WCF error "No end point listening at net.pipe://server name:port/service name that could accept the message

Often, While having client and server communication via WCF, there are some errors that one get quiet frequently. I am blogging the error and resolution for the benefits of all blog readers

Error : There was no endpoint listening at net.pipe://servername:portnumber/ that could accept the message.This is often caused by an incorrect address or SOAP action. See InnerException, if present, for more details.
If you get above error, ensure to follow the below steps
Step 1. Ensure you are pinging the server only if it is started. Normally, this is a typical issue while accessing the service, client pings the server even if it is not started.
Step 2. Ensure that config file in both client and server does not have different address.
Step 3. netpipe/named pipe only works if client and server resides in same machine.Use netTcp binding incase they are not in same machine or if there is any chances in future that both of them does not resides in same machine.

Also, ensure that your IP is been correctly accesed via the client. Normally, this does not happen if you are using load Balancing techniques provider the hardware components. If still the problems does not solve, email me 🙂

Review Sharepoint Prep kits for UCertify

I have been asked to review Prep kits for 70-630 exam titled Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring (70-630). Though I have not got a chance to review each questions but I did found that the concepts related to 70-630 are clearly outlined and thoroughly covered.

There are few small things that has been take care of in this prep kits. For e.g. Pause button which provide a reader to take a break while preparing for the exams.This is very nice and extremely useful. The other noticeable things that I like are adding Tags to each questions, providing review etc to name a few. Also like other prep kits, they did explain the reasons for correct as well as incorrect answers.Few things that I really liked in this Prepkits is its GUI and study notes section.

SharePoint 2010 is on the way. If you are a SharePoint geek, I would still reckoned to get through this exam titled “70-630 – TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007” since still the basics are same. Being my blog reader, you are also entitled to a 10% discount for this prep kit. The discount code is “UCPREP”.