Category «SharePoint 2007»

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 …

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 …

Complete reference of all STSADM commands and operations (with parameters) in MOSS 2007 SP1

This is a complete reference of all STSADM operations in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, now including the changes in Service Pack 1. Items new to SP1 are underlined. Please note that some defaults might be related to the way my server is configured. stsadm -o activatefeature {-filename <relative path to Feature.xml> | -name <feature folder> …

MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Upgrade: Missing server file or server configuration issues

SharePoint 2010 : Missing server file or server configuration issues While upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 we come across many issues and the following is one of them. Note: Before performing an upgrade, ensure that you run the preupgradecheck tool (STSADM.EXE -o preupgradecheck) which would indicate the issues which may encounter while performing …

How to Find the Web Application-Database ID (Content DB GUID) on MOSS 2007 or SharePoint 2010

To list all web application-ids. Try to execute the following query in SQL when you are connected to the sharepoint_config database:    Select ID, Name from objects where properties like ‘%Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPContentDatabase%m_nWarningSiteCount%’  This is useful for example, if you start to see the following type entries in MOSS log files:  “ProfSynch: Exception attempting to enumerate site …

System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException error during SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on MOSS 2007 or SharePoint 2010

When reviewing the event log you will see the following error and you get the error in the screen shot below. Failed to create the configuration database. An exception of type System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException was thrown.  Additional exception information: The process does not possess the ‘SeSecurityPrivilege’ privilege which is required for this operation. System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException: The process does …

Upgrading MySites – How to Upgrade the MOSS 2007 SSP User Profiles and MySite content to SharePoint Server 2010 using the Database Attach method

I highly recommend reviewing the Services upgrade model and User Profile Service overview on SP 2010 TechNet site before trying the following steps to upgrade a MOSS 2007 SSP database and My Site content to SharePoint Server 2010. Upgrading the SSP Database 1. Under Services on Server in Central Admin, make sure both the User Profile …

Alert Me Tricks for Power Users on MOSS 2007

About Alerts in MOSS 2007 The Alert Me functionality is crucial in that it provides a means of automatically communicating to employees what is happening in a company using SharePoint via email alerts. Employees that are well versed in Alert Me power user tricks can greatly increase their productivity. Limiting what you get Alerted on …

Upgrading your Content Database to SharePoint 2010 – Part 2, the Database Attach method


Welcome back to the second article in this series on upgrading a SharePoint 2007 content database to SharePoint 2010.  In part 1 we deep dived into the preupgradecheck that Microsoft made available with SharePoint 2007 SP2 and today we will complete our upgrade journey utilizing one of the 3 upgrade models that are available to …

Upgrading your Content DB to SharePoint 2010 – Part 1, The preupgradecheck


I’m sure there are a lot of SharePointers out there who are excited about the 2010 release and as I have been working my way through the installation and configuration of this updated beast, I have also been providing you with posts along the way sharing my experiences.  Today isn’t any different, and in this …

SharePoint Site Backup and Restore using STSADM

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Scenario: Backup a site collection and restore it on a different server or on the same server. Preface: Let’s build some a simple batch file here. First declare the constants. Notice the BACKUPFILENAME variable. This lets you build the file name as YYYY_MM_DD_BACKUP.BAK Code: @SET STSADM=”c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12\bin\stsadm” @SET MAINSITEURL=”http://servername” @SET BACKUPFILENAME=”C:\SiteBackUp\%date:~10,4%_%date:~4,2%_%date:~7,2%_backup.bak” …