Archive for the ‘SharePoint’ Category

Filing this one away for future reference.  I noticed my SharePoint application search functionality wasn’t working properly when running a full crawl.  Naturally the solution was an obscure registry entry.

Customizing SharePoint 2010 sites

Posted: 9th October 2012 by Seth Killey in SharePoint

There are plenty of websites out there that more succinctly describe how you can customize a SharePoint site, but I figured I’d jot down some notes on stuff I found helpful. This post does a nice job of explaining why the default (no theme) that comes standard on SP 2010 is superior to some of […]

So I noticed one my SharePoint database files had grown to 15 GB recently.  I found this strange because we’ve only got about 100 users and I couldn’t conceive how a user profile database could possibly be this big.  Upon further inspection, when looking at the tables within the sync database I found the InstanceData […]

Event ID: 6398 SharePoint 2010

Posted: 12th August 2011 by Seth Killey in SharePoint

Yet another error that cropped up for me after SP1. The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSqmTimerJobDefinition (ID <guid>) threw an exception. More information is included below. Data is Null. This method or property cannot be called on Null values. Refer to this article  Like the person who posted, this error was triggered for […]

Event 5586 after applying SP1 to SharePoint 2010

Posted: 12th August 2011 by Seth Killey in SharePoint

Some more carnage from the SP1 update.  You may get the following: Unknown SQL Exception 2812 occurred. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. Could not find stored procedure ‘proc_UpdateStatisticsNVP’. The reason for this is there is a stored procedure called proc_UpdateStatistics which references proc_UpdateStatisticsNVP, however SP1 fails to create the later stored […]

SharePoint 2010 SP1 installed. Really? No, not really…

Posted: 10th August 2011 by Seth Killey in SharePoint

Last weekend I installed service pack 1 for SharePoint 2010.  Everything seemed to go as planned.  My intranet website pulled up just fine so I slowly backed away from my computer with a sense of relief.  Of course this is SharePoint so naturally everything didn’t really go as planned.  I was doing my daily event […]

SharePoint 2010 Event ID 5555

Posted: 24th March 2011 by Seth Killey in SharePoint

One of the errors I got after upgrading to SharePoint 2010 that I couldn’t shake until recently. Failure trying to synch web application <guid>, ContentDB <guid> Exception message was Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException: No User Profile Application available to service the request. Contact your farm administrator. at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.get_ApplicationProperties() at Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration.UserProfileApplicationProxy.get_PerfmonInstanceHandle() at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.ContentDBSynchronizer..ctor(ELogType logType, SPContentDatabase cdb, SPJobState jobState) at […]

Extending Web Application using Claims Based Authentication

Posted: 17th November 2010 by Seth Killey in SharePoint

Without a doubt, the biggest challenge I had with the upgrade to SharePoint 2010 was getting our extranet up and running using claims based authentication.  In SharePoint 2007 you could extend a web application and use forms based authentication for an extranet using Windows classic authentication (which worked beautifully with little headache).  In SharePoint 2010, […]