SharePoint – distributed cache

A colleague found the other day that: If distributed cache on dedicated servers is not working, with error is ERRCA0017, make sure app-pool account(s) are in WSS_ADMIN_WPG on the dedicated distributed cache servers. Oh, and you really should be on CU 6 of App Fabric. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46802  

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SharePoint – pre-requisites they left out..

KB 2554876 – The SharePoint parsing process crashes in Windows Server 2008 R2http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2554876/en-au KB 2708075 – FIX: IIS 7.5 configurations are not updated when you use the ServerManager class to commit configuration changes in Windows 2008 R2http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2708075/en-au KB 2759112 – A hotfix is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 that resolves an ASP.NET race condition…

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SharePoint – Excel web services failure

Office Web Services on SP2010+SP1.   Using Kerberos.  We see PPT and Word rendering fine. Excel gives 503 errors. Cache cleared, services checked, bounced, etc. Nothing showing up in the ULS logs. Apparently this has never worked. Hmm… After an hour or two of digging away and not seeing anything it began to seem as if we were…

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SharePoint – copy MySiteDB to a standby farm

This week I encountered a puzzling issue when copying MySiteDB to a standby farm. Everything and everybody says it is simple. Well, not today.Set up standby farm userprofiles and all is well.  Copy MysiteDB over, ask user to login and then access his MySite and… weird permissions FAIL errors. After numerous attempts at clarifying the permissions…

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SharePoint – content types changes not being pushed out.

  This week I encountered where your content type is being pushed from hub to Site Collections, but is not getting pushed down to various lists and libraries in the site.  After extensive testing and fiddling and renaming, we got it sorted. Some of the sleeper reasons that are completely unexpected is if the child content type is sealed…

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SharePoint Web Services GUIDs – named

I’m always forgetting this command to translate those silly GUID services into text which is understandable. So here it is, where we can all find it. Get-SPServiceApplication | sort Id | FT -property Id, DisplayName -AutoSize

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SharePoint – AV scanning SharePoint.

Make sure you tell it to ignore your search indexes and other SharePoint areas!See: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952167 To be sure it is not hitting your index location, you can check where that is currently set by: Central Admin -> Application Management -> Manage service applications   -> Search Service Application ->Search Application Topology (Modify)      -> IndexPartition/Query Component (Edit Properties). Or via…

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PowerShell – Get User Profile Service info

# Get_UserProfileServices.ps1# Dump out any info I can glean from the User Profile Synch for SharePoint.## LukeB# http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee721049.aspx#if ((Get-PSSnapin “Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell” -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null) {    Add-PSSnapin “Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell”}[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint”) $USERPROFILESERVICEPROXY  = “Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileServiceProxy”$USERPROFILEAPPLICPROXY     = “Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy”$USERPROFILESERVICE              = “Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileServiceInstance”$SYNCHSERVICE           = “Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.ProfileSynchronizationServiceInstance” ################################################################################################################ — helper functionfunction Get-SPfarmAdministrators {  $adminwebapp = Get-SPwebapplication -includecentraladministration | where {$_.IsAdministrationWebApplication}  $adminsite = Get-SPweb($adminwebapp.Url)  $AdminGroupName = $adminsite.AssociatedOwnerGroup  $farmAdministratorsGroup =…

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SharePoint – Search Admin

In the event of a server death, you may need to move your Search Admin to another server. This is actually fairly easy: $searchapp = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication “Sample Search Service Application”$admin = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchAdministrationComponent -SearchApplication $searchapp$admin | Set-SPEnterpriseSearchAdministrationComponent -SearchServiceInstance NewServerName –Force   But once you have moved Admin, your crawlers may not run until you also do…

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SharePoint – Claims

Josh Gavant is writing a series on CLAIMS that makes it all rather clearer. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/besidethepoint/archive/2012/05/02/sharepoint-claims-ws-and-the-windows-identity-foundation-wif.aspx

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