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 let anonymously authenticated users access the BDC”

Read more here, I will install this update ASAP.

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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 out that in the Backup list there was a database called SSO that was listed for backup. But, it does not exist on the SQL server:

So, how do you edit the list of databases? I gave up searching cause I didn’t find any good answers. I wanted to be able to edit the xml file that builds the list of databases to be backed up, (like the spsbackup.xml) but that is created when you run the backup…

I did a really quick and dirty solution to this: I ended up creating an empty database called SSO on my SQL server and now, the backup runs without any errors! Sometimes you just have to be a little dirty to get things done 🙂

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The publishing feature

I use the built in CMS system a lot in Sharepoint, both for external and internal websites. It’s easier to build templates for the user so that they are able to create news and stuff fast. There are some irritating stuff regarding that function though. Attach a file or insert a picture are really a disaster, not for me but for the user! I mean, how many steps are there for this? I have tried to insert an upload-button but that did not work so I gave up.

Let’s say that your user actually did manage to find the hyperlink button and managed to upload a file from the hard drive then you must first close the window that displays that the file is uploaded (why??? just add a script that closes that window… or?? totally confusing for the user) then you MAY find yourself be in the wrong library.. Yes. Why isn’t there a feature or function that returns the user to the correct library – the one that belongs to the site, and NOT the latest you opened. And what else could happen? You upload the file to a library where the readers dont have access. Omg. Really thought through function. But the most annoying thing is the window where you see your uploaded files, they are sorted… ascending!! So every f*ing time I attach a file and I have looots of files in those libraries I have to set the filter to descending or browse to the end of the library to find my files (fastest is to filter in descending, but how tiring isnt this?). I have really looked for a solution that at least sorts my uploaded files in descending order so that my uploaded file is the first file in the list.

These are things that make you so tired of Sharepoint, it could be such a great application but sometimes it sucks.

Anyone who knows a “solution” to this?

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