27 lug 2010

Unable to reinstall Intranet Sharepoint Database Engine on SBS 2003

During last Week I needed to reinstall our intranet "companyweb".  We have followed the kb 829114 and we have removed it succesfully.
Now, when I reinstall the intranet the SQL instance MSSQL$SHAREPOINT was not created and the folder not exist.
Microsoft SharePoint Administration seems works fine.
Companyweb Web Site and Companyweb folder in c:\Inetpub was created but are empty.
Only the database instance won't install itself.  How do I do to force the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT instance? 

In particular:

1. After installation using sbs 2003 setup the errorlog.txt contains:
[07/25/10,13:29:33] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:29:33] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:29:34] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:29:34] Server Configuration: [2] Admin: Couldn't get group container for [LDAP://CN=Internet Users,OU=Security Groups,OU=MyBusiness,DC=xxxx,DC=local]
[07/25/10,13:31:12] Intranet: [2] HrRegisterFaxRtExt failed in CClientX::DoInstall hr=  [80070057]
[07/25/10,13:31:56] Intranet: [2] Failed to grant db rights to sts worker
[07/25/10,13:31:57] Intranet: [2] Unable to Join the SharePoint Administrators Group to the STS_WPG Group with error 0x80004005.
[07/25/10,13:33:34] User Interface Wizard: [2] ISetupManager::GetGlobalCustomProperty() failed in CPageBase::GetGlobalProperty(): GUID = {63ECC03C-3D58-4074-903D-E80CFC5BDC25}

2. The folder C:\Inetpub\companyweb has been created but is empty.

3. Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (Sharepoint) not appear in currently installed programs list

4. From Eventlog.txt

5/10,13:31:20] Server Configuration: CSuiteHelpComponentRoot::isSharePointUsingWMSDE setting the location of the cursor service.
[07/25/10,13:31:20] Server Configuration: CSuiteHelpComponentRoot::isSharePointUsingWMSDE opening the connection
[07/25/10,13:31:36] Server Configuration: CSuiteHelpComponentRoot::isSharePointUsingWMSDE Failed to get the computer name of the local machine.
[07/25/10,13:31:36] Server Configuration: Either: SharePoint is not installed or SharePoint is not currently being installed or SharePoint has been upgraded to full SQL or the SharePoint SP4 setup.exe already exists. Will not copy WMSDE SP4 Files to the disk
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Setup.exe: ISetupManager::RunInstallFromList(IP_INSTALL) completed
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: **************Entering ClientX PostInstall *****************
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: Entering PostInstall
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: CClientX::DoInstall, fax server is installed or being installed.
[07/25/10,13:31:37] Intranet: CClientX::DoInstall, Exchange is installed or being installed.
[07/25/10,13:31:40] Intranet: CClientX::HrRunSTSProvisionExe succeeded.
[07/25/10,13:31:56] Intranet: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : Failed to grant db rights to sts worker
[07/25/10,13:31:57] Intranet: ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : Unable to Join the SharePoint Administrators Group to the STS_WPG Group with error 0x80004005.
[07/25/10,13:31:57] Intranet: ClientX Install: PostInstall succeeded.

21 lug 2010

Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available


New features in the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include:
Windows Firewall integration – During setup, Microsoft Security Essentials will now ask if you would like to turn the Windows Firewall on or off.
Enhanced protection for web-based threats – Microsoft Security Essentials now integrates with Internet Explorer to provide protection against web-based threats.
New protection engine – The updated anti-malware engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities with better performance.
Network inspection system* – Protection against network-based exploits is now built in to Microsoft Security Essentials.
* For Windows XP users: Please note that the network inspection system feature will not be enabled on Windows XP. This is because the network inspection system requires the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) in order to run, and WFP is only available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, if you are running Windows XP, you can still use all other beta features.

