SharePoint 2013 – Pre-Requisites Install Error: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role

March 28th, 2014

If you receive the following error when trying to install the SharePoint 2013 Pre-Requisites then hopefully this article will be of help.

Error when enabling ASP.NET v4.0.30319
Error: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.

The common solution to this problem is that you need to get the latest updates from Microsoft Update, not from WSUS.

Step 1 – Run MMC
SP2013-PR-Step-1

Step 2 – Add the Local Policy Editor Snap-In
SP2013-PR-Step-2

SP2013-PR-Step-3

Step 3 – Update WSUS Setting
Select “Specify Settings for optional component installation and component repair”

Enable “Contract Windows Update directly to download repair content instead of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)”

SP2013-PR-Step-4

Step 4 – Re-Run Pre-Requisite Installation
SP2013-PR-Step-5

That should hopefully solve your problem :)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Version and Build Numbers

October 16th, 2013

Below is a list of Dynamics CRM Build and Version numbers as a quick reference.

Version Build Number Release Date (DD/MM/YYYY) KB Articles: SDK Version
RC 05.00.9688.53 -
RTM 05.00.9688.583 16/02/2011
Update Rollup 1 05.00.9688.1045 07/04/2011 KB2466084
Update Rollup 2 05.00.9688.1155 06/06/2011 KB2466086
Update Rollup 3 05.00.9688.1244 26/07/2011 KB2547347 5.0.5
Update Rollup 4 05.00.9688.1450 19/09/2011 KB2556167
Update Rollup 5 05.00.9688.1533 20/10/2011 KB2567454 5.0.7
5.0.8
Update Rollup 6 05.00.9689.1985
05.00.9690.1992
12/01/2012
20/01/2012
KB2600640 5.0.9
Update Rollup 7 05.00.9690.2165 22/03/2012 KB2600643 5.0.10
Update Rollup 8 05.00.9690.2243 03/05/2012 KB2600644
Update Rollup 9 Cancelled - -
Update Rollup 10 05.00.9690.2730
05.00.9690.2740
16/08/2012
04/10/2012
KB2710577 5.0.12
Update Rollup 11 05.00.9690.2835
05.00.9690.2838
11/10/2012
23/10/2012
KB2739504
Critical Update for Update Rollup 11 05.00.9690.2903 7/26/2013 KB2855319
Update Rollup 12
(OnPremise / v2)
05.00.9690.3218/
05.00.9690.3233/
05.00.9690.3236
07/01/2013
30/01/2013
KB2795627 5.0.14
CRM Online “Polaris” (UR12+) 05.00.9690.3233 13/01/2013 N/A 5.0.14
Update Rollup 13 05.00.9690.3448 03/26/2013 KB2791312 5.0.15
Update Rollup 14 05.00.9690.3557 07/13/2013 KB2849744 5.0.16
Update Rollup 15 05.00.9690.3731 10/08/2013 KB2843571 5.0.17
Update Rollup 15 v2 5.0.9690.3739 10/08/2013 KB2843571 5.0.17
Update Rollup 16 05.00.9690.3911 22/01/2014 KB2872369 5.0.17

Barnsley Football Club @ Vibe Personal Training in Bury

February 27th, 2013

Down at Vibe you’ll regularly see some of the footballers from Barnsley Football Club.
Our new trainer John Lucas has the guys in doing recovery sessions once a week.
A flushing spin session followed by yoga and core training is usually the order of the day.

The players were Tom Kennedy, Stephen Foster, Chris Dagnall & Kelvin Etuhu.
We’re obviously good luck for them as they can’t stop winning at the moment.
good luck guys.

We are glad to see Vibe are having the success they deserve and getting some high profile clients on board.

If you are looking for Personal Training in Bury, or a Boot Camp of the highest standard then go and check them out.

Vibe – Personal Training Bury

Certified Specialist: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

January 17th, 2013

Andrew, the founder of Didsbury Design has now successfully achieved the Microsoft Certified specialist certification for: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. This is just part of our goal to provide better solutions for Business’ looking to harness the value that HTML5, CSS3 and Ajax can provide.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any projects you wish to discuss, we would be happy to assist.

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: SharePoint 2010

January 17th, 2013

Andrew, the founder of Didsbury Design has now successfully achieved the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: SharePoint 2010. This is just part of our goal to provide better solutions for Business’ looking to harness the value that SharePoint can provide when configured, and customised effectively.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any SharePoint or Dynamics CRM projects you wish to discuss, we would be happy to assist.

Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

Umbraco Certified Developer – Level 2

January 17th, 2013

Andrew, the founder of Didsbury Design has now successfully achieved the Umbraco Certified Developer award at level 2. This is just part of our journey to being able to better provide solutions for business’ looking for a professional Content Management System.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any projects coming up you wish to discuss.

Umbraco Certified Developer - Level 2

Umbraco CMS Redirecting to the Installation Screen after content is published

September 29th, 2012

So you have decided to go with Umbraco as your CMS (good choice).

After you have installed Umbraco and created a published page via the administration area you should be able to view your site. If you can view the site, this post is not for you!

If you are getting redirected to the installation page even though you have published content then please check that in the web.config you have the following value set to your version of Umbraco:

<add key="umbracoConfigurationStatus" value="4.9.0" />

Sometimes if the permissions were not correct for the web.config file during install you will find the connection string you used upon installation is not persisted and also this version number is not set.

Once you set this value you should be able to view your content.

Hopefully this will save you some time if your having this problem.

Resolve Multiple Default Views in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (Supported)

April 23rd, 2012

Every now and then, with Dynamics CRM 2011 (and CRM 4), you can end up with two default views for the same Entity. It seems to occur when you import a solution with certain customizations to an entity.

I think in our case it occurred when we renamed the Account entity to be Organisation. A supported way of resolving this is outlined below.

  1. Create a new view on the same entity called ‘fix’ and assign some filter criteria (it doesn’t matter what)
  2. Set the new view as the default
  3. Publish your changes
  4. Open the new view, go to more actions and delete it. You can’t delete it from the main list of views as you will get an error “You cannot delete a default view until you have specified another view as the default”
  5. Publish your entity again

You should now only have one default view and no more problems!

Matching a W3wp Process to an Application Pool / IIS Site

November 4th, 2011

OK so maybe you are trying to:

  • Debug a website
  • Debug a web service
  • Debug another .NET app

So you go into Visual Studio, Debug menu, Attach to process…

SO you are looking for the w3p.exe process, but there are loads!

Here is how to match up which process related to your application pool or IIS site.

Server 2003
Open a command prompt (run as administrator)
C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv>cscript.exe C:\Windows\System32\system32\iisapp.vbs

Server 2008
Open a command prompt (run as administrator)
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe list wp

If you get an error WAS service not started – make sure you opened command prompt as an administrator!

Hope this helps someone else quickly attach to the right process.

Alternatively attach to them all if you are lazy ;)

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for SharePoint 2010

August 30th, 2011

Andrew, the founder of Didsbury Design has now successfully passed the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for SharePoint 2010 exam. This means we are now much better equipped to take on SharePoint projects and to advise others on similar work.

We are aiming to achieve more certifications throughout 2011 to help us grow and be able to assist our clients in a broader area of subjects.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any projects coming up you wish to discuss.

All the best,

Didsbury Design Team