Thursday, September 30, 2010

Using SQL Server 2005/2008 with ADFS 2.0

If you plan on using a SQL server 2005/2008 to host your ADFS 2.0 configuration database you must run the configuration using the command line.  If you use the GUI configuration SQL Server Express will be installed on the machine and used to host the database.

Below is an example of a configuration command that would set the service account, create the database and wipe out any information if it already exists, and to use self signed certificates.

Open a command prompt and navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Active Directory Federation Services 2.0

Run the following command:
FSConfig.exe CreateSQLFarm /ServiceAccount "domain\user" /ServiceAccountPassword "password" /SQLConnectionString "database=AdfsConfigurationServer;server=sqlservername;integrated security=SSPI" /port 443 /FederationServiceName "adfsserver.domain.com" /CleanConfig /AutoCertRolloverEnabled

Here is an example of my lab configuration:


Finally, the help information is only available through the command line. below is a screen shot of the full output.



MSDN - Configure a New Federation Server

Monday, September 27, 2010

CRM 4 to 2011 Javascript Converter

Project Description:
CRM 4 to CRM 2011 Javascript Converter helps convert scripts to the latest CRM 2011 Form scripting model. The converter uses an xml file that contains CRM4 and CRM5 nodes which allow the converter to find/replace specific instances of text.

Usage:
Simply paste your CRM 4 script into the left hand text area and click Convert.

http://crm2011scriptconvert.codeplex.com/

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Errors Adding a Server to the Farm - Invalid List Template (0x8102007B)

Situation:
Attempting to run the SharePoint Products and Technology Configuration Wizard on a server to add it into the farm.  Our farm also has customized site and list definitions.

Problem:
During the configuration an error was displayed stating that there was an 'Invalid List Template' and to check to logs for more errors.  The Windows Application logs revealed a Event 104 error with the details showing a System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException error which also identified an Invalid List Template as well the error code, 0x8102007B.

Fix:
Run the SharePoint Products and Technology Configuration Wizard on the machine you attempted to add and remove it from the SharePoint farm.  (This is done because the Invalid List Template error does not cause the wizard to roll back the installation it just leaves a semi-broken installation in place.)

Log into a machine already attached to the SharePoint farm and navigate to the following directory.

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\1033\XML

Copy all the files located in this directory and past them into the same directory in the server you are attempting to add to the farm.

Run the SharePoint Products and Technology Configuration Wizard again.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Coming Soon - Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha


Coming soon to the stage of Taking Flight Theatre Company is Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha. I will be there the opening Friday, October 8th @ 8PM .  There will also be a talk back with the author that night which will make it even more interesting.  I hope to see you all there.

Show Information



Written by Edward Falco
Directed by Haley Murphy

SPECIAL EVENT: Talk back with the Author, Edward Falco, is scheduled for October 8th, immediately following the performance!

Location:
Waddell Theater on NOVA’s Loudoun Campus
1000 Harry Byrd Highway
Sterling, VA 20164

Synopsis:
It is Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha — a church created by 15-year-old Chris Penrose as a way to prove to his mother, Una, that he is an adult and capable of running his own life. When Una’s mother Marilyn arrives for a surprise visit, the Sabbath ceremony takes a backseat to the drama that arises as Chris argues his independence from Una while Una attempts to maintain the emotional and physical balance she has worked so hard to keep in spite of Marilyn’s constant criticism and Chris’s teenage angst.

This original work by Virginia Tech English professor Edward Falco is an intense character-driven piece that examines the relationship between parent and child as children strive to be independent from their mothers’ hold over them.

Cast:
UNA – Marianne Meyers
MARILYN – Mary Jo Levesque
CHRIS – Wayne Jacques
PATTY – Allegra Joffe

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