This is Why I don’t Like Using Tools Day Zero

If the tool is doing stuff you don’t understand and then it fails in step n of an unknown…

Solution to BDC ADF Import Failure: “The following error occurred:”

I was once again crafting BDC ADF files by hand (so that I can build up my "get off my lawn!" cred) and hit this lovely error:

"Application definition import failed.  The following error occurred:"
As you can see, there’s an e…

MOSS 2007 Rename the Web Application Name

I want to share how to rename the web application name in command line administration of MOSS 2007 using STSADM Command.
stsadm -o renameweb -url -newname
Stsadm -o renameweb -url http://localhost/oldname -newname n…

Commerce Server 2007 Integration with MOSS 2007

MOSS has many inbuilt features. The scope of this POC is to integrate Commerce Server 2007 with MOSS 2007 to provide Portal Integrated e-Commerce Application
Configuring MOSS 2007 to Use the Commerce Server Membership Provider As The Basis For User Aut…

BDC Seems a Viable Replacement For Lookups

UPDATE: This MSDN posting has some interesting observations from JXJ based on his, mainly negative, experiences going down this path: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2623565&SiteID=1

We have a business scenario where we need …

Solution to BDC Import Error: “Could not load Type described by TypeDescriptor’s TypeName …”

I’ve been working with BDC today, coding ADF files by hand and generating myself some errors.  One such error:

Application definition import failed. The following error occurred: Could not load Type described by TypeDescriptor’s TypeName….

Solution to Problem: “FileNotFoundException” With My Feature Receiver.

I was working on a feature last week that would add some event receivers to a specific list instance.  (I blogged a bit about that list receiver here).
Using the command line, I could install the feature with no error (but see below for the hidden err…

Sunday Funny: Top 10 Ways To Annoy Your Wife

Buy broccoli when you know there is already more than enough in the fridge.
Go for a run.  Cool off.  Take off clean pillow case and replace with T-shirt.  Cover with clean pillow case.
When driving, ask if we should go the wrong way down a one-way…

Event ID 1023: “Windows cannot load extensible counter DLL MSSCNTRS”

UPDATE (04/08/08): I seem to have solved this problem.  From the command line, I ran "c:\windows\system32\lodctr /R" as per an entry talking about InstallShield problems and that appears to have solved it for me.

I have noticed that lately, m…

Quick & Easy: Rename Uploaded File Using SharePoint Object Model Via an Event Receiver


UPDATE: This works but there are significant limitations which are described in the comments.  This may still be useful in some cirumstances.

UPDATE 2: In my current project, users always upload documents.  As a result, I don’t run into a …