Fix “The site collection containing this sandboxed solution has exceeded its daily resource usage quota.”

When trying to activate a sandboxed solution, Got below error message: “The site collection containing this sandboxed solution has exceeded its daily resource usage quota.” Solution: This is because of the Sandbox solution resource limit. To fix this issue, just increase the site collection Sandbox solution resource quota in site collection quotas…

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“Alert me” Missing in SharePoint 2010?

In an odd case, received complaints from users “SharePoint alert me missing!”. Usually “Alert me” link will be there under the documents tab of the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon. End-Users were unable to get the “Alert me” link. When I checked, Yes, alert me button missing on SharePoint 2010 site!! and some more…

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SharePoint Alert Notifications Not Working – Checklist for Troubleshooting

Before proceeding with the checklist, analyze and isolate the issue: Whether E-mail Infrastructure is working on your environment Whether in all SharePoint web applications alerts are not working? SharePoint alerts not working for one site? SharePoint alerts not working after upgrade or migration  Alerts not working after restore or Service pack? Alerts…

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“Unable to complete this operation. Please contact your administrator” Error when trying to upload a file in SharePoint

I was troubleshooting an issue with uploading files to SharePoint Site. When I tried uploading a file to the document library, I got this error: “Unable to complete this operation. Please contact your administrator” Enabled Stack Trace and Disabled Custom error tags in web.config to reveal the actual error: Unable to complete…

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Unable to upload files or add users. Receiving HTTP 403 Forbidden error

Users were unable to upload files or add users to SharePoint sites. Moreover they received  HTTP 403 Forbidden error message when trying to upload or add users. Fix: This is a known issue and needs the hot fix https://support.microsoft.com/kb/934793/ applied on the server! In some cases, another possible cause is: anonymous access…

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Event ID 3351: SQL database login failed. Login failed for user ‘NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON’.

After joining a new server to an existing SharePoint farm found this error logged multiple times in the newly added server. Event Log 3351: SQL database login failed. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. Login failed for user ‘NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON’. Root cause and fix: This is because SharePoint…

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

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 specific server and started it on…

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Do not delete Files in “C:\Windows\installer” On SharePoint Servers!

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 cases, It happened. The installer folder was deleted and when I tried installing Service pack 2, It scolded me with this error: “The detection failed, this…

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

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 updates…

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