How to Create a Customized Visitor Friendly 404 Error Page

Applied on: Windows (ASP) Hosting Plans

This article is easy to implement and has ready-made ASP scripts to work as customized 404 (page not found) pages

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How to Make Static Profile Pages in Elgg

This article will give you an easy to follow guide on how to make default and static user profiles in Elgg.

Before I jump into I am going to explain what is a profile page. Well, Elgg provides a feature in which anyone that creates an account in Elgg will have a profile page. A profile page is where anyone can describe himself in any way desired.

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Using the MSDN Clubsite with VS2010 and publishing it to Arvixe shared servers

I recently decided to try the MSDN Clubsite with VS2010. The Clubsite can be downloaded HERE.

I chose to work with the starter kit due to its great prebuilt calendar feature. After following the directions HERE I was able to get the clubsite to work in VS2010. If you do not have a copy of 2008 you can still use it, it gives an error “Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.” But it does not appear to actually affect the functionality.

Testing it on my local machine went flawlessly; it was not until I tried to upload the site to Arvixe that I realized there was an issue.

Upon going to the test site I was confronted with “Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to failure in retrieving the user’s local application data path. Please make sure the user has a local user profile on the computer. The connection will be

Online, there are many comments on how to fix this problem ranging from altering IIS permissions to manually adding the users to the default ASPNET database. Which in many cases works great, but it is not allowed with many shared hosting providers due to security issues

Here is my Step by Step to get the MSDN Clubsite to work on a shared host using Visual Studio 2010.
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