Microsoft Office Sharepoint

All my posts are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights.

Type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFieldUserValueCollection’ in Assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’ is not marked as serializable.

Among other things solved by the August Cumulative Updates, here is an issue which arosed after installing this patch. One of those issues is that if you modify a default list form (Editform.aspx, DisplayForm.aspx) using Sharepoint Designer 2007 and on this modified form you had an inpage user picker control, when you try to access this page in internet Explorer you will… Read more

Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because

Working through the recycling of the services on server, changing the accounts for Sharepoint Timer Service,  I found myself in the interesting situation of not being able to start the service.It worked , it was started but it’s not working now and it is not starting so I think it’s worth mentioning. Just in case. The message… Read more

Javascript Error: Webform_DoPostbackWithOptions is undefined

A javascript error. Simple. Neat. Clean. But… since you noticed it, no Sharepoint controls are working. No paging controls, no buttons, generally any control that would require a postback between the webbrowser and the server will cease to function properly. As a root cause analysis for the issue it quickly becomes obvious that the javascript… Read more

Workflow Error: "An error has occured in Approval"

What we have here is not actually a how to , nor does it point to a known issue, it’s more of a logical reason behind writing the entry. As a starting point, we have the SharepPoint standard Approval workflow which can, through the UI, easily be attached to a document library to kick in whenever… Read more

Event ID: 4138 – An index corruption was detected in component ShadowMerge in catalog ….

Recently I faced several issues regarding the corruption of the index right after a reboot of the server following a patch installation. The issue, as I could observe it, occurs whenever the server is crawling and needs to reboot at the same time.The “techinal details” of the issue written in an event entry logged every 15… Read more

How to properly move (Detach/Attach) a content database.

The idea to write this entry came as a result of many failed Profile sync operations I’ve seen lately, so, here it is: As a scenario, let’s assume that you have a webapplication you want to move on a different port. I stress the word move, because otherwise you could simply extend the webapplication on… Read more

How to remove something (the port) from the URL as returned in the search results (searchresults.aspx):

How to remove something (the port) from the URL as returned in the search results (searchresults.aspx):   UPDATE : the behavior depicted below should not happen after installing October 2009 Cumulative Update package:   Download October 2009 Server-Package for WSS (974989)   Download October 2009 Server-Package for MOSS 2007 (974988) If you have not upgraded or… Read more

Forms Based Authentication Timeout

Say you have a Sharepoint Site you want to make available in the internet. You implement the custom authentication provider as specified on theTechnet Site : Configure forms-based authentication (Office SharePoint Server) Check everything and it all works fine except…. the authentication timeout. Where do you use it, you ask? Well, lets assume for a moment that… Read more

Cannot Update A List Item

I started the other day to create a simple workflow which should create an item in a tasks list and assign the task to a sharepoint group containing local accounts. The set-up was (so I thought) the simplest possible: One standalone server on a single server, no domain, no nothing. Sharepoint Approvers group contained 2 local… Read more