Remove "Click Here To Enable Instant Search"

To not get prompted to download the Windows Desktop Search component, do the

   1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
   2. Click Other, and then click Advanced Options.
   3. Under General settings, clear the Show prompts to enable Instant
Search check box.

Most Indemnad Skills for 2007

Web development is number 2 of the most indemand skills for 2007:

When they break down the web development category, I have extensive experience in almost but 1 of the top 10 sub categories, with my main area of expertise being the top item: ASP.NET development.

Good to know that I made a good decision to not focus on Fortran! 🙂

Renewing the SSL Certificate on a Network Load Balanced system

We had a problem last night as we attempted to update our site certificate on our NLB website.

We have 2 machines in the cluster, and after updating the certificate on both of them, the site stopped responding over https.

We spent a LOT of time trying to figure out what was wrong with our new certificate, or the way we had set it up.

In the end, it turned out that that when we updated the certificate, it AUTOMATICALLY removed the NLB IP address from the IPs that are listening for port 443. 

So the result was that each server would respond over SSL on it’s own, but when you tried to access the cluster by it’s IP address over SSL, there would be no response.

It was really easy to fix, but a real pain to find.