Collect SharePoint ULS Logs quicker || Say “No” to Merge-SPLogFile

As a SharePoint Support Engineer, we often need to collect ULS logs from a single server or several servers to help identify our customer’s issues. Russ Maxwell has a great blog and script that helps collect ULS on a more “real-time” approach and collects from all servers in the farm from the time you execute…

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Crawling Site\Web fails with “System.ArguementException *** Message: An item with the same key has already been added.”

When we see this error, generally on the mssdmn.exe process with a EventID = dm1k System.ArgumentException *** Message : An item with the same key has already been added. This means it has probably failed in the “ParseGroupCollection” method within the SiteData call for the “Site”, or SiteCollection, object In the ULS, if you were…


Slipstream SharePoint 2013 with March PU + CU

I wanted to note that I put this out on our TechNet Wiki Page also and may contain more current\revised data so please check there as well! I have seen several inquiries out here on the internet, along with a few blogs where people have experienced issues when trying to slipstream SharePoint 2013 to the latest Cumulative Update,…


Add “OpenItems” permission to the default AnonymousPermMask64, enabling opening of Office Docs within an Anonymous Accessible SharePoint site.

Hello Everyone..!! It’s been a little while since I last posted. There have been several inquiries on this issue and it also appears to be a common query among search engines, peers, and friends in the SharePoint community.  Since SharePoint 2010 is growing in popularity, I am going to put emphasis on this version of…


Orphaned "Related Sites" Scope in Searchbox dropdown

   I have seen a couple of cases where then end users where having an issue with the “Related Sites” search scope within a SharePoint Portal Site. By default, when you create a Collaboration Portal, the following 3 Search Scopes show up when you first load the page: This Site: HomeAll SitesPeople   These are the…


SharePoint, InfoPath & an infamous "properties.xfp" file…?

For anyone who is not aware, when you publish a form from InfoPath to a SharePoint Forms Library and promote fields from this form, these promoted fields become columns within that Forms Library. Promoted Fields can be published as “Content Types” as well but that is outside of the scope and context of this blog so I will…


Intro

Greetings!   My name is Anthony Casillas and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft supporting SharePoint Server.  I officially started in SharePoint on October 1, 2007.  I’ve been with Microsoft 5.5 years now and will continue immersing myself in this product and blogging on random SharePoint topics that I feel will benefit anyone outside MSFT.     My posts will be…