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Blog Entry: 3/25/2006 2:54:28 PM

Thank you...I thought I was doing something wrong - and thanks for the tip on the virtual path.,

All fixed and working

 

Thanks

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This is great FREE SQL Server Web Data Administrator App from Microsoft..

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C03 9A798-C57A-419E-ACBC-2A332CB7F959&displaylang=en

It is an ASP.NET web application that you install locally on your development server and then use to connect to a SQL database whether remote or local.

It can do nearly everything enterprise manager can do.

I have tested it and it works great for me.

cwilliams38325.7453587963, Very weird for sure but I guarantee no code in ASPProtect is deleting that folder. Something else is going on the server and deleting it and I have no idea what it would be.

Maybe try leaving a blank text file in it and see if the folder disappears after a few days.,

In addition to that I just noticed the </href> you have in there.. man that is some scary stuff you came up with.. that may appear to work and make a link but it is not correct. Each link will work but never truly be closed.

That is just not valid proper use of the anchor tag.
You make a link in html like so

<a href = "somepage.htm">somepage.htm</a>
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_a.asp

Then your surrounding each link with <span lang="en-us"> </span>
Not sure why ?

, Any updates on this ?,

Ya, you must have tried to upgrade from a really really old version like you said which wouldnt really work out because those instructions are specifically for upgrading a version 6 database to version 7.

That line error you had was looking for the User_ID field and I bet the version you had was so old that you didnt have a field named that as a few years ago the field "ID" got renamed to "User_ID"

As for all the cool stuff... yup there is a lot of cool stuff in this version... glad ya like it so far

cwilliams38418.8164930556, Oh, to clarify the above.  We did not change any columns in your [Users] database or any other table., Hi, lets start with about when did you purchase and download the application so I know what version of the code you have., I am not talking about image resizing. I need to know if it is possible to limit the upload to images where their height or width is less than 500 PIX. ,

What about browser caching ? It can happen easily especially if you update pictures over one another.

emtpy out the temp files of ie (take a while usually).. close all ie windows and go back..

Otherwise I need detailed info on the problem. What you told me is not enough to troubleshoot. There are so many factors like what image  image rezie component you are using, the size of the pictures before conversion, server resources, what your doing regarding 3 albums.... etc etc

I have imported 100 pics at a time into an album on a fast server with no issues. Thats using any of the image resizing components.

If an album is new what your describing should never happen. Again, it think what your seeing is browser caching playing tricks on you. We have anticaching things in place so thumbnails never do that but not for the large images.

cwilliams38235.5737615741,

If you are using an ACCESS Database try to avoid using a system DSN. They are much slower because they go through ODBC which then uses the Jet Drivers to access the database. They also have to do a registry lookup.

ttp://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/070399-1.shtml

http://www.powerasp.com/content/database/dsn_vs_dnsless.asp



It's funny because in the 4guys article they ask the question..

"Hmmmm... so who was right, Microsoft or Wrox?"

I'll tell you who was right and who said it 1st.  It was me and I said it on my old powerasp.com site before anyone else ever did.

I found it out on my own by experimenting when I was the Systems Analyst for an large ISP. We we had web servers that were not running well. I didn't read about this solution anywhere because no one was talking about it at the time. Microsoft said use System DSN's so everyone just took their word for it.

I took a lot of heat for saying that back in the day but over time everyone started saying it.

, no worries from me.  As with most software projects, i tweak the heck out of them and then have to make a big decision about whether or not i even want/need to upgrade.

KT
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I have been working on this all night long. I have been reading every possible article. I have created an ODBC connection on the server.. which i have never done before? Still nothing. I looked at the machine.config file... i read about impersonating whatever the hell that is... I am really stressed out. I have the 1.1 framework installed.

I read about dsn and dsn-less connections. Is there another way i can connect to the database? Without using a username and pw maybe?

 

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I have reviewed the permissions requirements for folders from the support documentation but do not see the 'internal guest' account shown in our system to allow internet access to read/write to the access database. 

How else can we locate the proper account (or is it possible there is none?) to use to allow permissions to access the Data directory if it doesn't show up as 'Internal Guest'?

cwilliams38417.7773032407, at some point I can do  the users in mass correct using the import feature in aspprotect right?, you have to do it like I show above... your not specifying the field name to be searched in the instr function so what you just showed me will not do anything

You also should not have the > 0 stuff in the function because it is testing the result of the function.

