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Blog Entry: 3/25/2006 2:38:06 PM

All this being said installing the desktop version of SQL may be a little tricky as it may complain that your SA account needs a strict password.

The solution is to run the SQL Desktop setup.exe with some parameters specifying a password for the SA account.

So you go to the command prompt or make a shortcut to the setup file and run something like this

setup.exe SAPWD="YourPassword"

minus the quotes...

I got that info from this article and it worked fine
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/Q_21036508.html

The other thing to remember is it might take a reboot to actually see the SQL server icon running in the taskbar. You may also need to go into the administrative services and enable the "SQLSERVERAGENT" as well as set its startup type to "automatic"

And a reboot here and there..

Whammo... your in business...

, hi,

Sounds like permissions.. the text file that the config file data is not being written to.

open the file "data/config/aspbanner_unlimited_config.asp" with a text editor and see if your values are getting saved.. if they are not its permissions to that folder and file as far as not saving config settings goes.

You may also want to check out "data/show_path_info.asp" which if run from the browser has info on manual/alternate setup scenarios.. as far as what directories you put things in and also editing the config file manually.

lastly make sure the filesystem object is not disabled by something like norton script blovking or something similar which can also cause trouble regarding writing to text files.

,



You might just learn something and actually get your project finished before 2010

your over there hacking away on your virus infested WaReZ machine

 

LOL thanks for the good laugh-- i guess its time to do some reading and making my own mods to the program..

btw i never insulted cafrepress.. not sure where you got that from- just advised that what they have is exactly what i want to have done. How much for your service?

,

Christopher

Found this but I dont really know what to do with it or even if its the right thing.

<%
'=========================================================== ==================='

' Application:     Utiity Function
' Author:          ; John Gardner
' Date:         & nbsp;  20th December 2004
' Description:     Used to check the validity of a postcode
' QueryString:     None
' Version:         V1.0

' Required routines:        &nb sp; None
                    
'----------------------------------------------------------- -------------------'

function Check_Postcode (byRef strPostcode)

' This routine checks the value of the form element specified by the parameter
' for a valid postcode.

' The definition of a valid postcode has been taken from:
' http:'www.royalmail.com/docContent/other/Downloadable_Files/ PAF_Digest_Issue_5_0.pdf

' If the element is a valid postcode, the function value is returned as TRUE
' and the postcode is returned in uppercase with the separating space in the
' right place.

  Dim strPostcodeRegExp(2)   ' holds the regular expressions for valid postcodes
  Dim intCount        &nbs p;      ' For loop counter
  Dim strPostcodeCopy        ' Copy of postcode
 
  ' Variables used to hold regular expression object  
  Dim objRegExp, objMatches, objMatch
 
  ' Expression for postcodes: AN NAA, ANN NAA, AAN NAA, and AANN NAA
  strPostcodeRegExp(0) = "^([a-z]{1,2}[0-9]{1,2})([0-9]{1}[abdefghjlnpqrstuwxyz]{2})$"

  ' Expression for postcodes: ANA NAA, and AANA  NAA
  strPostcodeRegExp(1) = "^([a-z]{1,2}[0-9]{1}[a-z]{1})([0-9]{1}[abdefghjlnpqrstuwxyz]{2})$"
 
  ' Exception for the special postcode GIR 0AA
  strPostcodeRegExp(2) = "^(gir)(0aa)$"

  ' Copy the parameter and convert into lowercase
  strPostcodeCopy = Lcase(strPostCode)
 
  ' Assume we're not going to find a valid postcode
  Check_Postcode = false
 
  ' Strip out spaces
  strPostcodeCopy = Replace (strPostcodeCopy, " ", "")
  Check_Postcode = False
 
  Set objRegExp = New RegExp
 
  ' Check the string against valid types of post codes
  For intCount = 0 to Ubound(strPostCodeRegExp)
 
    ' Check next pattern in list
    objRegExp.Pattern =  strPostcodeRegExp(intCount)
    If objRegExp.Test (strPostcodeCopy) Then
   
      ' Post code found. Ensure input parameter is in correct format.
      Set objMatches = objRegExp.Execute (strPostcodeCopy)
      Set objMatch = objMatches(0)
      strPostcodeCopy = Ucase (objMatch.subMatches (0)) & " " &  Ucase (objMatch.subMatches (1))
     
      ' Show that we have found the postcode
      Check_Postcode = True
    End if
  Next
 
  ' Ensure that the uppercase postcode gets returned if valid
  If Check_Postcode Then strPostcode = strPostcodeCopy
 
End Function
%>

regards

John

 

, No, Unfortunately.
I have seen your messages.
I have not edited the code at all.
Tomorrow I will install the sql database again from your script as I did before and I will try again. I will send all the details.
Thank you again.
,

Hello,

I dont know exactly how you go about that and it would really depend on a lot of things like when the ad started and how yu wanted t handle that. it would involve custom coding though, not a change in the database.

