How to Use ULS Log Viewer to Analyze SharePoint Errors?

ULS logs are unavoidable in SharePoint administration and support. This post describes the basic usage of ULS log viewer to reveal actual error messages in SharePoint 2013/2016 environment. Scenario: You got an E-mail from an end-user saying: They received a typical “An unexpected error has occurred.” page with some GUID, timestamp, etc….

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Fix “The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a Misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server state service” Error in SharePoint 2013

Problem: InfoPath form-based list form in a migrated SharePoint 2013 environment from SharePoint 2010 gave this error message: “The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server state service.” Solution: Create a State Service Application as in How to Create State Service Application in…

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Fix “Connect to Outlook” in SharePoint is greyed out!

Problem: SharePoint users cannot connect to any SharePoint list or Calendar to Outlook.  The “Connect to Outlook” Ribbon button is always greyed out! Troubleshooting Checklist: Here is how to enable the connect to outlook in SharePoint On-premises or SharePoint Online:

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“There was an error during Installation, The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.” In SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool

Problem: SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool failed with an error “There was an error during Installation – The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.” during prerequisites installation in Windows Server 2012 R2. Solution: Mount the Windows 2012 R2 ISO into the drive and install the roles…

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Fix “This page is not using a valid page layout. To correct the problem, edit page settings and select a valid page layout.” Error

Problem:We had a requirement to copy a few web part pages from the staging environment to production. Achieved it with the “Content Deployment Wizard” tool. However, copied pages gave this error message:“This page is not using a valid page layout. To correct the problem, edit page settings and select a valid page…

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Fix “Could not find stored procedure ‘Search_GetRepositoryTimePerCrawl'” Error

Problem:When trying to navigate to a content source or crawl history in SharePoint 2013 search service application, I received this error message “Could not find stored procedure ‘Search_GetRepositoryTimePerCrawl’” Solution: Enable and run the timer job “Search Health Monitoring – Trace Events”! Here is the step-by-step solution: Navigate to SharePoint 2013 Central Administration…

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Cannot navigate to the requested page while user profile synchronization is running. Please wait for the current synchronization run to finish.

Problem: When you try to start the Profile synchronization or try to create a new connection in the User Profile service application in SharePoint 2013, It gives this error message: “Cannot navigate to the requested page while user profile synchronization is running. Please wait for the current synchronization run to finish.” Solution:…

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Sorry, we couldn’t find your license to use this feature. If you know who manages the licenses for your organization, tell them you’d like a license to use ‘Excel Services’.

Problem:  SharePoint Excel Services failed with an error message: “Sorry, we couldn’t find your license to use this feature. If you know who manages the licenses for your organization, tell them you’d like a license to use ‘Excel Services’.” Solutions: Make Sure SharePoint Enterprise Feature is enabled: Excel Services is part of…

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Fix “We’re having a problem opening this location in file explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again” Error in SharePoint

Problem: SharePoint 2010 explorer view gives this error message: “We’re having a problem opening this location in file explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again.” Solution: Most of the time, simply adding your SharePoint site URL to the Trusted Sites zone doesn’t solve the problem! Try these…

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