HTTP 401 Unauthorized Error – Unable to Browse FQDN Site from SharePoint Servers?

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 have a security feature that prevents the WFE itself from browsing to FQDN server names (i.e., intranet.company.com) it hosts. This is only an issue from the web server and does not affect external clients. “You are not authorized to view this page” Solution: Disable Loopback Check!…

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The Farm is unavailable Error – while running stsadm

Another day, when I was trying to activate a feature by running STSADM, it resulted with an Error message to me saying: “The Farm is unavailable” The cause of this issue is: I was running STSADM under an account which doesnt has the access to SQL Server! Once I ran the command…

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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 trying to retrieve list items using CAML SPQuery. Root Cause: There was a field “Artifact ID” in the list, but the internal name was “Artifact”,  so it resulted in an error! Correcting the internal name in the Query XML fixed the problem. In another case,  got…

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

SharePoint Central Administration displayed just “Server error: http://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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