Thursday, September 10, 2009

Error while trying to run project: Unable to start debugging ... The components for the 64-bit debugger are not registered

I had installed Visual Studio 2008 64 bit version on Windows Server 2008 and after install it complains about this error. Tried the specifed solution but remote debugging components are not a part of the features list in install setup. So digged down the install cd and found
"Remote Debugger/x64" folder. There we go found the installer about which Visual Studio was complaining. Error is gone! And I can hit F5 in my project without any errors :-).

Thought I will post this if someone might end up in same situation and so don't have to waste time digging around for solutions.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Could not normalize the SPItem after installing SharePoint Connector for FAST

I had setup SharePoint connector on my FAST server and provided SharePoint username and password which has go read access to sharepoint site. However, when starting the document processing the content retreiver fails and complains about not being able to retreive content because of unauthorized access to the item its trying to retrieve. Following is the exact error details: com.fastsearch.esp.connector.sharepoint2007.adapter.SPAdapterController: Could not normalize the SPItem 3b370549-3f6f-4d3f-b7c8-1d98884101ce;450526c0-5b6c-452a-a655-b1093b7e9d46;1. Exception: com.fastsearch.esp.cctk.framework.NormalizationException: Could not get content for the url: 'http://moss/Lists/Announcements/DispForm.aspx?ID=1'. Exception: com.fastsearch.esp.cctk.framework.AdapterException: Error downloading file: http://moss/Lists/Announcements/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 from server: HTTP Status code: 401. HTTP Status msg: Unauthorized Looking on the IIS logs for the get request for "'http://moss/Lists/Announcements/DispForm.aspx?ID=1" no username is associated. Not sure which user account document processing stage is using to retrieve the content.

So investigated further on this issue and ended up solving it by configuring Web Authentication Proxy. For some reason one of the dcoument processing stage when requesting content from sharepoint was not using the SharePoint username/password specified in the configuration. So have to setup Web Authentication Proxy to force it to use a specified account while retrieving content.

Hope it might help some one, sometime :-)