SharePoint Event ID 6482: Could not find file ‘C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetcHOSTS’.

Typically I won’t blog about an error until I’ve encountered it a few times.  Here’s an exception to the rule.    I had never come across this error and it caught me off guard during a recent installation of MOSS.  Usually when I’ve seen Event ID 6482, it’s been because of the IIS lock (see…


SharePoint Exception Errors: Event ID 6398, Event ID 6482, Event ID 7076

I had previously written a post about the process in IIS being locked, and therefore sites becoming unmanageable in IIS Manager.  The same resolution for that error (Hotfix provided by Microsoft) applies to these errors as well.   You will see them in the Application Event Log typically after a MOSS installation.  To resolve these errors,…


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:…

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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…


What service pack is on my SQL Server?

Quick way to determine which SP is on your SQL Server:  "If you are a DBA in a big SQL Server database shop, keeping track of what service packs are on each SQL Server can become daunting. Here are a couple of scripts that help you determine what service pack you are running on a…


SharePoint Crawl and SQL Server Errors – Event ID: 17310

After setting up a crawl rule to crawl something other than SharePoint sites (such as a file share), you may encounter some errors for SQL Server.  If you start to see these repeatedly – check that you have the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 installed.  That will resolve your issue.  Event Type:…


Change default location for SharePoint Database files: .mdf .ldf

When installing SharePoint, you may have decided you want to keep your data files for the database on a separate directory / drive.  However, you need to keep in mind that the SharePoint installer is going to create the databases for you automatically.  To change where the config and content databases are created, you need…

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