Friday, July 6, 2012

New Dynamics CRM Blog

For those Guild Members who are looking at Dynamics CRM or are looking at revolutionary and out of the box ways of getting the most out of it, there is a new blog starting up that will be providing a wealth of information on just those topics.

The Dynamics CRM Unleashed Blog is written by someone with hands on experience working with large scale and cloud based CRM.

I know I will be reading it on a regular basis, so I thought I would pass it on to you as well.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share with the Guild please email them to Susan Fischer at or Chris Williams at

Monday, June 4, 2012

Error Trying to Publish Item: no segments* file found: files

You may get an error simimar to the one below:

Exception Type: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
Message: no segments* file found: files:
Source: Telerik.Search

Stack Trace:
at Telerik.Lucene.Net.Index.IndexWriter.Init(Directory d, Analyzer a, Boolean create, Boolean closeDir)
at Telerik.Lucene.Net.Index.IndexWriter..ctor(String path, Analyzer a, Boolean create)
at Telerik.Search.Engine.Crawler.GetIndexWriter(String indexName, Boolean createIndex)
at Telerik.Search.Engine.BaseIndexer..ctor(String directory, String provider, Boolean appendToIndex)
at Telerik.Search.Engine.HtmlIndexer..ctor(String directory, String provider, Boolean appendToIndex)

If you do the solution is to delete/remove the folders located under App_Data/Search/[name_of_index]. Then, login into Sitefinity backend, go to Administration >> Services and start indexing. The removed folders with the index names and data inside should be recreated.

If this does not resolve the issue then look in the App_Data folder for the sitefinity log file. This may give a more detailed error message.