Koen Vosters

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[Quick Fix] Windows 8 – Windows 10 – Keyboard stopped working

This might be catalogued as random stupidity from my part, but Binging for it didn’t really bring me to the information so here goes. I’m currently working on a 3 year old laptop that has been travelling with me pretty much around the world. 16GB, Core i7, 2xSSD, it never lets me down. Yesterday while… Read more

The Subscription Settings service and corresponding application and proxy needs to be running in order to make changes to these settings.

  This is the nice screen I got when I wanted to finalize the configuration of a blank SharePoint 2013 development environment at the customer that was already “partially prepared”. Even if I was quite sure I checked those to see if they were running. I checked again: Looking in the Manage Services Screen: Going… Read more

Dell XPS12 : Wireless network not showing any networks

I recently got a Dell XPS12 device as my new laptop at work. I like the device a lot, especially since I am travelling by plane a lot lately. Today, for some reason, the wireless network did not detect any networks. Other devices had no problem detecting all the wireless networks, but the Dell just… Read more

SharePoint 2013 : Cannot connect to the targeted site.

While creating a new development environment I ran into the following error: Cannot connect to the targeted site. This error can occur if the specified site is not hosted on the local system. SharePoint solutions work only with locally-installed versions of SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server. Remote development is supported only for apps for SharePoint… Read more

Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with you – Host Named Site Collections

So, Host Named Site Collections are the new thing. You’ve created your web application and created a host named site collection through PowerShell. You browse to the site and it renders nicely. Yet when you expect to see the site, you get the standard SharePoint screen which tells you that you don’t have access to… Read more

The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.

What do you do if you are running powershell on your SharePoint farm and get the “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.” error. You have someone who has the rights to run powershell add your user as SP Shell Admin. Add-SPShellAdmin -username DOMAIN\YourUser That’s quite the nobrainer, but what happens if… Read more

Failed to instantiate file "ContentQueryMain.xsl" from module "XSLStyleSheets": The specified list does not exist.

When deploying a custom branding solution to one of our customer’s environments, we ran into “Failed to instantiate file “ContentQueryMain.xsl” from module “XSLStyleSheets”: The specified list does not exist.” when we activated the publishing features on the site collection. After some investigation, it seemed that the ContentQueryMain.xsl should exist in a subfolder XSLStyleSheets within the… Read more

BIWUG October 2011 – SharePoint Governance + The past, present and future of BIWUG + SharePint

A new breeze is flowing through the BIWUG organisation, resulting in a new session about governance and an overview of where the BIWUG was and where it is planning to go. To wrap things up, we gather for a nice beer at the Microsoft offices! Agenda18:00-19:00 Welcome with snacks19:00-19:15 Introduction19:15-20:15 SharePoint Governance (Speaker Patrick Sledz):… Read more

SharePoint 15 Technical Preview SDK available

The SharePoint 15 Technical Preview SDK has just been released. As you know, this is a technical preview and not the final SDK of the product. Enjoy hunting the new stuff 🙂 http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=28768  … Read more

SPCustomLayoutsPage AccessDenied not showing the custom page

Symptom: The custom AccessDenied page is showing the wrong page. Basicaly we were missing the request access link on our accessdenied page. First things to check is that the outgoing email settings are enabled and if the site settings allow the user to request access. All those things were set correctly, so it had to… Read more