SharePoint 2010: Content Database not upgraded

Problem: Every time customer would run Upgrade-SPContentDatabase on a specific Content Database it would fail. The database was stuck in a compatibility mode since it could not be upgraded to the build version of the rest of the farm. Troubleshooting: Looked at upgrade logs and found the error ‘Field name already exists’. Lucky for us, this…

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SharePoint 2013: Workaround: Cannot add web part to Community Portal page

Requirement: Customer wants to add a Content Editor web part to Community Portal page  Problem: When user clicks on the Gear icon>> ‘Edit Page’, then clicks ‘Add a Web Part’ there is no response  Workaround: Below is an out-of-the-box workaround.  Create a ‘Web Part Page’ (via     SPD 2013 (SharePoint Designer 2013) or the GUI).           NOTE: It…

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FAST Search for SP 2010: How to check to see if Advanced Filter Pack is enabled

This tip came about because we came out with security patch that only affected FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 deployments that have the ‘Advanced Filter Pack’ enabled. By default, it is disabled. My customer wanted to definitively check to see if it was enabled in order to prepare to install the security patch. How to…

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SP 2010: When trying to ‘reassign’ or ‘request change’ on Workflow it does not set original task as complete or create another task.

Problem: Customer had a site that was migrated from MOSS 2007 to SP 2010, when they would try to ‘request change’ or ‘reassign’ a workflow, it would not set original task as complete and create another task as expected. Troubleshooting: tested other workflows within the site collection, this problem seemed to be specific to this…

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