SMTP Configuration Unspecified error

Hotfix for the hotfix eh?  Previously I had a post about common errors in SharePoint after a new installation: SharePoint Exception Errors: Event ID 6398, Event ID 6482, Event ID 7076 The resolution for that is to install a hotfix (kb 946517).  Well it seems that the ability to make SMTP configuration changes in IIS…

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Failure decompressing data from a cabinet file

In a previous post, Increase maximum size of List Template, I explained how to increase the maximum file size of a list / site template in SharePoint.  However, even after doing that you may encounter another error when trying to save the template: ‘Failure decompressing data from a cabinet file’. The resolution to this is…


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,…


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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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:…


Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client – Error with Vista & Wireless

Recently working with a client and they had a Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client to connect to their network (version 2.1.0148).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to connect to their VPN when my laptop was wireless. After some searching on the internet, I only found 1 post or two about it.  So, here’s one more for the…

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WSS Topnav Bar Highlighting – Selected Tab incorrect

I was helping a SharePoint User Group member with a top link bar highlighting problem.  Their issue was that in WSS, the top link bar highlighting does not follow you as it does in MOSS. The selected navigation tab was not highlighted showing were you were in the SharePoint sites.  Instead, it would revert back…

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Resolution for Event ID 7888 – Only site admin can access Data Source object from user profile DB

After a recent implementation of MOSS 2007 (least privilege), I was going through the event viewer to ensure everything was running without hiccups and I discovered that II had an Event ID: 7888 in the logs. Event Type: Error Event Source: Office SharePoint Server Event Category: Office Server General Event ID: 7888 Date: 9/5/2008 Time:…

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