Thursday, November 19, 2009

SharePoint 2010 Beta – allowInsecureTransport Installation Issues

My first attempt at getting the new SharePoint 2010 beta installed and working had mixed results. I built a clean Windows server 2008 R2 Virtual Machine and followed all the installation steps to the letter. SharePoint installed and a lot of stuff worked but I couldn’t get any of the SharePoint service applications working.

Digging into the logs I could see the error invalid attribute "allowInsecureTransport="true" in the web.config for all service applications. Hmmm.

It turns out there is a WCF HotFix you have to install, (at the moment there is no Windows Server 2008 R2 version) for other OS versions – You can download the hotfix from here:

In fact there are quite a few extra steps you need to do before you get a good install. These are covered in Jie Li's GeekWorld Installation Notice for SharePoint 2010 Public Beta and now on also on Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog Path to User Profile Synchronization success in SharePoint 2010 Beta

I must admit I’m a bit surprised that Microsoft released the Beta without this either being fixed or documented as a known issue. I’m not sure what the truth of it is but it does give the impression that a standard “next, next, next” type install was not tested before being released.

UPDATE: Resolved you can download the Patch for R2 here

UPDATE: link to connect removed:

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