Repairing OneDrive “Next-Gen” Sign-in Loop of Doom on Windows 10

So I had a long-running issue where the next-generation OneDrive sync client just wouldn’t sign-in to my corp account, and nothing was syncing. I had tried the nice steps laid out on the support site, plus some more, but to no avail – the icon would stubbornly sit on “OneDrive for Business – Signing in”…

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SharePoint Upgrade/Configuration Wizard Never Finishes

Some people may have had issues where the SharePoint Configuration Wizard never seems to finish an upgrade. This is a quick & dirty post to explain how finish it, as cleanly as possible. First; terminate the process via task-manager as closing the form will try and abort the dead upgrade process, so will never actually…

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User Profile Application Unavailable with UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException

If you’ve ever had a problem with the user profile application (UPA) not working, this post is your checklist. It’s not the clearest problem to troubleshoot. The error usual manifests as a “UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException” exception, or in detail: Failure retrieving application ID for User Profile Application Proxy ‘{name}’: Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException: UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException_Logging :: UserProfileApplicationProxy.ApplicationProperties ProfilePropertyCache does not have…

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SharePoint AppFabric Error – Failed to connect to hosts in the cluster

Or “ErrorCode<ERRCAdmin040>:SubStatus<ES0001>:Failed to connect to hosts in the cluster” if you want the full error. This is just a quick-one. You may see this error if you try and add a SharePoint server to AppFabric cluster. It can happen if there is a “cluster” configured but none of the servers exist anymore; in my case…

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Graceful SharePoint AppFabric Restarts

Many people have asked about how to cleanly restart an AppFabric server so data in the cache isn’t lost and may have even found they’ve not been able to get it to work themselves. It’s a good question; I hope to answer how here to some extent, partly because the official commands don’t actually work…

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AppFabric Distributed Logon Token/ViewState Cache is Timing-Out – Continued

In a previous post I described how to troubleshoot AppFabric timeouts a problem which many customers have seen, most acutely when SharePoint is under heavy load. One thing consistent to almost every case is that the main victims/culprits for timeouts are view-state and login caches, and since writing the previous post I’ve refined what the…

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SharePoint + SQL Server AlwaysOn: Outage Troubleshooting

So you have a SharePoint/SQL outage despite having SQL Server AlwaysOn configured, and you naturally want to know why. Event IDs 5586 and 6398 are flooding the SharePoint servers and you don’t know why. On the SharePoint servers in the application log you might see either this: Unknown SQL Exception 10060 occurred. Additional error information…

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Troubleshooting SharePoint Event ID 6393

This event ID means “a SharePoint timer job had an unexpected failure” in short. Admittedly this isn’t overly informative given how many different timer-jobs there are for any given SharePoint farm. Your first challenge is therefore figuring out which job it’s talking about which shouldn’t be too hard given it gives you the class name…

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Access Denied Crawling sps3 Content Source in SharePoint 2013

No User Profiles Being Crawled Another quick one. You might notice that no user profiles are being found when you search for them. If you take a look at crawl logs, you’ll probably this error in the crawl logs and think it’s related. You’d be right – no profiles & this error are very much…

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Frozen SharePoint PSConfig Upgrade with SQL Server AlwaysOn

If you have a SharePoint farm that uses SQL Server AlwaysOn and your upgrade is just never finishing, this article might be for you. Update: as someone pointed out, removing the service-application from the farm probably isn’t necessary. Just remove the DB from the AlwaysOn availability group and then the upgrade should just work. When…

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