SharePoint Site is Read-only to Everyone: Including Farm Administrator, Site Collection Owner

Ever faced this odd problem? where SharePoint Site is read-only to every one.. Including Farm Administrator, Site Collection Administrator.. They would only have basic permissions & various OK buttons were greyed out. This is because Sharepoint site collection/database into Read Only mode! To unlock the Sharepoint site either use the Central Admin Site quota page or…

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Event ID 6398 and 5586 in SharePoint – Resolution

In a SharePoint Implementation, after provisioning Search Service application, Event log gets filled by these two events every minute: 6398 and 5586. Event ID: 5586.    Unknown SQL Exception 2812 occurred. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. Could not find stored procedure ‘dbo.Search_GetRecentStats’. Event ID: 6398 The Execute method…

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‘Feature {Guid} for list template ‘template id’ is not installed in this farm. The operation could not be completed’

We received the below Error in Site Manager page in Some sites. Here is the RCA and resolution: Root cause: We have installed some third party products, which internally created its Templates(List template, Document Library template, etc) ,we removed those third party products and the objects created with their template are broken…

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Service Unavailable: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable in SharePoint

Service Unavailable: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable error normally occurs whenever the password for the application pool identity account is changed or application pools are in the stopped state. This error may appear temporarily when you deploy solutions. In my case, I realized that password got changed for the Identity…

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This session has exceeded the amount of allowable resources – Infopath form services error

Apparently, to fix this issue, we need to increase the Session state value. I double-checked it by examining event logs and verified it. Event id: 7083 logged multiple times. So, the fix is to increase the session state value. Here is how to do that: Go to Central Administration >> Application Management…

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HTTP Error 401 – Not Authorized Error in SharePoint site with Kerberos Authentication Enabled

In a new SharePoint web application, it prompted for user name and password repeatedly And finally resulted in  “Not Authorized – HTTP Error 401. The requested resource requires user authentication” – in the SharePoint site with Kerberos Authentication Enabled. Here is some more spec: MOSS 2007, Windows 2008, IIS 7.5. Solution: With IIS…

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SharePoint 2010 Search Error: “Internal server error exception”

Configured SharePoint 2010 Search in a new environment. When trying to search, received: Internal server error exception:” Error! Here are some workarounds: Troubleshooting Restart the SharePoint timer services/ IIS/ SharePoint Search service / Restart Server Enable the “Search Server WebParts” feature on the Site Collection level. Run the “Search and Process” Timer…

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Top Navigation bar highlight problem – Resolutions

SharePoint 2007 fails to highlight correct top navigation tab in some cases. Check for the following causes: Highlight will work ONLY for content pages (not for AllItems.aspx or for /documents) The highlight will work ONLY for relative URL’s (Not for https://sites/pages/abc.aspx, But will work for /pages/abc.aspx) It will work if NO duplicates…

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No content databases are available for this operation – Error while trying to restore using stsadm

My requirement is to rename a site URL, so I took a STSADM backup, then I went to restore using the new URL.  When I ran the restore with the new URL, It resulted in the below error: “No content databases are available for this operation. Create a content database, and then…

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How to Delete Unused (Orphaned) Service Application App Pool in SharePoint 2010?

When you delete the Service applications, their Application Pools will not get deleted – They’ll become orphan/unused. So later when you create a new service application with same application pool, SharePoint will throw an error message: Application pool is already in use! “An object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebServiceApplicationPool named “Excel Service Application…

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