Install and Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010 Install and Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010 Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on January 31, 2012 Rating: 5

Search Error 10032: Could not create a database session. Context: Application {GUID} Details: The database connection string is not available

January 31, 2012    , , , , ,
SharePoint 2007 Search on a specific WFE returned " Your search cannot be completed because of a service error. Try your search again or contact your administrator for more information ." while in other WFEs search worked perfectly. This happened after I stopped the search service on a …

Search Error 10032: Could not create a database session. Context: Application {GUID} Details: The database connection string is not available Search Error 10032: Could not create a database session. Context: Application {GUID} Details: The database connection string is not available Reviewed by Unknown on January 31, 2012 Rating: 5
SharePoint Web Services - Test Mode SharePoint Web Services - Test Mode Reviewed by Unknown on January 31, 2012 Rating: 5

PSConfig Wizard Configuration Failed: An Update Conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown

January 29, 2012    , , , ,
During Service pack 3 patching on MOSS 2007, SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard ended with Error: Configuration Failed " An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown ", An Update Conflict has occurred, and you …

PSConfig Wizard Configuration Failed: An Update Conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown PSConfig Wizard Configuration Failed: An Update Conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException was thrown Reviewed by Unknown on January 29, 2012 Rating: 5

SharePoint Configuration wizard stuck and never ending when applying service pack. "SyncUpgradeTimerJob: sleeping for 10 seconds" in Upgrade.log

January 29, 2012    , , ,
I was doing a SharePoint 2007 SP3 upgrade, After installing the binaries, I ran SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard. The wizard runs through and then gets stuck on "Performing configuration task 8 of 9". It hung for 8 hours! I looked in the upgrade.log, The log w…

SharePoint Configuration wizard stuck and never ending when applying service pack. "SyncUpgradeTimerJob: sleeping for 10 seconds" in Upgrade.log SharePoint Configuration wizard stuck and never ending when applying service pack. "SyncUpgradeTimerJob: sleeping for 10 seconds" in Upgrade.log Reviewed by Unknown on January 29, 2012 Rating: 5

Do not delete Files in "C:\Windows\installer" On SharePoint Servers

January 25, 2012    , , , ,
Never delete the Install cache folder %windir%\installer to free up some disk space. This will cause serious problems during service pack upgrades!  In one of my case, It happened. Installer folder was deleted and when I tried installing the Service pack 2 , It scolded me with this error: …

Do not delete Files in "C:\Windows\installer" On SharePoint Servers Do not delete Files in "C:\Windows\installer" On SharePoint Servers Reviewed by Unknown on January 25, 2012 Rating: 5

The secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server was invalid and this item will not be crawled - SharePoint Search Error

January 23, 2012    , , ,
When starting the full crawl of the default content which includes HTTPS sites, I received the error: "The secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server was invalid and this item will not be crawled." Its because one of the site was SSL enabled and Index server is not …

The secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server was invalid and this item will not be crawled - SharePoint Search Error The secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server was invalid and this item will not be crawled - SharePoint Search Error Reviewed by Unknown on January 23, 2012 Rating: 5
Call web service from Nintex Workflow - To Copy List item between Site Collections Call web service from Nintex Workflow - To Copy List item between Site Collections Reviewed by Unknown on January 22, 2012 Rating: 5

The expected version of the product was not found on the system - Error when trying to Install SharePoint Service pack

January 21, 2012    , , , , ,
Usually, This error occurs when we miss some in-between updates. e.g. I Installed MOSS 2007 SP1 + Language Pack SP1, then Installed MOSS 2007 SP2 without Language pack and when I tried installing Oct-2009 CU, I got this error. Apparently we need to download and Install both the WSS and MOSS u…

