Thursday, January 24, 2013

Error during SP2013 RTM installation

During the installation of SP2013 RTM I got the following error:

error writing to file: Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.dll verify that you have access to that directory.

I was using the SW_DVD5_SharePoint_Server_2013_64Bit_English_MLF_X18-55474.ISO mounted to Oracle VM.

After several attempts & re-installing Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1 without any result, I decided to get a new .ISO file: en_sharepoint_server_2013_x64_dvd_1121447.ISO

Now the install run like a charm :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

quick one... Extension...

Just a quick post... In my SharePoint deployment at a client, I included a little maintenance plan on the SQL sever.

After a few weeks I got a call from the client: DUDE ! Our SQL Server disk is FULL !
Checking the usual suspect (logfiles not cleared during backup) I quickly realized that the problem was the 'cleanup task' in the maintenance plan wasn't deleting the old SQL backup files.

Why ?
For file extension, I used the value ".bak", you shouldn't add the . in there.. just type "bak".

Problemo solved !