Remotely reboot Windows Server 2003

I know I know its a SharePoint Blog. But I faced this problem in my server farm and thought of posting it so that it helps somebody else too… So this is what happened:- I came to office and logged on to my Remote Desktop Console to take a look in my MOSS Farm Event…


Microsoft Search Server 2008

Its there and its there to rock!! Microsoft Search Server 2008 is launched. Read what Forrester has to say about it… "…MSSE has a substantial set of capabilities, most notably its connectivity to many intranet- and Internet-based resources, including Microsoft Exchange, IBM’s Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and even EMC’s Documentum and IBM’s…


Crawl Lotus from MOSS

One of the great feature of Microsoft Enterprise Search – crawling a Notes Database through MOSS. Though the protocol handler is installed by default with the MOSS installation it is not enabled by default. To enable the crawler to work read the great article posted at: How to setup the MOSS 2007 Protocol Handler for…


MOSS and SAP Integration

Some really good information on SAP and MOSS Integration available at the following post: and the following link on MS Site: Apart from this MOSS Out Of Box have iView webpart which allows users to connect to SAP EP from MOSS. If you are considering using SAP Data in MOSS for Search etc consider using Business…


MOSS Deployment – How to mix 32 bit and 64 bit servers

One most common deployment questions that I get is whether it is possible to to have a mix and match of 32bit and 64bit servers in the same server farm. In short the answer is yes, you can. A little more explanation on this…. The inevitable scenario where you would need a 32bit server is…


Configuring WSS 3.0 on Longhorn (Windows Server 2008) RC0 Build

Sorry folks, I have been pretty busy lately and its been long that I have posted something here. So here we go…. How to configure Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Windows Server 2008 (Codename: longhorn) Build RC0. (You can download RC0 build from here.) First of all, I did a upgrade from Windows Server…


Estimate performance and capacity requirements for search environments

Good capacity and performance planning guidance at This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.


Event ID: 6482 : Parameter name: SearchDataAccessServiceInstance

After I removed a WFE from the Server Farm (MOSS), I get the following error in the Application Log. As usual it worked fine when I did the same thing in Lab, but everything has to go wrong when it comes to production… 🙁 Anyway, lets get down to the resolution… Event Type:    ErrorEvent Source:   …


Complete reference of all STSADM operations (with parameters) in MOSS 2007

Great work done by Jose in his Blog. He has all possible command line references for STSADM in MOSS. A must read at Source:


Add new SharePoint Server to Existing Server Farm – "An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: Unable to connect to the remote server "

Here is the situation and i must tell you that i cracked my head for almost 4 hours on this 🙁 I had 1 MOSS Server (Complete install) connecting to 1 back-end SQL Server. We decided to add 1 more MOSS Server and 1 more SQL Server in the farm. Database Mirroring to be done…