Some time ago I was running a few tests in my lab environment against a current version of MySQL. A few months later I needed to access it again but I forgot my root password so I wanted to start from scratch. Easy enough, right? Just go to Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel and uninstall MySQL.
I came across a situation today where I needed to monitor the number of files in the Microsoft SMTP queue from a web page. While there are numerous ways I considered approaching this, I wanted it to be simple, portable, and easy to maintain.
There is a question that I have been seeing more of in recent weeks. While it comes in different varieties, the essence of it has to do with having your files located on a server or device other than the IIS web server.