Posts Tagged ‘2010’

[QuickNews] SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity test results and recommendations

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Microsoft released the whitepapers regarding the performance impact of specific features of SharePoint 2010. The following whitepapers have been released:

  • BCSCapacityPlanningDoc.docx
  • DesigningLargeListsMaximizingListPerformance.docx
  • LargeScaleDocRepositoryCapacityPlanningDoc.docx
  • MySitesSocialComputingCapacityPlanningDoc.docx
  • OfficeWebAppsCapacityPlanningDoc.docx
  • SearchforSPServer2010CapacityPlanningDoc.docx
  • SharePointServerCachesPerformance.docx
  • VisioServicesCapacityPlanningDoc.docx
  • WASCapacityPlanningDoc.docx



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Exception: System.SystemException: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.

March 17, 2011 Leave a comment

As I installed the language packs for SharePoint 2010 I ran into the Exception: Exception: System.SystemException: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed.

The cause of this error, in my case, was that the SharePoint 2010 server was unable to contact the Domain Controller. Once that was sorted, I could run the configuration wizard just fine.

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SharePoint 2010 install error : The errorData argument cannot be null or zero length

January 26, 2010 3 comments

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When I started to install a new clean SharePoint 2010 server I came across this error during the configuration wizard (when selecting the SQL Server instance):

System.ArgumentNullException was thrown. Additional exception information: The errorData argument cannot be null or zero length. Parameter name: errorData.

Googling/Binging it brought me to various solutions about firewalls etcetera, but as this was a local machine install that couldn’t be the cause of the problem. Appearantly this cryptic message just means one thing: I can’t find your SQL Server. Due to changing the development machine to a domain controller after installing SQL, the service account for SQL didn’t have the required access. If you have the same problem, do not change it in your services screen, change it in your SQL Server Configuration Manager. If that fails with an error message (as it did in my case), add the service account to your administrator group, start the services, fake to change it again and remove the account from the administrator group. That should leave you with a running SQL and now you can run the configuration wizard of SharePoint 2010.

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