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  • Blog Post: SP 2010: How to copy workflows from one site collection to another

    Problem: Customer needed to copy a workflow from one list/document library on a site collection to another list on a separate site collection. The best way is to create a reusable workflow from the beginning, but in this case the customer had upgraded to SharePoint 2010 from 2007 and hoped to reuse some...
  • Blog Post: SP2010: Internal server error–500 on My Sites web application

    Problem:   This customer would try and browse to their My Site web application but would receive the dreaded 500 - Internal Server error: From my experience, right off the bat I know this is usually a web.config problem. I was given a clue by the customer that this happened during a time when some...
  • Blog Post: SPS 2010 - Problem binding SSL certificates on SharePoint servers

    Problem: User had a 4 server (2 WFE/2 APP) SharePoint 2010 farm and IIS 7.0. User was able to install and bind the VeriSign certificate on one WFE but could not see it available for binding in IIS Mgr on the other remaining servers. Resolution: User followed these steps according to this article: https...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: 500–Internal Server Error after installing Office Web Apps

    Problem: Customer installed Office Web Apps, runs PSCONFIG and then sees the dreaded 500-Internal Server Error when browsing to site collections in their farm. Resolution: From past experience, I knew this must be a problem with the web.config and that it must have to do with installing Office Web Apps...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010: Web part errors accessing external web sites

    Problem: Today a string a errors appeared on web parts within a customer’s sharepoint 2010 farm such as: Error loading weather details. Unable to connect to the remote server Check weather service connection. Cannot connect to http://weather.msn.com Resolution: The fact that this ‘used to work before...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010: Exception occurred while submitting data into the Stager

    Problem: In the ULS logs we found this error: Exception occured while submitting data into the Stager (tableName=WAQueryFeedback ): System.InvalidOperationException: The given value of type String from the data source cannot be converted to type nvarchar of the specified target column. ---> System...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: When trying to ‘reassign’ or ‘request change’ on Workflow it does not set original task as complete or create another task.

    Problem: Customer had a site that was migrated from MOSS 2007 to SP 2010, when they would try to ‘request change’ or ‘reassign’ a workflow, it would not set original task as complete and create another task as expected. Troubleshooting: tested other workflows within the site collection, this problem...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: Calendar not displaying data when accessing via a formatted URL

    Problem: User clicks on a preformatted URL like this: http://sharepoint/sites/test/Lists/Calendar/calendar.aspx?CalendarDate=4/16/2012 in order to get to a week view of a calendar but no data appears. I verified that data for this week does indeed exist. I also verified that I could not reproduce this...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: User cannot import spreadsheet or export list to spreadsheet

    Problem: Site owner receives the following error when trying to use the ‘Import Spreadsheet’ option to create a list from Excel within SharePoint. Same error when trying to export existing list to Excel. Resolution: Note: although this worked in this specific scenario, it may not work...
  • Blog Post: Hello out there. let the games begin

    Hi everyone, My name is Sal Rosales and I joined PFE (Premier Field Engineering) in August 2011. I am a dedicated SharePoint PFE and hope that this blog will serve as a way to help the rest of you SharePoint warriors with issues you may come across with this massive beast we all love called 'SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: Access Services ‘Unexpected error occurred while running macro’

    Problem: End-user created a web site from the Projects Web Database site template and upon browsing to the home page of that site would receive an ‘Unexpected error occurred while running macro’ message: Resolution: The user did not know it but they had invoked Access Services by creating a site from...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: How to redirect InfoPath form to a custom Thank You page

    Problem: Although Info path gives you the ability to create a custom message after submission, lots of users have requested more than that. They haven’t been happy with the way the form just leaves you sitting there in the List, it can be confusing. So we have a way in which you can make an InfoPath...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: List does not exist

    Problem: When a Site Owner tries to access ‘Manage Content and Structure’ link they receive the following error: Resolution: Although there are probably many causes for this error, we fixed it by enabling Publishing Features on this site Fight Comparison: Rahman vs Lewis I, lucky knockout for Rahman...
  • Blog Post: SP 2010: PSCONFIG fails with missing security updates that are actually installed

    Problem : Customer was trying to run SharePoint Technologies and Configuration wizard (PSCONFIG) to apply some patches to the farm. Although the binaries were already installed, PSCONFIG would fail with a message saying that the  some security patches were missing. Troubleshooting : I looked in...
  • Blog Post: Powershell: How to convert a ‘Single line of Text’ column to ‘Multi-line of Text’

    Problem: Customer needed a way, via PowerShell to convert a column from single line of text to Multi-line of text. I first verified that the column they were trying to convert was not the default ‘Title’ column, I would not recommend touching that one. The customer had run into an issue where...
  • Blog Post: FAST Search for SP 2010: How to check to see if Advanced Filter Pack is enabled

    This tip came about because we came out with security patch that only affected FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 deployments that have the ‘Advanced Filter Pack’ enabled. By default, it is disabled. My customer wanted to definitively check to see if it was enabled in order to prepare to install the security...
  • Blog Post: Tough Mudder 2012

    Problem: My job involves me sitting behind a computer and using my brain a lot, therefore, very little physical movement and overuse of my brain. Although I workout regularly I needed a goal to achieve in order to workout the way I used to. And I wanted to look forward to a weekend in which I did not...
  • Blog Post: Kerberos causing continuous prompting

    Problem: Customer migrated to new hardware/software, from a SharePoint 2010 NTLM authentication farm to a SharePoint 2010 Kerberos authentication farm. Upon testing the sites, they were continuously prompted for authentication. No account, not even the farm account, could get in. There was no prompt...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010: No new ULS logs being generated

    Problem: Customer discovered that the ULS logs had stopped generating. Within the Logs file there were files but from an old date. Troubleshooting: I looked in Event viewer and found this: Tracing Service failed to create the trace log file at location specified in SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web...