SharePoint Resources

February 21, 2008

Below is a collection of useful MOSS/WSS development and administration/fault diagnosis resources which I find useful whilst carrying out Microsoft Office SharePoint Server work.


How To


Best Practice




  • Making BDC Data Searchable
    It is possible to include BDC data in search scopes, making line of business data available to your users on SharePoint search. There are a few steps to go through to enable this. Whilst the process itself is quite straughtforward, there a quite a few dependencies, and the permissions involved are some what complicated.
    Check out Sahil Maliks blog article on configuring this.


  • SharePoint returns a ‘Service Unavailable’ message
    This is caused by one of three things – Password has been changed for the application pool identity, but not reflected in IIS; The application poole identify has been removed from the worker process group(s) or the application pool is not running
    How to check and fix SharePoint ‘Service Unavailable’ error

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