The expected version of the product was not found on the system - Error when trying to Install SharePoint Service pack The expected version of the product was not found on the system - Error when trying to Install SharePoint Service pack Reviewed by Unknown on January 21, 2012 Rating: 5
Open with Windows Explorer Error: "Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer" Open with Windows Explorer Error: "Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer" Reviewed by Unknown on January 20, 2012 Rating: 5
How to send E-Mail using SPUtility.SendEmail in SharePoint? How to send E-Mail using SPUtility.SendEmail in SharePoint? Reviewed by Unknown on January 20, 2012 Rating: 5

Windows SharePoint Services Web Application - Stuck at "Starting" Status

January 20, 2012    , , , , ,
I had this trouble after applying Service pack 3 on an existing MOSS 2007 environment: Windows SharePoint Services Web Application stuck at "Starting" status and yet it never starts! Solution: Stsadm command to stop windows SharePoint services web application stuck on stopping Ju…

Windows SharePoint Services Web Application - Stuck at "Starting" Status Windows SharePoint Services Web Application - Stuck at "Starting" Status Reviewed by Unknown on January 20, 2012 Rating: 5

404 Page Not found on Checked Out Files

January 19, 2012    ,
An end-user sent a mail along with SharePoint Document's URL to another user. When receiver tried accessing the document, it resulted "404 Page not found" to him. However the sender is able to access the document successfully! When I tried with Farm Admin access, even I got "…

404 Page Not found on Checked Out Files 404 Page Not found on Checked Out Files Reviewed by Unknown on January 19, 2012 Rating: 5

Incoming E-Mails with Attachments Failed - "Message size exceeds fixed maximum message size"

January 15, 2012    , ,
In Nintex workflows, some of the alert mails were failed! further investigating found this issue happens only on notification mails with attachments of 1MB+. Moreover, There was a event logged in Event Log: System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: Exceeded storage allocation. The server response was: …

Incoming E-Mails with Attachments Failed - "Message size exceeds fixed maximum message size" Incoming E-Mails with Attachments Failed - "Message size exceeds fixed maximum message size" Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on January 15, 2012 Rating: 5
The start address is not valid for this content source type The start address is not valid for this content source type Reviewed by Unknown on January 15, 2012 Rating: 5

Truncate and Shrink SharePoint Transaction Logs, Databases

January 14, 2012    , , , ,
Some of the Transaction Logs and databases grown rapidly and on urgent basis I had to truncate the Log files on SharePoint Content Databases. Here is the SQL script to truncate and shrink SharePoint transaction log: Use <database_name> GO ALTER DATABASE <database_name> SET RECOVERY…

Truncate and Shrink SharePoint Transaction Logs, Databases Truncate and Shrink SharePoint Transaction Logs, Databases Reviewed by Unknown on January 14, 2012 Rating: 5
Office SharePoint Server Search is missing in Services on Server? Office SharePoint Server Search is missing in Services on Server? Reviewed by Unknown on January 13, 2012 Rating: 5

SharePoint Farm Passphrase: What is that? How to Reset?

January 11, 2012    , , , , ,
What is Farm Passphrase? Farm Phrase is a new security feature introduced in SharePoint 2010. When you need to join the new server to an Existing SharePoint farm, you need to enter this Farm Phrase password. While adding a new server via psconfig wizard, You have to enter the Farm's pass …

SharePoint Farm Passphrase: What is that? How to Reset? SharePoint Farm Passphrase: What is that? How to Reset? Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on January 11, 2012 Rating: 5

Consistent Top Navigation Menu across All site collections in SharePoint 2010

January 09, 2012    , , , , , ,
Requirement: Display a consistent Top Navigation Menu for across site collections in SharePoint. We can fulfill this requirement by using custom sitemap providers in SharePoint. Here are the steps at high level Create your own sitemap file in Layouts folder Add a Site Map Provider in web.co…

Consistent Top Navigation Menu across All site collections in SharePoint 2010 Consistent Top Navigation Menu across All site collections in SharePoint 2010 Reviewed by Unknown on January 09, 2012 Rating: 5
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