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Configuration issues with FAST for SharePoint and AD. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    So there are really two questions here both hopefully are simple answers.

    1. I have a user ID lets say Domain is VVVV and user id: FASTSearch. This id has domain Admin rights etc. On a Stand-alone installation / configuration I enter that id and password and get the famous "User ID or Domain incorrect". The ID also has DBCreator rights on the SQL Server. Now after playing around I noticed that the FQDN is WSS-AAA-BBB.cht.net. I then entered

    WSS-AAA-BBB.cht.net\FASTSearch and it worked. Issue is the services are disabled because they are expecting VVVV\FASTSearch. Any thoughts to this?

    2. After configuration I noticed the FASTSearchCert.pfx is NOT being created. The logs show this: Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    4/6/2011 8:42:20 AM Info DoesFileExist - does C:\FASTSearch\/data/data_security/cert/FASTSearchCert.pfx exist? False
    4/6/2011 8:42:20 AM Info IsCertBoundToPort - Calling IsCertBoundToPort with port 13258
    4/6/2011 8:42:20 AM Info IsCertBoundToPort - calling C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe http show sslcert ipport=0.0.0.0:13258
    4/6/2011 8:42:20 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Starting process C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe with working directory - C:\FASTSearch\installer\scripts, write output - True, file - netshshow.txt, user -
    4/6/2011 8:42:20 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Creating output file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe Output -
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Writing output to file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe Output - SSL Certificate bindings:
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Writing output to file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe Output - -------------------------
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Writing output to file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe Output -
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Writing output to file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe Output - The system cannot find the file specified.
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Writing output to file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe Output -
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Writing output to file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe Output -
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Writing output to file - netshshow.txt
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Warning Utility.Execute - Return code for binary C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe is not 0. This may indicate that binary didn't execute successfully
    4/6/2011 8:42:21 AM Verbose Utility.Execute - Finished executing C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 7:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi Mikael,

       The issue was resolved.  The Id had an underscore in the last name throwimg Fast off and poosible permission issues at the ad level.  Still interesting that SharePoint had no issues with the same id, and I'm still curious how Fast resolves it.  To your poi t that we can enter username@domain.com, I found that  the configuration throws an error Domain/username is required in this format.

     

    Thanks for your help!

    Monday, April 11, 2011 3:09 AM
  • The underscore in the last name and no last name just an underscore.  Kinda of a crazy find.

     

    - Mark.

    • Marked as answer by Mark L. Smith Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:41 PM
    Monday, April 11, 2011 12:33 PM

All replies

  • 1. Just edit the logon information for your services afterwards, and you should be ok.

    2. You could try to run ReplaceDefaultCertificate.ps1 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff381244.aspx#BKMK_ReplaceTheSelfSignedCertificateWithANewSelfsignedCertificate) and see if it will generate it. Also make sure the user you are using for the intstall has local admin rights on your machine.

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson 


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
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    Friday, April 8, 2011 6:09 AM
  • Hi Mikael --

         Can you elaborate here?  So Yes I can edit the login information on the Services and change it to Automatic from disabled.  Issue is the Database is not going to get created at all.  I need to try to understand how FAST is validating the user name and domain.  For some reason it will not take the NetBios name as the domain.

     

    Thoughts or directions?

     

    Mark.

    Friday, April 8, 2011 1:09 PM
  • As for the service, it should work with FQDN as well. At least on the form username@FQDN.

    Some questions, what rights does the user you are installing with have on the domain and the FAST server?

    What users are added to the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the FAST server?

    Are you getting anything in the SQL logs when you try to install FAST?

    Is the firewall running on your FAST machine?

    Have you managed to install FAST on another machine?

    -m


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/ - http://www.comperiosearch.com/
    Sunday, April 10, 2011 6:44 PM
  • Hi Mikael,

       The issue was resolved.  The Id had an underscore in the last name throwimg Fast off and poosible permission issues at the ad level.  Still interesting that SharePoint had no issues with the same id, and I'm still curious how Fast resolves it.  To your poi t that we can enter username@domain.com, I found that  the configuration throws an error Domain/username is required in this format.

     

    Thanks for your help!

    Monday, April 11, 2011 3:09 AM
  • Great find with the underscore, and I would almost consider this a bug. So you are saying that a user id with an underscore in it will fail the installation, or only an underscore in the last name of the user?

    And you appear to be right with the user@domain login. I'm sure this used to work before on Win2003 at least. I might have to investigate this further :) That's what I get for not testing what I write.

    -m


    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/ - http://www.comperiosearch.com/
    Monday, April 11, 2011 8:30 AM
  • The underscore in the last name and no last name just an underscore.  Kinda of a crazy find.

     

    - Mark.

    • Marked as answer by Mark L. Smith Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:41 PM
    Monday, April 11, 2011 12:33 PM