• File Not Found When Trying to Create a Site

    I recently was trying to create a SharePoint site and was surprised to see a β€œFile 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.

  • Mail Enable Document Libraries for WSS 2.0

    One great feature for WSS 3.0 is the e-mail enabled libraries. It can really get you using SharePoint beyond just a normal web site. But did you know that you can have e-mail-enabled document libraries using WSS 2.0? Yup, you sure can. It actually isn’t anything new for the recent version. Here is the information on TechNet: Configuring E-Mail-Enabled Document Libraries (Windows SharePoint Services 2.0)

  • Solutions Using the Microsoft Office System

    I recently ran across a little gem on the TechNet website: “Solutions Using the Microsoft Office System: Learn how to use the Microsoft Office system to solve your business scenarios“This page includes over 40 large Visio diagrams detailing the Microsoft Office system, over 30 of which specifically reference SharePoint as a central topic. The topics include InfoPath and Forms integration, scenarios using SharePoint (such as a Call Center, Intranet Portal, Internet News Site, etc.), Records Management, Business Intelligence, and detailed SharePoint Server topics including: Application Security Backup and Restore Topologies Baseline Site Hierarchies Customization Database Administration Enterprise Content Management Extranet Topologies Inter-Farm Shared Services Search Administration Shared Services The information…

  • Upgrade WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0 or SharePoint 2003 to MOSS

    It would be great if we all had a detailed guide to show us the upgrade steps specific for us. A step-by-step guide is a little more complicated than you might think. Without knowing your environment, any plan anyone will give you will be at least a little generic. However, Microsoft has done a pretty good job at providing the steps. You will need to make your decision on how you will upgrade your environment. Your choices are gradual upgrade, in-place upgrade, and database migration. Basic concept: if you have a highly-customized environment, you will have a more complicated, but not impossible, upgrade path. Instead of rewriting what has already…

  • SharePoint Backup and Restore Plan

    There are several items that need to be part of your SharePoint backup/restore plan. SharePoint Application Files Custom Applications (such as webparts, add-on “features”, etc.) IIS Info Databases If you are performing a complete, exhaustive backup of each SharePoint server, then the first two should be fine (some custom apps will need dlls, etc. on the file system), as well as some of the IIS Info (web.config for each SharePoint application, for example). The remainder of the IIS Info can be captured via a IIS Metabase backup. Remember, changing some items within SharePoint’s Central Administration will change the IIS configuration and so this backup needs to be done on a…

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 1

    Microsoft has released the first service pack for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) . The 'bug' I posted about below titled "Mobile View Doesn’t Work on SharePoint ( WSS 3.0) List" does NOT appear to be fixed with the service pack. However, another bug I have encountered is listed in the " Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes". The document lists it as " You have a discussion board whose Subject view contains the Reply column. When you click Reply in the Subject view, you receive an "HTTP 400" error." I ran into the problem by putting a webpart view of…