.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Does the "F5 experience" work with a multi-server 2010 farm?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I have a multi-server SharePoint 2010 farm I'm attempting to develop against.  I have Visual Studio 2010 installed on one of the servers.  When I create a default Visual Web Part project and hit F5, I get an error such as the following:   "Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id '06789185-b4a0-41d8-a535-1d8602a05b97' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope."   After a bit of searching, I came across a thread that suggested multi-server farms were not supported by Visual Studio 2010 in regards to the F5 experience of being able to deploy, activate, and debug a feature.  Can anyone shed light on this for me?Chris Stewart

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

Failed to change Farm Account in Sharepoint 2010 server, now Central Administration is not accessibl

Hello, I have a problem, that I no longer can access Central Administration Website, only the Sharepoint itself. I was running installation of Sharepoint 2010 Server with administrative account ImTheAdmin, who is a Domain Admin in the domain on one of the Windows 2008 R2 member servers. Besides that, I made ImTheAdmin the primary administrator of the Sharepoint. ImTheAdmin became the only user of this Sharepoint 2010 server after installation.  I installed everything on one box with default installation settings. I used builtin SQL server, not Standard or Enterprise. What then happened is: Using ImTheAdmin account, I opened Central Administration Website, and it said, that I need to change the Farm Account, for the account for Farm was the default one (I think it was network service). So I created a regular domain user MYDOMAIN\SharepointFarmAccount. The account name was too long to be as a Windows 2000 name, so it showed there without last 't', e.g. MYDOMAIN\SharepointFarmAccoun. I thought, Windows 2000 is long gone, so I didn't pay much attention, I think everywhere the account SID is important. I don't know if that is the real problem with my failure later, but it might be one of the reasons. I put MYDOMAIN\SharepointFarmAccount down in to the form of Central Administration Website, added the check mark, that it would react to password changes, and pre

SQL Server and MapPoint: Making MapPoint 2010 and SQL Server Spatial Work Together

While SQL Server is a good repository for geospatial data, it doesn't communicate with MapPoint as well as it could. So our geo-data experts show you how to read point and polygon objects from SQL Server and render them in MapPoint and how to write points and polygons back to SQL Server using Entity Framework 4.0 included with Visual Studio 2010.Eric Frost, Richard MarsdenMSDN Magazine September 2010

Cannot Add Second FE Server to SharePoint 2010 Farm

Hi folks Well I thought I would add my problem to the others that are also experiencing this issue. I actually reported somthing similar to this forum in Feb 2010 when I was trying the beta version out. I upgraded our WSS farm to SPFS 2010, the upgrade worked, well kinda. Basically our second WFE server would not join the farm after installing the 2010 binaries and runnng the configuration tool and it was complaining with the following error: 07/31/2010 14:35:59  11  INF                              Calling SPFarm.Local and SPServer.Local to get the local farm objects 07/31/2010 14:35:59  11  INF                              SPFarm.Local returned null.  This usually means that the server is not joined.  But, you can delete a server from the configdb without unjoining, which would mean that this machine still thinks it is joined. 07/31/2010 14:35:59  11  INF                              Trying to access th

SharePoint 2010 - The license state for the current server doesn't match the farm's license state.

I already have a SharePoint 2010 server built, up and running. Yesterday I built a brand new server Windows 2008 and installed all necessary windows updates. Then I joined the server to the domain where the other SharePoint 2010 box is. Today, I installed all necessary pre-requisites for SharePoint 2010 including the KB971831. After that I installed SharePoint 2010 binaries on the new server. When I run the configuration wizard now, it sees the database server with the configuration database, but will not allow me to join the new server to the farm. I get the following error in the diagnostic logs. Resource retrieved id ConfigurationDatabaseTaskConnectFailConfigDisplayLabel is Failed to connect to the configuration database. 02/18/2010 17:54:12 8 INF Leaving function StringResourceManager.GetResourceString 02/18/2010 17:54:12 8 ERR Failed to connect to the configuration database.   An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. Additional exception information: The current server cannot be joined to this farm because the set of installed products does not match the products installed in the farm.   The license state for the current server doesn't match the farm's license state. System.InvalidOperationException: The current server cannot be joined to this farm because the set of installed products does not match the products installed in the farm.

Custom Timer Job not working on multi-server farm


I created a timer job based on Andrew Connell's tutorial. I ran this timer job on my development server, and it works perfectly. When I deployed it to our testing server, which is a multi-server farm with one wfe, it doesn't seem to work.

Here is what I have tried so far to get the timer job to work on our test server, based on other posts in this forum, and other tutorials I read on the web.

  • I made sure to stop and restart the timer job every time I change the solution
  • I have logged-in with the farm account on my test server to deploy and activate the feature
  • I have checked the timer job status in Central Admin, it says the timer job ran on the wfe with a status of Succeeded, and a progress of 100%
  • I have checked the SharePoint logs, I see "Start invoke timer job" with my timer job name, and usually the next line or two reads "End invoke timer job"
  • In the execute method, I am now telling it to write to the Sharepoint Logs that it has started, but this line never appears in the logs

I assume that since this is the first time writing a timer job, I am obviously missing something that my solution needs to run on a multi-server farm. I even played with the SPJobLockType, but no luck, it is currently set to ContentDatabase. Do I need to add code that tells my timer jo

SharePoint 2010 WFE Page Not Opening in a 5 Server SP Farm

I have a 5 Server SharePoint 2010 Farm - 2 NLB, 1 Index, 2 Node SQL 2k8 R2 Cluster.
I completed the installation of this and finally when I hit the http://intranet:555 (Intranet being the NLB name) from outside the servers (from a client machine), I got a 404 error. Within the Index Server where the Central Administration is hosted, the URL is opening fine. Withint the 2 NLB machines, the URL shows me a login entry box, but even if you give the right ServiceFarm credentials, it does not open the site, it infact just gives me a blank page (no 404 or access denied page). What do you think I should be done?

configure Exchange server 2010 to work with SharePoint Server 2010

How can I configure my Exchange 2010 server to work with SharePoint Server 2010 for outgoing email notifications?

