MOSS 2007 setup may crash on 64 bit Windows 2003

MOSS 2007 setup program may crash on 64 bit Windows 2003. You can get the following error message:

Setup did not complete successfully. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If it is happening with you then just check one thing:

  • Open Terminal Services Configuration.
  • Click Server Settings.
  • Right-click Permission Compatibility, and then click Properties.
  • Select the Full Security check box, and then click OK.
Now you should be able to install MOSS 2007. Please note that directly changing the Terminal Services Configuration settings can be dengerous. So, be very careful before changing.

Changing IIS Emulation Modes

In 64 bit Windows 2003, you may need to change the emulation mode of IIS depending upon the cases and conditions. To change the IIS emulation mode to 32 bit to 64 bit and vice versa, do the followings:

  • Open command promp and run the following command
    cd C:\Inetpub\Adminscripts (I am assuming that C is your windows drive)
  • cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1
    (to make it 32 bit)
  • cscript adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 0
    (to make it 64 bit)
  • iisreset

When ReportServer.resx is gone

I recieved the following error which I never experienced before in our Sharepoint portal which has SSRS configured in MOSS integrated mode:

The resource object with classname "ReportServer" and key "SharedDataSource" was not found.

After searching for a while, I found that the ReportServer.resx file was not there inside the App_GlobalResources folder in the virtual directory of the respective portal. I just copied the ReportServer.resx from App_GlobalResources folder under wwwroot and finally pasted it inside the portal's virtual directory. Problem suddenly vanished.

Capacity Planning for MOSS 2007

For a fresh MOSS Administrator like me, it's very important to know the maximum capacity of sharepoint objects like lists, libraries, pages, sites, users etc and to get the optimum performance benefit upto these limits. Limits that are used over here are can be used to design a portal or a farm to get the best out of MOSS 2007 and crossing this limit may cause MOSS 2007 to create performance bottlenecks:

Site collections (Database scope) : 50000

Web sites (Web site scope)  : 2000

Web sites (Site collection) : 250000 (Nested Subsites)

Documents (Folder scope) : 2000

Documents (Library scope) : 2 million (Nested Folders)

Users ( Web site scope) : 2 million

Items (List scope) : 2000

Web Parts (Page scope)  : 100

Web Part personalization (Page scope) : 10000

Document size (File scope) : 50 MB  (2 GB if WSS SP1 is applied)
Checkout this link: 
Download Sharepoint Capacity Planning Tool from here:
Before installing Sharepoint Capacity Planning Tool, you need to download and install Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2007. Use the following link to download:

Download the ebook called "Planning and architecture for Office SharePoint Server 2007, part 2 ":

Get the whole bunch of freely downloadable content related to MOSS 2007:

I  hope this helps you in someway.

Deleting an user's mysite

Recently I had a requirement to delete a user's mysite as the user had left the organisation. The simplest way I found was to directly go to the sharepoint mysite by using the following url:


The username should not include the domain id.

Clicked on "Delete this site" option in the highlighted oval and the job was done.

Sharepoint 2010 public beta is out

There is a good news friends. Few days ago, I got a newsletter from Microsoft and I came to know that much waited Sharepoint 2010 beta version is available to downloaded. You need to get registered yourself first if you don't have the Windows Live ID. There are true trial versions to be downloaded. One is Intranet and CAL Version and the other one is Internet Version. Well the Internet Version may cost you around 561 MB. I have downloaded and it is the time for me to try it. Meanwhile, you can check the following link to download brand new Sharepoint 2010 beta:

Some facts on Sharepoint 2010

By following Lee Richardson's blog, I came to know about few good and few shocking news about Sharepoint 2010. Lets start with some good news:

(i) Sharepoint 2010 will have inline list editing with AJAX Support.
(ii) Workflows created using Sharepoint designer can be resued by the same way what Visual Studio does
(iii) Sharepoint 2010 will support ASP.NET Data Services API.
(iv) BDC will also insert or update the data.
(v) You can edit Sharepoint Solutions without touching XML! Whooo!!!

To me, shocking news is related to the requirement part:
(i) Windows Server 2008 will be needed. So what will happen to me if I have Windows 2003?
(ii) 64 bit SQL Server 2005/2008 is needed.
(iii) There will be no support for Sharepoint 2010 in IE6. I am not sure whether it is because of AJAX or not.