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Forum to share my experiences supporting IIS, ASP.NET & SharePoint technologies and an attempt to explain how these technologies work below the surface. I discuss some of the issues that we resolved in our support cases.

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  • Blog Post: Webdav folders – no full functionality

    I recently got to work on a problem where MOSS 2007 SP2 was installed on a Windows 2008 machine. As you all know, Windows 2008 comes with IIS 7. The problem we had at hand had 2 particular symptoms a. If we tried to access a SharePoint document library using UNC path, we will get back an error...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 – request timed out browsing or during administrative tasks

    How many of you are running into this problem & how many of you have been able to find out the cause for this? I am guessing quite a lot of them out there are running into this problem with SharePoint and very few may have found what the actual cause is. The truth is, this error can occur due to...
  • Blog Post: MOSS Search error - The Search application is not available for this site

    I recently got a hardware upgrade and had setup up a new farm in a virtual environment using Hyper-V, after which I ran into the following problem after configuring search and attempting to perform a search. Scenario: I created a new web application on port 100 with no host headers & then a site...
  • Blog Post: Provisioning shared services fails with user cannot be found error

    I was recently rebuilding one of my farms when I ran into the problem I describe below. I logged onto the machine using my domain account. Then created local user accounts for use with my standalone farm on this machine and then ran SharePoint Post Installation Configuration Wizard. After creating a...
  • Blog Post: people picker & user accounts resolution in domainS FROM different forestS

    Ever run into a situation where the people picker in SharePoint will fail to resolve usernames that are within a domain in a totally different forest? Assuming the trust relationships are setup properly? Well think again. Here is a quick check list: Ensure your people picker property is configured correctly...
  • Blog Post: Send to… Other Location feature, MOSS & Office clients

    Have you used this feature before? I see a lot of people on the internet using this feature and there are a couple of scenarios in which this feature won’t work “as expected”. I recently had a chance to spend some time on this and here are my observations after hours of testing. If you attempt copying...
  • Blog Post: Sharepoint – custom solution deployment failure

    I recently ran into a problem where custom SharePoint solutions will randomly fail to deploy on any of the web servers in the farm. The nature of the problem was hard to debug. The failure can occur on any web server and on any resource file being deployed or when the solution is being retracted. The...
  • Blog Post: Published links to office client applications do not show up in file open or save dialogs

    Ever run into a problem where your published links for office client applications do not show up in My SharePoint sites Link in Office applications? If so, read through… First, the basics. Ensure it is configured right. This feature works only with Office 2007 client applications. The published links...
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