Part 2: Search issues

This is the rest of the story regarding Search issues Problem: the customer has a server farm (the platform is one SQL, two WFE with MOSS 2007) and NLB running. When accessing one of the servers, the Search Box is missing. This is what the customer reported to me, and where my troubleshooting started. Summary: …

Attempted to read or write protected memory

I have installed WSS 3 and Search Server Express on a Windows Server 2008 machine. No problems with that, all is fine. But today I found that three errors were logged in Event Viewer. They are: Event ID 6398 Event ID 6482 Event ID 7076 Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchAdminSharedWebServiceInstance (02203890-d48f-4db7-9704-017c33fe14ff). …

Forms authentication using the AD

I am setting up an extranet site where the customer wants the user to be logged out after a certain idle time. Since there is no way to make the user logged out using windows authentication, for logical reasons, then I must activate forms authentication. But I dont want to have yet another user register …

Sharepoint Services Timer hangs

This is really irritating. The service Windows Sharepoint Services Timer regularly hangs on the server, which leads to that no alerts are sent out. And you cannot just restart the service, that wont help, you must stop and start the service. Weird. Yet another issue to add to the list… Share this blog post:

Victory over SBS, YES!

Yes, today I have been fighting with a customers small business server – but I won!! What I did? The most dreaded – uninstalled WSS 2 on a SBS server and installed a fresh WSS 3 version. Everything went perfect until I wanted to give the new portal a hostname. Did not work. Every hostname …