Upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

In this article I will list the steps in short form and I think it’s enough for Professional SharePoint administrators J. Upgrade process: Build new SharePoint 2013 farm Make SharePoint 2010 content databases as Read-only (No specific version or Cumulative update is required) Take backup from content databases Restore these content databases to SQL Server of SharePoint 2013 Create Web Application in SharePoint 2013 with the default content…

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Move SharePoint 2010 Site Collection from one farm to another with RBS is enabled on the source Site collection

Note: to configure RBS for SharePoint 2010 then you can check this document “Configuring Remote Blob Storage (RBS) for SharePoint”http://www.knowledgecue.com/pdf/ConfiguringRemoteBlobStorageforSharePointKnowledgeCue.pdf I have a case to move Site Collection from one farm to another farm but the source site collection is enabled with RBS feature so I will follow the below Steps: Take Normal Full Backup…

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Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products - Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010

After I Installed Service Pack 2 for SharePoint 2010 from the following links : Service pack 2 for SharePoint 2010 (KB2687453) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=39672 Service pack 2 for Arabic language (KB2687462) http://www.microsoft.com/ar-sa/download/details.aspx?id=39675 then I run the Configuration Wizard and finished with the below error :   In Short To fix it just restart the server and re-run Configuration Wizard :…

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Error when open /_layouts/assetportalbrowser.aspx

Environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 SharePoint 2010 SP 1 (CU August 2012) SharePoint Internet Site (Upgraded from SharePoint 2007)   Error: Error when try to browse /_layouts/assetportalbrowser.aspx to select image from asset library Fix: The Cause of this error is Windows update (KB:2844286) so just go to command prompt to delete this security update :…

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Missing hot fixes - SharePoint 2010 Configuration Wizard

Today I have tried to install December Cumulative Update 2012 in SharePoint 2010 environment [Already updated with SP 1] so I installed it in all SharePoint servers but when I tried to run Configuration wizard , It displayed many missing hot fixes and service packs which already installed in this farm for example (SP 1 for SharePoint…

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The expected version of the product was not found on the system

Today I have tried to install SP 1 for Arabic Language pack in environment which installed with SharePoint 2010 with SP 1 in one setup file (SlipStreamed)  so when I run the setup I got the following error: “The expected version of the product was not found on the system” Fix: So to fix this problem I…

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How to Customize Error Page, Page Not Found and Access Denied in SharePoint 2010

There are many ways to customize these pages for example you can customize by code by creating a feature at web application scope or you can do it by power shell so let’s see the simple way. First create three pages and place them in this path C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\1033\ Custom_Error.html Custom_NotFound.html…

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How to create Multilingual search site with variation

I see this question many times in MSDN forum of SharePoint “ How to create Multilingual search site with variation” so to fix this issue I have a site collection with two variation labels (Arabic and English) so we need to redirect the user to Arabic Result page or site when he in Arabic site…

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Create a Scope to include multiple content sources or sites in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010

To limits the results to specific content sources or sites in FAST Search for SharePoint 2010 you can create a Scope using PowerShell with FAST Query Language (FQL). In this example we will creates a scope which include only three content sources. Verify that you have Farm Administrator permissions. On Microsoft SharePoint Server, open a…

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System.Data.OracleClient requires Oracle client software version 8.1.7 or greater

Today I have tried to connect to Oracle database using Business Connectivity Service (BCS) to crawl the data in the database so the end user can able to search this data but I got the following  error when try to Crawl the content source : The error in SharePoint Log: Errorinfo is “System.Data.OracleClient requires Oracle…

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