Commerce Server and the MSCS_CatalogScratch Database and Maintenance.

Thanks to Charles Teague for providing some of the technical detail for this article. We’ll cover what the MSCS_CatalogScratch does in Commerce Server and how to maintain it either via VBScript or SQL Server Maintenance plans.   1) What’s the Catalog Scratch Database? The Catalog Scratch Database is a database used to store the results…


Commerce Server 2009 Documentation in .Chm format.

I’ve not posted for a while as I’ve been working on customer issues and away on some business trips. So I thought I would start posting again by posting the Commerce Server 2009 documentation in HTML Help format. As you know the Commerce Server 2007 and Commerce Server 2009 help use the new Visual Studio…


Commerce Server 2009

Hello, Commerce Server 2009 is now available for MSDN Subscribers. This is discussed further at this post . There are a number of resources also detailed at the link above and these include the following. Readme and Installation Guide. The Default Site Performance Guide. Multi-Channel Foundation Samples. The Partner SDK. To go along with this…

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Catching up on my Blog reading

After my extended break I’ve been catching up on my blog reading and I’ve come across some interesting posts which I’d like to share with you. Commerce Posts. Ryan Donovan has completed an interesting series on the Architecture behind Commerce 2007. He has a wrap up post here and the entire series is tagged here….


Starting to look at Commerce Server

Hello, as I previously mentioned Commerce Server is one of the products that I support here at Microsoft and it’s a product that I really enjoy supporting. The latest version is Commerce Server 2007 and here’s what the main Web Site has to say about it. "Commerce Server 2007 enables you to create full-featured Web…

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Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 2 has been released.

The official announcement is over at MSDN Forums Commerce 2007 SP2 Announcement. Here are the links for you if you’d like to download it. Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 2 – Standard Edition Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 2 – Enterprise Edition Commerce Server 2007 SP2 Partner SDK Commerce Server 2007 Starter Site Release 2…


Introductions and what I’ll be talking about.

Hello, My name is Finbar Ryan and I am an Escalation Engineer in Microsoft Support. I support Internet Information Server and Commerce Server primarily.You may already know some of my European colleagues who blog. Doug Tess Nico I’ve been in Microsoft for nearly 10 years and in that time I’ve supported FrontPage, Windows NT, Site Server…