Commerce Server Version Numbers

I was asked recently by a customer what was the easiest way to determine what version of Commerce Server they have installed. There are many ways to check such as Control Panel…Add/Remove Programs with updates being shown, registry setting and in the Help / About in Commerce Server Manager. Probably the easiest way to check…


Adjusting polling interval to the StagingLog.mdb

By default, in Commerce Server 2007 and Commerce Server 2009 the Commerce Staging System (CSS) will poll the StagingLog.mdb every 5 seconds.  Under normal circumstances this polling interval is not an issue but under an highly used CSS system the frequent polling may cause the service to crash. If you are running into the issue,…


Configuring number of results in Catalog Manager search

In Catalog Manager, when you perform a search for a product, category, etc. by default the maximum number of results that will be returned is 500. You can alter the maximum number or results returned by making changes in the Catalog Web Service web.config file. In the web.config file you will find the notations on…


Installing Commerce Server on Windows Server 2008 R2

Both Commerce Server 2007 and Commerce Server 2009 have been tested on Windows Server 2008 R2 and both are fully supported on this platform. However there are a few items that I wanted to review regarding either upgrading or installing either version of Commerce Server on this platform.   For Commerce Server 2007, there are…


Upgrading Commerce Server 2009 deployment on WSS to MOSS

If you have deployed any of the Commerce Server 2009 sample sites or your own custom site on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 based deployment, and then decide to upgrade that deployment to Office SharePoint Server 2007, your Commerce sites already deployed will cease to function correctly.   This is because when you use the…


Cookie Sharing with Internet Explorer 8 and the Starter Site

With Commerce Server 2007 and 2009, if you are using a site based on the Core API such as the Starter Site, you can set the site to share cookie domain level at 2. If you have the web application non-secure hostname (for example: NonSecName.testsite.com) set to a different name than secure host name (for…


Calculating the decimal degrees for Store Locator

When entering the store objects in Customer and Orders Manager for the Store Locator, you have the option to enter in the latitude and longitude of the store location. Traditionally latitude and longitude are shown in the following format of Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (35° 8′ 18"). When entering the values for the store object they…


Configure IIS web logs for Data Warehouse Authentication Module

When you setup a new site in Commerce Server 2009 using the SharePoint Commerce Services Configuration Wizard (SCSCW), it can be used to create the new web applications in both SharePoint and IIS. When you do this there is one additional step that you may need to take if you plan to use the Commerce…


FBA site fails to open correctly

When you configure the user account for the application pool that the Default Site or the Contemporary Site will use per the product installation guide, typically referred to as the RunTimeUser account, you may see an issue where the FBA site will not open correctly but the NTLM site opens fine. This is seen by…