MOSS 2007 install: Not done just yet…

Filed Under (SharePoint 2007) by Just An Admin on 02-07-2008

During the installation of MOSS 2007 I quite often encounter the following error message in the Windows Event Viewer:

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with

CLSID {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1}

to the user <serverName>\mossService SID (S-1-5-21-<serviceSID>). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

After searching the web and testing i found that the permissions on the DCOM+ Component Service, specifically the IIS WAMREG Admin Service, to be wrong.

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SharePoint 2007 Search, searching for better…

Filed Under (SharePoint 2007) by Just An Admin on 27-05-2008

With the migration to MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0 finished, we found that the search functionality is not what we have hoped for, at least not ‘out-of-the-box’. No wildcard support, no standard grouping of results… And since i do not have the skills to ‘build’ it myself, i was kind of forced to accept the lack of functionality, purchase a third party app or hire a programmer to do the job me.

Then again, if a product, like SharePoint 2007, lacks features or functionality but allows for customized extensions or add-ons, it’s just a matter of time until alternatives or enhancements surface. Ontolica, famous for providing just such features to SharePoint, offers a paid solution to fill this gap. They even offer one ‘module’ for free that is discussed on various blogs and websites: Ontolica wildcard search.

But there are other, less commercial solutions that deserve to be looked at:

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