Free PacWest Sales Event – SharePoint Products and Technologies Governance

If you are in or plan to be in the Puget Sound area on November 8th, I encourage you to register for the PacWest Sales Event focused on governance in SharePoint Products and Technologies; presenters will include myself, Joel, Jim Adams, and others…for more information on registration, location, date, and details visit Joel’s blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/10/30/free-pac-west-sales-event-meeting-of-the-minds-governance-and-sharepoint-2007.aspx.

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Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2008

On October 29, 2007 we announced that Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 bits will not be included on the Windows Server 2008 media; however, will remain available as a separate download, as a result changing the installation routine.  For those who used evaluation and release candidate builds of Windows Server 2008, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 was…

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More KB934525 Troubleshooting…

Problem:  web.config is Read-only Isolation: Check upgrade.log at %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN\LOGS, looking for the following error: [IisWebSiteSequence] [ERROR] [10/17/2007 11:38:22 AM]: Access to the path ‘C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\5003\web.config’ is denied. Cause: Insufficient user rights on the file (ACL); this can happen if the read-only flag is actively set the for the web.config and/or if using a source…

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Data Protection and Recovery in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Data protection and recovery is a strategic requirement for most organizations considering Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007; until recently most of the information available on item to farm level recovery, both for planning and implementation, were scattered across the Internet, available in pieces on a collection of blogs and sites.  Today I’d like to announce the…

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The database <databasename> on serverMicrosoft##SSEE is not accessible to missing Windows Internal Database signatures.

A solution is available to administrators of SharePoint Products and Technologies deployments experiencing the following application event after introducing WSS October public update KB934525. Event Type: Error Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 Event Category: Topology Event ID: 6800 Date: 10/17/2007 Time: 8:09:40 PM User: NA Computer: HOME Description: The database WSS_Content on HOME\Microsoft##SSEE is not…

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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Security Updates Version(s) Explained

I was recently asked by one of our Premier Field Engineers in Charlotte, NC about the versioning information displayed in SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration after installing recent Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 security updates and decided it would be beneficial to expand the audience for others seeking an answer to this question. Question: In relation to the October…

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Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 – So happy together…

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks using SharePoint Products and Technologies with Windows Server 2008 (WS08), specifically running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) on Windows Server 2008 IIS 7.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 in addition to check-in scenarios such as provisioning WS08 with WSS 3.0, introducing MOSS 2007, and ultimately…

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Hybrid Upgrade Approach added to TechNet

I was reviewing the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server TechNet article Determine upgrade approach and realized an article I have been working internally over the past few weeks has been published and introduced to the three existing upgrade approaches of in-place, gradual, and database migration. The upgrade approach itself is described/labeled as a hybrid upgrade approach which…

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KB934525 Troubleshooting "Cannot start service SPAdmin on computer ‘.’."

I’ve come across a handful of posts regarding KB934525 for Windows SharePoint Services and failure to start the Windows SharePoint Services Administration service.  I’ve attached some basic troubleshooting steps that may provide resolution to issues where psconfig fails with Cannot start service SPAdmin on computer ‘.’.  For those who have installed the KB and have experienced issues where the service has…

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Please don’t put that in my GAC…

I have had the opportunity over the past two weeks to speak with several customers in regards to SharePoint Products and Technologies as a platform, geographically disperse architectural considerations, but one question stood out that was shared by each of these customers – “How do you [Microsoft] manage customizations in your SharePoint deployments?”.  Before beginning to…

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