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No Remote Desktop after Windows Update

This morning I experienced an unusual problem when setting up a remote desktop connection to my Azure VM. It turned out that the problem was caused by a Windows10 security update KB4103727. You will have to uninstall this update, because it’s too restrictive. I received the error below: Steps to resolve the issue: On the…

Notepad++ Plugin Manager

When you install Notepad++ (latest version 7.5.1), the plugin manager isn’t automatically included anymore. That’s because many Notepad++ users didn’t like the sponsored commercials in the latest versions of plugin manager. So, you will have to download the plugin manager manually and add the downloaded files to your Notepad++ install directory. You can download the…

Generate Schema and Class from JSON

It’s easy to generate a schema and a class for a JSON instance file. You need a JSON schema if you create a Logic App starting with a Request. The Request action needs an input schema. Go to website https://jsonschema.net/. You need a class when you create a Web App or an API App and…

Download from GitHub

Strange enough, I couldn’t figure out how to download source code from GitHub. It’s actually easy. When you are on a project page, you can press the ‘Download ZIP’ button which is located under the “Clone or Download” drop down: This allows you to download the most recent version of the code as a zip…

Install IIS on Windows 10

IIS is still an optional Windows Feature in Windows 10. To install it, press Windows + R, then type appwiz.cpl and press enter. This will open the Program and Features part of the Control Panel. On the left hand side click on the “Turn Windows features on or off” link. Now click on the Internet Information Services…

Google Chrome Extension Wizdler

SoapUI can sometimes be a bit cumbersome to use. In that case you can use Wizdler as an alternative. After adding the Wizdler extension to Google Chrome, simply add the URL for the WSDL in de address bar. For example: https://b2b.schuuring.nl:6443/KPNEAIImportWCF/KPNEAIImport.svc?singlewsdl Now you can select an operation from the WSDL. A dummy input message will be…

Cannot use WebDeploy 3.6 on IIS 10.0

I am using IIS 10.0 on Windows Server 2016. I found that option Deploy -> “Export Web Application” (when you right-click a web application in IIS) was missing. The reason for this is, that there have been some security related changes to web deploy. Before downloading and installing web deploy 3.6, you will have to…

Taiga.io

A lot of projects use a SCRUM-like approach or Kanban. Using Taiga.io you can create your online whiteboard with lanes, sticky notes, actors and so on. Very handy. You can create one private dashboard for free. Additional dashboards will be publicly accessible in the free edition, but obviously you can get a paid subscription. To…

Open Source Tools

A while ago, I discussed open source software for Windows with a colleague. Multiple sites found. One of them: www.techsupportalert.com with 30 Essential Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Windows. Two tools I like to highlight: Freemind. Mind mapping software. Enables you to brainstorm and link together ideas quickly, creating “maps” of concepts similar…