Category Archives: Microsoft

Cannot use Open with Explorer in a SharePoint library – solved.


Cannot use Open with Explorer in a SharePoint library – solved. (“Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer”)

The problem.

When browsing in a SharePoint document library, there is an option on the ribbon bar to Open with Explorer.  This is very exciting because you could copy and paste multiple files into SharePoint or move them from one folder to another.  When clicking on this button you get “Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer”.

The solution.

The solution is to add a registry entry.  The root problem is that in this situation, your credentials are not passed when the target URL has a dot in the address.  The following procedure, from this Microsoft article describes how to fix things:

  1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Multi-String Value.
  4. Type AuthForwardServerList, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type the URL of the server that hosts the Web share, and then click OK.
    Note   You can also type a list of URLs in the Value data box. For more information, see the “Sample URL list” section in this article.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
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MSC-ERR-0008 An error has occured at the transport layer and OP-ERR-0181 At least one invalid member – Cognos and SSAS errors


MSC-ERR-0008 An error has occurred at the transport layer and OP-ERR-0181 At least one invalid member – Cognos and SSAS errors

A client has found a solution to two errors occurring in an environment with Cognos 10.1 and SQL Server 2008.

  • MSC-ERR-008 An error as occurred at the transport layer.
  • OP-ERR-0181 At least one invalid member reference was encountered in the query.

A hot-fix was applied to Windows as described in these two following articles and initial testing has been positive. The scenario is a single sign-on Cognos environment with Active Directory using Kerberos to authenticate to SQL Server Analysis Services 2008. The errors seemed intermittent.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/psssql/archive/2009/04/03/errors-may-occur-after-configuring-analysis-services-to-use-kerberos-authentication-on-advanced-encryption-standard-aware-operating-systems.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969083

Microsoft Announces New Developer Certification – MCSD


Microsoft Certified Solution Developer – MCSD

Microsoft has reworked the certification process for developers and introduced a new MCSD – Microsoft Certified Solution Developer credential. This redefined certification now addresses new generation developers by including cloud and application marketplace domains. In this way, they intend to embrace the current technologies.

The new certification is created around Visual Studio 2012, a development environment that allows applications to be built across devices and for specific devices. The focus is fast, light and stunning. The skills required go beyond the traditional environments and extend to the new world of multiple platforms.

The new MCSD certification will be useful to establish credibility in the new world of development. It demonstrates the ability to compete in the latest markets.

The first MCSD certification will be be MCSD: Windows Metro Style Apps. This will focus onskills needed to create beautiful, elegant and fast apps using Windows 8 with Visual Studio, HTML5, and C#.

There’s a free ebook from MS Press to help get started: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (First Preview).