SharePoint 2010 Search Error: “Internal server error exception”

Configured SharePoint 2010 Search in a new environment. When trying to search, received: Internal server error exception:” Error! Here are some workarounds: Troubleshooting Restart the SharePoint timer services/ IIS/ SharePoint Search service / Restart Server Enable the “Search Server WebParts” feature on the Site Collection level. Run the “Search and Process” Timer…

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Configuring iFilter for PDF Search in SharePoint 2010 – Step by Step

What is iFilter by the way? IFilters are components that allow SharePoint to index content of specific file types, letting users search for content in those files. Using the SharePoint Search we can find documents based on their filename, metadata, or content within a document. By default, the content of Office documents…

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Top Navigation bar highlight problem – Resolutions

SharePoint 2007 fails to highlight correct top navigation tab in some cases. Check for the following causes: Highlight will work ONLY for content pages (not for AllItems.aspx or for /documents) The highlight will work ONLY for relative URL’s (Not for http://sites/pages/abc.aspx, But will work for /pages/abc.aspx) It will work if NO duplicates…

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Tools to Create Mockup for SharePoint Sites

Looking for Creating Mockups for your SharePoint Site? Here is the wonderful product: Balsamiq URL: http://balsamiq.com/products/mockups SharePoint 2010 balsamiq wire frames: Visio 2010 comes with Powerful UI wire frame features, You can give a try to it. Don’t forget to start with downloading SharePoint stencil for Visio from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35772 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21480 Other tools:…

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Migrating InfoPath Forms to SharePoint 2010

When migrating InfoPath forms to SharePoint 2010, The first show stopper is: Data connections. Data connections are hard coded in the InfoPath Farm. Lets say: we are migrating from MOSS 2007 environment (Say: http://MOSS.Company.com) to SharePoint 2010 (Say: Http://SharePoint.company.com). Doesn’t matter whether you Upgrade/Migrate – After the migration all the existing InfoPath…

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Automating the SharePoint Site owner change process

I’m the farm administrator of 5000+ site collection. People moving from role to role used to send a mail to me, for changing the site collection owners. hmm, for these requests I’ve to manually go and check, for which site collection owner needs to be changed, Is the requester is a previous…

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Build SharePoint Feature to Deploy File System Changes

With SharePoint solution packages, it’s possible to port the file system changes and providing Feature-based solutions! Let us build a SharePoint 2007 feature to deploy file system changes (12 hive files) using WSP Builder. Here are the steps: 1. Create a new WSP project ( you need to have WSP Builder installed….

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No content databases are available for this operation – Error while trying to restore using stsadm

My requirement is to rename a site URL, so I took a STSADM backup, then I went to restore using the new URL.  When I ran the restore with the new URL, It resulted in the below error: “No content databases are available for this operation. Create a content database, and then…

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