Various issues with login / security on iMIS 10.x.NET and 15

There are several problems that have been becoming more prevalent with iMIS 10.x.NET and iMIS15 involving various security and connection issues. Below, is a list of common issues and solutions:

  • 13: Type Mismatch Error when trying to log in through the desktop
  • The login account 'sa' has been locked out
  • The webpage is unavailable

These are becoming more common errors and are caused by several different possible problems:

Membership and Roles

Does anyone have any information on using iMIS as the membership provider for .net sites? We currently have a login.aspx page, but need to make this work with iMIS login/password with roles to only give access to certain folders in the site. FYI, we are using 10.6 at the moment.

ADO.NET Entity Framework

I attended a Microsoft presentation last night on the new ADO.NET Entity Framework which was released on Monday (11 Aug 08) as part of VS 2008 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

The essential idea is to allow developers to use LINQ to work against a conceptual model of the database instead of the physical model.

The Entity Framework uses two XML mappings

SSDL - Store Schema Definition Language (the physical schema)

MCTS Exam 70-528

I just passed my first in the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 series of exams, MCTS 70-528 "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Develoment". This is one of the two tests required for MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications certification. The other test required for this cert is MCTS 70-536 "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Application Development Foundation", which I'm planning to take sometime soon.

Eliminating the ASP.Net "idle timeout" for iMIS application servers

Symptom: If you're seeing random, periodic extremely slow page refreshes on your iMIS app server (full or public view, either one), check the first section of this Howto for the ASP.Net "idle worker process timeout" setting.

The issue is that by default, IIS kills the ASP.Net worker process after 20 minutes of inactivity, causing the next page access to restart the appdomain (leading to that annoying "first hit" slowdown as all the business objects are loaded, iBO initialized, etc).

.NET 3.5 Framework installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603

I ran into this when installing the 3.5 Framework on two Windows 2003 SP2 servers. .NET 3.5 installed with no problems on one, but failed on the other. The full error from the log was:

[03/28/08,17:08:09] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a. MSI returned error code 1603
[03/28/08,17:08:46] WapUI: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0a is not installed.

Link to Customer record creates customer portfolio crash

I have written a custom .NET application which is integrated within the iMIS framework and is placed in the Events module. In this application there is a datagrid with a column containing iMIS ID's. When you you click on the ID it loads the record in the Customers module.

The URL being used is "imisnet:contact/1234/85a3ab83-7fe3-417f-af85-61f4d29d30e8-key_contact" where 1234 is an example iMIS ID. The GUID is just hardcoded.

Dot Net 2.0 ObjectDataSource

I'm beginning a new project for event registration in imis 10.6 and would like to know if anyone has experience with the new ObjectDataSource in .net 2.0. If not, do we have any C# code that is used for event registration. Any bugs or gotcha's?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Development Mode

Hi all,

I was wondering if there is an option to enable E-mail redirecting to a single account to prevent Customers in the database from receiving test E-mails?


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