,

Hi,

Ok, well... you have a lot of stuff going on there.

More importantly than that.. you cant even log into the admin area using the admin account. There is something majorly wrong with the installation.

I also notice you havent even saved any path settings in the settings page of the admin area. I am looking that over now and filling in the missing info. That information needs to be populated.

,

Hi. Chris.  I'm not a programmer of any sorts, so I am not comfortable plugging in the changes you suggested and not knowing for sure if it will "break something somewhere else".  If the programmer tells me "you have been warned", its a pretty good sign its a no win situation. If you don't know, theres no way i can know.

I saw in the code where you mentioned the changes. I don't see where it mentions the last name is required either, but the bottom line is it does require it it the actual new user form.

Thanks anyway Chris. I'll figure something out.

-john

 

,

that wont work the way you did it because groups are not stored like like.

groups are stored "*1*"
or "*1*,*9,*"

so if you test for them you must do so using the InStr function of vbscript

example:

If InStr(Session("Groups"),"*1*") Then
    ' do whatever
End If

also.. as for the session variable
it should be    Session("Groups")

And in Version 6.... (its all ready to go in version 7) that session variable must be saved in the check_user_inc.asp file near where all the others are saved. If it is not there by default "I dont remember if it is or not" you have to add it like so near where all the others are saved

Session("Groups") = CmdCheckUser("Groups")

If you are wondering if it is being saved correctly you can always response.write out the Session("Groups") to see if it holds a value

,

My hosting company uses ASPEMAIL - and I am trying to setup the mailing settings on ASPPROTECT - but cant seem to get it to work.   I've tried many different options - here are two that are the closest - but have issues:

1. If I use the settings:

email component: aspemail

Mail remote server: my internal server name

*no smtp authentication

email mail notification - my email address on my internal server

***I get the following results:

       I can get get notified when a new user logs in, email a user from aspprotect user screen if they are in my company and have a valid email -- but I can not send to the outside world - I get an relay prohibited error.

2. If i try to change the setting to use the Hosting Website email server - I get the following results:  I dont get notified when a new user registers, I cant send to internal company people - but I can send to the outside world.

**any suggestions on what to do? I'm trying to work with the people who manage the mail servers - but since I dont know anything about them - its a bit difficult.

 

, FILE includes can not use virtual pathing info

http://www.powerasp.com/content/code-snippets/includes.asp

if you want to do it like that you have to use a VIRTUAL include,

Gotcha.

Can you set an expiration date on a subscription?

Thanks,

Jess

, I am having difficulties importing new Users.

I have exported the existing list and then copied in the additional users and save the file as text (tab delimited) in Exel.

When I go to import the file (browse then upload) I get the following error:

Microsoft VBScript compilation error '800a03f9'

Expected 'Then'

/aspprotect/password_admin/upload_post.asp, line 6

If Session("Admin") <> "True"



If I upload the text file by FTP and then try to import it it only tends to import the first two existing rows.

All collumns match but not sure if I need to add "User_ID". I have added it and created consequecutive numbers.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks



,

OK, I just spent like an hour in your site.. I almost gave up

1st off... I don't know what FTP Program/Settings or what OS you are using but all the ASP Protect Files had been reformatted in a odd way which was causing some issues and the database also had problems. Your somehow introducing all sorts of UNIX line breaks to all the files and the database was actually missing some crucial parts of itself and was corrupted. So I had to update everything which means a new database. I have never seen anything like it but I fixed it all. Its something you are doing but I do not know what. Maybe your unzipping method again ?


So to get back into the admin area...

admin
test

Now, the reason  the albums were not showing is because you are using the ole connection string which causes problems like that. However because you host has like the worst setup ever with that network path crap for the site that was the only connection string that would work for some reason.

