Managed Paths: Explicit Inclusion versus Wildcard Inclusion

by Kindler Chase 6. June 2008 12:37
The other day I was laying out the framework, wire-frame if you will, of a few SharePoint Site Collections. During the planning process I was doing my god-like role of determining which divisions would have their own Site Collection and which divisions would share a Site Collection. As part of the... [More]

STSADM.EXE is not a valid Win32 application

by Kindler Chase 8. May 2008 19:22
As I'm working in my virtual MOSS environment using the stsadm.exe utility I am suddenly presented with an error: C:\Program Files\...\STSADM.EXE is not a valid Win32 application. Huh? After several more attempts at using the stsadm.exe utility and receiving the same error ea... [More]

I Passed the MS 70-630 Exam!

by Kindler Chase 4. April 2008 15:41
A couple of day ago I passed Exam 70-631: Configuring Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with a perfect 1000 out of 1000 score. Today, I passed Exam 70-630: Configuring Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with a 982 out of 1000 score!  Add another Microsoft Certified Technology Speciali... [More]

I Passed the MS 70-631 Exam!

by Kindler Chase 1. April 2008 13:57
Today I passed Exam 70-631: Configuring Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. And as an added bonus, I scored a perfect 1000! (700 is passing) Sure, sure, sure… this sounds like an April Fool's joke. After-all, today is April 1st. But, today I'm not playing the role of the joker; I am of... [More]

Installing SharePoint Services 3.0 in a Sandbox Environment

by Kindler Chase 16. March 2008 12:18
Warning: This is a very long post (as in several megs!). The information provided here will aid you in the installation of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0) in a sandbox environment, aka, Virtual PC. The information will also work as a guideline for installing Microsoft Office SharePoint S... [More]

Office SharePoint Server Error: Event ID 7888

by Kindler Chase 12. March 2008 18:13
When starting a full or incremental import of Active Directory, either manually or scheduled, the import is successful, but there is an error thrown as soon as the import is initiated. My assumption is the AD import kicks off several simulateous jobs such as updating users "My SharePoint Site... [More]

Advanced SharePoint Videos and Whitepapers on TechNet

by Kindler Chase 5. March 2008 23:05
File this under: A Great Resource from Microsoft (better late than never).  I've spent the last few days reviewing the Advanced SharePoint Videos and Whitepapers that was recently released on TechNet. The papers are thorough. And the videos are extremely helpful. I haven't ... [More]

Tips and Tricks: Closed versus Deleted Web Parts in SharePoint

by Kindler Chase 25. February 2008 18:41
There is a resource hog waiting to be released in your SharePoint environment… when a web part is added to a page in SharePoint and subsequently "closed" by the user at a later date, the end user will most often believe the web part to be deleted. Let's think about why t... [More]

Managing and Viewing a Specific User’s Memberships in SharePoint

by Kindler Chase 21. February 2008 12:21
Today's Task: Find all memberships related to a specific user in SharePoint. Still searching? I'll give you a hint… you cannot list all memberships related to a specific user in SharePoint. That's right. SharePoint does not have the capability to perform a simple look-up t... [More]

SharePoint Services Search Error: Event ID 2424

by Kindler Chase 13. February 2008 00:00
Event ID 2424 Recently I've seen a new error in our SharePoint server's application log event viewer occur every 5 minutes (non-essential fields removed): Event Type: Error Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search Event Category: Gatherer Event ID: 2424 ... [More]

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