Fixing the SharePoint 2013 Search Error “The content processing pipeline failed to process the item.”

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 So I was indexing some external sites with my brand new SharePoint. Fun said I, nay said SharePoint and threw the error “The content processing pipeline failed to process the item.” like 3548 times or so. The fix Add the account running the Search Service to the local admin group. If you are uncertain it’s […]


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Remove HTML or ASPX Extension in IIS

 In a hosted IIS environment, I am looking for the simplest way to use extension-less file names. Simply I have the following pages: index.html (or .aspx) –> domain.com gallery.html –> domain.com/gallery videos.html –> domain.com/videos etc…  Option 1 – URL Rewrite Use the following code in you web.config file using the IIS7 URL Rewrite Module. For […]


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Ubuntu Server 13.10 Installation

 Downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.10/. We selected the PC (Intel x86) server install image  Booted from the Installation media Select English as the language  Select Install Ubuntu Server  Select English  Select United States  Select No  Select US English  Select English (US)  Installation will detect hardware and load components  Enter the hostname and press Continue    Enter the […]


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How to download books for free using Google

 Summary In this article I will be showing you how to download books from Goggle for free. This is not illegal as these books are crawled by Google and available publicly through their search. So technically, Google is aiding people who are performing copywriting infringement of authors. Research Get the title of a book. In […]


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SharePoint 2013 Configuration Wizard fails with SQL Server max degree of parallelism error

Recently I tried to install SharePoint 2013 in my test environment based on the multiple servers for a three-tier farm scenario, where my SQL Server is on another machine and I got the following error during SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard: Failed to create the configuration database Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: This SQL Server instance does not […]


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SharePoint – What is the difference between a PU, a CU and a COD?

Service Pack What is it: A service pack is a combination of previously released fixes, fixes which have only been released in context of the service pack and potentially new functionality added to the product. What is included: new fixes, new functionality, all previously released fixes (older Service Packs, CUs, PUs) Multilingual: No. You need […]


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MOSS 2007 Recycle Bin: File Not Found Error

 SharePoint MOSS 2007 has a nice two stage recycle bin which should cover one should anything get deleted accidentally. However there are cases when the recycle bin lets us down and throws a ‘File Not Found’ error when restoring items from the recycle bin. I experienced this recently and was lucky enough to find the […]


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VMWare: “I moved it” or “I copied it”

    If you select “I copied it” the following setting in the target Virtual Machine .vmx configuration file are changed. uuid.location uuid.bios ethernet0.generatedAddress Which makes the copied Virtual Machine appear uniquely different the the original however it’s not totally unless you make the appropriate modifications at the Guest OS level as well however to […]


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