Monday, 19 April 2010

RSS Viewer Web Part- Access external feeds like BBC through proxy server

if you want to use the RSS viewer web part to access the external feeds like bbc,cnn, Quotes of the Day and etc through proxy server , you must do few config changes. Otherwise you will get few errors like.

Most common error: An unexpected error occured processing your request. Check the logs for details and correct the problem. If you check the log file it wont help you much.

ProtocolError occured trying to complete the request. The server returned a status code of : ProxyAuthenticationRequired and the status description is : "Proxy Authentication Required ( The ISA Server requires authorization to fulfill the request. Access to the Web Proxy filter is denied. )"

To resolve

1) Change NTLM to Enable Kerberos
2) Webconfig changes

useDefaultCredentials="true" is very important!


Thursday, 15 April 2010

Configure Advanced Usage Analysis Processing - 403 Forbidden Error

Usage reporting is a service that enables site administrators, site collection administrators, and Shared Services Provider (SSP) administrators to monitor statistics about the use of their sites. Usage reporting also includes usage reporting for search queries that can be viewed by SSP administrators for search and site collection administrators.

To configure usage reporting, a farm administrator must first enable Windows SharePoint Services usage logging for the farm that hosts the Web application containing the SSP. The SSP administrator enables and configures the usage reporting service. Then, site collection administrators can activate the reporting feature to enable usage reports on the site collection.

I got the forbidden error when I tried to enable the "Enable advanced usage analysis processing" under SSP, eventhough I am a sitecollection /farm admin.

To fix it.

go to SharedServices --->"Personalization services permissions" under "User Profiles and My Sites"
Add yourself with "Manage usage analytics" permission.

Done! Now you should be able to enable it.

If you want to know how to Configure usage reporting go to:

Configure usage reporting

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Content Deployment in SharePoint Server 2010

This model describes the content deployment feature in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Content Deployment in SharePoint Server 2010