Disable Friendly Error Page and Reveal Actual Error in SharePoint

SharePoint provides the default friendly error message page, from which I could not understand what went wrong really! How to disable the default custom error page and display actual error in SharePoint? How to turn off custom errors in SharePoint? Here is how to disable SharePoint’s friendly error message and show the…

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Fix “One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields.” Error in SharePoint CAML Query

Problem: I got this error when retrieving list items using CAML SPQuery. Root Cause: There was a field “Artifact ID” in the list, but the internal name was “Artifact”, resulting in an error! Correcting the internal name in the Query XML fixed the problem. In another case, I got this error:“The following…

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Run STSADM from anywhere by changing “Path” Environment Variable

Getting “‘stsadm’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.” when trying to run the stsadm command-line tool? This is because the stsadm tool is located at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN folder, and when you try to access it from other folders (typically, command…

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Hide Title Column in SharePoint List

Often, SharePoint users want to remove (or hide at least) the ‘Title’ column from the lists and document libraries. We can hide the title column in SharePoint 2007 by enabling content types. How to hide the title column in a SharePoint list? Follow these steps to hide the title column in SharePoint…

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Move SharePoint Search Index Files Location to Another Drive

Again, C:\ is running out of disk space in a SharePoint Farm because search index files are growing! Huh… So, this time, I decided to move SharePoint 2007 index files from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Office Server\Applications to E:\. Here are the steps to move the SharePoint search index to another drive: It’s a…

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Server error: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=96177

SharePoint Central Administration displayed just “Server error: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=96177” error message on a SharePoint Farm. After little research, Found Hotfixes are installed, but the Products and Technologies wizard has not run! After running “SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard” everything turned up. In case psconfig fails, try: stsadm -o upgrade -inplace -url -forceupgrade If…

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Web Part Maintenance Page in SharePoint

Once, I ran across the issue where a web part is dropped onto a page, and then SharePoint errors out for one reason or the other. I had to use the Web Part Maintenance Page to fix the problem. However, there is no way to get to this page from any easily…

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