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Excel Services 2010 Data Refresh Flowchart: What is going on behind the scenes
Correctly configuring the data refresh in Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 can be challenging. You need to make sure that Excel Services data is available to only those authorized while ensuring an incident free refresh of the data when opening a workbook. It is helpful to know what...
29 Jul 2011
Troubleshooting SharePoint configuration error: Cannot connect to database master at server_name
Hello everyone. I'm Reagan Templin, a new writer on the SharePoint Server IT Pro team. Recently I've been working on getting my test environment set up with SharePoint Server 2010 for the first time. I have my SQL Server computer separate from my SharePoint Server computer, and as I ran the SharePoint...
12 Jan 2011
Troubleshooting resources for SharePoint Server 2010
SharePoint Blog Admin
This post provides tools, techniques, and links to other resources that can assist you in troubleshooting issues you might encounter with SharePoint Server 2010. Universal Logging System (ULS) logs One of the most helpful tools for troubleshooting problems with SharePoint Server 2010 is the Universal...
4 Aug 2011
Search administration reports in SharePoint Server 2010
Andrea Bichsel - MSFT
SharePoint Server 2010 offers a new health monitoring feature: search administration reports. These provide crawl and query data to help you find and diagnose possible performance issues with your search system. There are three types of search administration reports: Basic search administration...
21 Jun 2010
Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview prerequisite installer doesn’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client
KC Cross Rowley
If you install SharePoint 2013 Preview by running the prerequisite installer (Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool) and you see this line in the log file: Error: The tool was unable to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client. Use these steps to work around the problem: ...
21 Aug 2012
Fabulous SQL Server connection troubleshooting article in the TechNet Wiki!
Check out How to Troubleshoot Connecting to the SQL Server Database Engine in the TechNet Wiki. Author Rick Byman takes you step-by-step though the troubleshooting process when you get the “Connect to Server” error. I strongly encourage you to bookmark this article and use it for the next...
12 Jan 2012
New and updated content deployment topics address customer pain points
Escalation Engineer Stefan Goßner posted Content Deployment - Best Practices on his blog. We have now incorporated this information into the following TechNet library articles: · Determine sites and subsites · Plan content deployment · Administer content deployment · Configure content...
5 May 2009
Troubleshooting methodology content for SharePoint environments with the new “Claims authentication does not validate user” topic
The Claims authentication does not validate user troubleshooting topic is now available. I see troubleshooting content as falling into two categories: break-fix and troubleshooting methodology. Break-fix troubleshooting content is designed to fix a known problem based on a specific configuration...
17 Jan 2013
New Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki
In an effort to consolidate all of the best information about troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, I recently published the Troubleshoot SharePoint portal page in the TechNet Wiki. This new portal page provides links to: TechNet Wiki articles TechNet library articles Blog...
9 Apr 2013
PerformancePoint Services troubleshooting
I am Norm Warren, an IT Pro writer for business intelligence tools in SharePoint 2010 Products. I want to share common troubleshooting tips for PerformancePoint Services. TechNet articles and trusted blog posts are valuable sources of information on these subjects, for example: Set up and configure...
23 Jun 2010
SharePoint Diagnostics (SPDiag) Tool for SharePoint Products and Technologies
The real power of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 is that they can be endlessly customized to meet a wide variety of business needs. The Protean nature of SharePoint is at once its most powerful feature and its most formidable; the complexity of your SharePoint environment...
5 Feb 2009
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