How to Delete Unused (Orphaned) Service Application App Pool in SharePoint 2010

February 26, 2011    , , , ,
When you delete the Service applications, their Application Pools will not get deleted - They'll become orphan/unused. So later when you create a new service application with same application pool, SharePoint will throw an error message: Application pool is already in use! "An obje…

SharePoint Link list: Open in a New Window

February 21, 2011    , , , , , ,
In SharePoint, We can put any URLs in the Links list. Unfortunately, when clicking these links, the default behavior is for the page to open in the current browser window. That is, it does NOT open the page in a new instance of the browser. Often this is annoying, isn't it? How to open Shar…

404 Page Not Found Error After Migrating from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010

February 19, 2011    , , , ,
After migrating from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010, All the Sub-sites scolded me with: 404 Page Not Found error! But still able to get into the inner pages/document/site settings. Common causes for HTTP 404 Not Found issue:  Verify the Host header in IIS and make sure its valid. Managed Path …

SharePoint 2010 InfoPath Form Error: The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator.

February 19, 2011    , , , ,
You may receive this error when trying to publish a InfoPath Form in SharePoint 2010: "The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator."   Resolution: You nee…

Resize the Oracle Virtual Box VDI image

February 13, 2011    , ,
I was trying to setup a virtual environment for SharePoint 2010 in my 64 bit lap top running windows XP. So I downloaded the Oracle virtual Box,  created 20 GB image, installed windows server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and other things needed by SharePoint 2010. Finally i installed SharePoint 2010 on …

Deploy SharePoint Solution Packages (WSP) with PowerShell and STSADM

February 10, 2011    , , , ,
SharePoint solution packages (wsp) can be managed using either STSADM command line tool (in MOSS 2007) or with PowerShell cmdlets with SharePoint 2010 (such as deploy solution package with PowerShell). This article gives the reference for Managing SharePoint solutions using both of them with ex…

Applying MOSS 2007 Service Packs/Patches - Steps and Best practices

February 09, 2011    , , , ,
Well, it is inevitable in a SharePoint administrator's life, Applying service packs or patches to the environment. Here are the steps, I've learned in my implementations. First, it's a good idea to have a maintenance page for your website, in order to avoid a typical "404 - p…

Object reference not set to an instance of an object - SharePoint 2007 Search Error

February 08, 2011    , , , ,
Today, I installed MOSS 2007 on a machine, which is not in the domain. Everything worked well, but when I tried search I got this error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.CoreResultsWebPart.OnLoad(EventArgs e)    at System.We…

Install SharePoint 2007 in Windows Server 2008 R2 - This program is blocked due to compatibility issues

February 08, 2011    , , ,
When I tried installing SharePoint 2007 in Windows server 2008 R2, I got this error "This program is blocked due to compatibility issues" This is because: SharePoint 2007 is not compatible with Windows Sever 2008 R2. We need to download the service pack and merge with SharePoint Inst…

SharePoint Site Opens in Contributor mode for Site collection Admin, Farm Admin; Farm admin unable to Delete site

February 02, 2011    , , ,
Today, I am running on a weird issue. for a particular site collection in my SharePoint environment, It opens in the contributor mode, and when I tried, I'm unable to delete that site collection, Even though I'm a Farm Admin! Huh.. After spending considerable amount of time, I figured o…

Sharepoint Deployment Error: A deployment or retraction is already under way for the solution "abc.wsp" , and only one deployment or retraction at a time is supported

February 02, 2011    , , , ,
Sometimes this error pops out from SharePoint Services Administration command when the user do retract solution or deploy a solution like the following: stsadm -o retractsolution -name "%PackageName%" -local -url %TargetWebUrl%   or stsadm -o deploysolution -name "%PackageNam…

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