Koen Vosters

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

During the weekend I started setting up a new dev environment on Windows Server 2012 R2. I used SQL Server 2012 and installed everything in the easy dev box setup mode (meaning all running under one account). I had the local farm is not accessible error message, even though all permissions were granted. After some reseach, I found out… Read more

Cannot generate SSPI context

During our project we ran into the “Cannot generate SSPI context” error message. We were using a WCF service to retreive information from SQL. It took quite a while to figure out where it came from as we were not using Kerberos (which is usually the case when this error pops up, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811889 )…. Read more

This item cannot be deleted because it is still referenced by other pages.

The following error pops up when you are trying to remove a masterpage that is still being referenced. In SharePoint 2010 you can detect where the masterpages are being referenced through powershell. In the same script you can update the reference to make sure that there are no references left before you remove the masterpage. In… Read more

Cumulative Updates October 2011 for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010

Today the cumulative updates for October have been released for SharePoint Foundation and SharePoint Server 2010. SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553050 SharePoint Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553048 Take into account that for the Server Version you will need to restart the User Profile Service (as described in the KB) and remember, as with all CU’s, test before applying to your production… Read more

Installing Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 offline

Quite a few customers have SharePoint 2013 developer environments that do not have access to internet. That poses no problem to install Visual Studio 2012, but installing the Microsoft Office Developer Tools requires internet access as it makes use of the Web Platform Installer. But, appearantly Web Platform Installer has an offline mode: http://www.iis.net/learn/install/web-platform-installer/web-platform-installer-v4-command-line-webpicmdexe-rtw-release The… Read more

[Quick Fix] An operations error occurred at System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement.ADStoreCtx.FindPrincipalByIdentRefHelper

As a reference to people running code that is talking to Active Directory and are getting this cryptical message. In most cases it is a permissions issue. Make sure that your code is running under the application pool account (meaning SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges) and that this account has the necessary rights to do so on AD…. Read more

Could not load type ‘Microsoft.AnalysisServices.SharePoint.Integration.ReportGalleryView’

If you ran into this issue, the first thing you need to do is check if the PowerPivot solution is deployed to the web applications. You  can do this by going to Central Administration > System Settings > Manage Farm Solutions and there you should see the solution powerpivotwebapplication.wsp. Make sure it is deployed to… Read more

[Quick Fix] Report Viewer not rendering controls correctly

While migration a legacy application to a new server environment we ran into the issue that the Report Viewer was not rendering its controls correctly. The Report Viewer was running on a webserver that was calling the reporting services on a SQL server within the same domain. Authentication was Kerberos, SPNs were properly defined and… Read more

FAST for SharePoint 2010 : Crawl status recovering

There is a first time for everything, and this was the first time I saw the crawler in the status recovering. The full crawl has been running for 185 hours and users started informing the IT organization of the customer that new documents were not searchable. These are the steps I took to get the… Read more

SharePoint Saturday Belgium –

As the great guys and girl from BIWUG (http://www.biwug.be) organized a fantastic SharePoint Saturday last year, they are coming back with a new edition this year. For those who don’t know SharePoint Saturday, it is an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of… Read more