Year: 2015

Cannot show the value of the filter – Assigned To field in Project Tasks

Project Tasks lists are very useful for managing tasks to track progress among team members. Especially Managers love this feature. We usually setup views to show only items assigned to self and it works well. But Managers have special views which shows all the items assigned to the team. When one user who is Manager […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Move documents to a different library without losing version history

There can be many scenarios where you would want to move documents to a different library without losing version history. Either you need to have 3rd party tools for migration or you have to use good old explorer view to migrate the documents. If you try to copy over the files by opening both the […]

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You do not have permission to add rows to this list – Datasheet view

You do not have permission to add rows to this list.Changes to your data cannot be save. For this error, you can only discard your changes. User has ‘Contribute’ access to the list and was able to add items to list using new item form. But whenever user tries to add items to list in […]

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SharePoint AD group does not show up in Audience Targeting

SharePoint audience group does not show up in Audience Targeting but you can easily search for that in people picker and provide access in SharePoint site. First of all, there is difference between People Picker control and Audience picker control used in audience targeting a webpart. People picker control is shown in the image below. […]

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SharePoint Retention Policy not working – Solved

SharePoint provides Out of the box Information management policy for document retention. If you try to browse the internet for information regarding this, you find many posts which complains that retention policy not working. This blog is my experience with retention policy. SharePoint provides many actions which can be performed on item, when it is […]

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SharePoint Search Index partition error

If something goes wrong with SharePoint Search 2013 and under Search Application Topology section if you see Search Index partition error – a yellow triangle. This defenitely meant something is wrong with Index partition in that particular server. Try the following things before you pull your hair, or reset index or even rebuild the whole […]

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