Flash Player trace logging not working anymore!?

“Somewhere, somehow Flash Player trace logging stopped appearing in the flashlog.txt file.”

I’m sure many of you have had that thought run through your mind.  I know I’ve been fighting it for a long time now.  I do component development for SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius and for their newly released SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 sp4.  When I work on my Xcelsius connectors I flip back over to Flash Player 9 as somewhere during the Flash Player 10.x trace logging just stopped.  Also I’m on Windows 7, and since Windows Vista the only way to install the connectors in is to run Xcelsius as an administrator.  So somewhere along the way the latest Flash Players have stopped logging to the flashlog.txt file, which for those who do component development for Xcelsius and Dashboards 4.0 know that will really slow down your debug time.  But how can I get this working again?  The answer wasn’t nearly as straightforward as I hoped.

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WCF Service Library: Administrator needed while debugging

Today I’ve been spending some time learning how to implement a simple self hosted WCF  (Windows Communication Foundation) service.  To implement a self hosted one, you need to create a Web Service Library project to create the dll.  Then the idea is you can self host the dll either through a console application or service application.  I’ve been following along pluralsight’s training course on basic WCF implementations, configuring services with endpoints at 8:37, and I’ve seemed to hit a snag.

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m changing the default port from a debug port (8732 or 8731 in their example) to use port 8080 and my service will not stand up.  In addition to that I’m also adding tcp service endpoints as well. When I try to debug the service, I keep getting the following error:

Please try changing the HTTP port to 8732 or running as Administrator.
System.ServiceModel.AddressAccessDeniedException: HTTP could not register URL http://+:8080/evalservice/. Your process does not have access rights to this namespace (see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=70353 for details). —> System.Net.HttpListenerException: Access is denied.

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