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  • Installing Vista SP2 gives error hr=0x800f0a0c

    Posted on March 12th, 2009 By Andreas Stenhall + No comments

    For the last couple of days I have been assisting one the users in my Windows Community alltomxp.se (in Swedish) with troubleshooting the installation of Windows Vista Service Pack 2. The user just get “one or more system components that the service pack requires are missing. For more information, click the link below.”  The links leads unfortunately not to a page with any information on what is wrong.

    In the CBS.log the following information can be found:

    2009-03-11 20:43:11, Info                  CBS    SPI: Starting SP Compatibility\Applicability scan
    2009-03-11 20:43:11, Error                 CBS    SPI: (CSPInstall::CompatibilityApplicabilityScan:993)Detected missing components, aborting SP install hr=0x800f0a0c
    2009-03-11 20:43:11, Info                  CBS    SPI: Ending Compatibility\Applicability scan
    2009-03-11 20:43:11, Error                 CBS    SPI: (PerformSPInstallation:764)Failed to install SP using UI hr=0x800f0a0c
    2009-03-11 20:43:11, Error                 CBS    SPI: (wmain:1034)Failed to perform SP installation hr=0x800f0a0c

    The problem is that components are missing, most likely because the application vLite has been used to customize the installation. This can be verified by looking if the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\vLite exist and then delete it. After that the installation of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 should proceed, hopefully without further problems.

  • Gain access to Operations and Application Management in SharePoint in SBS2008

    Posted on March 3rd, 2009 By Andreas Stenhall + No comments

    Some time ago I migrated a client’s Small Business Server 2003 to a Small Business Server 2008. When migrating their WSS 2.0 SharePoint from the old server to the new one I ran into some problems. I just could not get access to the Operations or Application management in SharePoint Central Administration, with the  below event logged.

    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0
    Date:          2009-02-26 13:23:42
    Event ID:      1314
    Task Category: Web Event
    Level:         Information
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      CONTOSOSRV02.Contoso.local
    Event code: 4007
    Event message: URL authorization failed for the request.
    Event time: 2009-02-26 16:21:50
    Event time (UTC): 2009-02-26 15:21:50
    Event ID: 0087e3fc2a3440178e6a801602c514f7
    Event sequence: 113
    Event occurrence: 6
    Event detail code: 0
    Application information:
        Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/1899589246/ROOT-1-128801351457937683
        Trust level: WSS_Minimal
        Application Virtual Path: /
        Application Path: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\4721\
        Machine name: CONTOSOSRV02
    Process information:
        Process ID: 7888
        Process name: w3wp.exe
        Account name: CONTOSO\Administrator
    Request information:
        Request URL: http://contososrv02:4721/_admin/operations.aspx
        Request path: /_admin/operations.aspx
        User host address: ::1
        User: CONTOSO\tempadmin
        Is authenticated: True
        Authentication Type: Negotiate
        Thread account name: CONTOSO\tempadmin

    After doing som troubleshooting I got everything working by editing the web.config file of the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\ADMIN directory. I simply added the line below to the file, saved it and then I could access the Operations and Application Management of SharePoint Central Administration.

    <allow roles="CONTOSO\WSS_ADMIN_WPG" />

    Case closed!