When a User logs onto RWW – The screen hangs at "loading".

Interesting scenario….. Administrators are able to logon to the RWW console without issue.  However when a user account attempts to logon, they are able to enter their credentials, then it takes up to 15 minutes for the logon to successfully complete.  The user is eventually able to logon, it just takes a long time to…

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Removing WSS 3.0 Companyweb Upgrade – Restoring WSS 2.0 on SBS 2003

These steps are to be followed if the Companyweb site has been upgraded to WSS 3.0. It is ok to install WSS 3.0 on SBS 2003, but must be installed using a “side by side” installation. For more information please refer to the SBS whitepaper http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0daafc81-efff-4f5b-a28a-8265f1e99f5b&displaylang=en How to determine if WSS 3.0 has been installed?…

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Error 85010014 when using ActiveSync

Interesting case….. any user that was created with a template through the SBS Add User Wizard would receive the following error when trying to use Active-sync, “Error 85010014”.  However if you created a user directly in AD Users and Computers, that account could synchronize without an issue.  Experienced the same problem when creating test users with each of the…

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Server Boots to Grey Screen in any Mode…. continued

Additions to Server Boots to Grey Screen in any Mode…… After following the instructions in the previous entry, you may find that sites using SSL fail to start.  i.e. Outlook Web access.  You may also experience other web sites that use HTTP SSL fail as well.   If this is the case:   Use regedit to export HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\HTTPFilter…

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Server Boots to Grey Screen in any Mode….

1. Are you using etrust anti-virus? – Yes <See Below> 2. If you are NOT using etrust – Most likely LASSRV.B –http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2006-082409-3922-99&tabid=3 If the answer is yes to etrust, then most likely the issue is with the latest etrust update….  The issue lies with a signature file that was released this morning that has some issues.  Here are…

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If I cannot remote, there is no hope…. right?

Here’s the scenario;  I am the Network Administrator and for whatever reason the remote desktop option has been disabled on the XP client I am trying to reach.  It worked fine a couple of days ago, however I cannot connect to the client now.  Is it possible to connect to a client machine remotely –…

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SharePoint database Explorer

  SharePoint Database Explorer   This tool will help you export files from a corrupt .mdf database.  In order for this to work you must be able to successfully mount the database either through OSQL or SQL.  This tool should be used at your own risk.  Thanks     Program Download location: http://mindsharpblogs.com/james/archive/2005/01/20/189.aspx   Database…

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SharePoint Service Pack 2 installation screen disappears during installation.

SharePoint Service Pack 2 installation screen disappears during installation. Symptoms: Start the Service Pack installation. The installation screen disappears. The Service pack fails to install. No errors are generated. The intial reason for the consultants call: What was interesting is that the call we received from the field initially had to do with the intranet installation…

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HTTP_500 and Activesync

When synchronizing your mobile device with Exchange 2003 you may see the following error: Error code: HTTP_500  Synchronization failed due to an error on the server. Try again. There is a good KB that covers this issue; KB886346 – “You receive an HTTP_500 error message when you synchronize your mobile device with Microsoft Exchange Server 2003“.   This…

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Recovering Companyweb from Database Files only.

 Preliminaries Must be able to mount a new Companyweb site with empty databases.    Kb 829114 – How to remove and how to install the Windows Small Business Server 2003 SharePoint Services companyweb Web site 3. Server must be fully patched Make sure you have good copies of the old databases and they are accessible. Server…

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