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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lync 2010 Phone Edition CU6 Update from OCS Failing

We recently recieved some 'new' LG-Nortel 8540 phones that were running the OCS version of Windows Phone and they would not update to Lync 2010 CU6 Phone Edition. We resolved by unapproving the CU6 device update and going back to a previous version (in our case CU5), the phones all upated without an issue.   We were then...
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Starting a SharePoint Service Application Proxy

If your Usage and Health Data Collection Proxy is in a stopped state here is a quick bit of PowerShell to to get it started: $sap = Get-SPServiceApplicationProxy | where-object {$_.TypeName -eq “Usage and Health Data Collection Proxy”} $sap.Provision() The above can easily be adapted to allow you to start any Service Application Proxy....
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Database Mirroring for SharePoint

I wrote an earlier article on how to configure SQL Mirroring to provide database resilience, in this article I will go through how to configure SharePoint to use this new found resiliency. Once you have configured your database mirror you need to instruct SharePoint to use it in the event...
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How to configure SQL Mirroring

There are 3 different types of SQL Mirroring options available for use:
  • High Performance - Asynchronous (this requires the Enterprise Edition)
  • High Safety without Automatic Failover
  • High Safety with Automatic Failover (this requires a witness server running the same SQL version)
All three require roughly the same steps:
  • Ensure the same login accounts are present on the Principal and the...
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Fixing SharePoint DCOM Error 10016

If you are installing SharePoint 2010 using least privillage service accounts you may come across a DCOM 10016 error in your event logs, the farm still functions correctly however your event logs get cluttered up.   This is cause by your farm service account not having Local Activation permissions for IIS WAMREG service. This is easy to...
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Failed SharePoint command line upgrades

Sometimes when you are applying a cumulative update or service pack on SharePoint Servers using the following command: psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b –wait -force it fails on step 3 with the following error message: "Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPUpgradeSession Name=Upgrade-TodaysDate was updated by CurrentlyLoggedOnUser, in the...
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