• Recover Password From The IIS Metabase

    I recently needed to add an account to an IIS6 Application Pool, but I did not know the password. No one else knew the password either. However, I found out that the account was being used by an IIS6 application pool on another Windows Server 2003 machine. So I loaded the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools, which includes the lovely tool “Metabase Explorer”. After I launched the Metabase Explorer application, I navigated my way to the application pool that was using the password I needed to obtain. Select the option to “View Secure Data” and bingo! there is the password. Download the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit HERE

  • SharePoint 2007 and Office OneNote 2007

    When looking to allow indexing of OneNote 2007 content (to allow for searching) within SharePoint Server 2007, I was directed toward this Microsoft KB: How to configure SharePoint to let you search OneNote 2007 content on SharePoint sites (KB925765). KB925765 describes the way to enable the indexing of OneNote content on MOSS 2007 using 5 steps: Install OneNote 2007 on the server Add……. It really doesn’t matter what steps 2-5 are…step 1 really threw me for a loop. Install a Microsoft Office suite product on the server?!?!?! You have to be kidding me! No Microsoft Office suite product (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, etc.) should ever be installed on…

  • Nashville SharePoint Users Group

    If you are in the Nashville, TN, USA area and would like to hear wonderful SharePoint presentations, FREE! food, and great discussions with like-minded people, then come join us! The meetings are always free and open to the public. Information concerning the Nashville SharePoint Users Group can be found here: http://NashvilleSUG.com The Nashville SUG website also has copies of the presentations given in the past. Some of the topics include: -> Upgrading SPS 2003 Areas and Portals to MOSS 2007 -> Certification Options for SharePoint Professionals -> Using K2 and MOSS for MOF -> Free Tools for SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 -> SharePoint Backup and Recovery along with Best…

  • Using STSADM to Add Permissions to SharePoint Sites

    Recently I came across multiple WSS sites (v3) that someone else created. These sites are used by everyone in the company and were not provisioned correctly; the permissions were incorrectly setup. So, instead of visiting every site and adding the appropriate permissions, I created a batch file that went through the sites and added several SharePoint groups and individual users to the sites in different roles. The stsadm operation I used was ‘userrole’. The syntax of the userrole operation is as follows: stsadm –o userrole –url <full url> –userlogin <domain\user or SharePoint group> –role <role, such as Contribute or “Full Control”> I created the script in Excel so I could…

  • Office Communications Server 2007 Upgrade – Clients

    Before upgrading our Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) install to OCS R2, we pushed out the Office Communicator 2007 R2 client to our desktops. As with most software pushes, not everyone received the client successfully. Currently, there are four versions of the Communicator client connected to our R2 server: UCCAPI/2.0.6362.15 UCCAPI/3.5.6907.0 OC/3.5.6907.0 (Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2) UCCAPI/3.5.6907.9 OC/3.5.6907.9 (Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2) UCCP/2.0.6362.0 OC/2.0.6362.0 (Microsoft Office Communicator) The only one I couldn’t really figure out was the first one (2.0.6362.15). That client version only has one connection to the server. After looking at the rtc (dbo.Resource table) and rtcdyn (dbo.Endpoint table) databases, I discovered that it is the…

  • File Not Found When Trying to Create a Site

    I recently was trying to create a SharePoint site and was surprised to see a “File Not Found.” error when I submitted the action. After scratching my head for a short amount of time, I remembered that I had created a managed path that was the same name as the site I was trying to create. After removing the managed path, I was able to create my site and go merrily along my way.

  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

    I have recently been having some Address Book sync problems with Office Communicator 2007 R2. A couple things I wanted to share with anyone who cares to listen: -When you turn on logging within Communicator, the logs are placed in your profile directory. So, at the root of your profile (i.e. for Windows XP, it would be: c:\documents and settings\%username%), open the Tracing folder. This is where the logs are created. -When you start Communicator, it tries to download and make a local copy of the Address Book. The location of the address book copy is again located in the profile directory. So, for Windows XP, it would be: c:\documents…

  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and NIC Teaming

    I have been trying to install Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 Standard Edition for a few days now without success. During the server install process (after the schema has been extended), a warning shows up in the activation logs of every role (Standard Edition Server, Web Components Server, Web Conferencing Server, Audio/Video Conferencing Server, Application Sharing Server, and Application Host). The warning on the main Deployment Log states: Warning [0x03EC796D] Wizard was successful, but one or more warnings occurred during execution of the wizard. Please check the log file for more information. The warning within each activation log states: Warning [0x03EC78E4] More than one DNS records are found for…

  • Exchange System Attendant Errors

    I have recently been setting up a virtual network to get more experience in upgrading the applications listed below in the same environment. I am utilizing the following Microsoft products: Windows Server 2008 domain controller (version: Server Core) Windows Server 2003 application servers (possible upgrade to Server 2008 in the future) Exchange (version: 2003 upgrading to 2007) Live Communications Server (version: 2003 upgrading to OCS 2007) Windows SharePoint Services (version: 2.0 upgrading to 3.0) SharePoint Portal Server (version: 2003 upgrading to MOSS 2007) SQL (version: 2005 upgrading to 2008) The DC has two NICs, one is Local only and the second has external access. The first Application server has one…

  • Remove (Hide) SharePoint Templates

    I have been asked several times about removing some of the templates that are available at site creation. There are several reasons you might want to do this and it really is simple to implement. To hide a template from users, open the Webtemp.xml file located in the /program files/common files/Microsoft shared/web server extensions……/template/1033/XML folder. Change the Hidden parameter of the template(s) you want to hide. Recycle IIS and you should be set. BTW, don’t even think about editing anything other than the Hidden parameter in the Webtemp.xml file. You don’t want to fall into the unsupported configuration category as KB 898631 explains.