The only time Kerberos has ever made me smile.

Kerberos vs. MOSS

Alisa, one of my students from SharePoint Administrator Survival Camp in Vegas sent this picture over on Facebook.  After a scary day of talking about the evil technology Chuck, another student, found this dog and bought it for me.  (Thanks man!)  It was such a big hit that Alisa bought her own to take back to the office.  And who says  you can’t have fun and be a total geek at the same time. 

Anyway, the picture totally made my night as i sit her and work on the performance chapter for our upcoming Admin book. 

Shane – SharePoint Consulting

Error message in multi server farm

I was adding a new web front end (WFE) server to a farm last week and ran into this error while running config wizard.

Task configdb has failed with an unknown exception

07/21/2008 14:18:39 8 ERR Exception: System.IO.IOException: The device is not ready.

at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)

at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)

at System.IO.DirectoryInfo.Create(DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProvisioningAssistant.CreateDirectory(DirectoryInfo di, Boolean secureAdminAccess)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateDirectory(String path, Boolean secureAdminAccess)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.CreateDirectory(String path)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUsageSettings.EnsureLogFileDirectories(SPFarm farm)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.Provision()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebServiceInstance.Provision()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Join()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.CreateOrConnectConfigDb()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.Run()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask(

After some poking around the net I found that my buddy Eric Shupps had seen this error before also. The issue stems from the fact that WFE1 had the usage logs set to go to the D:\ drive in Central Admin. When config wizard tried to provision this folder on WFE2 it errored out because the server did not have a D:. Whoops.

Thanks Eric!



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