Thursday, 25 March 2010

SharePoint Server 2010 VS SharePoint Foundation 2010 Features

Microsoft have a good feature list available in the new SharePoint release.

Sharepoint foundation is the free version, was called WSS in 2007 version.
Features can be found here..

SharePoint Server 2010 is the licened version, was called MOSS in 2007
Features can be found here…

Error when adding web part solution package An object in the SharePoint administrative framework

You sometimes may recieve the error below when trying to do stsadm -o addsolution -filename "wspname.wsp"

An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, "SPSolutionLanguagePack Name=0 Parent=SPSolution Name=il.sharepoint.workflows.wsp", depends on other objects which do not exist. Ensure that all of the objects dependencies are created and retry this operation.

wspname.wsp: The Solution installation failed.

This is especially the case if you have just done a retract/uninstall and you try to add straight away. If you try again in a few seconds it will work. Basically this is because when you delete a wsp from solution management and then immediately run this stsadm command, there will still be clean up operations going on in the background. So just leave a slight delay between uninstall of solution packages and re-deploys.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

SharePoint Search Crawl Returns Access Denied

Our SharePoint search suddenly stopped working last week and on googling found out that if the Default Content Access Account in SSP - Search Administration - Default Content Access Account is of the format domain\username it seems to fail but once changed to the format of username@domain.local it works!

"Access is denied. Check that the Default Content Access Account has access to this content, or add a crawl rule to crawl this content. (The item was deleted because it was either not found or the crawler was denied access to it.)".