Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Eclipse & Windows 64-Bit: Resolve “Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available…” and “Java was started but returned exit code= 13…”

It’s been a while I’ve set up Eclipse the last time and today I tried to run Eclipse (“Eclipse Classic 4.2.1 / 64 Bit” downloaded from here to be precise) on my fresh installed Windows 8. After extracting the zip folder and starting eclipse.exe I got the error message: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java […]

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IIS 7.5: Fix “Application pool […] has been disabled. Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) encountered a failure when it started a worker process to serve the application pool.” (Event ID 5059)

Recently on my Windows 7 developer machine the application pool on my local IIS 7.5 web server stopped working immediately after it was (re)started. In the in the event viewer I found an error (Event ID 5059) that says: “Application pool […] has been disabled. Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) encountered a failure when it […]

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IIS 7.5 Application Pools: Understanding default identity “ApplicationPoolIdentity”

In former versions of IIS the default identity for application pools was “NetworkService“. Using this option, the application pool runs under the built-in and low-privileged Windows identity “NETWORKSERVICE“. The disadvantage of this (old default) option is that multiple services using the Windows identity “NETWORKSERVICE” are not isolated from each other, i.e. services could theoretically read, […]

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Windows batch file to delete old files and remove empty directories recursively

Here is a Windows batch file that finds and deletes old files under a specific directory. In a second step the script removes folders that became empty after deleting the (old) files. Note that the scripts works recursively, i.e. it searches for old files and empty folders in any subdirectory under the specified path. One […]

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