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Data Error using REST in SharePoint 2010

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I recently began a project in which I wanted to consume and use the REST data services offered by SharePoint 2010 only to find a wonderful error waiting for me to be discovered. Browsing to the service (http://<server>/_vti_bin/listdata.svc)  in a web browser provided this response:


After some fairly quick Google searches, I discovered there is a service pack release that must be installed to enable this service. The name of the service pack release is ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and can be found at the following URL.

Installing this update will require a reboot of the server. Once the service pack has been installed and the server rebooted, I received a much different response:


This means the service is now setup and running correctly. You should be able to point any VS studio project to it and retrieve the list of results.



Author: Chris Quick

I have been a developer of web based solutions since early 2001 delivering solutions to a wide array of organizations using ASP, ASP.NET and SharePoint. I was introduced to SharePoint in 2003 when the consulting firm I worked for at the time introduced it into the workplace. I began working with MOSS 2007 as soon as Microsoft released the RTM version in November 2006. The platform was implemented at the organization I worked for in 2007 and went live in March of that year. I was tasked with the administration and ongoing development of the platform. I currently work as a SharePoint Architect with Artis Consulting, developing solutions for a wide variety of business problems. The goal of this blog is to share my discoveries developing solutions with SharePoint. I welcome your comments and feedback to any post -- and I welcome suggestions for future topics.

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