SharePoint 2010 Beta2 Prerequisite Downloads Links

If you are like me and are trying to install SharePoint 2010 on a machine that does not have internet access, you will need to manually install each of the six prerequisite components.  Here are the download links for each component: Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0 Installer is located on the Beta2 media and will install…

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One or more files in the restored site collection will exceed the maximum supported path length. Please select a shorter destination site address and try again.

I had a customer encounter an error while trying to restore a site collection using STSADM -O RESTORE.   They had backed up the site collection without error from the same farm, but when they tried to restore the site collection using a new URL to the same farm, STSADM gave them the following error:…

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Latest WSS & MOSS Patches and Service Pack 2 04/2009

Good news for those of you who like the “pleasure” of patching SharePoint, we have four new updates for you, WSS and MOSS Service Pack 2 and the WSS and MOSS April Cumulative Update packages.  If you have a multi-lingual farm, you will also need SP2 for each language pack you install. You can find…

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How to Disable Property Promotion In WSS

I was working with a customer recently that has a business need to disable property promotion/demotion in WSS/MOSS.  If you don’t know what property promotion is, it’s the functionality in WSS that pulls the document metadata (e.g. Title, Subject, etc) from Office 2003/2007 documents during upload and sets those values to their corresponding column in…

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Flush BlobCache on all Servers In the Farm

A colleague of mine was working on a BlobCache issue with a customer.  During troubleshooting, they wanted to flush the cache store on all the servers in the farm.  Under Site Settings, we provide site administrators the option to flush the cache on “this server”, but not on all servers in the farm.  Now if…

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WSS and MOSS Language Pack Slipstreaming

In case you didn’t know, you can slipstream server pack 1 (or the latest SP) of a language pack into the RTM service pack installation point, creating a single install point for each language pack include includes SP1.  You may think, big deal, I’m saving one installation.  That’s true, but if you have a a…

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Latest WSS & MOSS Patches 02/2009

The WSS and MOSS server packages for the February Cumulative Update have been released.  These two packages are cumulative from SP1, so on new or existing farms you only need to install SP1 (use the pre-build the slipstreamed downloads (x86 & x64)) and these two server packages and you’ll be up to date. 961755 –…

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