Specs for a small Sharepoint 2010 farm on a Hyper V virtual server


I want to build a small Sharepoint Farm on a hyper v Windows Server 2008 R2 OS.

I want to have the following instances. An App server (with indexing and query) and an SQL server.

I need to scope out a server which will accommodate this development environment and ultimately scale out to include additional virtual instances.

What would the minimum memory and CPU requirements be?


Bazin Makonnen

how to deploy to server farm from visual studio 2010?


Server farm config is 4 servers: 2 wfe,1 app, 1 db.  NLB on WFE's. 

Deploy from VS 2010 to http://myspapp or http://myspsite I get this error in visual studio.

Error 2 Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': Cannot connect to the SharePoint site: http://myspapp/. Make sure that this is a valid URL and the SharePoint site is running on the local computer. If you moved this project to a new computer or if the URL of the SharePoint site has changed since you created the project, update the Site URL property of the project.

On my dev machine deploy works fine.  Is it possible to deploy to a server farm from visual studio 2010 or do I have to use powershell commands?

Making Claims based authentication work with multi-tenant environment in SP 2010


Does anybody know of a guide or reference for setting up hosting in a multi tenant where authentication happens in claims based mode?


We have a setup where our clients are hosted on a single web application under different site collections. And we use forms authentication where user of a particular site collection gets authentication using the respective database. We now want to use claims based authentication and out-of-the-box multi-tenancy of SP 2010. We can setup site collections and site groups, but how do we implement claims based authentication in an env like this?

Project Server 2010 in a multi-tenanted environment


Can Project Server 2010 be setup in a multi-tenanted SharePoint 2010 environment? Basically, does Project Server 2010 support multi-tenancy?

If so does anyone have any good documentation on how to set this up? I've tried searching but just couldn't find anything specific on this.


Server FARM Topology : 2010 imp query?


HI have 4 farm:-


2nd FARM (n Server) Application hosting WFE

3rd FARM (n Server) Application Servers

How would the communication in the FARM will happen?

How the data shearing like MYSITE creating, Indexing etc will take place amoung these various farms?


How does SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites Exactly Work?



I am a SharePoint developer. I work in a company that develops and deploies SharePoint Solutions for Intranet sites.

Now, we have a customer that requires SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites. I have read some things about it, but I am still unsure about the SharePoint for Internet Sites deployment.

The informations I have found are not enough to understand it very well, so, I would like someone helps me.

What does exactly SharePoint Server 2010 differ from SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites?

Is SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites SKU the same than SharePoint Server 2010 one?

http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/Pages/Licensing-Details.aspx Provides some information about SharePoint 2010 licenses. There, we can find:

"The Server only licensing model is for external users only. Internal users can use this license only if all content, information, and applications are also accessible to external users. If the server has items that are for internal use only, those users require CALs, and their servers require licenses for SharePoint Server 2010."

But, how can we do those restrictions? Using SharePoint permissions? How does Microsoft check it?

Does SharePoint Server 201

Rename SharePoint 2010 Farm server


We have a 2 server farm--SharePoint 2010 Farm server and SQL 2008 server.  Unfortunately, the SP 2010 farm server needs to be renamed.  We're not yet a production environment, but I do have some sites created.  I'd rather not have to totally "reinvent the wheel".  What's the "best practice" for this type of situation?  Disconnect SP 2010 server from the config database first, then rename the SP 2010 server through Control Panel, reboot, and then reconnect to the database? If I do this, how will I connect to the CA?  I don't want to miss any crucial steps! 

Dedicated Index Server in a SharePoint 2010 Server Farm



We want to have a dedicated Index server in our Sharepoint 2010 Farm and we have have Query roles on our WFE server itself.

I came across this - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/f775c95d-4bec-450d-a56c-5114a0f52c0a in which it is written: " By installing WFE on Dedicated index server in SP2007 Farm, you will have benefits"

But as per my understanding , in Sharepoint 2010 Farm Setup, we dont need install WFE role on index server as index server will have to propogate index to query server and we cant avoid any network traffic.

Please validate my understanding and if you have any recommnedations for setting dedicated Index server in SP2010 Farm , please suggest .

Thanks .


Vipin Kumar Tanwar ( Technology Architect )

Adding an SP 2010 server to an existing farm. "Failed to connect to the configuration database." dur


I have an existing sp 2010 enterprise server hosting websites and central administration.  I have a seperate sql 2008 r2 server holding the databases.  My goal is to setup another sp 2010 enterprise server to provide redundancy for the websites and central admin.  I believe I am able to accomplish this by adding another web front end to the farm.  On the second server, I install sp 2010, run the config wizard and connect to the config database located on the sql server, however, I am interrupted at step 3 when I am notified of the following:

Failed to connect to the configuration database.
An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown.  Additional exception information: There was an error encrypting or decrypting credentials. Either a credential update is currently being performed, or you must update the farm account credentials on this server before you can perform this task.
System.InvalidOperationException: There was an error encrypting or decrypting credentials. Either a credential update is currently being performed, or you must update the farm account credentials on this server before you can perform this task.
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPEncryptedString.CheckCredentialLock()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPManagedAccount.Deploy(SPApplicat

moving Team Foundation Server 2010 site to SharePoint 2010 farm.....

What is the best way to move a Team Foundation Server site over to our SharePoint 2010 farm? Can someone please point me to some documentation on how? Thanks,
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend