Year: 2016

Create alerts on views in SharePoint document library

This is one of the most frequently raised question or complaint by end users. Why can’t I create alerts on views in my SharePoint library? When you try to setup alerts on items in a library, sometimes you have the option to set ‘Someone changes an item that appears in the following view: Drop down […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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