SharePoint Online

Users with Full control access cannot edit files in SharePoint Online

Users with full control access or even for that matter Site Admin access cannot edit files in SharePoint library. I have ran into this scenario multiple times in the past couple of months. It sounds crazy as this issue only happens with a selected user. Not matter if the document is Checked out before editing […]

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SharePoint Designer cannot display the item

You run into ‘SharePoint Designer cannot display the item’ error when you are trying to edit an existing workflow setup in Designer quite often when there is a windows update or update to .NET framework installed in your computer. In some cases it may also not allow you to create new workflows. Resolution: Clearing Designer […]

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Access denied while processing pending access requests in SharePoint online for users with full control

Site owner or a user with full control gets access denied while processing pending access requests in SharePoint online. Even if the user is part of Owners group for the site and Owners group is set to receive & process access requests. Issue : This issue arises if we do not properly assign default access […]

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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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View cannot be displayed because the number of lookup columns exceeds the threshold

If you work with large lists there is a good chance you might have run into this threshold error message in Office 365. A Lookup column in a list view will cause a join with another table in the back-end. More lookup columns implies more joins in the back-end resulting in performance hit. That is […]

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