I highly suggest a new host with a proper setup for running ASP. www.alentus.com
Your hosting companies setup is horrid as far as I am concerned.
Access Databases are not meant to be connected to via a network path.
http://www.aspfaq.com/show.asp?id=2168

Anyway, I rewrote some of the code because of the ole connection and got the albums showing up for you.. who knows what other problems that OLE connection may bring up in the future.. for now things I tested seem ok.

As for your broken image in the your header/footer...  You cant link to images and links using virtual pathing in those includes because the files are called from different directories and will work in some and not others

so when your in the root you see the image, when in a different folder you see a broken image

In other words.

link to

http://www.vickerylightning.com/gallery/vickery_template5_r2 _c1.jpg

not just

vickery_template5_r2_c1.jpg

The same goes for hyperlinks.. use the full url paths


Whatever you do...Back up the gallery folder with my changes before you go doing anything.

,

its just an example connection string in the datacon_inc.asp file
you have the edit it to make sense for you..

 

the readme.txt file with the sql directions tells you this if you use that script

------------------------------------------------------
Examples of using DSN-LESS connections.

The "SERVER" and "Data Source" settings are either the Network Name for the SQL Server or the IP Address.
For local servers you can also use an IP of "127.0.0.1"

GalleryConnectionString = "Driver={SQL Server};UID=aspphotogalleryuser;password=temp;DATABASE=aspph otogallery;SERVER=127.0.0.1"

or

GalleryConnectionString = "Provider=sqloledb;Data Source=127.0.0.1;Initial Catalog=aspphotogallery;User Id=aspphotogalleryuser;Password=temp;"
------------------------------------------------------ 

cwilliams38325.8980324074, Ok.. glad you got it working.,

Just installed software,  when I attempt to log on I get the following error (actually this is after I moved some of the include files to user).

Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0131'

Disallowed Parent Path

/gallery_admin/default.asp, line 25

The Include file '../dataconn_inc.asp' cannot contain '..' to indicate the parent directory.

 

What do I need to do to fix?

 

thanks.

, did you read what this thread says about that session variable for groups not be created by default

you have to add code so it sgets created before you can check it... this thread talks about that,

Hello,

Unfortuantely I can not help you much regarding the javascript because I am a server side code kinda guy. Client side javascript just isn't my thing. That was free javascript code that I used for that function. I really do not know enough about editing client javascript. Sounds like you might though.

Style 1 is really a relic left over from the standard version. I just left it in in case someone wanted to use it. Like I said because it is javascript making it do more than it does is tricky (at least for me)

Now,, for actually getting description code. The thing to do is check out how that all works in the pic_window.asp file which is what style 2 two uses. Bascially descriptions for an particular album get stored in one text file. We read that test file. Put the lines into an array. Then display the info which gets run through a functions to convert some special characters used when saving back to normal.

I tried to look at your site but it woulnt load for some reason.

 

cwilliams38420.0809259259,

I have a need for more than the current number of custom fields currently available in the registration form.  Is there a documented method of adding additional fields or am I not able to do so?

Thanks,

Dave

, Its not a known issue.. I would try the original code before you made any changes and see if it still happens to you.

It seems to be working fine here for me in amy test web.

I am going to look into some more in the meantime.cwilliams38341.7166782407,

I'm getting this error when I try to login:

 Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0131'

Disallowed Parent Path

/gallery/users/login.asp, line 19

The Include file '..dataconn_inc.asp' cannot contain '..' to indicate the parent directory.

,

sometimes those emails take a bit... all depend on wht you are using to send them and whether a pickup directory is involved

as for the other I do not know.. PM me the site details I can look

if it is a 2003 server parent paths must of course be enabled.. its a requirement of aspclassifieds

,

yes, there is upgrade pricing
http://www.aspprotect.com/purchase_v7_upgrade_pricing.asp

and upgrade instructions here in the forums

if you install it in the same directory structure you wont have to make any changes to the pages in your site you have already protected.. because the code to protect a page will be the same

now, anytime you upgrade an application like this there is going to be a lot of work involved especially when there have been so many changes
http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/moreinfo173-1.htm
whether or not you upgrade is up to you

Like I said you can make version 6 work with CDOSYS and a remote email server. You just need to do some research on CDOSYS code and spend the time needed to make the code use it. I however am not going to spend time detailing all of that when I created a new version that does it.

,

ASPProtect v7 comes with working example code of protecting an image from being downloaded and also protects the true file location of the image on your server..