You have to do it just like I showed ,

((TITLE EDITED BY ADMIN))


it would be nice if there was an option for login abuse, where a login account would be flagged if it logged in from x number of different IPs over a period of time. I know many have dynamic IPs, but there's got to be a balance between legitimate logins and logins that are 'shared' for the sake of saving money (I sell subscriptions), in the end costing me.

Maybe searching the first two number groups in the IP (example, 209.168.*.*), and if finding more than an admin specified number of logins per week from IPs with different first two groups, the record would be flagged or locked...

 

, Can I copy the file into the export folder and then the import user function?,

A correctly configured Microsoft SQL Database is critical to the correct operation of the ASPBanner system.

Table & Field settings must be exactly the way we set them in the database creation scripts provided with the ASPBanner system.

Below are screenshots of the design view settings for all the tables used in the ASPBanner system in case you want to double check them




In addition to the settings above each table has one field that is a primary key with an auto increment of one

In the screenshots above each of those fields has a yellow key next to it.
If the field does not have yellow primary key icon on you just right click and the option to make it one appears.

The SQL column settings for each one of the primary key fields must be set as follows




In addition to these settings the SQL scripts provided with the system auto populate the Banner_Users table with two users. This is very important because without the Admin user the scripts add you wont be able to log in to the ASPBanner system as an admin.

cwilliams38325.7405092593,

I have been using ASPBanner for a while and am very pleased with it. Congratulations on a good product.

Only one feature is missing that would really help me and this is being able to display banners dependent on some condition (/aspbanner/aspbanner_inc.asp?BannerZone=6&condition=xxx ).

I think this would be a good idea as it would allow users to present adverts based on different criteria; for example; specific country/region related ads, ads based on time of day, ads based on user preferences, etc.

To achieve this I was thinking of adding a field to the database so that I can enter a set of comma delimited conditions for which the banner can be displayed.

I have looked through some of the asp code with the intention of seeing how easy it would be to implement the functionality. Not knowing the code however, I think that modifying it myself would be risky as I may inadvertently change things, which would have a negative effect.

Would adding this type of functionality in ASPBanner be of interest to you. If not, can you let me have your opinion as to whether this would be relatively simple change for me to do myself or would it be too risky and I should give up the idea. Any guidance or feedback would be appreciated.

 

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I dont understand why I would get an error? -- I'm not sending the email from internal - so why would it try to validate?

I'm trying to send an email to an independent place - just like I would send an email to you

Am I using the wrong email setting - should I be doing something other than using "remote server"

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That is by design, removing and deleting are two different things as far as the classifieds system goes.

A regular user can only remove an ad from the category index. (which makes the ad inactive)

An admin however can truly delete an ad from the system.

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Sorry you feel that way, not my intention. I'm not threatening anything. I was very happy you responded when did so there no reason for any bad feelings. I like your product as I said before and have no problems with it. Sorry again, that was not my intention. Merry Christmas…

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This may be an old question ??? If it is please point me to the post or documentation where I can find the answer please.

When creating protected pages I am using the following to protect them:

<%@ LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" %>

<!--#INCLUDE FILE="/aspprotect/check_user_inc.asp"-->

But that is not working. I get the following error when I try to access the members logon page in the directory that I wish to add the pages to:

Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0130'

Invalid File attribute

/filelocation/filename.asp, line 3

File attribute '/aspprotect/check_user_inc.asp' cannot start with forward slash or back slash.

However if I create the pages in the root of the AspProtect directory and use a link to the same page that exists in the AspProtect directory and the following include:

<%@ LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" %>

<!--#INCLUDE FILE="check_user_inc.asp"-->

The pages work fine.

I really do not want to put all of my protected pages in the root of the AspProtect directory.

 I would like to mix protected and unprotected pages throughout the site in order to #1 make it easier to administer. #2 keep the AspProtect directory solely for authentication. And, #3 keep any user authentication pages out of the AspProtect directory.

TIA

 

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New question...

When someone edits their personal information, such as address, is there any way to set it so that someone in the office can receive an e-mail noting the changes?

 

Thanks.

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I dont know. Perhaps a fresh installation in a new folder would be a good idea as well if possible..

for troubleshooting sake..

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It's real easy actually if ya sniff around the source code.
ASP is so easy to (work with/edit) even if you dont know any code.


edit   "save.asp" with a text editor

change

If Request("First_Name") = "" Then
  ErrorMessage = ErrorMessage & Server.URLEncode("You must enter a First Name.\n\n")
End If

to

If Request("Company_Name") = "" Then
  ErrorMessage = ErrorMessage & Server.URLEncode("You must enter a Company Name.\n\n")
End If



From looking at that save code I dont see where Last_Name was required. The only name I saw required was a 1st name.

