SharePoint - Extract WSP file from Configuration Database

Many a times we come across situation where we are building a Development \ Test environment replicating the Production Server, however we don’t have the solution which were deployed on production. Hopefully information below may help a few of us. In SharePoint 2010 : To Extract the Solution from SharePoint Configuration database, run SharePoint management…

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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 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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SharePoint 2010: Property doesn't exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings

While performing people search in SharePoint 2010 we encounter following error Property doesn’t exist or is used in a manner inconsistent with schema settings Resolution: 1. Browse the Search Center Site and perform people search which should take us to peopleresults.aspx page 2. Click on Site Actions –> Edit Page 3. Edit People Search Core…

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SharePoint 2010 : Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException

After applying a cumulative update\ service pack on SharePoint Servers when we run psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b –wait -force it fails on step 3 with the error message "Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUpdatedConcurrencyException: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPUpgradeSession Name=Upgrade-20110604-023550-824 was updated by Topgear\administrator, in the PSCONFIG (4272) process,…

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