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The reCAPTCHA server is unavailable

If you get the message “The reCAPTCHA server is unavailable”, it means that the attempt to connect to Google to validate the Response (the text you have inputted) failed.

Hi everyone,

This time I want to talk about the Recaptcha anti-spam. Yes, the one created by Google.

Recaptcha

It is great when it works, but it may become a nightmare if you have restrictions in your environment (especially if you are working on SharePoint) Smile

Problem

If you get the message “The reCAPTCHA server is unavailable”, it means that the attempt to connect to Google to validate the Response (the text you have inputted) failed. If you are referencing the binary Recaptcha.dll in your solution I assure you it is going to be very difficult to identify the source of the error.

Solution

Lots of factors may lead to errors. The most common thing is that you may have a proxy in your environment, so you need to set the proxy as a reference in the Recaptcha control.

To troubleshoot that, start by checking the EventViewer, as there will be a message under the “Application” source.

Other unknown factors may possibly affect that, so I recommend you to get the source code from Google:

http://code.google.com/p/recaptcha/source/checkout

Install TortoiseSVN and get the source code, then add it to your solution. By doing this you can debug and check what is going on, otherwise it is going to be very difficult to understand this generic message from the EventViewer.

I hope it helps.

Cheers,

Marcel Medina

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New Video Center for SharePoint 2010 Developers

A new video center for SharePoint 2010 Development was released. It contains short videos about creating custom solutions with SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server, and SharePoint Foundation.

Hi folks,

A new video center for SharePoint 2010 Developers was released!

It contains short videos about creating custom solutions with SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server, and SharePoint Foundation. Check it out:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/hh298298.aspx

Cheers,

Marcel Medina

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Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is Now Available for Download

Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is now available for download.

Hi folks,

The Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 Products is Now Available for Download.

It includes new features and enhancements, and all the cumulative updates released so far.

Please check more information on the SharePoint Team Blog:
http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=984

Cheers,

Marcel Medina

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