The Distinguished Name Contains Invalid Syntax

The Distinguished Name Contains Invalid Syntax I discovered that a Network Monitor trace is your best friend for trying to solve bind problems with the System.DirectoryServices.Protocols.LdapConnection object. First, some background. I was getting an error trying to connect to a customer’s LDAP directory from a C# console application. I could successfully connect with a freeware…

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SharePoint Error–Issuer of the Token is not a Trusted Issuer

While experimenting with Windows Identity Foundation and SharePoint 2010, I was attempting to configure SharePoint to use a customer Security Token Provider (STS) I had written. The STS worked perfectly with a normal Federation enabled ASP.NET web site, but I got the error “The issuer of the token is not a trusted issuer” when I…

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Windows Identity Foundation Samples–HTTP Watch Is Your Friend

Continuing my prior post on working with the WIF samples, the WIF samples that come with the SDK, or the labs in the WIF training kit are great learning experiences. To better understand better what is going on under-the-covers, or to troubleshoot problems, using HTTP Watch is a great tool to see the passive WS-Federation…

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Windows Identity Foundation Samples–Trace is Your Friend

  The WIF samples that come with the SDK, or the labs in the WIF training kit are great learning experiences. If you want to understand better what is going on under-the-covers, or to troubleshoot problems, turning on service log tracing is easy. Here are the steps: 1. Update web.config for both the STS and…

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SQL Azure DSINIT Error–Failed to Create Database

I am just starting to get up-to-speed on Azure and claims authentication. Working through the WIF training kit, I got to the exercise to enable an Azure WCF Service to use claims authentication. Since I had never worked with the Azure SDK before, I was received this error in Visual Studio when I tried to…

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Certificate Error Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

  Technorati Tags: SharePoint,Upgrade I was recently upgrading a MOSS 2007 SSP database, the profile database) to a SharePoint 2010 profile database. The MOSS web applications, in particular the My Site hosting web application used SSL, a typical scenario for many customers. When I reached the step to update the photo store, I got a…

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IIS Log File Data Mining with Log Parser

IIS Log File Data Mining Log Parser, now in version 2.2. LogParser can query log files in a multitude of ways. It can output the results to text files, SQL Server tables, or charts. It is indeed, a great way to analyze IIS logs! Even on busy web sites with multiple servers being hit by…

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ULS Log File Data Mining with Log Parser

ULS Log File Data Mining Finding meaningful information in SharePoint ULS logs is frustrating. It can be like finding a needle in a hay stack. The SharePoint ULS Log Viewer is a great tool which I highly recommend for routine research; but has performance problems processing large sets of log files. Assume you want to…

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