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"Enumerate target servers failed" when attempting to modify or delete maintenance plan
Originally posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:37 AM. UPDATE: 12/14/2007 I fixed this error for one instance of my active-active cluster, but I'm still getting the same error on the other instance. I hope this information is useful to someone, as I did eliminate a bunch of possibilities as to the cause, and I did fix it for the one instance. UPDATE: 11/12/2007 I left my original post below, because it might help someone somewhere. The actions listed in the old post below help you to enumerate jobs ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 3:52 PM

SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration won't load on cluster
Originally posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:19 AM. Fairly simple error, but potentially frustrating. When attempting to use the Surface Area Configuration tool, you get the error, "You cannot configure surface area of clustered services by connecting to a computer name. Conect to the virtual server to configure clustered services." I kept figuring it wanted the full path, servername\instancename, or else the name of the cluster. What it wants is the SQL Network Name as configured in your cluster, ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 3:48 PM

Service Account "Log on as" repeatedly becoming locked out
Originally posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:17 AM I had the issue of configuring a windows service to log on as a service account. This repeatedly caused the account to become locked out. For me, this was happening when installing a Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) cluster, but it can happen on any service account. This will also happen during the installation wizard of MSCS, as well as other installation wizards (MSSQL, etc.) which ask you to enumerate a service account. In this scenario, you ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 2:45 PM

Connectivity problems with SQL using NLB
Originally posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007 4:08 PM If you are using NLB (Network Load Balancing), you may be forced to use Unicast (as I am). This forces you to create another IP address on another NIC to do operations other than NLB, such as domain access, administration, and connecting to a database. You may also have the misfortune of being required to set this NIC to use the same subnet. If you are able to have different subnets, then you need to force all traffic to the database to go out ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 2:42 PM

Moving articles to blog

I've noticed that my articles aren't being picked up by the search engines, so must be something funny with the way things are set up.  Anyway, I'm moving all my articles to the root of the blog so that they can help someone.

-Tom

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 2:40 PM

Unable to manage form templates
Just solved a problem, and wanted to document the solution. Problem: SharePoint MOSS 2007 Central Administrations site. Select Application Management --> InfoPath Forms Services --> Manage form templates. This runs the page _admin/ManageFormTemplates.... Response is the ever-helpful SharePoint screen: Error. Unknown Error. Thanks, guys. How do I turn on custom errors in SharePoint? And how do I get Manage form templates to work? Disclaimer: `No warrantees, express or implied, are granted with ......

Posted On Friday, December 7, 2007 10:32 AM

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