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…

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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…

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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…

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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……

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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…

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Legal Discovery, Symantec Enterprise Vault, and Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration

Hoping this might be a good topic for some people because i guarantee there are very few people who have been through integrating these products.  I have been working on integrating the two products at a client for the past 5 months so hopefully this will help someone out.  SharePoint as a fit for Legal…

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