Posts Categorized: PlanB

SP 2013 – Activate Search Topology fails

Feb 7, 2013 by Christoph // 1 Comment

I was struggling the last days again with SP 2013, installing and configuring a farm via PowerShell. This time, the Enterprise Search Service was causing me a headache. Problem I am using the following PowerShell command to configure and activate the Search Topology. It activates specific parts of the search components on the Frontend and…

SP 2013 – Access Denied Error creating Search Center

Feb 6, 2013 by Christoph // Leave a Comment

SharePoint 2013, oh, I already started to love you! I was running into an error creating an Enterprise Search Center site collection on a clean installation of SharePoint 2013. The installation was created by a PowerShell Script we developed during the last project phase (please, don’t ask why we didn’t use SPAutoInstaller!). We where using…

SP 2013 – Check for “Max Degree Of Parallelism” via PowerShell

Jan 30, 2013 by Christoph // Leave a Comment

In a automated installation of a SharePoint Server 2013 server farm we had the problem, that the underlying SQL server cluster didn’t match the requirements for a SharePoint Server 2013 installation in matter of the “MAX DEGREE OF PARALLELISM” setting. This has to be “1”, in a standard installation this is “0”. The setting is…

SPAdmin Service fails to start – timeout – EventID 7031

Jan 28, 2013 by Christoph // Leave a Comment

Hello, we had a weird issue today on a customers SharePoint 2010 Farm. After a reboot of a server, the SPAdmin (SharePoint 2010 Administration) Service would not come up. The Windows Event Log Reported the following error: Log Name:      System Source:        Service Control Manager Date:          28.01.2013 15:15:41 Event ID:      7009 Task Category: None Level:         Error…

Windows Server 2008–Domain Controller Failed to start

Jan 22, 2013 by Christoph // 10 Comments

I was encountering an error on my virtual Domain Controller some days ago, resulting in an ugly blue screen: “STOP: c00002e2 Directory Services could not start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning. Error Status: 0xc0000001. Please shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check…

Install Workflow Manager 1.0 Offline

Jan 22, 2013 by Christoph // 3 Comments

If you want to install Workflow Manager 1.0 on servers without internet connectivity, you will run into problems with the Web Platform Installer, the only tool Workflow Manager 1.0 can be installed with. The good news is, there is a command line tool of Web Platform Installer, where you can download the installation files and…

TFS 2012 – Configure Automatic SharePoint Build Process – Part2

Dec 11, 2012 by Christoph // 2 Comments

This is the second post of a series of posts about TFS 2012 and build automation for SharePoint 2010.   TFS Build Process & Templates – short introduction Integrating SPDisposeCheck (<—here you are) Integrating FxCop (coming soon) Integrating StyleCop (coming soon) Integrating SPDisposeCheck SPDisposeCheck is a tool provided by Microsoft to check your Assemblies against…

TFS 2012–Configure Automatic SharePoint Build Process–Part1

Dec 11, 2012 by Christoph // 3 Comments

Team Foundation Server 2012 provides great features supporting automation of processes during a application lifecycle. This blog post wants to give a short introduction to automate the build process for SharePoint 2010 solutions.  Generally, the following topics will be covered within this and the following blog posts: TFS Build Process & Templates – short introduction…

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