Unable to register CommerceSCWTemplate.xml on Windows Server 2003 SP2

When you attempt to register the Commerce Server 2007 Security Configuration Wizard template on a machine running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 installed you may receive an error that it cannot be installed.  The instructions for the installation of the template are in the documentation at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa545922.aspx.   To resolve the issue, open…


Commerce Server 2009 December CTP Release is Available

The December CTP release of the upcoming Commerce Server 2009 is available for everyone to download and start taking a look at.  You can find it here… http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=dc30f74f-e510-40b4-8da2-895e33fc9490&displaylang=en&tm


Purpose of the admin_commerceAdministrator_role in the MSCS_Admin database

In the Commerce Server 2007 MSCS_Admin database there is a SQL Server security role named "admin_commerceAdministrator_role".  The purpose and usage of this role is to allow a user or group who do not have DBO or SYSAdmin privileges in SQL Server to the MSCS_Admin database the ability to make changes to a Commerce Server site…


Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack install fails trying to stop services

When you attempt to install Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, the setup routine must stop the several services.  The IISAdmin service is on of the last services that needs to be stopped but it may fail to stop it if the Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP) service is running.  Manually…


Catalog and Inventory Schema Manager gives error after installing Commerce Server 2007 SP2

After installing Commerce Server 2007 SP2 when you attempt to start the Catalog and Inventory Schema Manager or another one of the business management tools instead of starting you receive an exception error.   Example error: System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘Microsoft.CommerceServer.UI.CatalogSchemaEditor.AppProperties’ threw an exception. —> System.Xml.XmlException: Root element is missing.   Although this is…


Commerce 2007 Architecture

I wanted to share the interesting series that Ryan Donovan has just finished on the Architecture behind Commerce Server 2007. He has a final wrap up article here and the whole series is tagged here.

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