Koen Vosters

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Distributed Cache Service cannot be started

Today we ran into an interesting problem. The distributed cache service was no longer working. As it was a single server environment, we removed the service instance and reprovisioned it following: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219613.aspx Strangely, it refused to start and went back to the services page. In the end, the following powershell fixed the distributed cache (after… 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

[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

[Quick Tip] Fixing: To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftFusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.

When you are experiencing the following issue in your SharePoint 2010 environment (in my case the error was happening when certain feature receivers had to be executed): To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging. do not start going… Read more

Unexpected DLL in a WSP package

When you are building SharePoint projects based on a framework/base approach you’ll find yourself in the situation where you want to use specific modules from one of your base projects. The correct way to do that is to ensure that the required features are activated on the farm / web application / site collection / site that provision you those… 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