SharePoint 2010: A huge Admin Content DB

Filed Under (SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008) by Just An Admin on 01-11-2013

Three weeks back we noticed that the disks on our Microsoft SQL server were filling up rapidly. Further investigation showed that the SharePoint 2010 Admin Content database had exploded from a comfortable 3GB to a whopping 173GB. This could not be right!!!

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Upgrading Samba4 on Ubuntu 12.04 using GIT

Filed Under (Samba 4, Ubuntu, Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 12-02-2013

In a previous post we described into detail how to install Samba4 4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. We are using this installation as a bases for this article on how to upgrade to the most recent version of Samba4 using the GIT repository.

Note: before you start any upgrade, please back up your installation and read the Release Notes (https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4#Previous_Releases) before you continue. This post only applies to installations that have been performed using the GIT repository. Read the rest of this entry »

Installing Samba4 (4.1) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Filed Under (Samba 4, Ubuntu, Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 23-01-2013

It has been several months now since the Samba 4.1 release is available for download; A version I’ve been looking forward to for a long time now. But the installation documentation and blog posts of users actually installing it are still limited, outdated, to general or incomplete. But I’m very interested to see how this new version works and how well it installs, so I’ll give it a go. Read the rest of this entry »



Simple Windows Server 2008 Backup Script

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 14-09-2012

If you have a NAS, storage server or maybe just a simple network disk, making a backup from Windows Server 2008 daily, with a month history is easy. Just use the batch script below. It makes folders based on the servername and a subdirectory based on the day of the month. Read the rest of this entry »

Event ID 6398 – User Profile Service Application – Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object

Filed Under (SharePoint 2010) by Just An Admin on 19-04-2012

We were solving a SharePoint 2010 Timer Job issue reported in our event logs when we encountered one other failed Timer job. For this we had to review all failed Timer jobs:

  • ¬†Open the Central Admin
  • Select Monitoring from the left menu
  • Select Review job definitions from the left menu
  • Select Job history from the left menu
  • Select Failed jobs from the View pull down on the right top side

Besides the failed Timer job we were looking for, we also encountered the following error:

User Profile Service Application – User Profile Incremental Synchronization

Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object. Read the rest of this entry »