Wednesday, 31 October 2007

InfoPath Forms not deleting/Updating/Installing

I was investigating a problem where InfoPath forms were hanging when deployed or uploaded. It would say "Installing" or "Deleting" or "Updating" but hang there for days.

After hours of testing and using stsadm to delete and install features realised what the problem was. Someone had installed the daylight savings hotfix for WSS and didn't install it on all the servers in the farm. After installing it on the last server, it started to work.

Hotfixes HAVE TO be installed on EVERY server in the farm, even if it's a Reporting Server. Even though this issue was due to daylight savings, you MUST install ALL hotfixes on ALL servers in the farm.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Creating Features and Event Handlers

I had a new SharePoint developer ask me 2 simple questions:

1, How do I create simple Features?
2, How do I create simple Event Handlers?

I sent him these 2 links from Microsoft's MSDN and within an hour he was able to do both.