Access denied – when trying to Open Shared Service Provider “Audiences” Link in MOSS 2007

Recently I discovered an interesting behavior with Shared Service providers when I was setting up a new environment. I’m the farm administrator and has been added to the policy for the SSP, as well as the site collection owner, but when I click on User Profiles in SSP, I got “Access Denied”…

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SharePoint Datasheet view in Read-only mode? Try these Solutions

Issue: In Datasheet sheet view, users unable to edit anything. Its in always Read-Only mode. Solution: Check the following to fix SharePoint list in datasheet view is read only: Content Approval must be turned OFF (Microsoft KB: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2274841) Some columns are dependent on Microsoft Access, check whether MS-Access is installed in the client…

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Opening/Saving Documents in SharePoint is Very Slow – Solution

Recently, an end-user reported the issue: Opening/Saving Office 2007 Documents to MOSS 2007 is very slow.  Here is his detailed complaint: “Often at work, I sometimes receive a message after 10 minutes or so that ‘Excel Is not responding’ in the upper corner of the screen. When this happens, the document is…

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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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