Many customers have reported after uploading a workbook to the PowerPivot Gallery, the thumbnails are not rendering:
Snapshots will not work if you have chosen to open the workbooks in the Client application. To remedy this, follow the below instructions:
To set the default open behavior for site collections
To set the default open behavior for a document library by using the document library settings page
If the above do not work: You need to invoke the Getshapshot.exe (which is located here: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\bin>GetSnapshot.exe) *Note: Browse to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\bin>GetSnapshot.exe and make sure it is 50/56kb. I have seen instances where is is corrupt 0kb and it needs to be replaced.
To invoke the Getsnapshot.exe (re-title a workbook) via:
PowerPivot Gallery > Select a Report > Documents > Edit Properties > Title (give the workbook a title):
If these steps do not remedy this issue, please move onto my next article:
Invoking and Analyzing the Getsnapshot.exehttp://blogs.technet.com/b/excel_services__powerpivot_for_sharepoint_support_blog/archive/2012/12/06/invoking-and-analyzing-the-getsnapshot-exe.aspx
While I am working on SP2013 with SQL2012 Sp1. The powerview can render out , but Excel just show the error icon.
Bob: We had this issue with the same versions of the software as you had. Disabling loopback checks worked for us. More information here: http://sp-vinod.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/disable-loop-back-check-in-sharepoint.htmlGood luck!
Hi tom, do you mind sending me GallerySnapshot.exe? Mine became 0 KB and I do not know where I could get it. Thanks!
PPIV 2012 + SP2010 (SQL 2008R2) + EXCEL 2010. I am getting same error. tried many options but still no luck. data is refreshing but not reflecting in browser. Please guide @ d earliest
Have tried this with a test PowerView report in my PowerPivot Gallery and tried these methods to no avail. I created the site using port 80 the host header is the same as the internal FQDN its something like sharepointbidev.domain.com. The test above throws
the "System.TimeoutException: The operation has timed out" error- have tried the DisableLoopBackCheck as well as the "BackConnectionHostNames" entries still no good. Site is in "trusted sites" as well.
Jason L.: Thumbnails are not supported for Power View reports embedded in Excel workbooks. See this blog post for workarounds:
Thanks for sharing.
Here is another possible cause that I ran into with SharePoint 2013 / SQL 2014 PowerPivot: Just deactivate and reactivate the PowerPivot site collection feature.
Here are the details: