WSS 3.0 Server Error in '/' Application.

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This morning when I attempted to connect to my SharePoint team site I got the following in my browser window:

Server Error in '/' Application.
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Runtime Error
Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".


<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="Off"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>
 

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.


<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
    <system.web>
        <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
    </system.web>
</configuration>
 

I attempted to change web.config file to be able to see any errors but it had no effect. I can open central administration locally and remotely. Where should I start to diagnose this and get it back up and going? This is running on a server 2003 standard server.
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Ted BouskillSenior Software Developer
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Well what was changed on your server?  A working site will only stop working if something has changed.
Top Expert 2008

Commented:
Any changes in the Search settings or any changes have u done before this error, as tedbilly said ?
Thanks

Commented:
Can you enable Call stack in the web.config file?

1. Switch custom errors off
<system.web>
    <customErrors mode="On" />
</system.web>

Set the value "On" to "Off"
 
2. Enable CallStack
<SharePoint>
    <SafeMode MaxControls="50" CallStack="false" />
</SharePoint>

Change the CallStack value to true.

Was there any .NET update performed? Also can you check the IIS mapping for ASPNET? Do you see any thing in the event viewer? Does the error come on one server or all the server if you browse using the machine name?

Awaiting your response.




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There are only two of us that have the ability to modify anything on any site or the system its self. We have both gone over all our actions on the day before and other than adding things to lists, creating a workflow, and creating lists/ list permissions we are at a loss.

Attached is the output of what is returned to the browser after modifying the web.config file.

New-Text-Document.txt

Commented:
Hi,

from the file, I see that some custom file named "'Infragistics2.WebUI.UltraWebGrid.v6.2" is not getting loaded, So you have following option:

1. Re-install the feature again and check.
2. Un-install the feature / solution that is deployed.
3. Comment the line in the web.config file (Safe Control) and then check.

Could not load file or assembly 'Infragistics2.WebUI.UltraWebGrid.v6.2, Version=6.2.20062.1083, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=7dd5c3163f2cd0cb' or one of its dependencies. Strong name signature could not be verified.  The assembly may have been tampered with, or it was delay signed but not fully signed with the correct private key. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131045)

Hope this helps!

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Commented:
unfortunately I don't know what that file is. Is there a way to prevent it from being called or loaded?
Ted BouskillSenior Software Developer
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Infragistics is a suite of .NET development products.  Either someone in your business installed a web part that uses it incorrectly or somebody retracted a solution or disabled a feature that used it (like dmoghe suggested)

So back to my original comment.  If this was working somebody changed the server.  Are you the only Administrator?
Commented:
Well we found the solution. It turns out that certain files don't like to be read by SharePoint Designer even if nothing was changed. This file that was stated in the error wasn't opened, but a different file that was opened did effect it.

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Commented:
I did get sharepoint to come back up, but I get an error when attempting to open site settings. Please see new thread:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/MS-SharePoint/Q_25105006.html?fromWizard=true

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