SELECT Permission Denied When Consuming User Profile Service Application

**Updated to include the officially supported method** While setting up a repro scenario a month or so ago I encountered an interesting issue with consuming the User Profile Service Application (UPSA). And by interesting, of course I mean maddening… It appears that the documentation around how to consume a shared User Profile Service Application is…

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SharePoint 2013 and 404 on Every Site

In my lab environment the other day I started receiving a 404 from *all* of my SharePoint sites. So you being checking the usual suspects like the ULS logs and the event logs, but there were no errors note. One of my colleagues asked about the IIS logs and the sub-status code for the 404….

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Expired Sessions are not being Deleted from the ASP.NET Session State Database

**UPDATE** Based on comments from readers I had to revisit this topic and admittedly I was confusing two different topics! The ASP.Net Session Service and the State Session Service. I have updated the content in this article and welcome additional edits. If you see something wrong, then speak up!! Thanks again, John-Rock! **UPDATE** So if…

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SSRS 2012 Cannot Create Managed Account

Synopsis: When preparing to perform an in-place upgrade of SSRS 2008 R2 SP1 (SharePoint Integrated Mode) to SSRS 2012, be sure that the current SSRS service account is *not* already a SharePoint managed account.   Details: One of my latest tasks has been to assist a customer with an upgrade of their SQL Server 2008…


Why Foundation when you can Search?

I was helping to plan a migration for one of my customers from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010. At the point where we were one week from migration he happened to ask, “hey… what about Search Server Express 2010?” To be honest I hadn’t thought much about Search Express as most of…


Broken trust after configuring ADFS v2 and a single DC

This is not a critical issue by any means as I doubt this will occur in a real production environment; however I feel the need to alert everyone to a possible issue that will render their DC unusable. I’ve been playing around with ADFS v2 and SharePoint 2010 for a customer issue. Until recently I’ve…

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Instead of the Default View ‘All Site Content’ links to List Settings

In Windows SharePoint Service v3 (WSSv3) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), there is a link in the Quick Launch area of sub webs (unless it’s been hidden or disabled) titled “View All Site Content”. This link will navigate to an ASPX page in the Layouts folder called ViewLsts.aspx which is designed to show…

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"Drives are running out of free space"…but who cares?

SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 introduced a pretty cool new feature of built-in health rules. These rules will monitor for commonly known issues and helps to alert you if your SharePoint farm may be experiencing issues that either are causing problems or may cause problems in the near future. For more information on…

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