Hot Fixes for Outlook 2007 Now Available

For those using Outlook2007, two new hotfixes are now available that address specific speed and performance issues as well as a variety of other issues. Hotfixes, by nature, come with some warnings on their use.  Hot fix 961752 and Hot fix 967688 Note #1: If you have never requested a hot fix from Microsoft, or it has been years since you have, you will be pleased to find that the process is quite fast and efficient. No longer do you need to even call Microsoft to request a hot fix! Simply click on the links above to open up a new window with … Continue reading Hot Fixes for Outlook 2007 Now Available

DCOM 10016 Event Error

After installing SBS 2008, you may begin to see DCOM 10016 event errors being reported in your SBS Monitoring reports as soon as users begin to use Sharepoint/Companyweb. This error is also identified if you run the SBS 2008 Best Practices Analyzer. There have been several posts on how to fix this error, but the instruction always were vague in one specific step. First, here is the DCOM error as reported in the event log and within the SBS Monitoring report: Event Source: DCOM  Event Id: 10016Event Details: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application … Continue reading DCOM 10016 Event Error

SBS 2008 and Sharepoint Log file

If using SBS 2008, one of the things you want to do is to install and run the SBS 2008 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) on a regular basis. At my first SBS 2008 installation, BPA recenlty reported that my Sharepoint log file was larger than 1gb in size. Strange, I thought, since this customer had not even started using sharepoint. Beyond that, BPA did not offer any suggestions for resolving this issue. So, here are the instructions (from the SBS BPA team) on what to do: Step 1: start up command prompt in administrator mode. You do this by clicking on … Continue reading SBS 2008 and Sharepoint Log file

SBS2008 and Sharepoint

I’ve listened to three live web training sessions on SBS2008 recently. On all three sessions, they had Microsoft Partners share their “real world” customer experiences with the early betas of SBS2008. I was interested (perhaps surprised?) to hear all three Microsoft Partners rank Sharepoint 3.0 as being one of the major hot topics for their customers. One of the partners emphasized that we should NOT view Sharepoint as an optional extra, just as most of us do not view Exchange as an option to SBs, but an integral part. If your only experience with Sharepoint ahs been with version 1.x/2.x, perhaps it’s time to … Continue reading SBS2008 and Sharepoint

SBS and the 3GB switch

For several years, there has been an on going discussion on whether or not to enable the /3GB switch in the boot.ini file for an SBS server. By and far, the consensus of opinion has been to NOT use the /3GB option – especially considering that WSS 2.0 or later versions do not support the /3GB switch. Susan’s blog (2005): http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2005/06/25/55763.aspx   Wayne’s blog (2006): http://www.sbsfaq.com/Lists/FAQs/DispForm.aspx?ID=136   Susan’s blog (2007): http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2007/10/05/the-3gb-switch.aspx   Microsoft KB article (2007): http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3BEN-US%3B933560 And, finally, this KB article includes a lot of additional information on the /3GB issue (with thanks to SG for the reminder!):http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2006/06/30/439628.aspx  

Publishing multiple web or sharepoint sites in SBS

Here are some links to frequently asked questions about hosting multiple websites or sharepoint sites on an SBS server, and hosting multiple mail domains (with thanks toi the M&M ladies, Sean and Vlad) How to publish websites with ISA 2004:http://www.smallbizserver.net/tabid/266/ArticleType/ArticleView/ArticleID/134/Default.aspx Hosting a website on your SBS 2000 & 2003:http://www.smallbizserver.net/tabid/266/ArticleType/ArticleView/ArticleID/89/Default.aspx Publishing multiple sharepoint web sites:http://www.vladville.com/2005/08/sbs-web-sharepoint-hosting-guide.html Hosting multiple domains on an SBS Server:Part 1: http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003.htmlPart 2: http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003_22.htmlPart 3: http://seanda.blogspot.com/2004/10/hosting-multiple-domains-on-sbs-2003_25.html

Sharepoint and Full Text Indexing and Searching

With SBS2003 Standard, Sharepoint uses WMSDE. But if you have SBS2003 Premium, and have installed SQL you should consider upgrading your Sharepoint site to SQL. Besides better performance as you add more users, you also gain the ability to enable full text indexing and searching! Instructions for upgrading Sharepoint to SQL and enabling fulltext search can be found in KB article 837367: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=837367

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