Bing: there it is! My PPS setup problem(s) solved.

Obligatory bing plug. The name is growing on me... Link #1 in the search results was Nick Barclay’s great post on sorting out PPS setup issues with SQL Server 2008:

"System.Web.Extensions" performancepoint "configuration error" - Bing

Useful reference linkages:

Neither TechNet nor Nick were 100% dead-on, but together gave me enough to get the missing AJAX bits and stopped app pools sorted out. Thanks, folks.

Note to self on install order:

  1. Windows Serve 2008 (x86 – if you want charting to work)
  2. Web Server role
  3. Windows Updates
  4. SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP1
  5. SQLNCLI 9.0 SP2
  6. SQL Server 2005 ADOMD.NET
  7. SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
  8. ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 (setup won’t ding you for it, but it’s absolutely required)
  9. PerformancePoint 2007
  10. PerformancePoint 2007 SP2
  11. Configure SharePoint (with remote SQL Server 2008 databases)
  12. Configure PPS M&A (with remote SQL Server 2008 databases)

Also, I’m not sure why Hyper-V guests don’t like the HP NC373i Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter, but the only way that I could get Windows Server 2008 (x86) to recognize the network adapter under Hyper-V as a guest o/s was to use the Legacy Network Adapter instead of the Network Adapter. Not sure why; it wouldn’t even show up in Device Mangler when I used the Network Adapter. The only thing I didn’t try was tracking down the drivers from HP and installing them in the guest o/s the old-fashioned way, since the Legacy Network Adapter works just fine (so far).

One more thing: Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1 rocks! However, it didn’t play nice with PPS and PAS, so it’ll have to be lonely over there in its own little VM.

Maybe I’ll describe my adventures with the chainsaw tomorrow...

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