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How to: run a 32 bit web application on a SharePoint 2013 Server

When installing a separate 32 bit web application in a SharePoint 2013 Farm the new application might fail to load and give a general 503 Service Unavailable error message. When looking in IIS manager, the Application Pool for the new app would be in the stopped state.

The following error messages might be visible in the Event log…

For the new 32 bit web application

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Event ID 5002 – Error <date and time> WAS 5002 None

Application pool ‘<App Pool Name>’ is being automatically disabled due to a series of failures in the process(es) serving that application pool.

And

Event ID 5139 – Warning <date and time> WAS 5139 None

A listener channel for protocol ‘http’ in worker process ‘<process number>’ serving application pool ‘<App Pool Name>’ reported a listener channel failure. The data field contains the error number.

 For SharePoint 2013

Event ID 2282 – Error <date and time> IIS-W3SVC-WP 2282 None

The Module DLL ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\isapi\spnativerequestmodule.dll’ could not be loaded due to a configuration problem. The current configuration only supports loading images built for a x86 processor architecture. The data field contains the error number. To learn more about this issue, including how to troubleshooting this kind of processor architecture mismatch error, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=29349.

The Microsoft link for the issue will only redirect you to the www.iis.net web site.

Solution / work around

The solution to this issue is to enable 32 bit applications to be loaded together with SharePoint and ask the SharePoint Module to only load in 64 bit mode. This can be done by running the following command, located in the %WINDIR%\System32\inetsrv\ folder:

appcmd.exe set config -section:system.webServer/globalModules /[name=’SPNativeRequestModule’].preCondition:integratedMode,bitness64

More information on configuring IIS can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc627313.aspx

Hat Tip to my colleague Markus Lind for pointing this out.

Unable to open SharePoint Online document library in File Explorer

Introduction

SharePoint features a very useful function that enables users to open a document library as if it is a normal folder inside File Explorer. This would give the user access to normal file operations such as copy, move etc.

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Look and feel of Open with Explorer in SharePoint 2013 in English

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Look and feel of Öppna med Utforskaren in SharePoint 2010 in Swedish

Issue

When using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 10 to open a document library the following error message appears and the library does not open in File Explorer:

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We’re having a problem opening this location in File Explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again.

A similar error message in Swedish:

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Klienten har inte stöd för att öppna den här listan med Utforskaren.

Solution

Update: There is now a hotfix available at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2846960 that should solve the issue for Windows 7 and IE10.

Not really…

At the moment this is a known issue with Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 7. The suggestion from Microsoft is to de-install IE10 and use an earlier version. Another option would be to upgrade to Windows 8.

Unfortunately my current PC (HP EliteBook 8540w) does not support Windows 8, and Internet Explorer 9 isn’t really an option anymore.

Read more at the Microsoft support site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835527

More supporting information here: How to use the “Open with Explorer” command and how to troubleshoot issues with this option in SharePoint Online – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2629108

This is posted as a follow up to my post on how to get explorer view to work in SharePoint 2010: http://www.stefanjohansson.org/2012/01/how-to-get-explorer-view-to-work-in-sharepoint-2010/ – obviously this won’t cut it in the above scenario.

Recertified as MCT for 2013

According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) are the premier technical and instructional experts on Microsoft technologies, and are the only individuals authorized to deliver training with Microsoft Official Courses.

I have been certified as MCT and delivered Microsoft Official Courses since 2009.

Since the requirements are getting more and more stringent for every year and the MCT certification requires both the technical certifications to be current and the student feedback to be above bar I am very happy to announce that this is the 5th year I am certified as a MCT.

The 2013 certification also brings a nifty new look to the logo and certificates.

While I’m still in Sweden I deliver my training through Addskills, the leading training provider in Sweden. Contact me if you are interested in participating in a session or would like to discuss custom training sessions.

I am also available for mentoring and custom training for both BI and SharePoint and for certification preparation work.

Workarounds for problems using Jetpack and https on Azure Websites

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Blog Meta

This is a follow up post on: Moving the blog to azure web sites: http://www.stefanjohansson.org/2013/05/moving-the-blog-to-azure-websites/

2013-07-09: Update 2 – As of Version 2.3.1 the Jetpack plugin and the WordPress cloud have  been updated to support more SSL scenarios. Jetpack should now work without issues and configuration changes. The post below is still valid for other connected systems that doesn’t like mismatched SSL certificates.

Introduction

One key feature missing from Azure Web Sites is the possibility to run your own SSL certificate for encrypted https traffic.

2013-06-03: Update 1 – https, SSL and certificates for custom domain names are now launched and available (for sites running in “reserved mode”) – read more here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/net/common-tasks/enable-ssl-web-site/ The information below still applies in case you don’t want to use a reserved mode site.

This pretty much disables it for any real business use whatsoever.

Every single professional I have spoken with regarding this have chosen alternate solutions for their projects and tests. As usual a key problem here is no official words on availability and firm delivery dates to relate to. Finding a blog post or discussion thread where someone says it might be available as a feature in the future just doesn’t enable project budgets to be spent on Azure Web Sites even for tests and explorations.

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SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 launch seminar at Microsoft

On May 17th (2013) we held a very successful seminar as part of the launch and roll out of the SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 family. The event took place at Microsoft Sweden’s newly renovated office just north of Stockholm.

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Photo by Björn Nylander

The event focused on the new capabilities for BI in SharePoint 2013, SQL Server 2012 and Office 2013 and looked at the possibilities of the platform from a strategic ROI point of view.

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GeoFlow demo

The main part of the seminar was my presentation and demonstration of the Solver BI Framework that enables BI in SharePoint 2013 to live in a structured platform with plenty of information about report and system status, integrated news and much more. We also showcased the new GeoFlow 3D data visualization (download here) features of Excel 2013 that was very well received.

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Power View demo

More information on the Microsoft Business Intelligence start page here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/default.aspx

If you are interested in the materials from the seminar or if you would like to see the seminar contents or demonstration, please contact me.