Save site as Template Option Missing in SharePoint 2010?

This is one of those minor things that can get you scratching your head trying to figure what the issue is. Basically this menu option is removed whenever a site has Publishing Features enabled. Deactivating this feature makes the option show up and vice-versa. Even when it’s not display there is actually a way of…


SharePoint My Site Exception Your personal site cannot be created

When users click on the My Content link from within My Site they get the error: Your personal site cannot be created because the managed path "personal" has not been created for this site. Contact your site administrator for more information To fix this you need to create a managed path under the My Site…


My Site Error: Your personal site cannot be created

When users click on the My Content link from within My Site they get the error: Your personal site cannot be created because the managed path "personal" has not been created for this site. Contact your site administrator for more information To fix this you need to create a managed path under the My Site…


Automatically Detecting Manager for SharePoint Workflow Approvals

One of the most challenging task in SharePoint workflow seems like it should have been so easy OOB as it is a common use case. Most Approval workflows usually include the user’s manager at some stage. By default there is no intuitive way to dynamically determine a user’s manager for workflow purposes. When you associate…


Configure a SQL Alias Without Client Tools

If you run into a need to configure a SQL Alias on Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7 when the SQL Client tools are not installed then you run the command “cliconfg.exe”. This will allow you add, edit, or remove SQL aliases.


Identifying SharePoint Feature GUIDs

There are a lot of cases where you received an error within SharePoint referring to a feature by it’s GUID. In most scenarios it’s not possible to quickly cross check what this feature is with an internet search or otherwise. Below is a table that can help you do just that: GUID Feature Name Description…


Forcefully Removing SharePoint 2010 Server Role from When Database no Longer Exists

There are cases where a server believes it is still part of a farm but it cannot connect to the said farm especially in situations where there was an update or upgrade to the local machine binary. SharePoint requires that you re-run the Config Wizard to update the server and the notify the farm of…


SharePoint 2010 Site Template Names

Available Sub Site Templates Site Definition Config Concatenated String Preview Image Name Defined in this WEBTEMP File Team Site STS 0 STS#0 stts.png WEBTEMP.XML Blank Site STS 1 STS#1 stbs.png WEBTEMP.XML Document Workspace STS 2 STS#2 stdw.png WEBTEMP.XML Blog BLOG 0 BLOG#0 stbg.png WEBTEMP.XML Group Work Site SGS 0 SGS#0 stgb.png WEBTEMP.XML Visio Process Repository…


Access Denied Errors Crawling Local SharePoint Sites in SharePoint 2010

   gggWhen trying to crawl regular SharePoint sites and People you receive  “Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has "Full…


SharePoint 2010: Cases where FQDN is different from NetBios Name for User Profile Synchronization Service

Copy the following code and paste it into a text editor, such as Notepad: $ServiceApps = Get-SPServiceApplication $UserProfileServiceApp = "" foreach ($sa in $ServiceApps) {if ($sa.DisplayName -eq "<UserProfileServiceName>") {$UserProfileServiceApp = $sa} } $UserProfileServiceApp.NetBIOSDomainNamesEnabled = 1 $UserProfileServiceApp.Update() Replace <UserProfileServiceName> with the name of the User Profile service application. Save the file, naming it AllowNetBiosName.ps1. On the…