems for help files, documentation and e-books at times. The file is opened using a program C:Windowshh.exe in a windows machine. CHM files fail to show the content in one of the following situations… It is blocked because the file is being opened from a network share It is…

Clear Visual Studio Recent Project List

Do you create/open a lot of Visual Studio Projects to try out/learn things? Then your Recent Projects List in Visual Studio start page might always be filled with unnecessary/non-existent projects. Such recent list makes difficult finding the one we actually need from the recent list. One way to clear that list, probably what most of the…

Find Laptop/Computer Serial Number using CMD Prompt

The serial number sticker on my laptop was damaged and it was un-readable. But there is an easy alternative way to find the serial number without turning your machine upside down :P If the OEM has entered the serial number of the machine in the BIOS, it can be retrieved using a simple WMI query. We can execute…

Healthy Computing

Health is wealth! A universal truth everyone knows but most ignore. If you spend your most of the time (anything more than an hour daily/frequently is what I believe) using computers, you need to have THE BEST setup of all the necessities – Chair, Desk, Monitor and Computer – The Best In Class of all of these things. A…

Blogging For Beginners

Hello friends, I had started this blog on 10th October ‘10, i.e., 101010 :). If you are new to blogging and wish to start your own, then this is for you. On the eve of first anniversary of my blog, I would like to share with you “What is Blogging?” and my experience of blogging for one year. Blogging…

First Webpage on the Internet

Ever imagined what was the first website on the internet? when it was? Its been 20 years (as on 6th Aug 2011) since the first ever website was hosted and an era of www started. The first ever web page was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.  Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website at CERN. The web-server was running a…