This comes with the system as an example folder with some files in it.

(some of the initial purchaser's of the system might not have that directory.. if that is the case please ask)

Here is how it works...

Basically we protect the image in 2 ways.

  1. We use Javascript right click disabling code that works in both IE and Firefox.
  2. We stream the image via a special password protected ".asp" page and use an image tag to call it. This hides the true location of the file. You can therefore keep your images out of your web or keep them in a folder in your web that does not allow file browsing. Under this scenario even if someone looks at the img tag html source they can not tell where the file came from. Doing all of this allows you to offer certain images only to people that are logged in.

All in all this is should be very effective protection. Yes, there are still ways to get the images like doing screen captures, but this will ensure that people viewing images are logged in to your site. This will in most cases keep them from right clicking and saving the images. This will ensure that people can not tell other people the image's url location and it will ensure other sites can not leach your images and bandwidth.

For the image protection examples to work you may need to edit some values
in the stream_pic.asp file that are valid for your setup.

Look at the source. The values you can edit are commented.

Now, you also need to call a valid "image file name" from the call_pic.asp file which is an example of how you protect a page with javascript and call a streamed image using an image tag.

Lasty, here is a great article I found on image protection and some of the things you can do about it and some of things you cannot.

http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID =41

, Also, I notice you are using iframes to load the banners. That is probably your issue more than anything. That browser probably does not handle them well.

Possibly try other methods of displaying the banners and see what happens. The XML parser is usually one the best methods to try as it will output just your banner code straight into your html. , yes, any page you want protected needs to be edited..

You can probably have a login box on a non protected page. Just copy the generated source html form code for the login box of a protected page. Then put it on your non-protected page, but change the action to the page you want them to log in to.

In other words go to a protected page. See the login box, view the html browser source and use that to make your login form on the main page.

I have not tried it with .NET but I am pretty sure you can do it since it pretty much works the same as the classic asp version of ASPProtect.

try it.. see if it works.. If I have time tommoro I will test it out.,

Where is the system getting the random user name and password, and why does it keep selecting the same user name and password every time?

 

, That was it - Thanks!,

BTW.. I dont know what is going on But I keep getting all these returned emails. My forum is sending you emails and they are coming back as undeliverable saying your storage space is exceeded on your server.

 

Could not deliver message to the following recipient(s):

Failed Recipient: steve.gould@apawood.org

Reason: Remote host said: 552 Requested mail action aborted: exceeded storage allocation

-- The header and top 20 lines of the message follows --

Received: from server.powerasp.com [209.23.108.41] by mail.cjwsoft.com with SMTP;

Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:34:44 -0400

From: "CJWSoft Support Info" <sales@cjwsoft.com>

To: steve.gould@apawood.org

Subject: CJWSoft Support Info : Thumbnail creation

Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 15:34:44 -0400

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: text/html

Hi srgould41,<br /><br />A message has been posted in the info area on CJWSoft Support Info that you asked us to keep an eye on.<br /><br />To view and/or reply to the info then click on the link below : -<br /><a href="http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/code_info.asp?TID=249& amp;TPN=1">http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/code_info.asp? TID=249&TPN=1</a><br /><br />If you no-longer wish to recieve email notification for this Info or Infor Area click on the link below : -<br /><a href="http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/email_notify.asp?TID=2 49&FID=4&M=Unsubscribe">http://support.cjwsoft.co m/code/email_notify.asp?TID=249&FID=4&M=Unsubscribe& lt;/a><br /><br /><hr /><br /><b>Information Area:</b> ASP Photo Gallery Pro Version<br /><b>Info:</b> Thumbnail creati&#111;n<br /><b>By:</b> cwilliams<br /><br /><P>trust me, they (serverobjects)&nbsp;does not check.. as a matter of fact they havent answered support emails for about 3 years. All they do is sell that crap and forget the customer. But the stuff does work well and always has. (that guy took all the money he made/makes from those components and took off to Jamaica or something sitting on the beach drinking margaritas)<BR><BR>regardless,<BR>ASP just cant resize pictures on it's own. <BR>It' just not possible. You need a 3rd Party component.<BR><BR>There isn't much to say about the ASP.NET thing.<BR><BR>If your server has ASP.NET installed (meaning you can run aspx pages on your server and the ASP.NET framework is installed) and running you just pick that option in the config file and ASP Photo Gallery will use ASP.NET to make dynamic thumbnails for you.<BR><BR>To run ASP.NET it must be a 2000 or 2003 server.</P>

 


 

,

also.. every once in a while I get some nervous person concerned about security... and the pros and cons of having parent paths enabled.

etc etc etc

 

so let me add this bit of info..

