Use a domain account on MSSQLSERVER

We had some trouble running the full backup (both from CA and stsadm), we got error messages in CA that said “Error: Object SharePoint_Config failed in event OnBackup. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory. SqlException: Cannot open backup device…” and in EventViewer it complained that we used a Bad …

CQWP that displays date

I got a request from a customer that wanted the Content Query Web Part to display Created (or Modified, whatevah) date along with the title. Why isn’t there a function for this already, and why why can’t you select any column you want to display in the web part? I’m not so impressed by this …

This is so so sad…

Read the chocking news that Patrick Tisseghem has passed away! I have met him a couple of times, and was really impressed by this guy. Extremely competent and funny with his belgian beer lists always ready 🙂 He made coding look so easy! We in the sharepoint world have lost a great source of competence…. …

New updates may solve the BDC issue?

The new infrastructure update to MOSS fixes the issue I got in Event Viewer, regarding the BDC. It said that anonymous users are not allowed to connect. It seems like this new update fixes that: “When users are authenticated anonymously, they cannot use a Business Data Catalog (BDC). This update enables the BDC to explicitly …

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it….

Got this error in the Backup history: Object SSO failed in event OnBackup. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory. SqlException: Could not locate entry in sysdatabases for database ‘SSO’. No entry found with that name. Make sure that the name is entered correctly. BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally. Found …

BDC part 2

The struggle with the BDC (Business data catalog) continues and so far I am able to return a search result inside the Editor, but still not in Sharepoint. I think it has to do with the authentication. I use PassThrough, since WindowsCredentials needs SSO (which I have not enabled on the server). Here are some …

A new fresh attempt with the BDC

I have tried this before, but with no result, to actually get data from Dynamics NAV straight into Sharepoint using the BDC catalog. It seemed so easy, just create the ADF file and import it in Central Administration and youre ready to read from your business system. Not quite.. So today I did a new …

Display updated items

The Content Query Web Part is really nice but leaves some wanted functions like: * Display updated items for a specific time period* Be able to display items from several lists and libraries (why not all?) * It would be nice if you could filter your latest updates so that it does not show an …

Show the weather

If you want a webpart that displays the weather, then this is a nice web part. I downloaded it from Bamboo solutions, on this site: store.bamboosolutions.com. And it is very easy to setup.Here is an example: Share this blog post: