Nintex Workflow Timeout Issue – Solutions

Recently got these timeout related errors in Nintex workflow 2007 with MOSS 2007 environment: “Failed to report workflow progress. Failed to open a connection to a Nintex Workflow content database” “Failed to Start Workflow. Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding”…

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Open with Explorer Error: You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The file cannot be accessed by the system.

Problem: In an SSL-enabled SharePoint 2013 site, the “Open with Explorer” functionality didn’t work! Additionally, editing documents online did not work. It just opens the file in the Temporary Internet files folder and updates ONLY the local file but not the one in SharePoint. Open with Explorer resulted in an error message:…

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Remove Theme from Site in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

Requirement: To enforce consistency, We wanted to reset custom themes applied on SharePoint sites by end-users in our SharePoint environment. How to remove a theme in SharePoint using PowerShell? Remove theme programmatically using PowerShell! This removes and resets to default SharePoint theme. The same script works for SharePoint 2010 also to remove…

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Export SharePoint List Item Version History to Excel using PowerShell

I wrote a PowerShell script and C# object model codes to generate SharePoint version history report in SharePoint document version history report, related to that, got a new requirement to export version history to excel. This version history report helps to compare what data is changed, who changed the list data, etc…

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How to Disable Mobile Views in SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint 2013’s new mobile features are definitely improved a lot from its previous versions. Now it provides support for a variety of mobile devices, Geo-location, Office Web Apps integration, Device Channels, etc.  However there are certain shortfalls in SharePoint 2013 mobile view such as it doesn’t provide responsive web sites, lack of…

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Fix “The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the web administrator.” Error in SharePoint 2013

Getting “The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the web administrator. Please resubmit the form with less data” error in SharePoint 2013 when trying to upload a file? Root cause: By default, SharePoint 2013 web applications have limitation on maximum upload size for documents. If…

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How to Enable Chart Web Part in SharePoint 2013?

As per Microsoft, the Chart web part in SharePoint 2013 has been discontinued, So, the chart web part will be missing! Of course, there are many 3rd party products available to bring Chart functionality in SharePoint 2013, is it possible to resurrect the same old chart Web part in SharePoint 2013? Yes!…

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Add Alternate Access Mapping URL to Host Named Site Collection Zone

Requirement: Add new URL to Host named site collections alternate access mappings.In a  SharePoint hosting Web application, once sites are provisioned from the hosting control panel, We got to manually add an internet zone URL with “HTTPS” to make it available over the Internet. Host named site collection alternate access mapping Host-named…

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SharePoint 2013 Error: Unexpected response from server. The status code of response is ‘500’. The status text of response is ‘System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException’.

SharePoint 2013 Search returned an error: Unexpected response from server. The status code of response is ‘500’. The status text of response is ‘System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException’. In Event logs of SharePoint web front ends, it left an event:System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostingEnvironment+HostingManager/33228940Exception: System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException: The service ‘/_vti_bin/client.svc’ cannot be activated due to an exception during compilation. Solution: Either increase…

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Move Files Between Document Libraries with Metadata and Version History

Requirement: Move Files Between Document Libraries with Metadata and Version HistoryWe have a very large document library with more than 100,000 documents which are causing search crawl and latency issues. So, decided to archive old documents into separate document libraries year-wise. Stop: Before proceeding with any of the below method, Save your…

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