Installation Issue with KB960010 December CU package

The issue: The wrong package was uploaded on the download server for KB 960010. When upgrading, customers might experience an issue while doing PSConfig: Error message in upgrade log is as follows: [SPSearchDatabase Name=WSS_Search_DBNAME Parent=SPDatabaseServiceInstance Name=OfficeServers] failed. [SPManager] [ERROR] [12/18/2008 9:48:22 AM]: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. [SPManager] [ERROR] [12/18/2008…

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The December cumulative update for WSS V3 and MOSS 2007

You found this post by your own or you got an email from our Support Engineers. With this post we will give you our suggested way to install the December CU and with that to be at the latest binaries we currently delivered. Prerequisites: Have all needed language packs installed! Have SP1 installed for WSS…

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The October cumulative update for WSS V3 and MOSS 2007

You found this post by your own or you got an email from our Support Engineers. With this post we will give you our suggested way to install the October CU and with that to be at the latest binaries we currently delivered.   Have all needed language packs installed! Have SP1 installed for WSS…

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How to get the EURO currency symbol for Slovenia and Slovakia into SharePoint

Updated 31/Oct/2008 Since 1 January 2007 Slovenia has the EURO as the official currency. With the 1 January 2009 the next European community member will get the EURO as the official currency. With Windows 2008 it works for Slovenia already but you will see in SharePoint still the SIT as the currency symbol. SharePoint based…

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International issue with blogs on MySite

We found an issue with following prerequisites: English MOSS installation which is similar to a standard for international companies. Language packs installed e.g. French, Spanish, Italian, German…. MySite created with one of the "foreign" language. Repro Steps: Create your MySite: Click on MySite. Choose "German" as the language for the MySite to be created. Wait…

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An own view of a WSS Calendar with calculated columns

In this example you want to display a start and/or end date-time value in a different format. I also want to show you how to work with All-Day calendar entries. My sample discusses especially All-Day events with a duration of one day. When more than one full day is selected the formula might need some…

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BDC Business Data Catalog and sorting

You may want to use your SQL data to show that with a WebPart on a SharePoint Site. Now you want to sort that data with a different collation because the target language is different to US English. – Have your data on a SQL source – Create your XML file; Reference: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms563661.aspx You may…

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What to install to have the latest bits on the machine?

We know that since a couple of hours (wrote this 16. Jul 2008) we have offered the newest update for MOSS and WSS V3. All the needed information for this Infrastructure Update you can find in the official team blog of the product group. Announcing- Availability of Infrastructure Updates With our current experience we would…

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Darstellungsfehler or Render Failed in grouped view (datetime) in a SharePoint list

I will post a very specific issue here with an "easy" solution but this might not solve all possible problems with "Render Failed" issues. The problem came up with anything localized in German and that means Windows 2003, SQL 2005, WSS and MOSS. The problem can also occur on English and any other localized systems…

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