Incremental Crawling is in hung mode or crawls infinitely

Many a times, I have come across concerns that incremental crawl is crawling for a long time or it is crawling infinitely or it is in hung mode. They would have stopped and restarted the Osearch but still the same behavior. Here is one of the steps which can help us to come out of…

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Psconfig failure with error – An item with the same key has already been added

On the other day I was working on a psconfig failure issue after MOSS SP2 installation. The psconfig upgrade command line was failing immediately and hence no upgrade logs was generated. Below was the stack trace: —————————————————————————————————————– Exception: System.ArgumentException: An item with the same key has already been added.    at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowArgumentException(ExceptionResource resource)    at…

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MOSS How to separate Mysites from the SSP web application or any other web application

Many a times I have come across customer’s environment where they use the single web application for Shared Services administration and Mysites. When we use a single web application for SSP and Mysites then the content database will contain both SSP admin site and the personal sites. Later they realize that it not as per…

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E-mail notifications from lists

Many times I have come across questions like no emails are sent when an “item is modified” from a issue tracking list. While troubleshooting such issues we can use below scenarios: 1. A user creates an item and assigns to self 2. A user creates an item and assigns to a different user We need…

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Query Server status always shows Error

Recently I am noticing search related issues with below symptoms. Issue—————————————– The Query Server under Search Administration page always shows the below 2 status Server Status – ErrorPropagation Status – Waiting for Initialization (MOSS-XYZ-WFE1) Sometimes we also get error message in the Application log Event Type: Error Event Source: Office SharePoint Server Event Category: Office Server…

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Content Query Webpart

Recently I was working on an issue where a SPS site had a Content Query Webpart pulling data from the document library of custom content types inside the top level site. When we create a new site under the top level site collection the Content Query Webpart fails to show the data and instead displays…

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Timer Job Status Page

The Timer Job Status Page pulls data from SharePoint Config database TimerRunningJobs Table. This Table contains all the Job Titles. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678870.aspx  “proc_StartTimerRunningJob” is the stored procedure responsible for creating the Job Titles inside the TimerRunningJobs Table. “proc_DeleteAllTimerLocksAndRunningJobs” is the stored procedure responsible for deleting all the Job Titles from the TimerRunningJobs Table. Sometimes I have…

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MOSS and Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint

After you uninstall Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint, you may experience the following symptoms: The following events are logged in the Application log: Event Id: 2268Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: w3svcwpDescription: Could not load all ISAPI filters for site/service. Therefore startup aborted Event Id: 2214Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: w3svcwpDescription: The HTTP Filter DLL C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront…

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Unable to browse the SharePoint site Event ID: 1000

I had worked on a recent  support issue where user when tries to browse the MOSS site it prompts for authentication multiple times and finally gives a message “You are not authorized to view this page” Errors in the application event viewer ==========================================Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error ReportingEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 1000Date:…

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How to add a network place to a Secure SharePoint site Document Library on x64 Win XP machine

When you try to add a network place using the “Add Network Place” wizard  and type a SSL enabled SharePoint Site it gives an error “The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please Choose another.”   As per the Whitepaper=>  Microsoft SharePoint Services Understanding and Troubleshooting the SharePoint Explorer View http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C523AC7A-5724-48BE-B973-641E805588F4&displaylang=en   WebDAV does…

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