Installing Office 2010 and SharePoint 2007 on the same box will ruin your day

if you are seeing this error “SPUpgradeException: One or more types failed to load” exception when running configuration wizard” it’s most likely because you installed office 2010 on your SharePoint 2007 box.  I wasn’t able to create web apps or deploy certain features.  I solved the issue by removing Office 2010 and rebooting.  


Access Denied due to .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

I was doing an install recently and a client happened to have installed the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on the servers i was working.  The first environment i installed was a two server environment (1 SharePoint, 1 SQL) and everything was working fine.  When i moved to a 5 server environment and started the install…


Restore error: "There are no more files" + COM error 0x80070012

I was recently doing an stsadm –o restore to restore a backup and was able to successfully move my production site collection backup to test.  When i went to the site it mostly worked with the exception of one subsite.  One subsite was returning a COM error "There are no more files" with a COM…


Error encountered during install of December 2008 Cumulative updates

UPDATE: This has been resolved by the product team with an updated build.  Problem: I installed the December updates as mentioned here SharePoint Team Blog Post and thought everything would just be as smooth as silk but that expectation was a little off.  The configuration failed with very little information.  Since i’ve seen configuration fail…


Access Denied during Backup

Was recently working with a client working on backup and came across this error Shared Search Index Completed 11/19/2008 2:04 PM Object Shared Search Index failed in event OnPrepareBackup. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory. UnauthorizedAccessException: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))   With some more troubleshooting…


Access Denied with Windows Server 2008 and MOSS when Crawling

So i created a new vm using Windows Server 2008, SharePoint Server 2007 + SP1 + Infrastructure updates.  I’m also using a least priveleged account setup with least priveleged accounts running the individual MOSS Services and app pools.  When I started a crawl of local office sharepoint server sites i noticed i was getting 401’ed…


Interesting Kerberos Error Related to SQL Server from MOSS

So we setup Kerberos on SharePoint using one of the many guides out there.  Everything worked great but SQL Server was returning KDC_ERR_S_PRINCIPAL_UNKOWN which is typical.  So we registered an SPN for SQL Server using "Setspn -A MSSQLSvc/sqlboxhostname:1433 domain\sqlserviceaccount" and "Setspn -A MSSQLSvc/sqlboxfqdn:1433 domain\sqlserviceaccount".  Here’s where the fun starts.  We start receiving Cannot generate SSPI…


Programmatically retrieve a list of the file extensions from the SSP Search Service

I recently had to expose the file extensions that we allow search to index outside of SharePoint.  Unfortunately SharePoint does not expose this out of the box.  So i had to write a web service to be deployed in MOSS that would expose the file extension list. Here’s the code I used to accomplish this……


Automating Report Deployment in Reporting Services in SharePoint Integration Mode Revisited

I had made a previous post with a small code sample on how to upload report deployment.  Now I’m improving that post with a new sample that will automate the report deployment based on an xml file.  I will utilize a file called ReportsDefinition.xml to upload the reports to a document library within SharePoint.  The…