Changes to the custom dictionary.txt file are not taking effect

You might face a peculiar problem when you implement the custom dictionary functionality in SharePoint. This functionality is documented under "Plan dictionary customizations" section of article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263367.aspx All the words in the file uploaded the first time are recognized by the Spell checker. But if you make any modifications to the ‘custom dictionary.txt’ file and…


Change the application pool associated with a web application in sharepoint.

Recently I researched on case where the SharePoint Service Pack 2 upgrade failed with the following exception. [SPIisWebSiteWssSequence] [ERROR] [7/18/2009 11:13:56 PM]: Action 3.1.3.0 of Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPIisWebSiteWssSequence failed. [SPIisWebSiteWssSequence] [ERROR] [7/18/2009 11:13:56 PM]: The system cannot find the path specified. [SPIisWebSiteWssSequence] [ERROR] [7/18/2009 11:13:56 PM]:    at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail)    at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind()    at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_AdsObject()    at…