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Server 2008 Enterprise on Virtual PC 2007

Microsoft has updated Virtual PC 2007 to support a few more guests.  One of those guests is Windows Server 2008 Standard.  I bold a very important word there.  Windows Server 2008 Enterprise will install in a VM, but after that, most everything won't work.  Windows Update fails, Internet Explorer crashes.  Most importantly, SQL Server 2008 won't install, and it will throw an error saying that your .NET 2.0 version is incorrect.

So make sure that if you're putting VPC images of Server 2008 together that you're using Server 2008 Standard, the only version supported on Virtual PC 2007.  Also, if you're still having trouble, make sure your VPC version is  The older versions don't work right with Server 2008 at all.

Categories: Server 2008
Posted by Wayne Walton on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:50 PM
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Reporting Services issues with CRM on Windows Server 2008

I recently tried installing CRM on a Windows Server 2008 machine.  I ran into a couple issues described below, along with their fixes.  I threw these notes down, so I may be missing something.  But hopefully, it'll be a start for anyone setting this up on Server 2008.


The migration error:

Make sure that the application pool that Reporting is running under is in Classic Mode.


401.2 errors:

I fought with this one for a while.  There are a couple of things you'll need to do:

  • Make sure that all authentication modes except for "Windows Authentication" is disabled.
  • Make sure that the App Pool user is a local admin on the machine

Unable to connect to the reporting service:

You'll need to open the RSWebApplication.config file located in the ReportsManager folder.  Remove the value from the <ReportServerVirtualDirectory> field and enter the full url without the ending / in the <ReportServerUrl> field.  For example: <ReportServerUrl></ReportServerUrl>


When I tried installing CRM 4.0 I got the following error during installation:

"Action microsoft.crm.setup.server.rsconfigaction failed. The specified path is not a metabase path."

The solutions is addressed in the following KB article:


Specifically, you need to add the <reportserverurl> configuration entry.  Very similar to what we had to do earlier with reporting services.

Posted by trenton adams on Monday, September 8, 2008 7:07 PM
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Upgrading to Subversion 1.5.* on a Debian Box

  1. # apt-get clean
  2. Edit the following configuration file  /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70debconf
  3. Add the following line to the configuration file:
    1. APT::Cache-Limit "16777216";
  4. Save and Exit
  5. Edit the following configuration file /etc/apt/sources.list
  6. Add the following two lines: 
    1. deb sid main 
    2. deb-src sid main
  7. Save and Exit
  8. # apt-get update
  9. # apt-get install subversion

Posted by trenton adams on Saturday, September 6, 2008 3:41 PM
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