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Month: June 2015

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…

Convert path-based site collection to host-named site collection – SharePoint 2013

With SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 Host named site collections have become an instant hit.Microsoft introduced a new Powershell command with February 10, 2015 Cumulative update KB2910928 ¬†to convert path-based site collections to host-named site collections. First of all,a host named site collection is something which has its own DNS entry and looks like http://host.mycompany.com.…

Sorry, we couldn’t open .xlsx file – Excel error

We had one user constantly having issues while opening Office documents stored in SharePoint site. Sorry, we couldn’t open ‘http://sharepointsite/sites/teams/documents/report.xlsx’ file. Even though it is one user, he had issues with multiple office files. We tried with user logging into another machine¬†and try accessing the file. As expected, all the files open fine. This makes…