Fixing Facebook to Google Calendar synchronization

Note: It's fixed now. The project itself is still pretty cool

I recently managed to sync my Facebook events to my Google Calendar (and thusly to my Android phone). At first the task seemed simple, because Facebook offers you a link to export your events in iCal format, but ...

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"The module ... owssvr.dll could not be loaded due to a configuration problem"

Recently, one of my teammates installed ArcGis Server 9.3 on our fresh SharePoint 2010 box, causing all sites to respond with 503 Service Unavailable. A quick inspection showed that the application pools have stopped themselves, and the Windows application event log was spammed with:

Event ID: 2282
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-W3SVC-WP ...
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Internet Explorer and SPNs

After learning how SPNs work (read my "Who? Why? Where" to learn what's an SPN), I was frustrated to find out that I can't implement my experience in the real world.
I've created a Sharepoint Central Admin site on port 1234, and wanted to enable kerberos authentication ...

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Vanishing permissions on AD objects

I recently managed to solve a problem that bugged me for a ~ year - permissions on a specific group on AD would vanish, and the change won't show up on the security logs of any DC (as audit success).

The Story

We've made groups for our helpdesk teams, and ...

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Stsadm / new SPSite is slow

Update: Get the script here

The Story

A couple of days ago, developer extraordinaire Itay Shakury was doing performance tuning on one of our SharePoint applications, and came to me with a problem - creating a new SPSite object took about 30 secs. The stranger part was that only the first ...

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2008 Clusters can't change password

Last week MS's PFE Moti Bani and me solved a problem that bugged me for ~ a year - since the day we've started deploying 2008 clusters in our production environment:
2008+ Clusters can't update their CNO and VCO accounts' passwords.
The error, as shown in the cluster administrator ...

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