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Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
14-04-2006, 17:27:49
I have nothing but trouble with one software vendor we use in our department. Today's ultimate stupidity: the 'new' version of an app that polls card scanning boxes that people swipe cards with magnetic strips through to records services they've received.

It requires .NET 2.0

It needs SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

It must have Microsoft MDAC 2.8 installed

But even with all the latest ubertechnology listed above, it only supports 8.3 filenames...


14-04-2006, 19:01:40

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
14-04-2006, 20:04:02

14-04-2006, 20:50:31
:lol: That's excellent! 8.3 naming! :lol:

Sux f0r j00.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
15-04-2006, 02:47:34
Finally got their piece of trash working, sort of. We'll see how it runs over the weekend. Though I am getting ping time outs, even though their maximum is set at 11 SECONDS. (Manually pinging the IP addresses returns ping times of <10ms, go figure).