To download the beta of Microsoft Security Essentials, click here to visit the Microsoft Connect page to register for the beta

13 lug 2010

The next Small Business Server 7 and Aurora preview


Microsoft announces at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference,  TWO, public preview releases for the next version of SBS by the end of our summer in the Pacific Northwest – an update to the standard edition plus a new server that will be our first to deliver both traditional and cloud computing capabilities for small businesses.
If you’re interested in downloading and testing the previews, you can visit www.microsoft.com/sbs and sign-up for the program. You will be notified when the actual bits are available for download.
The offerings we will have for you to try out will be:

12 lug 2010

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta have been released


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level, provides ongoing improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

08 lug 2010

Come inoltrare correttamente una richiesta di supporto alle community.

Chiunque si dedichi a supportare le vostra richiesta on-line investe il proprio tempo volontariamente e potrebbe impiegare parecchio nel valutare la situazione. Se il vostro post non dovesse risultare sufficientemente chiaro e sintetico si riusciranno a chiudere un numero minore di richieste.
Una migliore esposizione, ci permetterà, dopo aver esaminato il vostro nuovo post di rispondervi con suggerimenti significativi.
Un solo problema per post e l’applicazione dello schema seguente potrebbe velocizzare notevolmante la risoluzione della vostra richiesta di supporto
Titolo:
Il titolo del post dovrebbe essere in meno generico possibile. Sono da evitare titoli come “Errore con Exchange” mentre sarà più indicato “Exchange 2010: impossibile inviare verso domini esterni NDR XXX.XX”
Corpo del Messaggio:
1. Descrizione del problema o del comportamento: La descrizione del problema/sintomo e come riprodurre lo stesso e se possibile indicare i vari passi
2. Ambiente: Descrivere l'ambiente di sistema in modo da facilitare l’analisi dei problemi, per esempio, il numero di server / desktop, hardware / versione del software e Service Pack, l'infrastruttura di rete, ecc.
3. L’esatto messaggio di errore:  Il messaggio di errore completo e preciso che si è riscontrato. Uno Screenshot linkato ad un eventuale spazio gratuito (es: Microsoft Skydrive) potrebbe essere utile. Eventuali Event ID sono fondamentali.
4. Tutte le recenti modifiche di configurazione: Se il problema ha iniziato a verificarsi dopo l'installazione di una qualsiasi applicazione / aggiornamento o la modifica della configurazione, vi preghiamo di farcelo sapere.
5. Eventuali operazioni già effettuate: Se avete già diagnosticato il problema, vi preghiamo di farci sapere i passi che avete eseguito o gli articoli della KB di riferimento.
Di seguito un esempio di corpo di un post inoltrato correttamente
1. Descrizione del problema o del comportamento NTFRS Event ID 13508

2. Ambiente:
Ci sono 3 Domain controller nell’unico dominio e tutti i DC sono connessi alla stessa rete .
UNO=2008 R2
DUE=2008 x64 SP1
TRE=2003 SP2
3. L’esatto messaggio di errore:
L’errore viene replicato su tutti I DC.
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: NtFrs
Event Category: None
Event ID: 13508
Date:  3/30/2009
Time:  4:55:22 PM
User:  N/A
Computer: One
Description:
The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from XXX to XXX for c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name ZZZ.xxxx.yyy. FRS
will keep retrying.
Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.
[1] FRS cannot correctly resolve the DNS name TWO.xxxx.yyy from this computer.
[2] FRS is not running on TWO.xxxx.yyy.
[3] The topology information in the Active Directory for this replica has not yet replicated to all the Domain Controllers.
This event log message will appear once per connection, After the problem is fixed you will see another event log message indicating that the connection has been established.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: d9 06 00 00               Ù...
4. Tutte le recenti modifiche di configurazione:
Ho eseguito forest e domain prep quando ho aggiunto il DC Win 2008 R2 nel dominio. Solo in seguito il problema si è verificato.
5. Eventuali operazioni già effettuate:
Posso pingare tutti i server. La replica AD funziona su tutti i server.

07 lug 2010

Android 2.1: Exchange 2010 and ActiveSync Calendar issue

Android 2.1 (Eclair) not working properly with Exchange 2010 ActiveSync in particularly with calendar.

The only workaround that I have found is:
Export any calendar items to a pst file, delete all calendar items and then synchronize your android phone.

Enjoy