"There was a problem retrieving data for this field. Updating values in this field is disabled temporarily. You can still update values in other fields."

While trying to update user profile of a user in SharePoint 2010 I got this error  “There was a problem retrieving data for this field. Updating values in this field is disabled temporarily. You can still update values in other fields.”.     The SharePoint farm was using cross-farm services. The “Managed Metadata Web Service” was shared between…

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Newly created Custom Active Directory Attributes Missing From SharePoint 2010 User Properties

I created few new custom active directory attributes to my User Object. But this newly created attributes were not appearing in my “User Profile Properties” under “User Profile Service Application”. I tried to sync up my user profile using both “Start Incremental Synchronization/Start Full Synchronization”. But still it didnt appear. So, I did few steps after…


Prerequisites for creating sharepoint 2010 apps in Visual Studio Console Application

I wanted to test my sharepoint application using console application using VisualStudio 2010. I was able to add the reference to “Microsoft.SharePoint” dll. But while compling the code, the compiler was throwing error. To resolve this issuemake the followinf changes: 1) Select “.Net Framework 3.5” in the New Project Dialog Window while creating a new…


How to copy files from a machine in different domain through Task Scheduler in Windows

I had a requirement to copy files(build output files) from my remote build machine to a SharePoint Virtual Machine automatically . These two machines were in two different domains. To get this task done, I created a batch file which will copy the files from build machine to SharePoint Virtual Machine. The batch file code is simple as shown below…