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End of an Era

Today is sad day as it was my last as an employee with EBSCO Industries, Inc.  EBSCO has been such a big part of my life so I thought it would be fun to reminisce about my time here in blog post form.  I started with EBSCO over ten years ago as a junior .NET …

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VS2017 MSTestAdapter Error

I noticed some CodedUI tests on some projects won’t work in Visual Studio 2017.  It hasn’t been consistent so I’m not sure exactly when this occurs but this is the error I received: [1/3/2018 1:53:12 PM Warning] MSTestAdapter failed to discover tests in class ‘IntegrationTests.MyTests’ of assembly ‘D:\SourcePath\IntegrationTests\bin\Debug\MyTests.dll’. Reason Could not load file or assembly …

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Upgrading CodedUI tests for VS2017

Our development teams started upgrading to VS2017 a few months back and the vast majority were completely successful.  One team, however, had an issue with their CodedUI tests not running.  In this post I’ll share the steps we went through to troubleshoot and get their CodedUI tests working in VS2017. QualityTools References First task was …

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Managing Chef Cookbook Updates

Shortly after writing my first Chef cookbook and using it in a production environment we needed to update the cookbook with changes.  Thankful Chef has you covered here.  You can constrain cookbook versions in each environment to ensure that a new cookbook version is not automatically/immediately applied to a production server.  Instead we can slowly …

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Chef on Windows Tip: Windows Package Install Error on Bootstrap

I’ve seen the following error a few times when bootstrapping Chef on a Windows server: * windows_package[Windows Management Framework Core 5.1] action install[2017-12-22T12:05:38-06:00] INFO: Processing windows_package[Windows Management Framework Core 5.1] action install (powershell::powershell5 line 41) ======================================================Error executing action `install` on resource ‘windows_package[Windows Management Framework Core 5.1]’ ======================================================Mixlib::ShellOut::ShellCommandFailed ———————————— Expected process to exit with [0, 42, …

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Windows Server 2008 R2 WebServer Feature Install Fatal Error – 0x80070643

I tried to change the installed WebServer features on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box and hit the following error: Installation of [Web Server (IIS)] Management Service failed. Attempt to install Management Service failed with error code 0x80070643.  Fatal error during installation     + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (:) [], CimException     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : FeatureMessageDetail,Microsoft.Windows.ServerMan    ager.Commands.AddWindowsFeatureCommand     + …

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