HTTP 500 error after updating Sharepoint

If you have received “0x80040E14” or “HTTP 500” error message when you connect to your Windows SharePoint Services Web site after you install a Windows SharePoint Services service pack or a security update, see the following KB article 841216: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;841216

How to Reinstall Sharepoint

I have not had to do this myself, but as I routinely see questions about removing and reinstalling Sharepoint , I thought posting instructions provided by Microsoft CSS may be helpful to someone down the road! Generally speaking, if you want to completely reinstall companyweb on SBS 2003 SP1, you need to follow the article KB829114 below, but it might ask you to insert the SBS SP1 CD3, so you need to extract SBS SP1 installation folders, and then point the SBS Integrated setup program to the folder for the ‘SP1 CD3’ contents. The extraction process is listed below, please do … Continue reading How to Reinstall Sharepoint

Index PDF documents within Sharepoint

Chad Gross, once again, is the Sharepoint man of the day for coming up with this method for indexing and searching through PDF documents within Sharepoint: To get full text search capability on SBS, the best method is to follow the instructions on the SBS Premium Technologies CD.  Now, to get full-text search of PDFs (including content) will require a few extra steps:1) Install the PDF iFilter from Adobe on your SBS:http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=26112) Verify the Indexing service is started & set to start automatically.3) Add the PDF icon to your docicon.xml file so your Document Libraries  show the correct icons for your PDFs:http://msmvps.com/cgross/archive/2004/10/26/16679.aspxAnother thing to realize is … Continue reading Index PDF documents within Sharepoint

ISA 2004 & IHateSpam Exchange Edition

If you are using Sunbelt Software’s IHateSpam Exchange (Server) Edition v1.6, there should be hourly updates in the  micro_updates subdirectory. If you are running ISA, you may discover that you are not getting the updates. Here’s how I fixed the problem: 1.Go to C:.\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\IHateSpam Server Edition directory2. Edit the file cartridge.cfg with Notepad3. Go to the end of the file and look for the line that reads:# http proxy = localhost:88004. Edit this line by first by deleting the pound (#) symbol, and then entering the ip address and proxy port as appropriate for your SBS server. In my case, … Continue reading ISA 2004 & IHateSpam Exchange Edition

2005-06-19 “My Father’s Eyes”

Well, it’s Father’s Day here in the good ole U.S. of A. — so a Happy Father’s Day to all (if it applies to you). One of our SBS MVP’s not only is a father and a grandfather, but just found out that he became a great grandfather on the same day as his own birthday! Congratulations, Frank, and to your first great-grand daughter!For our song of the week, I will skip my usual parody, and offer the following song lyrics to all of our fathers (and grandfathers, and great grandfathers) — a song that says it all — how … Continue reading 2005-06-19 “My Father’s Eyes”

2005-06-13 “House of the Rising Sun”

Hurrican season has officialy started, and we wasted no time in kicking things off with Hurricane Arlene. It headed straight for the gulf coast region of the U.S., waving hello to Florida as it passed by us. It got me to thinking and of the good friends and SBS support we have in that area – from Pensacola (Frank) to New Orleans (Jeff). Hope everyone is well!Speaking of New Orleans, our song of the week was recorded several times by many different artists — the Animals, the Rolling Stones, even Bob Dylan did a version of it. So this is in recognition of all the work … Continue reading 2005-06-13 “House of the Rising Sun”

2005-06-05 “Yellow Submarine”

According to the birth certificate, today is my birthday. So officially, I’m another year older, and deeper in debt. We had a fun birthday party last night — we invited a houseful of friends to come over with their guitars and we sang Beatle’s songs until we were hoarse, and all the pie and ice cream were long ago devoured.Lately though, I’ve been staying up late at night working on new servers, old servers, remote connection problems, and the like. That all get’s old real quick. So it’s time like those that breaking into a song really helps me get up … Continue reading 2005-06-05 “Yellow Submarine”

2005-05-22 “Bad Moon Rising”

Have you heard the difference between a pessimist and an optimist?   The pessimist says: Good God, it’s morning! The optimist says: Good morning, God!SBS 2003 Service Pack 1 became official this past week. And we will have our optimists and our pessimists with this release. In spite of all the internal Microsoft testing, and beta testers who volunteered their time to test and identify bugs and issues, this will be a service pack that you won’t want to just jump into. Every situation will be a little different. I had virtually no problems installing it on my test server at home. … Continue reading 2005-05-22 “Bad Moon Rising”

2005-05-14 “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”

There are lots of posts about migrating from SBS2000 to SBS2003, or simply migrating an SBS server to new hardware. Jeff Middleton has been hitting the road in the last several months touting his ‘Swing Migration’ as one such solution to moving ot new hardware. It got me to thinking that sometimes we see or think of our servers like our child, and it’s hard to imagine moving on to newer hardware. So our song of the week, which looks at migration from our old server’s point of view, has a special distinction – the only song to hit #1 twice … Continue reading 2005-05-14 “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”

2005-05-08 “The Rainbow Connection”

Here in the states, it’s Mother’s Day. So Happy Mother’s Day to everyone! BTW, do other countries celebrate something similar? On the radio yesterday, I heard that the originally Mother’s Day was meant to be a day for world peace. Certainly, my mom kept the peace in our family!Here in SBS land, we are anxiously (?) awaiting the release of SBS2003 Service Pack 1. Once that hits the street, we will be off rockin’ and rollin’ for several weeks, I’m sure. At times like this, I always look for a nice song that will keep me happy and awake at … Continue reading 2005-05-08 “The Rainbow Connection”