SharePoint farm backup

I think I have blogged about this before, but I cannot enough emphasize the importance of running SharePoints own backup together with your SQL database backup. Of course, some third party backup products might be able to restore in the same way as you can restore a site collection backup inside Central Admin, but it …

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 …

Character settings in mail from InfoPath

I don’t really know how to explain this error correctly but what happens is that when you receive a mail via InfoPath Forms Services it is not presented with any swedish characters “ÅÄÖ” but instead it uses like wing dings or something. It looked like this: But after changing the setting “Web application outgoing email …

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 …

No defined path – MySite

If you get an error message saying that MySite cannot be created due to a missing tag in the URL or error in the defined managed path, then you have to do this: Open Central AdministrationApplication ManagementDefine managed pathsAdd the path, like “personnel” Share this blog post:

Create a new search scope

This is very useful. Say you have several web sites and you don’t want to display the same search results on every web site – only the results relevant to the current site! Do this: Open Central AdministrationOpen your SSPClick on “Search settings” and then “Content sources”.There is a list of current content sources, there …

Install IFilter on MOSS

How to install the PDF iFilter so that pdf files are searchable (and given an icon too) Download the latest Adobe PDF IFilter from http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2611Stop the IIS serviceRun the Adobe PDF IFilter Setup on your MOSS serverCopy the ICPDF.GIF file (search your server) to “C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions12TemplateImages”Open “C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb server …