Sunday, August 29, 2010

MOSS 2007: CREATING SSP (SHARED SERVICE PROVIDER)

In this section I am gonna demonstrate you how to configure SSP. Configuring SSP is fiarly simple but this thing bother those who are new to SharePoint, just because they dont where to naviget to configure it or where are the options.
  1. Open Central Administration, and click on Shared Services Administration in quick launch bar at left hand side.
  2. Manage this Farm's Shared Services page will be opened. Now click on New SSP.
  3. Provide SSP Name, and fill in all the other details.



NOTE:  In order to create SSP you need to have a web application already created to associate with it. Create it if it is not there. You also need to configure index server before creating SSP.
  1. Select it and, press OK.

That is all you need to do in order to create SSP. Have a nice day :).

MOSS 2007: CONFIGURING INDEX SERVER

In this section I am gonna tell you how to configure index server. Basically index server is required when configuring SSP (Shared Service Provider) in SharePoint. So we need to have index server configured before configuring SSP. Following are the series of steps to configure index server.
  1. Open Central Administration; navigate to Operations--> Topology and Services--> Servers in Farm.
  2. Click server on which you want to run indexer service.
  3.  Click on Office SharePoint Server Search listed in the service list.
  4.  Fill in the details and in Web Front End And Crawling section select Use a dedicated web front end computer for crawling, select server name from dropdown list, and press OK.



Now you have done with configuring index server, it's time to start it. Click on the 'start' link in the action column in front of Office SharePoint Server Search.
  1. Configure Office SharePoint Server Search Service Settings on server creativitybox’ form will be opened, fill in required fields and press Start.

That's all you need to do to configure index server. Have a nice day :).

Friday, August 27, 2010

SHAREPOINT 2010: ADDING AND INSTALLING SOLUTION (.WSP FILE) FROM POWERSHELL

In this section I am gonna walk you through the process of adding and installing .wsp solution using PowerShell. PowerShell is the new console, in fact it's not new it's was also the part of Windows Server 2003 however people use to use stsadm command via DOS console. But now in Windows Server 2008 Microsoft has launched it as a standard console for administrating Microsoft server products for instance: SQL Server, Exchange, and SharePoint. Following are the series of steps that we need to follow:

1- Open PowerShell.


2 - Run the following command in PowerShell in order to activate SharePoint specific commands.


 Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.


3 - Now to add wsp in the Solution Store, run this command in PowerShell.


 Add-SPSolution [Path of .wsp file].wsp


 Note: Solution Store can be open from Central Administration at following path:
 Adminstration--> System Settings--> Farm Management--> Manage farm solutions

4 - To install wsp solution following command will be used.


 Install-SPSolution –Identity [wsp name].wsp –WebApplication [url of web application] -GACDeployment


NOTE: Features in the wsp solution might not be available to the site collection, if this the case:


1 - Browse the site collection in which you deployed this solution.

2 - Navigate to Site Actions--> Site Settings--> Site Collection Administration--> Site collection features.

3 - Locate your solution and activate it by pressing 'Activate' button besides it.


Go and check your feature, it'll be there. Have a nice day :).

MOSS 2007: HOW TO ENABLE SESSION STATE

In this post I am gonna tell you how to enable session state in MOSS 2007 web application. In MOSS session state is turned off by default due to performance reasons. If you want to utilize it in your web parts, event handlers etc etc you need to enable it by your self.

There are 2 ways to get this thing done.

1. Enabling session state from web application's web.config file.
2. Enabling session state using SSP (preferred option)

1. Enabling session state from web application's web.config file:
Un comment the following line in the web.config for the web application.
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<add name="Session" type="System.Web.SessionState.SessionStateModule"/>
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2. Enabling session state using SSP (preferred option):
Create Shared Service Provide site and associate your web application with it. Basically MOSS uses the Shared Service Provider to allow / manage session state for a Farm and for the associated web applications under attached SSP.

Monday, August 2, 2010

SHARE YOUR PC INTERNET ON YOUR NOKIA N70

Hello


Today In my very first post, I am going to show you how you can use internet on your nokia N70 using your PC internet connection. I will try to describe as easy as possible with screen shots.

I have already tested this on my Nokia N70

Things you need to have

1. Bluetooth dongle

2. m-router 3 (For windows)  Download from Here

3. Gnubox (For mobile)          Download from Here
 
Both files are password protected, the pass is taqi
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1. First make sure that your Nokia N70 and your PC are paired correctly.

2. Now download m-router 3 (Link is provided above)

3. After downloading m-router 3, you will have to unzip it

4.Now run the setup


Click on "Next"


Accept the License agreement, and click on Next

Check mark on all three options and click "Next"


Click on Install to start installing m-router 3


After the setup finish you should see this window, check mark "Launch mRouter 3.0" and click Finish

Now we have installed m-router, its time to configure it

Click on "Next"


Now turn your mobile bluetooth ON, and make sure that it is discoverable

After m-router discover your phone, it will be shown in the windows. Just like my device is listed there. Highlight your phone and press Next


You can UN-check "Automatically connect to this device when it is in range" If you dont want m-router to auto connect. Click Finish

Now we have to check if m-router is using correct COM port to connect to our phone,to check which COM port is being used to connect to your phone, open your bluetooth software



Highlight your device and click properties


Goto Services tab


As shown here, I am using COM port 8, it might be different on your PC

Now right click on m-router and click "Advanced Setting"

 Under Advanced Setting, Expand Additional COM Ports, and select your COM Port


My COM Port was 8, it is selected here, In case if you are unable to find your COM Port here than click on "View" button

We have now successfully configured m-router

Its time to configure Gnubox on N70

1. Send Gnubox to your mobile and install it

2. Make an access point and name it Bt, by going to Menu  >> Tools >> Settings >> Connection >> Access points (THIS STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT)


After creating Access point, you will see its name, make sure it is only Bt

3. Now open Gnubox, it will look like this

1. Goto Options >> Install >> Create records


After this the Screen will look like this



2. Now exit Gnubox

3. Reopen Gnubox

This time the Screen will be like this


4. Goto Option >> 2box Bluetooth >> Serial port


Make sure your bluetooth is ON, Gnubox will search for your PC, after searching select your PC


After selecting your device it will ask for encryption. It depends on you weather you select ecryption or not

5. Goto Option >> Install >> Change default AP



6. Goto Option >> Debug >>  Bring up IF



After that you should see a message like Open Connection

Thats all..... You will now be able to use your PC internet on your mobile


HOPE YOU WILL LIKE MY POST

If you have any  problem, than please ask here.