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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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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SP 2010: How to copy workflows from one site collection to another

Problem:  Customer needed to copy a workflow from one list/document library on a site collection to another list on a separate site collection. The best way is to create a reusable workflow from the beginning, but in this case the customer had upgraded to SharePoint 2010 from 2007 and hoped to reuse some already existing…

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