Problems Setting Up SharePoint Server 2007 Search

When attempting to configure SharePoint Server 2007 Search, the SSP configuration completes, but search settings may be inaccessible.  In the event log you notice several entries in the Application Log with EventID 6482 and some error text related to the following: Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (cfd0d527-b277-4bef-8a5f-157f9ebf3dc2). Reason: Access is denied….


Changing Service Accounts for SharePoint 2007

Here is a great KB about changing service accounts in MOSS and WSS 3.0 the right way.  This was recently published and can affect the stability of your farm if you neglect to follow these steps:


How to Debug a Custom OWSTimer Job

Recently I had a requirement to provide the ability for files dropped in a document library by an automated process to be copied to a specific user’s My Site in SharePoint 2007.  The challenge was simple enough in concept.  The approach was to write and deploy a custom Event Handler into MOSS that would copy…


Enabling SharePoint WebDav Mapping in Windows 2003

The first step is to enable the Web Client service using Services.msc.  Secondly, you have to use the http:// protocol to enable the mapping.  For example, create a mapped drive after the Web Client service is enabled and started to http://MossServer/DocumentLibrary.