How to delete component used by old version of some pages

 Tridion does a very good job of keep each and single version of your content. It actually present a challange when trying to delete anything. 

Normally, you just need to use "Where Used" to find out which page is using the component you are trying to delete, unpublish the page, you will be then free to delete the component.

However, if the component is used by some older version of the page. It is become alost impossible to delete. You will see a comment on "Only old versions" when the component is only used by old version of the page.

I have tried to delete all the old version of the page and make sure the current page is not using the component,  but the system still doesn't allow the component to be deleted.

Finally, I found a work around. The trick is to copy the existing page to create a new page, then you can unpublish original page. You can then delete the original page and the component you want to delte. The last step is to rename the new page to the original name and your job is done.

It is a long process just to get ...

How to Install Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool in Windows 7

 For simple stress testing, my favoriate tools are JMeter and Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool. JMeter is more comprehensive but requires a little bit of setup. Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool is a old tool from Microsoft and is not actively mantinaed, but it is super simple to use. 

You can still download the tool form here. I am trying to intall it in Windows 7, but I run into some problems. It is complaining that MSVCP50.dll is missing. I managed to find the DLL from here. It even comes with the steps for installation. 

To be safe, I didn't add it to the windows system folder. I just added the dll to the installation folder and run the registration of the dll:

regsvr32 MSVCP50.dll

It shows some warnning message, but just ignore it.

Re-install Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool again and you are ready for your stress test!

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