Object Reference exception on running Add-SPSiteSubscriptionProfileConfig

In case you see an “Object reference” exception on running Add-SPSiteSubscriptionProfileConfig to configure UPA in a multi-tenant mode, there is a possibility that that the user context against which Add-SPSiteSubscriptionProfileConfig is run does not have access over UPA Service Application. Make sure you give the account access on Profile Service Application by clicking on “Permissions” in the…


Error while running New-SPSite in Multi-tenancy mode

Ensure that the Subscription service is started on atleast one of the machines in the farm before you run New-SPSite in a multi-tenancy mode. In case its not started you might see the exception of Microsoft.SharePoint.SPEndpointAddressNotFoundException.


Exporting Variations

MOSS 2007 had an OOB capability of exporting a publishing page to a .cmp file to enable offline translations scenarios. In case your translation team does an offline translation of the WCM site, the exported .cmp contained the required xmls for translation and you could import the translated xmls back to the destination variation. This…


SharePoint Server 2010 wsp deployment stuck on deploying

  Ever faced with a situation where the wsp job gets stuck on deploying. If yes, please check if all the servers in farm are on the same timezone. I faced a scenario where one of the servers was accidently changed by the developers to a different time zone and it cause the wsp deployment…


Word 2010 error on opening

  If you encounter error while opening a word file from SharePoint 2010 Document library, you need to try and uncheck the Protected View setting under word option.


MySite Host Template on SharePoint 2010

  If you have encountered “Error in PortalCrawl Web Service” when the MySite url (e.g sps3://mysite:567/ ) is being crawled then the most likely cause of the error is due to a) Permission error . Permission needs to be given to the crawl account to the UPA. The permission is “Retrieve People Data for Search…


Missing “I like it” and Tags on SharePoint 2010

  While working on Profiles and Metadata Service Federation between 2 farms I noticed that the “I like IT” button was missing in the child farm. After spending significant amount of time troubleshooting the Linking I found that I had missed to select the below checkboxes after creating the connection to “Service Application” in the…


Admin Approved InfoPath forms migrating from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010

Admin approved form from MOSS 2007 get deployed as features within the 12 features hive under folders named with GUIDs. These need special handling to be moved to SharePoint 2010. The following steps need to be performed. a) Export the Admin approved IP templates using stsadm command. using stsadm -o exportipfsadminobjects command export the IP…


SQL Server 2008 SSRS integration with SharePoint 2010 RTM

For the integration of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services with SharePoint 2010 you require the SQL Server 2008 R2 Addin for SharePoint 2010. However it only supported with CU8 update / patch of SQL 2008 SP1 planned for release in May 2010. Please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/prash for further details


SharePoint 2010 silverlight media player webpart

I was trying to get a silverlight media player webpart working  and struggled to find the correct properties to get the video started. So I thought I would share the same with others who are facing same issue. a) Add a silverlight webpart on your page. b) Point the silverlight webpart to load mediaplayer.xap file from…