SharePoint Error Message: Operation aborted

Here’s a new SharePoint 2007 error message. I tried to browse to a site and got the following error: Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0×80004004 (E_ABORT)) This one turned out to be because the application pool’s account had lost (still haven’t figured out how) permissions on the appropriate content database. Being lazy, I just gave…

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Reattaching a Content Database Containing Project Server Project Workspaces

There’s occasions where you’ll find it necessary to reattach a content database containing a PWA site and its associated Project Workspaces. This is essential for Disaster Recovery, migration across farms, or repairing accidental contentDB detachments (or intentional ones – a lot of folks recommend disconnecting most/all contentDBs before applying a WSS/MOSS upgrade. I waive that…

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MOSS 2007 built-in workflows don’t like it if you change their groups

Using a MOSS built in workflow, like the Approval workflow, and are surprised when it stops sending notifications? Ensure that nobody’s changed the name of the group that receives notifications. Apparently, the workflow uses the Group name as an internal reference, not the group ID. Therefore, if you change the name of a group that…

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