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Using SQL Server 2005/2008 with ADFS 2.0

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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 thr…

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/

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…

Coming Soon - Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha

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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
Click here to Purchase Tickets

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…