Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Downloadable book: Installation Guide for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Microsoft have released some quite detailed documentation about installing MOSS 2007 including installation on Windows Server 2008.

Downloadable book: Installation Guide for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Podcast Kit for SharePoint on Windows Server 2008

I decided to try installing the Podcast Kit for SharePoint on one of my Virtual Machines.

http://www.codeplex.com/pks

After a few hours of installing all of the pre-requisites I realised that I would be better off installing it on my Windows Server 2008 VM which already has VS2008, .Net 3.5, Silverlight etc installed.

After my first attempt and the amount of editing I was doing of web.config and the number of features needing to deploy, I decided the best thing would be to create a completely separate web application and site collection to host PKS.

When I went to install the pre-requisites, I tried running install.exe, but was not able to load the solutions through the UI. I got the following exception in the event log;

SPInstallCab:Exception while deleting expand directory C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\1\podcastingkitforsharepoint Access to the path 'schema.xml' is denied.
   at SPInstallCab.CabReader.DeleteExpandedData()
   at SPInstallCab.SPInstallCab.Load_SolutionContents()

the message resource is present but the message is not found in the string/message table

I had to use the install.cmd instead of the GUI, and that appears to be working okay.

I am installing the July Tech Preview which currently only supports Silverlight Beta 1, but Beta 2 player does seem to be working for me.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

White paper: End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough

I decided to try the Content Deployment in MOSS tonight, and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked. It is only in my Virtual machine, but this walkthrough did a great job of explaining how to configure it.

Apart from one error where the Deployment job seemed to get corrupted, it went very smoothly. I tried scheduling content for future publishing, and it worked perfectly. Next thing to try is physically different farms....

If you have not tried it, check out the white paper...

White paper: End-to-End Content Deployment Walkthrough