Friday, February 26, 2010

Application variables empty in classic ASP when deployed on IIS 7.0


Last week, I went back in time when one of my friend asked me to help on his site developed in classic ASP. He wanted to deploy this on IIS 7.0 and was getting all his Application variables empty. First, I thought there will be one more global.asa in one of parent directory. But there was no other global.asa file and the worst part was all session variables were working. Finally, I was able to fix this by converting the site from Virtual directory to an Application in IIS 7.0.

So, to make your classic ASP site which is using Application variables work with IIS 7.0, deploy it as an application and not virtual directory. Glad ASP.NET came :-)

Friday, February 05, 2010

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool


This tool assist you in the installation of the software prerequisites for SharePoint Server 2010. Ensure that you have an Internet connection, because some of these prerequisites are installed from the Internet.

To Run this tool:

This tool checks if following prerequisites exists:

  • Web Server (IIS) role
  • Application Server role
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft "Geneva" Framework
  • Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64)
  • Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0
  • Microsoft Chart Controls for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Windows PowerShell 2.0 CTP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET
  • ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Feature Activation Error : Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure


If you get error denied while activating this feature, you have not activated the dependent feature called “PublishingResources”.


Activate the “PublishingResources” feature using stsadm command

stsadm -o activatefeature -name PublishingResources -url http://YOUR_WEBSITE
(change the URL)

Now, Activate the Office SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature.