The My Site of [user name] is scheduled for deletion. As their manager you are now the temporary owner of their site. This temporary ownership gives you access to the site to copy any business-related information you might need. To access the site use this URL: http://mysite.sharepointed.com/personal/User_Name
After a manger forwarded me this email, I realized we had a configuration problem in our environment.
The problem was we had our LDAP Active Directory (AD) import configured to import all users regardless of their status. So, when the user was deleted from AD the manager received the email and was unable to see the My Site.
To fix the problem I updated the LDAP Search Filter to:
When trying to access the Shared Service Provider (SSP) I received the following generic error:
An unexpected error has occurred.
Yes, the detail is overwhelming and pointed me directly at the problem.
To allow the .aspx page to show the detail behind the error I had to make a small change to the web.config file.In my case the web.config file in question was located in the following location:
How did I know where this was located?If you are in Central Administration and hover over the name of your SSP with your mouse, you should see the path at the bottom of the browser windows.If not, right click and select Copy Shortcut and paste it into notepad.
if the CPU is maxed out on your SharePoint 2007 server check the Indexer Performance setting in Central Administration. My setting was set to causing my CPU’s to run at 100% and nine instances of mssdmn.exe to run. Updating the setting to Reduced brought the CPU’s back to a normal level.
Central Administration > Operations > Services on Server > Office SharePoint Server Search Service Settings
I was doing a fresh install of MOSS and didn’t see the Business Data Catalog section listed in the SSP. The Business Data Catalog wasn’t there because I hadn’t enabled Enterprise Features in the Operations page.
Simple fix, in the Operations page look at the bottom of the page for the Upgrade and Migration section. In there you will find Enable Enterprise Feature. Click Enterprise and input your key.
Follow the directions on the screen and you should be ready to go.
The Idea Database Accelerator tool appears to be real handy at analyzing, reorganizing, and rebuilding indexes.
Keep in mind i’m still playing with this.
Today I sort of figured out how to backup and restore a site using Idera Site Backup. Site Backup creates a .cmp file for the site you are backing up. Using SharePoint Designer I was able to restore my deleted site from the .cmp file.
Here are the steps I followed:
Restore a Web site
Step 1: Create a new empty Web site as a destination
On the File menu, click New.
In the New dialog box, click the Web Site tab, click General, and then click Empty Web Site.
In the Specify the location of the new Web site box, enter the location where you want to restore the backup site.You can restore the site to a different server, and you can restore it as either a new top-level site or a subsite under an existing top-level site.
Tip You can also create an empty Web site through the browser by using the Site Settings or Create pages. For example, when viewing the site in the browser, click Site Actions, and then click Create. On the Create page, under Web Pages, click Sites and Workspaces. Complete the first four sections, but when you get to the Template Selection section, close the browser without making a selection. Do not apply any template — including the Blank Site template — or the restore operation will fail.
Step 2: Restore the backup file to the destination
With the destination site open, on the Site menu, point to Administration, and then click Restore Web Site.
In the File Open dialog box, browse to and click the .cmp file that you want to restore, and then click Open.
If the current Web site is low on available storage space, click Advanced, and then do any of the following:
To store the archive files in another temporary location, enter a new location in the Temporary location for archive files box.Backing up a Web site requires a location to store temporary backup files. By default, Office SharePoint Designer 2007 uses the current Web site. You can use another site on the same server or a location on another server on the same network — for example, \\Server name\Share name.
To store the .log file in another location, enter a new location in the Location for import log file box.You might need to choose another location for the .log file if the server cannot write to the default location. By default, Office SharePoint Designer 2007 creates an import .log file in the current Web site. You can check this file to determine if there were errors during the restore process.
In the Restore Web Site dialog box, click OK to confirm that you want to restore the .cmp file to the current empty Web site.If the site that you are backing up or restoring is large, the process can take quite a while.