Also.. making the First_Name not required may break something somwhere else. I dont think it will but it might. You are warned.

cwilliams38326.5102662037,

Just to put an end to this thread here is the solution for anyone reading.

The permissions were ok.

The data connection string never got edited in the "dataconn_inc.asp" file so it was invalid the whole time.

Once that was corrected the application ran.

So really this whole thread was over not following the directions and not editing the data connection string... 

 

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Can we get access to the source project files for ASPProtect.net since we'd like to put in some of our own branding on the pages and not everything can be done in HTML.

Thanks

, Not sure what you mean about the path to the IIS files being wierd...what else should it be?  The wf directory is the root of the aspprotect stuff for this project. 

I assume the permissions need to be read, write at least.  I was looking at the permissions dialog from a file explorer and I see a web sharing tab and a security tab.  I look at the security tab but I am not really sure which type of user I am looking for to add and give permissions to so that I can get it right.  Maybe that is not the right place to set the permissions....

Sorry to be "windows challenged" but I am not super familliar with all the different places to set various permissions for OS vs. IIS.  I looked in the "Internet Services Manager" and browsed to the logfiles directory and looked at its permissions...is that the place to set things up?  I see a "directory" and "Directory security" tabs...which is the important one?  I made sure "write" was checked and went to the directory security tab and enabled anonomous access....still no logs are showing up. Restarted server a bunch of times to make sure it took the permission settings.  I logged in and out correctly and incorrectly to see if a log would be generated but no luck.

The physical path to the logfiles directory is set correctly in the setup tab in aspprotect... sorry to still be baffled.

How do I know if the filesystem object is disabled on the server??  I can copy and paste things in there...

Thanks!!


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Password Retrieval System

I'm trying to setup the email functionality and have the following settings:

Email_Component : CDOSYS (Using Remote Server)

Mail Remote Server: the smtp server in my Outlook account

Use SMTP Authentication: Checked

SMTPUsername: the email address in my Outlook account

SMTPPassword: the password in my Outlook account

Email Notification: sales@tradersreports.com

But I get this when I send the request for via missing password info.

CDO.Message.1 error '80040213'

The transport failed to connect to the server.

/aspprotect/scripts/emailing_subs_inc.asp, line 174

This is running on Windows 2000 server.

Any ideas?

Warren

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perhaps the filesystem object is disabled on the server ?
or some sort of script blocking is running and causing a problem ?

other than that I can take a look if you put it up on a live server.

, Did you do what that thread said so you see a more detailed error ?


Can I see the site and look around.. ?
I just am not sure what is going on from what you are explaining ?

If so private message me with the admin account details and tell me what to do to reproduce the error. ,

This has not been officially released yet, but it is ready.
Here is the overview...
http://www.aspprotect.com/demo3/paypal_signup2/overview.asp

And the Code for the IPN Subscription Pack is 30.00.
http://www.aspprotect.com/ipn_subscription_support_pack.asp

A few people are using it and say it works very well.

Like the IPN Single Purchase System it is a separate directory you copy into the web site. One change must be made to your database so it’s pretty easy to get working. 

Though I am not guaranteeing this you should be able to accept Single IPN payments and IPN Subscriptions at the same time without the two bothering each other. I haven’t tested it but one customer is doing it and said it is working fine. It just involves manually specifying the IPN URL for one of the systems so it overrides the default IPN URL on your paypal settings. (As each system needs its own IPN URL) Its easy to do… just a form field you would add to the subscription form. I already looked it up. See below. 

Specifying Your Notification URL

If you only need to receive your IPNs at a single URL, you can enter that URL in the Preferences section of your Profile. If you would like to receive payment notifications for different payments at different URLs (i.e. if you need to separate payments made to different websites you run), you can manually pass the IPN URL with each payment by including it in that payment’s HTML code. Use the notify_url field to pass this information. The notify_url for a specific payment will be saved, and any subsequent updates to that payment (e.g. cleared eCheck) will be sent to that notify_url. When you pass a notify_url in your HTML code, it will override any preferences you set in your Profile. 

Anyway.. the Code for the IPN Subscription Pack is 30.00.
http://www.aspprotect.com/ipn_subscription_support_pack.asp

 

cwilliams38342.8775578704,

Three questions here:

1. I am having a problem with characters being displayed properly when viewing listings. Some alphabet characters and punctuation characters do not display properly when viewing the pages.

