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  • SharePoint Logs - Tracing Service lost trace events

    So in the farm I'm trying to deploy to, the tracing service starting logging some "failed to write template" messages. Thousands of them. Nobody was on the machine at the time. It wasn't available to anyone so it was internal to SharePoint, whatever it was. Then it suddenly turned into the "Tracing Service lost trace events" log entries. Finally, it stopped logging altogether.

    I found in a forum post on MSDN that when this happens, you need to restart the Windows SharePoint Service Tracing service.

    SharePoint immediately started logging the events appropriately.

     I love SharePoint and I also hate it.


  • Helpful Tips for SharePoint Developers - #2: VPC Hot Key

    I've been a keyboard-centric guy since Windows 3.1 and 3.11. Having one of the alt keys reserved for getting in and out of the VPC kills me every time. So go into your Virtual PC Console: "File" -> "Options". Select "Keyboard" and enter your new value. Since I nearly always go directly to MSDN or Google when I have a problem or question, it seemed natural to reallocate the F1 key for this.

    Now, in place of Left Alt + Del to send the Alt + Ctl + Del combination to the VPC, I press F1 + Del. This makes my switches much more deliberate and, when I'm in full screen mode (F1 + Enter) on one screen I'm not automatically switching out when I press the stinkin alt key!