Steve Chen [MSFT] Sr. Support Escalation Engineer

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  • Blog Post: Delete the user property SPS-Local in SharePoint 2010 breaks the My Profile page

    Today I’ll notify you about an issue I recently discovered when you delete the user property SPS-Local (Office location) in SharePoint 2010 which breaks then the My Profile page! Action: You have User profile service application provisioned and a running user profile import connection. The My...
  • Blog Post: SPS2010 AskMeAbout Webpart exception thrown

    Recently we have found a new issue with the “My Profile” page and there especially with the “AskMeAbout – Web part”. How found? You have installed a SharePoint 2010 (Build 5123 or higher) in english and additionally you have installed the SharePoint language packs...
  • Blog Post: User Profile Sync - SharePoint 2010

    Since RTM Release, we had lot’s of cases regarding problems with “user profile synchronization service” in SharePoint 2010 RTM. There is already many stuff out there about it and some of them are very good, some others are not so good. I completely revised (more revoked) my post to...
  • Blog Post: User Profile Import from BDC fails on SharePoint Server 2010 with Event ID 6301

    Symptom You have a running User Profile synchronization Service, configured with an Active Directory connection and in addition a Business Data Catalog (BDC or also known as Business Connectivity Service - BCS). You have the User profiles from the Active Directory connection mapped to the Business...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting User Profile Sync Issues on SharePoint 2010

    As a follow up to my previous post on " User Profile Sync - SharePoint 2010 ", I'll wrap up with some very good links and other currently known issues we discovered with User profile sync stuff in SharePoint 2010. If you have not started to setup and configure the User profile Service...
  • Blog Post: Move-SPProfileManagedMetadataProperty : UPDATE failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'QUOTED_IDENTIFIER'

    it is some time ago, I was working on a case with a problem on using the Move-SPProfileManagedMetadataProperty cmdlet. As per TechNet: “Perform post-upgrade steps for an in-place upgrade (SharePoint Server 2010)” - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262889.aspx <excerpts>...
  • Blog Post: Create Profile Sync connection with Powershell

    Yesterday, a good fellow (Zsolt Illes) notified me about the new cmdlets, introduced by SharePoint 2010 SP1 and that this information is available and published on Spencer Harbar’s blog with more details. Here’s just a short “cut out” for your convenience, by courtesy of Zsolt...
  • Blog Post: Problem after installing August CU for SharePoint 2010

    After you have installed the hotfix package 2352342 or 2281364 in SharePoint Server 2010, the Event ID 3 Error is logged. We observed, that after applying the august CU the following error shows up in bulks in the event application log of the server the User Profile Synchronization service is running...
  • Blog Post: SP2010 - Site Membership displayed on MySite is out of sync

    Some time ago, I worked on a case, where the membership displayed on the MySite ran out of sync. ISSUE On My Site page ( …/MyMemberships.aspx…) we usually see the memberships to sites the user is a member of (see figure below): For some reason, we still have memberships for...
  • Blog Post: SP2010 - Reset User Profile synchronization

    Sometimes the User Profile Synchronization service may not start properly, stucks in starting mode or simply remains in a "stale" state. Also it may happen, when you have used a PowerShell Script but with some missing or incorrect settings, which then will cause the sync service to fail as well. So...
  • Blog Post: Free Microsoft eBooks

    [Update 2013-07-01] New eBooks for SharePoint 2013: Downloadable eBook: Explore SharePoint 2013 Downloadable eBook: Deployment guide for SharePoint 2013 Test Lab Guide: eBook for SharePoint Server 2013 Intranet and Team Sites An awesome collection of a Large collection of Free Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: User Profile Sync does not work when Central Admin page runs on SSL

    We had an issue with Running Central Administration over SSL as already posted by Spencer. Good News! There is a fix in work and is in planning for the October CU! ( KB 2394320 ) What is the issue?: When you have changed your Central Administration (CA) to listen on Port 443 / SSL and you have...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 - Event ID 22, 234 and multiple ForeFront certificates

    From a recent support incident, I stumbled over an interesting thing… Consider the following: Your User profile service application and the Profile import and Sync is working like a charm but for some reason, we get bulks of Event warnings in the application log… so we dived into it...