WSS 3.0: PSCONFIG failing

Problem: Another case of SharePoint Technologies and Configuration wizard (PSCONFIG) failing. Customer was running it via the GUI but it would fail with this message: Troubleshooting: Of course, with this error, the first thing to check are permissions. Is the customer launching PSCONFIG as a local admin and does that account have farm rights within…

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Project Server 2010/SP 2010: Search Service Application in SharePoint does not crawl PWA data

Problem: My customer discovered that they could not crawl any data from task list within the PWA site collection. I verified that the PWA site collection definitely was listed as a content source within the Search Service Application. This list here: Could not be found when searched upon because it was not being crawled: Resolution:…

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Project Server 2010: Cannot create new issues or risks

Problem: The first problem was that I am not very familiar with Project Server. Even though SharePoint is required for Project Server, they are different products. After migrating some Project Server 2007 sites to Project Server 2010 a few site collections had a problem in which when users would attempt to create a risk from…

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SP 2010: PSCONFIG fails with missing security updates that are actually installed

Problem: Customer was trying to run SharePoint Technologies and Configuration wizard (PSCONFIG) to apply some patches to the farm. Although the binaries were already installed, PSCONFIG would fail with a message saying that the  some security patches were missing. Troubleshooting: I looked in the PSCONFIG (Upgrade) logs and saw this: ”This upgrade session has been…

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