Sharepoint Search Service can not be Started

I had to recreate my sharepoint search service as it was not doing the full crawl again! This time, the process hanged and it was not able to completely remove the search database. It would just say “Stopping”. No amount of restarts could fix the problem. Some posts on the internet mentions using this: stsadm […]

Missing Sharepoint Search results

Symptom: Sharepoint V3.0 Users are unable to search for more recently added items in sharepoint site that uses sql2005. The search still works for older items. These older items were being returned by the sharepoint search. Doing some research on the net, I found out that the tempDB may run out of disk space. The […]

Sharepoint SSL returns Zero Results

My Users report getting zero results for search queries in one of our sharepoint sites. Even though we know that the item exists in the database! What changed? This was working without a hitch previously. Ah I remembered that this happened right after i had installed digital certificates and required HTTPS traffic. Could the https:// […]

Microsoft Tools to Detect Malware

Got this from Microsoft’s Hands on Labs: Tools from Microsoft to detect Malware. 1. Rootkit Revealer 2. Process Explorer 3. Process Monitor 4. TCPView 5. Autoruns 6. Desktop Optimization Pack I wasnt able to test out the progams as the virtual PC i was supposed to use was crashing.

TechEd 2008: Mugged in KL, Malaysia

It was only 6 hours after we arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via TranstiStar bus lines (1st class!) for the Microsoft TechEd 2008 event, when we were robbed, or rather, my wife’s handbag was snatched from her by one motorcycle riding man. We were walking from the hotel to St Andrew Church and just crossed […]