2007

In the past I have heard lots of complaints that it is required to open a support case just to receive a hotfix from Microsoft. A colleague just pointed me to a new webform which allows customers to request a hotfix without calling Microsoft support: https://support.microsoft.com/contactus2/emailcontact.aspx?scid=sw;en;1410&WS=hotfix

When developing a public facing website using the publishing features of MOSS it might be required to emit a ROBOTS meta tag that prevents internet search engines from indexing specific pages. The standard RobotsMetaTag control included in WSS generates the following tag: <META NAME=”ROBOTS” CONTENT=”NOHTMLINDEX”> Unfortunatelly most search engines do not understand the NOHTMLINDEX content […]

Before you can upgrade a WSS 2.0 database to WSS 3.0 you have to run PRESCAN.EXE against it. This tool is part of WSS 3.0 – with other words you have to install WSS 3.0 get hands on this tool. Many customers asked to provide this tool as a separate download to allow them to run this […]

The following TechNet articles discuss password changes for different service accounts: MOSS Change passwords used for administration accounts Change passwords for SQL Server services Change passwords for Central Administration and Timer service Change passwords for the Search service Change passwords for the default access account Change passwords for Shared Services Providers Change passwords for Web […]

Customers reported the following problems with the MCMS security update: Issue 1 Symptoms: Resource Gallery Items show up as red-X after installing the update the DCA does not start Site Manager won’t start and throws an error indicating a missing satellite dll (NrMsgRes.dll) when done locally. Site Deployment results in an unspecified XML parser error […]