File System Limitation

Apparently I am only the second person on the internet to hit this error (judging by my Bing search this morning), but I thought I would share the solution in case someone else ever hits it :). I was attempting to copy a 150 GB VHD file from one Windows Server 2008 R2 server to…

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SharePoint 2010 – 403 error when updating metadata

I have spent a month troubleshooting a crazy problem with SharePoint 2010, stumping everyone that worked on it.  The problem was just resolved, and it involves something I’ve never seen before, so I thought I would share so that the solution is out there on the intarwebs 🙂 Environment I have a large document library,…

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SQL Server Best Practices Analyzer

The following screenshot will give a DBA severe indigestion (although I have to imagine it is not entirely uncommon on unmanaged installations of SQL, especially those where SQL is just the black box that is installed as a prerequisite). A SQL installation with the database files, logs, and backups on the same volume, all with…

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Having a bad day?

You know… the kind of day where all of the hard drives fail on one of your domain controllers, and then the new sysadmin runs a script on your production AD environment that deletes all user accounts, and then a hurricane hits your backup datacenter and floods your server room, submerging the last few backup…

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SharePoint Duplicate People Search Results (or none at all)

I ran into an interesting issue with the People Search functionality of SharePoint today (which is the opposite of a problem I ran into sometime back, and which is also covered here) The problem today: People results are duplicated. The problem earlier: No people results at all. The root cause of the issue is the…

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SharePoint Profile Cleanup

I ended up having to do quite a bit of cleanup on the profiles associated with a team SharePoint server, and learned a bit in the process that doesn’t seem to be on the Internet in one place, so I thought I’d share. Note: I will touch on several related areas in this post, so…

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Installing SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008

I am in the process of installing SQL Server 2005 on a new Windows 2008 Server, and ran into the following warning about missing some required components of IIS: – IIS Feature Requirement (Warning) Messages IIS Feature Requirement Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is either not installed or is disabled. IIS is required by some…

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Feeling Blue

If you have used Windows for a few years, you have likely encountered a Blue Screen of Death.  Fortunately, as reliability has increased with each new release of Windows, BSODs have become progressively less common.  What causes these Blue Screens?  Primarily, bad drivers or bad hardware.  You can rule out defective memory as a cause…

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Installing Fedora 9 (Sulphur) in Virtual PC 2007

Fedora 9 was released last week, which you can download here: http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html.  What’s new?  Highlights from the release notes include: GNOME 2.22. GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called Cheese, improved network filesystem support, a new international clock applet, Google Calendar support and custom email labels in Evolution, a new Remote…

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Analyzing your Windows Perfmon logs

Great writeup by Daniel Petri: Ever have a performance problem, but don’t know what performance counters to collect or how to analyze them? The PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) tool is a new and powerful tool that reads in a performance monitor counter log (any known format) and analyzes it using complex, but known thresholds…

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