Archive: Posts Tagged ‘SharePoint 2010’

SharePoint Performance Counters Missing

No comments January 19th, 2011

I had a client issue today that I’d never run across before. Their SharePoint Performance Counters were missing from PerfMon, and thier workflows weren’t running. The WorkFlow issue oddly enough makes sense although you wouldn’t think so from first glance. The OWSTimer service for SharePoint uses these performance counters, if they’re missing, you may not notice it from trying to run PerMon, but you’ll definitely notice when your workflows no longer execute. You’ll also start to see errors such as this one in the event view and ULS logs:  

w3wp.exe (0x1674) 0x07CC Windows SharePoint Services Workflow Infrastructure 72fq Unexpected Start Workflow: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: The requested Performance Counter is not a custom counter, it has to be initialized as ReadOnly. at System.Diagnostics.PerformanceCounter.Initialize() at System.Diagnostics.PerformanceCounter..ctor(String categoryName, String counterName, String instanceName, Boolean readOnly) at System.Workflow.Runtime.PerformanceCounterManager.CreateCounters(String name) at System.Workflow.Runtime.Hosting.DefaultWorkflowSchedulerService.OnStarted() at System.Workflow.Runtime.Hosting.WorkflowRuntimeService.HandleStarted(Object source, WorkflowRuntimeEventArgs e) at System.EventHandler`1.Invoke(Object sender, TEventArgs e)

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SharePoint 2010 Prerequisite Install

2 comments January 9th, 2011

There has been several times now that I’ve had the need to install SharePoint 2010 where there was no available internet connection.  The internet is everywhere right??  Well, not really.  There are testing environments, classified networks, and probably more that I can’t think of right now that are unable toconnect.  Installing SharePoint 2010 becomes pretty impossible if you don’t already have the necessary files handy.  Even if you do, you’ve got to install them one by one, who does that anymore right?  I put together an .ISO file with all the necessary prerequisite files and scripts to install SharePoint without an internet connection, download it here and follow the simple preparation instructions below.

  1. Download the SP2010_PreReq.iso file.
  2. Mount the ISO file to your operating system or burn them to a CD.
  3. Copy the folder named PrerequisiteInstallerFiles to the root of SharePoint 2010 RTM folder or DVD compilation.
  4. Copy the file named PrerequisiteInstaller.Arguments.txt to the root of SharePoint 2010 RTM folder or DVD compilation.
  5. Modify the paths within the file named Prereq_SP2010.cmd to point to the PrerequisiteInstallerFiles folder.
  6. Execute Prereq_SP2010.cmd.
  7. Once the above is completed, you should be able to install SharePoint 2010.

Windows Registry Scripts

No comments January 3rd, 2011

Often we find ourselves looking up the same registry paths and mods over and over again every time we deploy a SharePoint Farm. If we’re lucky we’ll remember to export the registry key after we modify them for use down the road, but of course it either never leaves the server or sits on a media we no longer use. So for my benefit and yours, I figured I’d add the scripts here:

Just copy and paste them into a .reg file and double click, or you can download it (Click the name of the file) from here:

Disable Loopback:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Disable FIPS:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Disable UAC:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


No comments December 29th, 2010

Check out an awesome new SharePoint site with more SharePoint information than any other site on the web: (NBSP) was started in December of 2010 by combining the resources of three existing sites:, and SharePoint Our mission is to be the world’s largest SharePoint Community, open to every level of SharePoint user.  By combining sites that are already highly visible in the SharePoint Community, we hope to become a central repository of real world Sharepoint knowledge. NBSP includes the SharePoint Community Calendar, an aggregated list of SharePoint User Groups, Q&A forums and constantly updated content for all levels of SharePoint user.  Dozens of authors are commited to providing content on a daily basis to each area of the site: End User, IT Pro, Developer, Business. Content on the site is created by contributing authors as well as members of the SharePoint Community.  All members of the SharePoint Community are encouraged to submit articles, no matter what their level of expertise.

Preparing W2K8 for SharePoint 2007/2010 Installation.

5 comments December 9th, 2010

The following tweaks can be made to the Windows 2008 Operating System to allow for a smooth installation of SharePoint while increasing the performance of the sites as well:

  1. Remove Internet Explorer Enhanced Security – This option is removed in order to prevent Enhanced Security from interfering with the process of ensuring farm configuration is proceeding correctly

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