 

Sample here:

 

 

http://www.hibari2.com/lanoitanretni/kokusai_profiles/view_i tem.asp?Ad_ID=102&CatLevel=2&Cat1_ID=3&Cat2_ID=& amp; amp; amp; amp;Cat3_ID=&Cat4_ID=&FromSearch=True&SearchPage =%2Flanoitanretni%2Fkokusai%5Fprofiles%2Fdefault%2Easp%3FCat Level%3D2%26Cat1%5FID%3D3

 

 

In the access database I was looking at the properties for the ‘Ad_Custom’ fields. Unicode Compression is 'Yes' but IME Mode is set to 'No Control'. I wonder by changing this to ‘Hiragana’ if will solve the issue.

Note: the essays are typed in English on computer with Japanese OS, and then pasted up. Even though they are typed in English, there are several setting that may affect the output.

 

 

2. I want to reverse sort order for listings instead of listing 4, 5, 6, 7, I’d like to sort 7, 6, 5, 4… Could you tell me which page has to be edited, and in simplest terms what has to be changed?

 

3. Also, I’d like to increase the default display of ‘items per page’ from 25 to 100. Could you tell me which page has to be edited, and in simplest terms what has to be changed?

 

Thanks

 

HIBARI38155.8447569444, ASPProtect version 6 does not officially support any sort of redirection or is it a feature.

You can however do redirection after login with some basic ASP if-else statements and ASP redirects. Basically you check the session variables after successful login and send users where based on that info. You of course also need to protect any pages you send users to and make sure any people that aren't supposed to go there do not go there directly and bypass your security.

I highly frown on Redirecting during login (In my opinion it is poor site design and it defeats the purpose of dynamic web pages, there is seldom a good reason to even need to do it if you design your site well) but you can check out this thread which should give you lots of good information.

http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/code_info.asp?TID=17&KW= redirect,

well, you should probably be backing up the SQL database on a regular basis. That is between you and hosting company. If they let you connect via SQL Enterprise Manager you can do backups on your own.

As far as the aspprotect files and folders go back them up somewhere, and then only worry about backing them up again if you change some of the files.

That's really all there is to it. None of the ASPProtect files change on their own except the generated log files that you may or may not care about backing up.

I mean the important thing is the Database, and then of course any your own .asp pages that you protected as well as any custimizations you made to the users area or your site...

, You do not say something like that in a support forum for a legitimate software product. I don't think piracy is funny in the least bit. It is something I deal with every day with my own software. If you want to joke about it please do it someplace else.  If you are downloading things via p2p do not talk about here. I don't want to know about it period.,

like I said you made changes to something to cause that...

users/user_area.asp

runs fine the way it ships "it is one of things I tested earlier when I looked at your installation for you"

If you want I'll go look via FTP and tell you what is wrong

cwilliams38456.1069212963,


Timecard Entry: 3/25/2006 2:54:28 PM

travel time from Watertwon to Syracuse, cphospital.org - staff administrator, fix nnyads cause she doesnt listen to me, john doldo, not available, Good tech calls and customers calling about there accounts expired., Beth intructing on how to use proxy, TIMECARDS , shbc, trouble with computers, E-Mail, AT home working with visual basic trying to create com components I can use with the realtor.com export files, Customer inquries, ans. phone, taking payments, credit card authoriztions, and worked on my porblem children. Drop mail at post office., team meeting, completed filing dating to late -July, MBOs, Posted account and did a detail of checks and cash for a bank deposit. Credit card authorizations, cutomer inquiries, and phone, and coupon referrals. Worke on problem children., Answered all of the voicemail, marketing materials for softmls, dsl logos, work on letter to send in bulk email., Manning NOC. Checking e-mail. Watching network. Checking and resetting open modems. Watching Beth setup a new domain. Fixing ns2.gisco.net. Would not answer to dns requests., Clayton, Fixed a boo-boo in Samaritan router and talked w/ Scott to make sure everything was OK., Copying projects. Out`a here..., Daily routine, dev marketing materials, softmls web site, , Trying to figure out Acrobat so I can create SoftMLS newsletter., check on all that happened this week, Checked and called users that left voice mail messages., Called users on RAD., BRESEE CHEVROLET, new/close out w/o's, work on process policies, Went out to get something to eat (didn't get to eat it till later) Answered some phone calls,

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