Miscellaneous

Missing Office upload center

Couldn’t find annoying Microsoft upload center anymore in your Windows machine? Good news! It is gone forever. Microsoft replaced the upload center with ‘Files Needing Attention’ experience in Office applications. What is Microsoft upload center It is the application that deals with office file uploads to cloud services like SharePoint online, OneDrive for Business and […]

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The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send

PowerShell error – The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send, while trying to run CSOM PowerShell code on SharePoint online sites. Same error while trying to use PnP cmdltes From network trace we are able to figure out that server is closing the TCP connection forcefully. Reason being a mismatch […]

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Windows security prompt. Connecting to SharePoint….

Users often run into this issue. Windows security prompt pops up every 15 minutes or so repeatedly trying to connect to SharePoint. No matter you enter credentials or cancel, user will be prompted for credentials again and again. SharePoint may not be the culprit all the time. List of things I check whenever I run […]

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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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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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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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Review Job Definitions page error

When you try to access Review Job Definitions page, through Monitoring under Central Administration, you get an error which says ‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object‘. This error is usually caused by a corrupt or faulty timer job definition or in some cases a missing dll in GAC. Resolution: Find out […]

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Cannot open this item Outlook error

Issue : Cannot open this item Outlook error when you try to do one of the following Import SharePoint Calendar to Outlook When you try import a SharePoint calendar into Outlook, Sometimes Outlook may give you the following error: Cannot open this item. You cannot use SharePoint. Your system administrator has turned off the feature. Connect SharePoint list/library to […]

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SharePoint hidden forms folder

We had an issue recently with a SharePoint hidden forms folder. Users usually upload documents to that library using explorer view. One user saw a folder called ‘forms’ and deleted it, expecting it was uploaded by mistake. Hidden forms folder: SharePoint library has a hidden folder called ‘forms’ where the templates and system forms(.ASPX files) […]

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