Just got the below fraud letter in my email in-box yesterday, note the IP addresses. Please feel free to investigate/track down these guys.. ------------------------------------------------------- Received: from toip39-bus.srvr.bell.ca ([184.108.40.206]) (HELO smtp.bellnexxia.net) ([220.127.116.11]) X-Originating-IP: [18.104.22.168] X-Originating-IP: [22.214.171.124] From: The Halen Foundation <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Attn:Winner You won £950,000.00GBP from our online Halen Foundation Yearly promotion Incorporation held on 14th of July 2008. Your Email Address came out as our lucky winner when a computer Ballot selection was carried out in our July Edition, contact Event Manager to file for your claims. Contact Person. Sir Marc Pedro E-mail: email@example.com contact him with your details 1.Name. 2.Address. 3.Nationality. 4.Age. 5.Sex 6.Occupation. 7.Phone/Fax. Regards Rose Cavalini Co-Ordinator Organization: The Halen Foundation
Here is a code snippet l got working which enables you to render using Visual Basic .Net an SSRS (Sql Server Report Services) Report to Adobe Acrobat PDF format or Microsoft Excel XLS file.
Public Sub RenderReportTOExcel(ByVal inReportFileName As String, ByVal inReportName As String) ‘7/14/2008 SM
‘converts SSRS report to microsoft excel/acrobat pdf file
Dim objReportViewer As New FrmWithReportViewer
‘Dim strFormat As String = “PDF”
Dim strFormat As String = “Excel”
Dim strDeviceInfo As String = String.Empty
Dim myURLAccessParams As System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection = Nothing
Dim reportStream As System.IO.Stream = Nothing
Dim strMimeType As String = String.Empty
Dim strFileNameExtension As String = String.Empty
Dim file_name As String = “d:test001.xls”
objReportViewer.Text = inReportName
OFD.FileName = “exportfile.xls”
file_name = OFD.FileName
Dim raw As System.IO.FileStream = New System.IO.FileStream(file_name, IO.FileMode.Create)
Dim buffer(1024) As Byte
Dim read As Integer = -1
Dim intCount As Integer = 1
.ProcessingMode = Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms.ProcessingMode.Remote
.ServerReport.ReportServerUrl = New Uri(My.Settings.ReportServerURL)
.ServerReport.ReportPath = My.Settings.ReportPath + inReportFileName
reportStream = .ServerReport.Render(strFormat, strDeviceInfo, myURLAccessParams, strMimeType, strFileNameExtension)
lblMessage.Text = “Working…”
read = reportStream.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)
While (read > 0)
raw.Write(buffer, 0, read)
read = reportStream.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)
intCount += 1
lblMessage.Text = “Completed.”
raw = Nothing
reportStream = Nothing
I use Kaspersky internet security version 126.96.36.199, recently my vista/internet explorer kept crashing/giving this error message – “a runtime error has occured. Do you wish to debug? Line 1: invalid character” and windows offered to check for a solution. This feature is very useful and does work. You can also get at it by going to the control panel, then selecting the problem reports and solutions link. It maintains a list of unresolved problems and suggested solutions. In my case, it said:
Run the Kaspersky Anti-Virus tool to fix this problem
This problem was caused by Kaspersky Anti-Virus, which was created by Kaspersky Lab.
To solve this problem, you will need to run the automatic update tool that comes with Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Go online to learn how to use the tool:
It also had links to the Kaspersky website update tools section. This problem seems to be resolved with after downloading and installing their update kav188.8.131.527en.exe
Related to this, l also went ahead and installed as suggested by Vista:
This problem was caused by a compatibility issue between this version of Windows and this version of Visual Studio 2005. This program was created by Microsoft.
To solve this problem, go online and install the following updates:
Virtual PC 2007
Using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, selecting other allows you to install Windows 2008 Server as l have successfully done on a Microsoft Vista Ultimate workstation and a Windows XP workstation. To add the essential Virtual Machine Additons under the action menu, make sure you are logged into the Virtual Operating System. After this, you can now go to the Edit menu/Settings and add say Shared Folders.
Installing SQL Server 2008
On server configuration, when you get this error message ” Must provide AGTSVCACCOUNT parameter” – heres what worked for me. Set sql server agent, sql server (MSSQL), sql server analysis, SSRS, SSIS with blank passwords, but NT_AUTHORITYNETWORK SERVICE as username. For SQL Server Browser – it defaults to NT AUTHORITYLOCAL SERVICE.
Windows Server 2008
Heres the error l get trying to log into my Windows 2008 server remotely.
” To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through terminal services right. By default, members of the remote desktop users group have this right. If you are not a member of the remote desktop users group or another group that has this right, or if the remote desktop user group does not have this right, you must be granted this right manually”
To get Remote Desktop to work, add the user as a menber of the Remote Desktop users group AND also, go to the local security policy, Local policies branch, right click on Allow log on through terminal services properties, and add the Remote Desktop Users group. You do not need to install Terminal Services Server to get this to work.
Finally acquired the .us domain name for my last name – mbah. http://www.mbah.us
Heres an animated USA flag video l created.
Heres a link to the Nigeria Flag version: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VHg4jJNpC4c