My SharePoint 2010 developer machine build post

I’ve built a few machines for SharePoint 2010 development lately so I thought I’d make a note of my key learnings for my future benefit and, hopefully, the benefit of others also. Note, the following comments are only appropriate to a DEVELOPMENT environment.  PRODUCTION environments should follow deployment documentation on Technet. Firstly, some assumptions: You really need…

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SharePoint Application Page Button Click Not Working After First Click

I was recently working on a SharePoint Application Page and encountered an issue whereby button clicks were only working for the first click.  The second and subsequent clicks weren’t working. The issue appears to be due to SharePoint interfering with the JavaScript that is necessary to process an ASP.NET post-back.  Anyway, adding an OnClientClick attribute…

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SQL updates failing on WSS Developer VM

I noticed SQL updates (KB960089 but also SQL SP3) were failing to apply on the WSS Developer VM. After many hours of frustration, I located this great blog post that helped me to overcome the issue:  http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlserverfaq/archive/2009/01/30/part-1-sql-server-2005-patch-fails-to-install-with-an-error-unable-to-install-windows-installer-msp-file.aspx In my case, the missing .msi’s were from SQL Developer edition.  The missing .msp’s were from SQL SP2…

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Unexpected prompts for integrated authentication on WSS Developer VM

After installing all outstanding updates on the WSS Developer VM I started getting unexpected prompts for authentication. First I tried disabling the loopback check as per KB896861.  Unfortunately, no luck. Seems the issue had to do with IE detecting the wrong zone.  It was detecting the Internet zone whilst I’m clearly in the Intranet zone…

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