Monday, July 13, 2009

[MOSS2007] Issues with Excel Services

Over the past weeks, we have had some issue with the amount of available disk space on our C drive. In order to free up some data, I have created a script which deleted used data from the C drive. One of the items it cleaned was the C:\Windows\Temp folder. After we ran the script on our servers, Excel Services suddenly stopped functioning properly.

As it turned out, Excel Services is writing some files into the C:\Windows\Temp folder on de Excel Services servers. After running the script, these folder were deleted, messing up Excel Services.

From within the Shared Services page (Excel Services Settings section > Edit Excel Services Settings > Workbook Cache Location), you can change the location to which Excel Services writes these temp files. When leaving empty, it will use the system Temp folder.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The application pool account needs to have write permissions to this folder. And an iisreset is required before the changed setting will be activated.

Monday, July 06, 2009

[MOSS/WSSv3] June 09 Cumulative Update released

The June 09 Cumulative Update has been released. You can find more information about them on the following links:

972569 Global;EN-US;972569

970948 Global;EN-US;970948

970947 Language specific;EN-US;970947

972562 Language specific;EN-US;972562

971538 uber package;EN-US;971538

This update contains hotfixes after April CU and Microsoft recommends to install according to the following sequence:


Friday, July 03, 2009

[Citrix WISP] The Web Interface for SharePoint shows "No Resources"

I tried to install the Citrix Web Interface for SharePoint 2007 (WISP) on our SharePoint environment according to the installation manual supplied by Citrix.

After the installation and configuration, the WISP only showed "No Resources" instead of any applications.

According to this article is one of the features supposed to create an application in IIS in the web application where you activated that specific feature. Unfortunately it did not do that. We are using Windows 2008 and IIS7, so maybe that is the cause of this issue.

To solve this issue, I created the application in IIS manually. Just take the following steps:
  • Browse to the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\Citrix folder
  • There should be a folder with a GUID as its name, copy that name
  • Open IIS and browse to your web application
  • Create a new application and use the GUID as the name and the same application pool as the web application

The downside of this issue is that you need to perform this step on each of your web servers manually.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

[MOSS/WSSv3] Common mistake about SharePoint recycle bin

Up until recently I was under the impression (like may others with me) that the timeframe you can configure for the recycle bin in the Central Administration page was for the first stage only. When that period was expired, SharePoint would move the content to the second stage recycle bin.

Last week I have been talking with a Microsoft employee who told me something different. According to him, SharePoint deletes the items from the recycle bin after this period, both from the first AND second stage recycle bin. The only way documents get specifically moved to the second stage is when a users cleans his recycle bin.