SharePoint installation problem is date related

I seem to be bumping into SharePoint issues at the moment. Okay, last week's wasn't SharePoint specifically and was down to dcpromo, but only came to light installing WSS. Now we have this one: 833019 – You Receive an Error Message When You Install Windows SharePoint Services, Create a New Content Database, or Provision a…

VB.NET’s missing features will be added

A few weeks ago, I complained that VB.NET was missing features that programmers using languages of the braces and semicolon ilk had had for ages. Paul Vick announced a couple of weeks ago that code analysis for missing return values and unreferenced or uninitialised variables will be coming in Whidbey. This is good news.

IIS6 after dcpromo

If you install IIS6 on a Win2K3 server before promoting the server to be a domain controller using dcpromo, some IIS permissions don’t get upgraded correctly: 332097 – IIS 6.0: DCPROMO Does Not Retain Permissions on Some IIS Folders 823379 – “Server Error in ‘/’ Application. Access to the Path <Path> Is Denied” Error Message…

FrontPage Server Extensions error

I was trying to remove FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 from the default virtual web on my Windows Server 2003 install so that I could install Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. When I right clicked on the web and selected Remove Server Extensions from the tasks menu, I got an error “Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions. Server extensions…

Mounting ISO files virtually

The following tool for Windows XP allows image files to be mounted virtually as CD-ROM devices. This tool is provided here for your convenience, and is unsupported by Microsoft Product Support Services. Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for Windows XP (Via Mike Gunderloy on win_tech_off_topic – this tool is pointed to on the MSDN subscriptions FAQ…

COMDEX Key Note

Last night I watched the online video of Bill Gates giving his key note at COMDEX. Partly as a measure of the difference in audience at COMDEX compared to the PDC where Gates was given a rapturous welcome, this speech was somewhat understated focussing mostly on basic topics Microsoft followers probably know a lot about…

Handling the meta data

Joe Gregorio suggests that WinFS can’t work because people don’t add relevant meta-data to their files today. I think he is missing the point somewhat. First of all, one of the things that we need to do is to make applications that encourage the capture of this data and that make it simple to add…