Saturday, August 13, 2011

Navigation to the webpage was cancelled and cannot view CHM help file in Windows 7

I was having a hard time viewing some documentation sent to me on an installation deployment. I was sent a .chm file. When I tried to open the chm help file I would see the index, but on the right side I would see “Navigation to the webpage was canceled". I then decided to check the properties of the file and noticed this button called unblock file. Once I clicked this I then hit OK and opened the chm file again and I could now view the file.

So to view html compiled help files in Windows 7 you may have go into the properties and unblock the file.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

TF255324: The specified database already exists. While installing Team Foundation Server 2010

[ Reporting ] TF255272: The database for SQL Server Analysis Services could not be verified. The problem is: TF255324: The specified database already exists. The database name is Tfs_Analysis.
That was the error I kept from reporting services during the Team Foundation Server 2010 readiness check.

You must go into SQL Management studio and connect to SQL Analysis Services Server and delete this database to proceed. This can be done by the following:

Open the SQL Services Management Studio. When the connection prompt comes up simply select SQL Analysis Services. Select your server and log in.Expand mthe cube and right click the Database and delete.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Installing Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010

OK, for the last few days I have been installing Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010.

I will try to sum up what I have seen thus far and what to do.

First thing is make sure you have all current Microsoft Updates: .

On my server I have Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 SP2 installed. You can use SQL server express if you would like, make sure to get the advanced services though, as reporting services and a many other tools:

Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Express with Advanced Services:

Make sure to run Microsoft Update to apply any updates needed after the install of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008
Here is a direct link for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2:

Also you will need Microsoft SharePoint Services. You can also use Microsoft SharePoint Server, but for this I will use Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with Service Pack 2 which can be downloaded from here:

Now do all your updates again.
Since this machine is 64-bit, I got an error right off the bat, telling me that I could not install Microsoft SharePoint Services x64.
It is summed up here, this tells you how to disable IIS 32-bit emulation mode:
Now, make sure SQL Reporting service is configured and accessible.

This can be done using the Reporting Services Configuration Tool:

OK, now you are ready to install Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sharepoint Services 3.0 Install error Windows 2008n R2 SP1 x64

Today I was trying to install Sharepoint Services 3.0 with SP2 on a Windows 2008 R2 X64 machine. Setup would not run as I got the error:

Setup is unable to proceed due to the following error(s):
Internet Information Services is running in 32-bit emulation mode.
Correct the issue(s) listed above to re-run setup.

So basically it looks like by default Internet Information Services is installed in 32 bit-emulation mode.

To disable this you simply need to do the following:

open a command line
copy and paste the following-
CScript "%SystemDrive%\InetPub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs" set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 0

Then type IISreset

Then try to re-run setup for Sharepoint Service 3.0 with SP2

If you need the link for Sharepoint Services 3.0 with SP2 X64: