SharePoint 2010: Unable to start UPA sync service ,stuck at “Starting”

As discussed in my previous blog, its been observed that starting User profile sync job is not an easy task at times. This post describes errors and the solution that I recently worked on. The issue was on a SharePoint 2010 farm which is migrated from 2007 farm. Issue & Observations Unable to start User…

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SharePoint 2010: Unable to start the User profile synchronization service

Its  been commonly observed that working with User profile service application is one of the pain areas of SharePoint 2010. Most of the time, it fails with starting the User profile synchronization service from Central administration site. I was recently working with an issue where the user profile synch service fails to start and it…

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Configuring Windows Rights Management Services with Microsoft Office SharePoint server 2007

I had spent a good amount of time understanding how Windows Rights Management Services works and how it can be deployed over Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Thought of sharing my findings on this topic here. Before we begin this topic, please visit this blog post to understand the concept of RMS and IRM which…

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RMS / IRM – An insight

Rights Management Services RMS stands for “Rights Management Services” and as the name indicates it is a Microsoft Windows information protection technology that uses encryption and a form of selective functionality denial from limiting access to documents such as corporate emails, office documents etc. RMS technology works with RMS client enabled application in order to…

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How to configure Document expiration policy

This document will help you out in configuring a document library to set document expiration policy. Meaning , you can configure a document library to automatically manage its documents . Image , we need to gradually check all the documents in the document library and delete all the documents which are more than one month…

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All about “Explorer view” in SharePoint

The Explorer View is an excellent feature that is integrated with  Windows SharePoint Services that allows a user to access a document library as if you were accessing a file system through a Windows Explorer window. Being end users , everyone might feel that this is very easy to use. But there are multiple complex…

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Configuring email enabled Document libraries in MOSS

This article will help you to configure  your MOSS2007 environment for libraries to receive incoming e-mail using a standard e-mail address that can be used both internally and externally. In order to describe the steps to achieve the above task, we take the SharePoint farm as follows Win2k3-DC : Domain controller Exchange server 2003 DNS…

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"Data source field to map" and "Enter field to map" drop downs are missing

This ‘How to’ blog will help you to configure custom properly mapping when importing user profile data. To import custom profile attributes , we need to configure the connection first. In this blog post we are discussing about an issue where some of the fields Under “Property import mapping” are missing. Issue:- When trying to…

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Unable to run SharePoint configuration wizard – Error”Unable to upgrade SharePoint Products and Technologies because an upgrade is already in progress."

This article is about an error generated when running configuration wizard in WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007. The scenario is like this. The SharePoint environment was running with WSS 2.0 and tried to upgrade to WSS 3.0. The WSS 2.0 was installed with a default instance of SharePoint Database (Express /Embedded edition of SQL) and…

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Unable to perform SSP Backup

This article is about an error when you perform a back up operation from Central administration or using stsadm command. In my case , I was able to perform back up of individual web applications using Central administration / stsadm . The below given error message was generated and the backup operation was terminated automatically…

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