Month: September 2012

SharePoint – SPAdmin service failed to start when creating a SharePoint 2010 farm

Recently, I ran into a problem with SharePoint 2010 Enterprise (with Service Pack 1 and June 2012 Cumulative Update) when creating a new SharePoint farm. The configuration wizard failed at step 3 when creating the configuration database; while the configuration database and the content DB for the central administration site have been created. When analyzing …

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Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 – You can not start multiple program instance if launched from Metro

Since Microsoft has introduced the new UI (previously called Metro) with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, you can not start multiple instance of a same program if you launch it using Metro. Try this: From session opened on Windows 8 (or Windows Server 2012), hit the Windows key to make Metro appears Type notepad …

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ForeFront – Microsoft has announced some important changes in the ForeFront products line

Today, Microsoft has announced some important changes in the ForeFront products line, as part of their effort to the cloud journey: ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange has been renamed to Exchange Online Protection; this may be clearer the idea and going in the new direction (see below for relation ) A basic antimalware protection is …

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Exchange – Issues if system mailboxes are not correctly configured

Since Exchange 2003, Microsoft has introduced some specific mailboxes to manage some system operations. With Exchange 2013, these mailboxes are becoming more important. For example, these mailboxes are used to operate mailbox moves or OAB generation. Off course, this may happened that system mailboxes become misconfigured (for any reasons). To solve this, Microsoft has published …

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