Sorry Uwe - I didnt realise this person had posted the same question
elsewhere on CP - so I sent a huge reply showing the basic way of doing
it - but I'll certainly look at your utility for MY future use
We're using a series of tables in Sequel Server. These tables are all translated into XML for use in our application (Internet Explorer based). Our application uses these XML documents as data islands and uses the Microsoft Parser to rerieve whatever data is needed. However, in a lot of cases, I essentially need to query these XML documents in the same way I would query a regular database. Anyone know anything about this?
My application needs administrator privileges although the user logged on has only user privilege. I want to change the privilege to administrator at startup of the application.
How can I do this?
I am trying to create an application that will shut down all ports and disable internet access but I have not been able to do so. First of all I don't know how to go about blocking ports at all; while I did try to use blocking sockets they won't work if port is already in use WSAALREADYINUSE or something. Second of all I don't think that that would be efficient method to block internet access as I would probably have to open thousands of sockets in order to block thousands of ports.
What I realy need is a way to disable internet (dial-up AND LAN) access by simple click of a button even if computer already has internet and server applications running, while preserving LAN operational, and also to be able to enable internet access by simple click.
Please help me with this, I was searching net and books for weeks now but I still didn't come up with satisfying solution.
Thank you, Sasha.
The native way is to use Windows Installer SDK which comes with Platform SDK. This way is very flexible and powerful but not easy.
Alternativly you can use Visual Studio Installer (can be downloaded from msdn.microsoft.com) - very simple but so limited.
And some non Microsoft tools like a Install Shield Windows Installer Edition.
Magomed G. Abdurakhmanov
As a team leader, I actually prefer things working this way since it encourages communication between developers and people get an idea of what others are working on. In a larger environment, it would be more of a problem.
We have written heaps of tools in Python that parse the activity log - it would be easy to write a little service that watches for check-ins and sends an email or something when a file you want has become available.