SharePoint Error: Property doesnt exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings.

29 02 2012

We were recently uncovered an error when we passed a URL with a number of parameters to the SharePoint search results page and the users IE browser returned the following error:

“Property doesn’t exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings.”

The error wasn’t returned by chrome.

The resolution we found was that the browser was set to US language so it couldn’t interpret the dates we had passed to the page.

A quick resolution to a strange error.


Windows 2003 Resource Kit for Windows 7

15 12 2010

I had an issue finding a compatible version of Windows 2003 Resource Kit for Windows 7 after upgrading the OS on my laptop. So if you want to manage Active Directory on Windows 7 or Windows 2008 along with or features in the resource kit.

Download the following Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 and install.

Then follow this post on “Turning Windows Features on / off ” once you have installed the features they appear on the start menu.

Start > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off.

What is your work’s phones’ operating system?

26 07 2010

Bing Maps features demonstrated at TED 2010

20 02 2010

Blaise Aguera y Arcas of Microsoft demonstrates some amazing Bing map features to come in 2010 almost look like real life Deja Vu with Denzil Washington!

Which CMS should i use? Poll

12 02 2010

Add your thoughts below in the comments area.

PDF iFilter SharePoint

21 06 2009

No doubt within about 5 minutes of using WSS or MOSS your users will want to be able to search the contents of a pdf, if its not a prequisite. This post will show you how.

How to add the PDF iFilter to SharePoint 2007.

Before we start, this post shows you how to add the PDF icon to SharePoint which might be of interest.

You will need:

Adobe PDF IFilter 6.0
Note: After this iFiliter is packaged with Adobe Reader
Admin rights on your indexing server.


  1. Copy the Adobe PDF iFilter 6.0 to your SharePoint indexing server.
  2. Run the PDF iFilter 6.0 on the server.
  3. Enable the pdf extension. Go to Central Administration > SharedServices > Search Settings > File Types >Add File Type.
  4. Enter ‘pdf’ as a file extension and save.
  5. Perform a full crawl to index you PDF documents.

For troubleshooting check the Microsoft KB for WSS issues.
Ive never had an issue with this on 32bit platforms, usually i forget to enable the the extension if anything doh.

For 64 bit you will have to choose between Adobe 9.0 (free bundled with Adobe reader) and Foxit (paying). Check out this blog post for more details:

For instructions on how to install Adobe 9.0 64 bit check here

Other iFilters to consider:

This post shows you how to add the PDF icon to SharePoint the same steps apply for other icons.

Trouble Shooting

Use Citeknet  iFilter explorer to help with debugging see which extensions are registered to the correct dlls.

Check your event viewer:

DCOM error  event id 10016
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {61738644-F196-11D0-9953-00C04FD919C1}

This error means one of your app pools doesnt have the correct permissions. Navigate to:
Start > Administration Tools > component Services > Computer > My Computer > DCOM Config.

Locate IIS WAMREGT Admin Service – Propertises > Customize > Edit.

Add/Edit the App Pool (User) account that caused the error – Allow Local Activation.

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SharePoint for Dummies

18 06 2009

SharePoint for Dummies from the for Dummies series offers some great tips on getting started with SharePoint covering all the topics you need.

From the Back Cover
Match SharePoint to your specific business needs.

The fun and easy way® to deploy SharePoint in your business today!

Are you stymied by SharePoint? This plain–English guide offers simple instructions and focused coverage of this powerful tool, giving you practical solutions to real–world SharePoint challenges. You′ll install SharePoint, create sites and grant access, manage data and business processes, use sites to improve employee relations and marketing, put interactive reports and forms on a portal, and much more!

  • Set up a SharePoint portal
  • Manage portal content and Office documents
  • Integrate Office 2007 with SharePoint
  • Use SharePoint to collaborate
  • Create personalized sites
  • Monitor and back up your portal

Table of Contents


Part I: Setting Up SharePoint.

Chapter 1: Getting to Know SharePoint.
Chapter 2: Installing SharePoint.
Chapter 3: Creating the Site Hierarchy.

Part II: Exploring SharePoint’s Building Blocks.

Chapter 4: Introducing Sites and Site Content.
Chapter 5: Navigating SharePoint.
Chapter 6: Granting Access to SharePoint.
Chapter 7: Managing Data with SharePoint.
Chapter 8: Managing Business Processes with SharePoint.

Part III: Improving Information Worker Collaboration and Productivity.

Chapter 9: Using SharePoint for Collaboration.
Chapter 10: Communicating with SharePoint.
Chapter 11: Using Portal Sites.
Chapter 12: Configuring Profiles and My Sites.
Chapter 13: Personalizing Sites.
Chapter 14: Searching the Enterprise.

Part IV: Enterprise Applications for SharePoint.

Chapter 15: Exploring Document and Records Management.
Chapter 16: Publishing Web Content.
Chapter 17: Providing Access to Business Intelligence.

Part V: Administering SharePoint.

Chapter 18: Administering and Monitoring SharePoint.
Chapter 19: Backing Up the Server.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Ten SharePoint Resources Worth Checking Out.
Chapter 21: Ten Positive Outcomes from Implementing SharePoint.

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