Supply XML parameters in a SOAP Service Connection with SharePoint Designer 2010

SharePoint Designers allows to create a data source based on a web service, and then use this data source in a page. Let’s say you want to display search results in a page. To do so you can use the QueryEx method of the search.asmx web service. This method takes 1 parameter, queryXml, which is…

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You get a System.Security.SecurityException when you try to start the User Profile Synchronization Service

Symptom Under certain condition, you may see this error message when you try to start the FIM Synchronization Service: UserProfileApplication.SynchronizeMIIS: Failed to configure ILM, will attempt during next rerun. Exception: System.Security.SecurityException: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request. at System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.KerbS4ULogon(String upn) at System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity..ctor(String sUserPrincipalName, String type) at System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity..ctor(String sUserPrincipalName) at…

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How to bypass MySite redirection introduced with the SP2 when you display user details?

SharePoint SP2 has introduced the systematic redirection to the MySite when you display the details of a user. In most scenarios this does not have any impact, but some companies don’t use the MySite and in such a case redirection needs to be deactivated. Fortunately, it’s very easy to deactivate the redirection by writing a…