This is a situation we resolved for a customer who was having issues when external people were trying to send to some of their distribution groups.
Installing DirSync is not fun, easy or short. Do not make any assumptions about how long it will take to setup. I say this because I spent several wasted hours trying to use the default install and let it install SQL Express automatically and it failed with a whole host of different errors each time I uninstalled, cleaned up and tried again.
Official documentation was either out-dated or used methods which didn’t work, blogs were a mixed bag as well. This post tries to tie the various pieces of correct information together. Continue reading
After a major round of engineering work on a large SQL cluster the DBA’s noted that they were unable to restore databases on one the clustered SQL instances. When they tried they got the following error message:
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Cannot use file ‘’ for clustered server. Only formatted files on which the cluster resource of the server has a dependency can be used. Either the disk resource containing the file is not present in the cluster group or the cluster resource of the Sql Server does not have a dependency on it. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended)
When using an Office 365 public site and you create a document library or list, by default you have to be logged in to view it. Not great if you want to publish a bunch of documents out to the public…anonymously.
While doing an emergency wildcard SSL certificate replacement on a web server farm, most servers would allow me to select the certificate after the import but a handful wouldn’t. It was a bit random but the fix was simple enough.
Recently a customer reported that on some team sites that the “Add new user” link had disappeared off the Site Users web part.
Assumptions were initially that the permissions had somehow changed. This was quickly ruled out.
As a business we get a large chunk of our work through partner organisations who are looking to fulfil projects but they either have capacity shortfalls or lack a particular specialisation.
Recently we were asked to define our technical boundaries more formally and so started with a visual representation which is easy to understand at a glance.