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Application Server Administration job failed for service instance – SharePoint Search error

Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (GUID) – Event 6482, SharePoint Server is popping up in the server running Search service once every minute. Search is working fine without any issues, Content sources are crawled, indexes are created normally. No issue on user side of things.But the above error is flooding the event…

The specified database has an incorrect collation

The specified database has an incorrect collation. Rebuild the database with the Latin1_General_CI_AS_KS_WS collation or create a new database – got this error when I was trying to mount a content database to an existing Web application in SharePoint using PowerShell command: Mount-SPContentDatabase “Content.database” –WebApplication “http://mysite.company.com” Error message clearly stated that the database is created with incorrect…

There was an error opening this document. Access denied – Adobe Reader error

One user started getting this ‘There was an error opening this document. Access denied‘ adobe reader error while trying to open any PDF documents downloaded from any SharePoint site. This error shows up irrespective of level of access in SharePoint. Word documents, excel workbooks and all other office documents open up in office client in…

EventCache Table in SharePoint Content Database

Every SharePoint content database has an EventCache Table. Changes to the SP objects contained in the content database are logged to this EventCache Table. Every change is added as an entry/row to the table. EventCache table is the change log for objects in database. Columns in EventCache Table: Column name Data Type Description EventTime datetime…

Document Conversions Load Balancer Service fails to start after May 2015 CU – SharePoint 2010

After installing May 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010 and running PSConfig,it complains that it cannot start ‘loadbalancerserviceinstance’ and warns you to start it manually. PSconfig continues further without any issues and sucessfully upgrades. Here is the exact warning message PSConfig throws – ‘Failed to start loadbalancerserviceinstance on this server. Start this service manually‘ Issue starts…

The upgrade command is invalid or a failure has been encountered – PSConfig error

Running PSConfig after installing updates is a stressful experience(atleast for me). Every time is comes up with a different challenge. But unlike some unfriendly errors, psconfig gives us much more details about the failures in the upgrade logs. Okay then, I was updating SharePoint 2010 with May 2015 CU. Everything goes well until – The…