Starting UserProfile service with PowerShell

Ran into something interesting while trying to script out a farm install.  I was trying to generate generic functions to create service applications and start the associated services, and kept hitting issues starting the User Profile Sync service.  The first hurdle you have to jump is that you have to run your PowerShell script as…

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Unable to edit documents in SharePoint 2007/2010

This was a pretty interesting issue as it caused some unique symptoms, as well as closing up an issue I blogged previously with regards to Self-Service Site Creation Announcements.  The symptom we have was that users could upload documents to document libraries, but they could not edit them.  For example, they would click a link…

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A way to tell if the User Profile Synchronization Service is actually starting…

Something I noticed while staring at the Services MMC while waiting for the User Profile Synchronization Service to start is that there is an order of processing in while the service is in a starting state.  Each step seems to take some time, so you can refresh the MMC to see the progress.  This may…

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SharePoint 2010 locking out accounts

The User Profile Service – System Job to Manage User Profile Synchronization timer job leverages the winnt:// protocol to lookup an account’s SID.  This call uses WINS and RPC to do the lookup.  If you do not have WINS configured on the SharePoint server, and there is not a DC in the same subnet, you…