Posts Tagged "Website"

Opening a site in SharePoint Designer 2010 fails with unspecified error

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Sharepoint Server | 3 comments

When opening a site in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 the following error occurs: “The server could not complete your request. For more specific information, click the Details button.” But when clicking the “Details” button, a window opens that does not specify anything. It says “Below is the message that the server returned. For more information, contact your Internet service provider or web server administrator.” But the message is empty. There are no details given on the error. After closing both windows a message appears: “An error occurred...

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Certificate problems with vbscript and xml http calls

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in VBScript | 20 comments

Certificate problems with vbscript and xml http calls

May be some of you already got stuck with the problem about xml http calls, vbscript and secured websites with certificate problems – the others surely will… There are some problems occurring right often. For example the host name does not match the subject name of the certificate or the certificate is not valid (yet) or the certificate’s chain is broken. Here you can see 2 of those errors: Error 80072F0D in msxml3.dll: The certificate authority is invalid or incorrect Error 80072F06 in msxml3.dll: The host name in the certificate is invalid or does not match When opening...

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How to read and use the contents of a website from Powershell?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2010 in Powershell | 0 comments

First we need to create a xmlhttp object, similar to what you would do in JavaScript $objXmlHttp = New-Object -ComObject MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP Use the open method to specify the url, optional username and password. The third parameter (optional) is a boolean indicator of whether the call is asynchronous – the default is true. $objXmlHttp.Open("GET", "http://www.normanbauer.com", $False, "username", "password") $objXmlHttp.Send() Now we can work with the results $content = $objXmlHttp.responseText $status = $objXmlHttp.status $statustext...

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