I’ve been working with SharePoint 2010 and Word Automation Services quite a bit these days. I recently ran into an error that I just could not figure out. There’s very little out there on teh interwebs, and the only solution that I found sounded perfect. At first.
When attempting to convert a file from .docx to .pdf via Word Automation Services we were receiving:
Unrecognized attribute ‘allowInsecureTransport’. Note that attribute names are case-sensitive. (D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\WebServices\WordServer\Proxy.config line 77)
This was a brand new SharePoint install and everything appeared to be configured correctly. The ONLY solution that I could find was to apply a .NET hotfix (KB976462). It made sense. It sounded perfect! However… the .dlls that the hotfix wanted to apply were at an older version than what was already on the SharePoint server. At this point, we opened a case with Microsoft… (more…)
More “dreaded” errors in SharePoint. We started receiving the this fun error when loading one of our portals:
Server Error in ‘/’ Application.
Description: An application error occurred on the server.[...]
I’m currently working on a project to extend SharePoint’s capabilities with some C# .NET stuff. This is been quite the learning experience for me, since I’m not a developer or programmer by any stretch of the terms.
The latest oddity that I’ve run into is with the CalendarExtender. It’s supposed to look like this:
However, at some point it started looking like this:
Lately I’ve started performing more server builds with MOSS 2007 installs and I’ve noticed a trend.
SharePoint requires the ASP.NET v2.0 to be registered in the IIS Web Service Extensions and set to “Allowed.” If this is not the case, the SharePoint installation will error out – simple as that. It seems pretty common to find .NET 2.0 installed but not displaying in IIS. I’ve found the solution a number of times over across the ‘net (quick and easy!) but not the answer to “why did this happen on this server but not the other?” (more…)