Thursday, 20 November 2008

IIS Error: "Unexpected Error 0x8ffe2740 Occurred"

When I try to start IIS the following error message is displayed:
"Unexpected Error 0x8ffe2740 Occurred"

This happens because some required ports are not available. The most common application using required ports is Skype. You can conigure Skype to not use these ports:

  1. Open Skype

  2. Choose Tools > Options > Advanced > Connections

  3. Uncheck Use Port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections.

  4. Restart Skype

  5. Start IIS

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Error while exporting pages from SharePoint using SP Designer

While opening Sharepoint pages containing webparts using SP Designer I was getting the following error message:
"This page cannot be edited in Sharepoint Designer. You can edit the content in the browser, or edit the corresponding page layout in Sharepoint designer."


  1. Open you Site Structure in SharePoint Designer

  2. Right click on your page and select “Detach from page layout”

  3. This will check the file out and right click again and select open > open with notepad

  4. This will display the content you need to export. You can save it to chosen location