SharePoint 2010 cannot crawl PDF files

Background Environment: Windows 2008 SP2, SharePoint 2010 October CU, SQL Server 2008 SP2 PDF files were hosted within SharePoint Adobe PDF ifilter were installed correctly Requirement SharePoint search should be able to search within PDF content  Issue After numerous checks and cross checked (by multiple people), Search was just not be able to crawl PDF content. Regarding installing…

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How SharePoint 2010 handles multi-valued claims?

Recently ran into an issue with how to handle multi-values coming in via custom claims. For e.g.if Idp (ADFS, SiteMinder, RSA FIM) uses AD LDS or AD, then in most environments, we would want to reuse the AD security groups for authorizationwithin SharePoint. SharePoint 2010 will handle multi-valued claims depending upon how it gets multi-value…


Capturing HTTP traffic on SSL enabled sites

  Background On number of occasions there arises a need to capture HTTP traffic. In dev environments, this is usually accomplished using tools like NetMon or Wireshark Issue arises when we have a need to capture HTTP traffic which is enabled with SSL Without the ability to capture SSL traffic, one usually has to disable…


Synchronizing SharePoint profiles data from LDS

  Background On number of occasions, when using claims authentication, Trusted provider bases its authentication on Active Directory LDS. In these cases, profile  data from LDS needs to be imported into SharePoint   Design SharePoint 2010 supports synchronization , offers mechanism to integrate with different directory services like Active Directory Domain Services, SunOne, Novell directory…

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Performing health check if SharePoint is up or running or not on site controlled by SiteMinder

  Background Client has Load balancer which needs to perform health checks on port 80 to verify if SharePoint is serving pages on Port 80 or not. It not, then it needs to drop traffic to the specific WFE. SharePoint is protected by SiteMinder. Normal user traffic gets redirected with 302 to custom SiteMinder form…


Component Services: Launch and Activation Permissions Disabled in Windows 2008 R2

  Environment Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2008   Issue On Windows 2008 R2, when one Navigates to Component Services > Computers > My Computer > DCOM Config > IIS WAMREG Admin Service Click on Properties (for IIS WAMREG Admin Service) and navigate to the Security tab Edit Launch and Activate Permissions is disabled   Resolution…

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‘No such host is known’ error when configuring SSRS 2008

  Environment SQL backend, SSRS server: SQL 2008 SP1 SQL backend is behind the firewall with only specific DB port open (port used by SQL browser is not open…hence the need to specify specific port) RS service login has DB Creator and Security Admin privileges   Issue During initial configuring SSRS (in creating RS database)…

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Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Web.Extensions, Version=1.0.61025.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies message while connecting to Performance Point Server 2007 Dashboard Designer

  Technologies involved Performance Point Server 2007 Performance Point Server 2007 SP2 SQL Server 2008   Environment Performance Point Server 2007   Issue After installing monitoring server on a server (without issues and all pre-requisites installed) and running Dashboard design etc, while connecting to performance point server for managing permissions(using Options), kept getting “Unable to…


Search status stuck in "Waiting on Initialization" or "Propagating to query server" messages for a long time

  Technologies involved Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SQL Server 2008   Environment WFE (Query) IJS (Index) SQL Server Issue Out of nowhere,  we found that indexes were not getting propagated to our Query server. Within ULS logs, we would see messages like “Query Server(s) not ready”. Within Central Admin, we would see messages like…

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Portofolio – Project Server gateway Error "Authentication data undefined for specified Project Server and current user"

  Technologies involved Project Server 2007 (SP1, Infrastructure Update) Portfolio Server 2007 MOSS(SP1, Infrastructure Update)   Issues Kept getting “Authentication data undefined for specified Project Server and current user” message when trying to Synchronize Resource Pools within Portfolio Server 2007   Resolution   This is usually due to listed below 3 causes Potential Cause Resolution…

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