Monthly Archives: October 2009

Hyper-V Guides

Nice compilation of hyper-v guides, touching some of the following subjects:

– Learn about Microsoft virtualization technologies.
– Make decisions about the right licenses for the right scenarios.
– Plan your Hyper-V deployment.
– Manage a virtual machines environment.
– Apply security best practices.

Read it here.

Architec versus Engineer

“An architect knows something about everything. An engineer knows everything about one thing.”

– Matthew Frederick, “101 Things I Learned in Architecture School”

How to Fix Project Server Events Service and Queue Service Event ID: 7000 Error

The following errors will show up in your event log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7009
Date: 9/7/2009
Time: 9:24:42 PM
User: N/A
Computer: PS07
Description:
Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the Microsoft Office Project Server Events Service service to connect.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 9/7/2009
Time: 9:24:42 PM
User: N/A
Computer: PS07
Description:
The Microsoft Office Project Server Events Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7009
Date: 9/7/2009
Time: 9:24:42 PM

User: N/A
Computer: PS07
Description:
Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the Microsoft Office Project Server Queue Service service to connect.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 9/7/2009
Time: 9:24:42 PM

User: N/A
Computer: PS07
Description:
The Microsoft Office Project Server Queue Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.


You will face this error most likely if your project server is not connected to the internet. Yet again a simple solution, add the CRL of Microsoft and your service will start again 🙂

Source and full description: http://rperreaux.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!5D7BD18D324CBEEF!529.entry

How to import a private key and certificate into a java keystore

Convert to PEM format via openssl :

openssl pkcs8 -topk8 -nocrypt -in key.pem -inform PEM -out key.der -outform DER
openssl x509 -in cert.pem -inform PEM -out cert.der -outform DER

Import private key and cert via ImportKey class

Import the keystore generated above into your existing keystore :

keytool -v -importkeystore -srckeystore “C:keystore.ImportKey” -destkeystore “C:.keystore”

(optionally you can specify the alias via –srcalias and –destalias, note that an alias is unique within the keystore)

Sources : http://www.agentbob.info/agentbob/79-AB.html, http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/docs/tooldocs/win32/keytool.html and http://conshell.net/wiki/index.php/Keytool_to_OpenSSL_Conversion_tips

Back from a long break

As you can, i will start to post again, hopefully on a regular basis 🙂 Found a nice tool to edit my blogs on my mac, which normally should help to increase the number of posts here.

Additionally i also moved hosts, previous this blog was located on dreamhost, but the speed was really become to slow for me to decently create quick posts. I therefore decided to move to blogger and was able to find a port of on my favorite themes 🙂