We’ve been doing more and more work on SharePoint these days. It’s not as nice as Domino. It requires more effort to develop applications. The simple things that we take for granted in Domino require some work. But, once you get started working with it you can see why companies like it. A lot of our client base has started to develop applications in Sharepoint or they are moving their Mission Critical Domino Applications over.
The nice thing about the Domino development environment is that it is easy enough to setup a server instance or instances on a local workstation and you can develop to your hearts content. Sharepoint requires more effort. Both from a licensing standpoint and required development tools.
Recently I decided to setup SharePoint Foundations on my workstation. Foundations is the “no Cost” solution requiring only licensing on the base operating system. Now, Microsoft does not officially support running SharePoint on a Workstation but does provide instructions on how to do it. However, the instructions seem to have a number of incorrect or missing steps. So my instance didn’t work.
Here are some of the things you need to do to get it working properly.
1. Read the instructions. Domino installs are easier and you can get a server running in minutes.
2. Do not use your favorite unarchiving tool and don’t do what the instructions say. I know I told you to follow the instructions but this one was wrong. If you use an unarchiving tool the files won’t get extracted properly. You need to run the following from the command line.
Sharepoint.exe for foundations doesn’t exist at this point.
3. Edit the filessetupconfig.xml to allow for installation on a workstation. If you try to run the setup program now you’ll find that it won’t work. It will come back saying that the base OS is not supported. You need to edit the config.xml file and add the following tag line inside the <configuration> tag:
Uninstall SQL Server 2008 because there can be problems if standalone installation finds some existing database.
b. Make sure you don’t have pending file operations
Start regedit and then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Control>Session Manager . Find the key “PendingFileRenameOperations” registry. Delete the key.
c. Install SharePoint 2010 as single instance again
I ran setup again and let it repair the last installation.
6. Startup the Sharepoint 2010 Central Administration and you get a blank page. Okay were almost there. You start the administration to start working and you get a blank screen. To fix this you need to go to the IIS administration. Lookup the sharepoint website and change the authentication. Make sure that Anonymous is disabled and Basic authentication is enabled.
After I did all that my SharePoint development instance was up and running. Definitely not as easy as Domino but well worth the work.
Connect 2013 – General Observations
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 7:09a Rob Salerno I’ve attend every Lotusphere since 1995. I’ve been a vendor for 15 of those years. The last few years we’ve questioned the return on our investment as we saw Domino losing Market share With this years change in direction we, like most of the community, were very skeptical about the show. Last minute planning and some aggressive pushing from IBM got us to attend as attendee’s. We didn’t go as a vendor.
For the first time in a long time I was able to a [read] Keywords: domino
Just got my Iphone 5
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 8:09a Rob Salerno So I just got my Iphone 5. Yup, I’m a Apple junky. Ipad’s, Ipod touches, Macbook Pro, Nano’s, and Iphone are all over my office and house. I sidestepped the jump to the 4S. Didn’t think that Siri or a faster process was significant enough to make the jump. But when the 5 was announced I jumped on the list with my service provider. 1 month later I get a knock on the door. That’s right, a 1 month waiting list.
I like Apple products, but I don’t c [read] Keywords: apple
My iPad – 3 years later
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 11:11a Rob Salerno In May, 2010 I picked up my first Ipad. It was a first generation model. 32gb. I bought it so that we could start expanding our mobile offering at metalogic. My vision was to provide Insurance industry applications for the Ipad.
So here we are. Three years later. My Ipad has gotten daily use. Its been charged over 1000+. Its been taken on trips. Its been used in meetings. Its been used to read books, watch movies, play games, develop mind maps, develop mockups, surf the web, [read] Keywords: apple
Synchronizing Contacts with iNotes
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 12:09p Rob Salerno We have a number of clients who have been reducing their notes client footprint the last couple of years. iNotes has become a great alternative for the notes client. Highly functional, providing as near to the notes client experience as you can get.
We also have some clients who use it as an alternative for accessing mail. It’s the “Travelling Persons” email client. Easy to access from a hotel or internet cafe. However, they always come back with the same question:
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Speed up Dropbox
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 11:10p Rob Salerno Just learned something new today. Dropbox automatically limits your upload speeds. Fact is you can only upload as fast as your connection will allow it. But why let Dropbox automatically set that. Go to Dropbox in the menubar, click on Preferences – Network – Bandwidth and change your Upload rate to “Don’t limit”. [read] Keywords: network
Dlink – Router/Access point Wireless Restart problem
Mon, Apr 30th 2012 7:10a rob Dlink dir-655 - restart problem - Configuration screen
I have a Dlink DIR-655 router. On paper the router sounds great. However, it has a nasty access point problem. The access point seems to continually go offline. The only way you can get it to work when this happens, is to either reboot it or physically turn it off and on.
Like most devices, Dlink is no longer providing Firmware updates for this. Weird because it still a big seller at the stores. The last Firmware version was 2.0 [read] Keywords: wifi