Yahoo Messenger 11 connectivity issues behind ISA 2006 firewall

Update

With update 11.5.0.155-us Yahoo messenger has additional issues with negotiating a handshake with ISA server. Please read this KB article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309347 for additional IE setting changes in order to let yahoo through ISA server.

 

Do you “still” IM using yahoo messenger? The latest version has facebook integration and more to offer which allows you to communicate (chat) with your friends online over social networks.

However, Yahoo messenger fails to establish a connection to it’s servers if behind ISA firewall. Here we are offering you some guidelines dealing with such scenarios.

Most acceptible reasoning for connectivity issues behind ISA firewall should be, YM failing to forward the NTLM authentication credentials to ISA fiewall while trying to establish a connection. Once failed to establish a connection, user will be provided a chance to troubleshoot the issue, which does the trick!

All you need to do is to click the troubleshoot button and wait for the process to complete. If curious, click on the details button to see multiple connectivity checks performed by YM. As soon as the troubleshoot activity completed, rush to login again with your username and password

You should able to logon to yahoo services without troubles this time. Please note, you should try to logon immediately once after the troubleshooting process is completed. This means you cannot wait minutes after the troubleshoot activity is completed. Else you will once again have to go through the entire process of troubleshooting until you manage to logon.

Enjoy all new features offered by Yahoo Messenger from “work” now

Testing Oracle 10g developer forms locally (On Windows 7)

Okay guys, another post after another break :) This time we are going to figure out how to test your Oracle 10g developer forms locally. Until recent comments we were not knowing that fellow folks were having issues running developer 10g forms locally on Windows 7 machines. Okay here we go
Step 1
Install the latest java run time from here and make sure you are installing 32bit. Usually java 32bit gets installed under this path “C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6”
Following is test environment

OS: Windows 7 64bit Professional Editions, 3GB Mem
10g Developer: Forms [32 Bit] Version 10.1.2.0.2 (Production)
Database: Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.3.0 - Production

Usually when you try to run a form locally for the first time after starting the OC4J instance, an older version of java initiator is installed in your system. I don’t quite remember whether the installation offers any kind of customization so that the end user could change the path or other options. I won’t recommend one either!
If you have done a standard installation, the java initiator should get installed on this path “C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator 1.3.1.22”.

Step 2

In order to let Developer 10g forms run locally you need to change the jvm.dll file found under “C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator 1.3.1.22\bin\hotspot” with a most recent one. As we installed the latest java run time 32bit in “Step 1”, browse to the following folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\client” copy the jvm.dll which is above 2MB in size, and go back to folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator 1.3.1.22\bin\hotspot”

Now paste the new jvm.dll file inside this folder and try to run the forms again! It should work now!