SharePoint causes DCOM Errors – Event Id: 10016

Typically after a SharePoint installation when you use separate accounts for the different services, you will notice DCOM errors in the Event Log on the SharePoint server.  This is because the accounts for the Application Pools don’t have the necessary rights to launch the IIS WAMREG Admin Service. If you view one of the errors,…


Disable Weak Algorithms – 128 bit encryption enforced

I recently did an implementation of ISA Server 2006 in a SharePoint farm.  The server was being utilized as a Reverse Proxy in the DMZ.  Security was a key element in this project so after implementation there was some penetration testing completed.  That revealed my server was allowing the availability of weak support SSL Ciphers….


SharePoint Visio Stencils

I’m doing some architecture diagrams and site layouts for SharePoint, and came across some great stencils for use in Visio.  Enjoy… MOSS Architecture Diagrams – Visio Server Stencils Visio Stencils for Sharepoint 2007 Site Structures documentation Visio Stencils for Information Architects Update:  Got an email from Ferry den Dopper, who updated his MOSS Diagrams:  Thanks…


Event ID: 4965 – Publishing Provisioning Error

When enabling the Publishing feature on a site collection, you may encounter an Access Denied error.  Digging into the Event logs, you’ll see an Event ID: 4965 for Publishing Provisioning. Event Type:    Error Event Source:    Office SharePoint Server Event Category:    Publishing Provisioning Event ID:    4965 Date:        10/21/2008 Time:        10:05:00 AM User:        N/A Computer:    YOURSERVER Description:…


PerformancePoint Install – Failed Windows Server 2003 SP1

I did a presentation last week about Business Intelligence in MOSS.  During that, I showed how PerformancePoint’s Dashboard Designer can be utilized and even report on lists in SharePoint – but another post on that later.  For the presentation, I had to install PerformancePoint on my Virtual machine – which is running a small installation…