Important Information Regarding Service Pack 2 for Office Servers

We take product quality seriously and make every effort to avoid and resolve issues that adversely impact our customers.  Unfortunately, we have recently discovered a bug with Service Pack 2 (SP2) that affects all customers that have deployed it for SharePoint Server 2007.  During the installation of SP2, a product expiration date is improperly activated….


Troubleshooting Content Deployment

A newly published series of articles has been published to TechNet providing guidance on troubleshooting our old friend, Content Deployment.  The series is divided up into the following sections: · Determine sites and subsites · Plan content deployment · Administer content deployment · Configure content deployment settings · Administer content deployment paths and jobs ·…


SharePoint Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements

A very nice guideline for, again, preliminary requirements for 2010 was put out by Richard Riley from the SharePoint Technical Product Management team.  There are some very big changes in store for the next release, the biggest being no more 32 bit.  The other big one to note is that Server 2003 will not be…


WSS and MOSS SP2 KB Articles

Here is a list of KB articles that may be of importance, both pre-deployment and post deployment of Service Pack 2.  This list will be updated as new KB articles come on-line. General: List of all 2007 Office system Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 packages Description of Office…


WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 is now available!

953338 Description of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2 and of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack SP2;EN-US;953338 Download links: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (x86) Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (x64) Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack Service Pack 2 (x86) Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Language Pack…


Guidance: Crawling a site with a host header

When crawling content in a site collection that uses a host header, it will fail with the following error in your crawl logs:  “Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content. (The item was deleted because it was either…


February Cumulative Update Packages

Late update: The “uber” packages are now out.  Sorry for the late update, I was out sick all last week. Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 cumulative update package: February 24, 2009 Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 cumulative update package (MOSS server-package): February 24, 2009 Knowledge base articles: WSS 961750 Global…


Guidance: User info synch in MOSS 2007

Recently we have seen more cases were customers are having problems with the synchronization of User info between the SSP and the content databases failing to sync properly; see below for an example of the information I am talking about. Username Tag that can be found in Lists, Document Libraries, etc: User display page that…


Guidance: Troubleshooting Search Propagation

A common issues administrators run into is broken propagation.  For a variety of reasons, propagation failures on one or more servers are very difficult to troubleshoot. However, following the process below has been very successful at resolving many of these issues by allowing the query search service to start out fresh and re-provisioning the service….


The page cannot be found HTTP 404 – file not found on the Search Administration site after installing Infrastructure Update

After installing the Infrastructure Update (KBs 951695 and 951297) and successfully complete the upgrade, you note that, within the SSP Administration page, you do not see the “Search Administration” link.  Instead, you click on the “Search Settings” link.  Within that page, that has the correct link to Search Administration.  However, you get a HTTP 404…