Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fixing the DCOM error: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

There are 2 errors that can appear relating to DCOM activation when you use a least-privilege install approach on 2010, namely: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1} and … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 is now available

SP1 for SharePoint 2010 was released on the 28th – you can get all of the details here from the product team: Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is Now Available for Download. Note that they strongly recommend you … Continue reading

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LightSwitch for SharePoint–Instant UI creation with No Code…

There’s a new product out from the Microsoft developer tools team called LightSwitch – It allows you to point to multiple data sources and build relationships between those data sources which can then be represented in an automatically created UI. … Continue reading

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Automatically recompile your site DLL’s when you run IISRESET

I’m probably the last person to work this out, but I’ll be using this trick from now on. One of the issues with performing an IIS Reset is that the next time someone hits the site, it takes 20 or … Continue reading

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Changing the My Site URL–Easy

Had to change the My Site URL for a farm recently and for some reason I thought it was a lot harder than it turned out to be. There are 3 things you need to do: Change the Default Alternate … Continue reading

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Direct Linking to assets on SkyDrive

I love SkyDrive – Free 25GB storage, you can map it like a drive letter if you have Vista or Windows 7, useful for storing files on that you want to be able to access from anywhere… but if you … Continue reading

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Getting rid of old Network cards…

Sometimes (particularly in Virtual Environments) you need to delete the “memory” windows keeps of old network cards. It becomes problematic when you want to set a static IP address and you keep getting an error along the lines of “The … Continue reading

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