I donít know what your hosting company will say because it is an iffy topic and those that understand it have a hard time explaining it to someone who doesn't. Also usually the hosting company doesn't have a clue except they heard it was a security risk.

Here is the low down from someone that really understands it...
(well, at least I think I do)

The only real security risks are from YOU and possibly other people hosting on the same server if they have parent paths enabled that is.

Meaning your site visitors can't possibly do anything with it unless of course you let them upload and run their own asp files to the server.

Anyway.. if YOU run malicious asp scripts you could potentially attack other sites on the server and look at things you shouldn't. As could other sites on the same server do to you I suppose.

So, unless you plan on doing that or some other site admin on the server does it to you its not really a concern. Just an advantage in coding abilities.

If you attack someone elses site on the server or lurk where you shouldnt then you are probably violating your hosting agreement.

99% of the time everyone gets all nervous over nothing.. half the people nervous about this have sites nobody would ever want to hack anyway.

Many people with a really important/busy sites are going to have a dedicated server somewhere so the setting is not relevant..

The hosting companies of course have to warn you.

This setting was enabled by default for years on IIS4-IIS5. I never once heard one single real story about anyone attacking anything because of this setting. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen but I am just telling you what I know.

This is all my opinion so take it for what it is...

If you are a Hosting Company your better off turning it on at the customers request, giving them a warning about it, and in turn having happy customers.

The big hosting companies like Alentus and MaximumASP do it...

There are far worse things than this to let people do after all.

Beleive it or not I have actually been in servers where they gave the anonymous webserver acount modify permissions EVERYWHERE yet they disabled parent paths ????

cwilliams38391.6024189815,

Thank you so much that works great.

I will test with the other settings on the email server again thanks for the advice,

best regards

,

That bit about zones makes perfect sense and seems surpassingly simple for me to integrate due to our categories and page contents being based on the same if/then functionality.

Regarding the user, I guess you mean that I could simply recreate a limited admin interface for users based on the interface you have included for me, is that correct? I realize how subjective the question is, but do you think that this would be a bad idea?

I'm leaning toward your software here. I have a budget that could easily cover a variety of programs, but the UI for advertisers at banmanpro, for example, seems far too complicated for my users. Also, banmanpro doesn't have supporting compatible softare I am interested in, such as your classifieds software.

I guess I am trying to buy a good shell from which I can do my own customization and coding, and into which I can integrate future additions such as your classified ads. Does this seem like the right place to be?

Thanks much for your time!

,

I Dont know... it shouldnt do anything like that.

if it ever asks to download a aspx or asp page its generally a server configuration issue not related to the actual code

 

provided you arent trying to grab the injectbanner page through an iframe call which is only for use with the javascript method of calling banners

,

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the answer. No, I am not using Paypal since these are employees and sales reps. I guess i'm on my own on this one. :)

Thanks
Sylvain

, Actually this was rather easy to fix.  Once you restrict the permissions on the folder, open up IIS admin. Goto the selected folder, and right click/properties.  Once there you modify directory listing and add defauly.asp to documents.  This will provide an automatic load with you enter in the unmask route.  ,

I'm using the groups protect feature on my pages. None of them seem to close the session after clicking 'logoff'. I can tell because if I hit the back button and return to the group-protected page, hit 'refresh', the page refreshes, I'm not asked to log in again.

On the other hand, when I open a page that's protected by an access level and click 'logoff' (uses same logoff asp file to logoff), it seems to work fine - if I go back a page and refresh, it asks me to log in.

Just wondering - is anybody else having problems like this? Maybe I screwed something up in the few adjustments I made a while back. Any idea what it might be?

, I just got home from a lonnng trip.. I will try to answer this 1st thing in the morning.

CJW,

Version 8.1 can work with MySQL
http://www.aspbanner.com/aspbanunlimited_v8.asp
It is just not supported at all.

The standard version can not work with MySQL.
There were a lot of changes to make the new version work with it and I really only did ift because I have a couple friends with busy sites that could only use MySQL.

It sounds like your site is way too busy for using an access database as you mentioned.

, I sent you a PM,


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