PowerPivot 2008 R2 and SharePoint 2010: We cannot locate a server to load the workbook Data Model

Problem: Customer was experiencing the error below when trying to view a PowerPivot workbook in their SharePoint site. This was only occurring in their production farm. I also found this error in the logs: Troubleshooting: verified they had the SQL Server analysis service instance enabled on the PowerPivot/SharePoint server (problem still occurred) verified that their…

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PowerPivot for SharePoint: Failed to render chart

Problem: on a SharePoint 2010/PowerPivot 2008 R2 environment, users would receive a 'Failed to render' chart' error Troubleshooting: Based on previous experience I tried the following but all came back negative Is PowerPivot feature enabled at the site collection? Yes Recycled app pools – error still occurs Verified that CT2WTS is enabled on every server running…

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SharePoint 2010: Who is deleting my workflows??!!

Problem: The issue was that someone with SharePoint Designer access deleted some workflows. No one stepped forward to claim responsibility so I was tasked with trying to track down who did and provide a solution to prevent this. A quick side-bar, this is why I recommend a training curriculum for your users BEFORE they are…

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Project Server 2010 errors when trying to input new Issues and Risks after migration from Project Server 2007

Problem: User is receiving a correlation ID when trying to access a PWA of a newly migrated site. This problem was limited to 2 sites in my case. Resolution: After discussing with my Project Server colleague, this can occure on project sites exported from Project Server 2007 and imported into Project Server 2010 when they do not have…

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