SharePoint 2010 Search: Internal server error exception: System.NullReferenceException

When we try to perform search on http://sharepoint10/_layouts/OSSSearchResults.aspx we get following error Internal Server Exception Correlation ID : 7b8967ae-1ff7-41bc-8ea4-5153ef9d1a6c ULS Logs: 0x3DDC SharePoint Server Search Query fm9a Unexpected CoreResultsWebPart::OnInit: Exception initializing: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.CoreResultsWebPart.SetPropertiesOnQueryReader() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.CoreResultsWebPart.OnInit(EventArgs e) 7b8967ae-1ff7-41bc-8ea4-5153ef9d1a6c 03/09/2011 10:13:23.93 w3wp.exe (0x3BE0) 0x3DDC SharePoint Server…

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SharePoint 2010 : Missing server file or server configuration issues

While upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 we come across many issues and the following is one of them. Note: Before performing an upgrade, ensure that you run the preupgradecheck tool (STSADM.EXE -o preupgradecheck) which would indicate the issues which may encounter while performing an upgrade. Ref: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262231.aspx We may encounter following errors in…

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Exception: The system cannot find the path specified

After installing the updates for SharePoint 2010, PSConfig Wizard was failing on Step 8 of 9. We started off with looking at the Upgrade.log file Note: Upgrade Error.log file contains only error and at times would not provide clarity on the actions which were getting performed. From the Upgrade.log file: [PSCONFIG] [SPWebApplicationSequence] [DEBUG] [3/24/2011 8:41:41…

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SharePoint 2003 : Cannot open the Rich Text Editor in Content Editor Web Part

Error message when you use the Rich Text Editor in a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 Content Editor Web Part on a Windows 7 based computer with IE 7: "Cannot open the Rich Text Editor" An error has occurred in the script on this page. Line: 3632 Char: 3 Error: Object expected Code:…

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Psconfig Wizard Fails : Bad Data. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090005)

While adding a new server to the farm, PSConfig Wizard fails on step 3 with following error An exception of type System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException was thrown. Additional exception information: Bad Data. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80090005) Error from the PSCDiagnostics log: 03/16/2011 11:01:39 11 ERR Task configdb has failed 03/16/2010 11:01:39 11 INF friendlyMessage for task configdb is…

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WSS v3 / MOSS 2007 : Daily Alerts Off Sync by an Hour

Every time daylight savings time comes around, we end up with daily alerts setup on a document library one hour off schedule. It seems that SharePoint only takes into account the information provided by NotifyTime column and NotifyTimeUTC column provided in dbo.schedsubscriptions table within the content database, and it doesn’t check whether this one corresponds…

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SharePoint 2010 : Term Store Management option missing in Site Collection

Term Store Management option missing in Site Collection When you navigate to Site Actions –> Site Settings within Site Collection you might notice that under Site Administration section “Term Store Management” option is not available. A hidden web application feature is probably not activated. Solution: You can activate it through PowerShell or stsadm: Enable-SPFeature -id…

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SharePoint 2010 : Audience Compilation Status is Compiling

We noticed that "Audience Compilation Status is Compiling" and doesn’t change back to Idle or doesn’t show up as Error. Note: When we attempt to compile Audience manually, we get following error "ORGLE_Job_Start: job cancelled since another audience calculation job is in progress" Solution: To get the Audience Compilation Status from Compiling to Idle we…

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