Hyper-V can’t connect to VMs

I’d been running SCVVM Beta 2. It was throwing some errors and I didn’t need the functionality anymore, so I uninstalled it. After I did that, when I’d try to connect to VMs from Hyper-V manager, I was getting the following error. “A connection will not be made because credentials may not be sent to…


Adobe Releases 64 bit PDF iFilter

Adobe has FINALLY released a 64 bit PDF iFilter. For everyone out there running 64 bit MOSS, without a proper 64 bit PDF iFilter, please go get this for yourself. I haven’t seen any performance data, but it should increase your indexing performance of PDFs. Details are here.  Instructions for installing on MOSS can be…


Limiting the number of site collections in a content database

In my opinion, part of being a good SharePoint admin is to pay attention to the size of your content databases and try to keep them to a specified maximum size. (Usually for DR reasons) In order to do this, you should limit the number of site collections per content database. Naturally, site collection sizes…


Making sense out of incremental crawl times

I’ve had the question from customers come up, about why there’s differences in their crawl times. It usually relates to the number of changes that need to be processed with each crawl. SharePoint SEE Russ Maxwell has just recently posted some good stuff about this. Check out his posting. Let’s hope he keeps this kind…


Object Model exports bad audit log XML

I’ve recently been doing some work analyzing audit logs for a customer. Exporting the audit logs via the Site Collection’s Administration pages reports fails due to the amount of data I’m pulling back, so I’ve turned to the Object Model to get the data out. There’s a small issue here, because the data that gets…


Crawling Issue with .NET 3.5 SP1

A new issue has been discovered that interferes with crawling content in specific situations. If you’re indexer is set to crawl itself, via the Central Admin setting, or manual hosts modification, you might be running into this issue. You will see a combination of errors in your event logs, ULS logs and crawl logs that…


SharePoint Patching Story Improves! (a little bit)

If you haven’t had the pleasure of patching WSS 3.0 or MOSS2007, you’re missing a real fun experience. If you are one of the folks who’ve had to go through the pain, there’s some good news for you. If you’re particularly adept at reading KB articles, you might have noticed this little tidbit in 953749….


Using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for SharePoint Development

Here’s a good read for all of you developers out there. We’ve finally published some guidance on how to use Team Foundation Server for your SharePoint development projects. This post is LONG overdue in my opinion, but we finally have it. The following guidance should follow as well in the next few weeks. Assembly and…


Setting up cross farm searches via Federated Search

In recent months I’ve seen significant issues with search crawl times at numerous customers who have deployed MOSS globally. The issues often are caused by the need to crawl other farms across the world, so “global” results will show up on one search page. Crawling the world from one location is a very bad idea…


Deleting files you don’t have permission to

I’ve been struggling with this one for a bit, but finally found the answer today. On one of my lab machines, I have two hard drives. At one point I was dual booting Server 2008 and Vista x64. I had no need for the Vista x64 system anymore, so I wanted to reclaim the disk space…