Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Commerce Server 2009 + Windows 2008 R2 + Alias

If you get a strange error running Sharepoint Comerce Server Wizard at unpacking or having problems running PUP.exe and have an ALIAS configured for Sql, try adding the alias to the hosts file. This solved some problems. It seems PUP.exe uses named pipes to access Sql, go figure..

An error has occurred (80004005): [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

.NET 3.5 SP1 missing when installing Commerce Server 2009 on Win 2008 R2

When you try to install Commerce Server 2009 (after the 2007 install) on a Windows Server 2008 R2 you will get an error saying to install .NET 3.5 SP1.

You may try to install it, but you cant, when you try to install it extracts and the installer know why? R2 already comes with 3.5 SP1 (a warning on the installer saying its already installed would give us a better clue)

After some poking around we found a MS hot fix...a reg key is missing on the 3.5 SP1 of the R2.

Please stay around for more CS2009 info and also check my colleague Marco's Silva blog, for it will have soon more CS2009 goddies ;)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Annoying error Saving Page Content, and Compatibility View

There are some annoying things while we work, Saving Page Content is one of them:

Its easy to get rid of: Advanced Settings, disable "Enable native XMLHTTP support".

Another thing i didnt understand was i didnt had compability view enabled in IE8 and i didnt understand why, here are the reasons:

Sometimes the Compatibility View button isn’t displayed. The button is located on the address bar next to the ‘stop’ and ‘refresh’ buttons. There are a few cases where there’s no action for a user take and, thus, the Compatibility View button will not show:
  • If you're viewing an internal-to-Internet Explorer page (such as about:InPrivate)
  • If you're viewing a page that has declared it's "ready" for Internet Explorer 8 through use of the versioning tag / HTTP header (it doesn’t matter if this tag triggers Quirks, IE7 Standards, or IE8 Standards, the button won’t be displayed)
  • If you're viewing an intranet page and you have the ‘Display intranet sites in Compatibility View’ checkbox selected
  • If you're viewing any webpage and you have the ‘Display all websites in Compatibility View’ checkbox selected
  • If you're viewing a webpage that is included on the Microsoft-supplied compatibility view updates list and you have the ‘Include updated website lists from Microsoft’ checkbox selected
  • If you've toggled either the ‘Document Mode’ or ‘Browser Mode’ settings via the Developer Toolbar