Archive for the ‘SharePoint administration’ Category

If you find a lot of DCOM errors with event ID 10016 in your application server role, this may be due to Windows Server 2008 R2. Here’s how to resolve these isuses On the failing server open Server Manager, and under Roles select Application server. You will most probably find quite a lot of DCOM [...]

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 at 11:42 | 0 comments

Not directly related to SharePoint, but since SP2010 is hosted on Win2008 I’d say this would come in handy to SP admins. I ran into an issue a while ago where the server would become unresponsive after applying Windows updates. It would finish installing updates, and after restart it would just hang in step 3 [...]

Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at 23:00 | 1 comment

If you’re having some of the following symptoms: 1. You’ve created a web application and you’re sure that credentials are right, but you’re unable to login to the site collection in that web application. 2. Search index log returns strange errors about not finding the web application or access denied. Then the solution is in [...]

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at 13:11 | 0 comments

At TehNet they’ve released a very nice silverlight interactive help for STSADM command which the SharePoint Admin almost can’t imagine living without. Straight to the point: stsadm for MOSS 2007 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/sharepointserver/cc948709.aspx stsadm for WSS http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/sharepoint/dd418924.aspx

Sunday, June 7th, 2009 at 11:30 | 0 comments
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If you have a SharePoint environment which not every employee in the organization uses you’re stuck with two obsticles: How to limit that the person is not selected and/or added as a member of the site collection (because of licencing issues) How to stop MOSS from importing entire AD domain or forest. If you’re stuck [...]

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 at 13:35 | 8 comments
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A very interesting symptom occurred to me the past time. In a document library I was trying to edit document properties but I received an error that I don’t have rights. Strange. Even if I tried to edit with a site collection administrator account, I got the same error. After searching for a while, I’ve [...]

Monday, May 25th, 2009 at 10:56 | 5 comments
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Today the strangest thing happened. During the content migration suddenly the target list lost the proper destination. The result was ALL the lookup values missing and the dropdown empty when adding /editing. Horror! if this would have been a short list the first thing I’d do is to restore it from backup and recover the [...]

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 at 15:24 | 2 comments
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If you’ve moved the entire site collection by using stsadm –o backup and restore commands, you might notice that the email notifications either might not work or the links in email notifications might still point to the old URL. This can be resolved simply by using the following stsadm command on the destination server: stsadm [...]

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 10:14 | 1 comment
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With the new installation of MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008 you might run into a slight bump when trying to upload large files – to be more precise – files larger than 28 MB. Even though you’ve increased the maximum upload limit in SharePoint central administration, the upload still doesn’t work. Here are some [...]

Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 09:39 | 19 comments
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If you’ve been trying to use one of my earlier described methods to migrate a SharePoint site (using stsadm -o export) you might have gotten frustrated, because even if you did use the -cabsize 1024 switch the result was still exported to two or more files with 25 MB size. If we take a look [...]

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 at 15:29 | 0 comments
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