Error messages in Windows SharePoint Services: "Server Error in '/_vti_bin' Application" or "The list cannot be displayed in datasheet view"

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SYMPTOMS

After you install Business Portal 3.0 used together with Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 on one of your virtual servers, problems are noted. These problems occur on a server that is running Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services or on other products that use this software, such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office Project Server 2003.

The virtual server that is using Business Portal 3.0 will function as expected. However, all other SharePoint Services-based virtual servers will receive one or more of the following error messages.
  • When you try to open a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services site by using Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, you receive an error message that is similar to the following error message:
    Server Error in '/_vti_bin' Application.

    Runtime Error Description: An application error occurred on the server.
  • When you try to browse through an .asmx page, such as the Webpartpages.asmx page, you receive an error message that is similar to the following error message:
    Server Error in '/_vti_bin' Application.

    Configuration Error Description:

    An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

    Parser Error Message: There is no 'EnterpriseInitializationModule' module in the application to remove.

    Source Error:

    Line 12: <trust level="Full" originUrl="" />
    Line 13: <httpModules>
    Line 14: <remove name="EnterpriseInitializationModule"></remove>
    Line 15: <remove name="BPAdminRedirectModule"></remove>
    Line 16: </httpModules>

    Source Error:

    Line 14: <remove name="EnterpriseInitializationModule">
    Line 15: </remove>
    Line 16: </remove>
    Line 17: </httpModules>
    Line 18: </system.web>
  • When you click Edit in Datasheet View to display a list in a Windows SharePoint Services site in datasheet view, you receive an error message that is similar to the following error message:
    The list cannot be displayed in datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons. A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed or your browser does not support Active X controls or support for ActiveX controls is disabled

CAUSE

These issues occur when the virtual server on which Windows SharePoint Services is extended does not have Business Portal 3.0 installed. When Business Portal 3.0 is installed on a virtual server, the following actions occur:
  • Business Portal 3.0 adds several httpModules elements to the Web.config file in the root of the virtual server.
  • Business Portal 3.0 removes httpModules elements from all Web.config files that are contained in subfolders that are under the root of the virtual server. This removal occurs for all virtual servers on the server.
Therefore, if the virtual server on which Windows SharePoint Services is extended does not have Business Portal 3.0 installed, SharePoint Web services cannot be accessed on that virtual server. This condition occurs because the Web.config file in the Isapi subfolder was modified.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, remove the following lines from the Web.config file that is located in the Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\60\Isapi folder:
<httpModules>
<remove name="EnterpriseInitializationModule"></remove>
<remove name="BPAdminRedirectModule">
</remove> </httpModules>
To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Notepad, and then open the Web.config file that is located in the following folder:
    Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\60\Isapi
  2. Remove the following lines from the Web.config file:
    <httpModules>
    <remove name="EnterpriseInitializationModule"></remove>
    <remove name="BPAdminRedirectModule">
    </remove> </httpModules>
  3. Save and then close the Web.config file.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to configure and administer Windows SharePoint Services, see the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Administrator's Guide. To obtain the Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 Administrator's Guide, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a637eff6-8224-4b19-a6a4-3e33fa13d230&amp;displaylang=en

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Article ID: 914212 - Last Review: March 9, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
  • Business Portal 3.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0
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