Weird error due to permissions

So it is 1:30 am and I am sitting here trying to hodge-podge a medium server farm together to test a Kerberos issue/theory. My environment is a Windows Server 2008 box as my central admin, WFE, Excel, and query server (physical hardware), Windows Server 2003 VPC as the Index server, and a another VPC (running on another host) playing the role of SQL Server 2005 and Domain Controller. Does it sound like fun? Yeah right.

Anyway, I started getting the error below whenever I tried to start the Office SharePoint Server Search service on the index box.

An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: Unable to generate a temporary class (result=1).
error CS2001: Source file ‘C:\Windows\TEMP\xm7qyq1x.0.cs’ could not be found
error CS2008: No inputs specified

Quick search? Nothing. A little playing and guessing and the issue turned out to be permissions. For some reason WSS_Admin_WPG and WSS_WPG did not have the any rights to c:\windows\temp on the central admin server. So I gave wss_admin_wpg full control and wss_wpg read & execute. Fixed everything instantly. I am guessing this is an issue with my random servers (not clean installs for this test) and not a W2K8 issue. Anyway, hopefully the error message and fix saves someone else some time.


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7 Comments so far

  1.   john_moss on January 14th, 2008          Reply

    Thanks buddy…

  2.   Prasad P M on February 12th, 2008          Reply

    Hi Shane,

    Thank you for your post 🙂

    I also encountered the same problem and didn’t realize it could be related to some permission problems.

    I gave full permission to authenticated users and was able to solve the problem.


  3.   Sheng koh on February 17th, 2008          Reply

    Hi Shane

    I have the same exact issue and have been Googling this issue for half an hour with no match till I saw this blog.

    I did what you did and works finally.

    wss_admin_wpg – full control
    wss_wpg – read & execute

  4.   Sheng koh on February 17th, 2008          Reply

    Hi Shane

    I have similar error message on the web page.

    I did what you did and it works fine for me.

    I have also pasted my application message from my event viewer.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Office SharePoint Server Error Reporting
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 5000
    Date: 18/02/2008
    Time: 10:36:29 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: WINSERVER2K3R2
    EventType ulsexception12, P1 w3wp.exe, P2 6.0.3790.3959, P3 45d6968e, P4 system.xml, P5, P6 471ebef7, P7 8455, P8 548, P9 invalidoperationexception, P10 837w.

    Thank you.

  5.   Mihir on March 30th, 2009          Reply

    Thanks this work perfectly..

  6.   Carl on December 21st, 2009          Reply

    Also check if you change location and drive of log files and index files to reflect security changes.

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