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 Name Christopher T. Haun  Blog Share Poignant
 Location Perth Western Australia  Category SharePoint
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Blank browser pages for Audit Log Reports in SP2007      11-Nov-2014     1147  
   Symptoms  Perhaps your audit log reporting functionality was working great last month but this month you're only seeing blank, empty pages in your browser. You can't run any reports successfu...
    Symptoms   Perhaps your audit log reporting functionality was working great last month but this month you’re only seeing blank, empty pages in your browser. You can’t run any r...
  While attempting to visit Configure managed accounts (ManagedAccounts.aspx) in a SP2013 farm today, I got a correlation ID and the tip of the NRE iceberg: "Object reference not set to an insta...
  While attempting to visit Configure managed accounts (ManagedAccounts.aspx) in a SP2013 farm today, I got a correlation ID and the tip of the NRE iceberg: “Object reference not set to ...
     Symptoms:  When browsing to the site without specifying the default page name in the browser, we received a 500 error:  HTTP ERROR 500.0 - Internal Server Error The page cannot be displa...
      Symptoms:   When browsing to the site without specifying the default page name in the browser, we received a 500 error:   HTTP ERROR 500.0 – Internal Server Error The page can...
   Summary  Here are my notes on paging file recommendations for SharePoint (2007, 2010, and 2013). This is something I always like to check when a new farm is built or I'm looking at a poorly p...
    Summary   Here are my notes on paging file recommendations for SharePoint (2007, 2010, and 2013). This is something I always like to check when a new farm is built or I’m looking at ...
   ProcMon is an indispensable tool that zillions of people have used. Here are some easy steps for starting, stopping, and saving a Procmon capture.  Download ProcMon from http://technet.micr...
     Often the Windows Security Event log disappoints people when they're trying to find clues to some kind of permissions or rights problem--to a 401 unauthorized response from IIS, for a comm...
    ProcMon is an indispensable tool that zillions of people have used. Here are some easy steps for starting, stopping, and saving a Procmon capture.   Download ProcMon from http://technet...
      Often the Windows Security Event log disappoints people when they’re trying to find clues to some kind of permissions or rights problem–to a 401 unauthorized response from ...
Notes on Debug mode versus Release Mode      05-Jun-2014     409  
 Dlls compiled in debug mode should stay in the developmental environment while they're being debugged, improved, stepped-through, and tweaked. When the dll is ready to be deployed (released) t...
Notes on Debug mode versus Release Mode      04-Jun-2014     271  
  Dlls compiled in debug mode should stay in the developmental environment while they’re being debugged, improved, stepped-through, and tweaked. When the dll is ready to be deployed (releas...
Free Tools for the SharePoint Mechanic Toolbox      21-May-2014     470  
 This list is an expansion of an earlier blog of mine. I plan to continue to improve and enlarge this.    PowerShell and STSAdm – of course.  ULS Viewer – Makes scouring through ULS logs a...
Free Tools for the SharePoint Mechanic Toolbox      21-May-2014     283  
  This list is an expansion of an earlier blog of mine. I plan to continue to improve and enlarge this.     PowerShell and STSAdm – of course.   ULS Viewer – Makes scouring through ULS lo...
   Symptoms  Under a heavy client load a performance problem develops in your SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 farm's WFEs. It's hard to figure out what is and what isn't affected by the perf ...
    Symptoms   Under a heavy client load a performance problem develops in your SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 farm’s WFEs. It’s hard to figure out what is and what isn’t...
   Problem  The fact is that SharePoint 2010 servers think they need to be able to reach out to http://crl.microsoft.com. They need get a current list of certificates for revoked (expired, key c...
    Problem   The fact is that SharePoint 2010 servers think they need to be able to reach out to http://crl.microsoft.com. They need get a current list of certificates for revoked (expired, k...
   PROBLEM DETAILS & SYMPTOMS  Unpredictably, intermittently, and frequently clients trying to open office documents (word, excel, powerpoint, etc) in the browser from the SharePoint 2010 far...
   Summary  Trying to force SharePoint servers to use only FIPS 140-2 compliant algorithms is not an uncommon event. It's admittedly tempting. But invariably it breaks something in SharePoint...
   Scenario and Symptom:  An Office Web Apps 2013 server is talking to a SharePoint 2013 server and the following shows up in the ULS log (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OfficeWebApps\Data\Logs\ULS) o...
 Today I had my first opportunity/need to use the webpicmd.exe tool (part of the Web Platform Installer) to attempt to download the installation bits for workflow manager, workflow client, and ser...
Footnote Numbering Trick for Word 2013      27-Feb-2014     396  
 Here are some steps to set footnotes to start their numbering over at 1 for each chapter of a book in Microsoft Word.  First, insert "section breaks."  The first thing that needs to happen is...
 Normally I prefer for the server admin to manually trigger a hang dump (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chaun/archive/2013/11/15/several-good-ways-to-trigger-a-hang-dump-of-an-unresponsive-process.as...
 Problem:  When attempting to delegate SharePoint 2013 Search Administration to a small team/group, we were able to delegate everything except for the "Result Sources" and "Query Rules" pages/li...
An Arcane Error with MOSS 2007’s Recycle Bin      10-Jan-2014     528  
 Normally I wouldn't bother making a blog that probably only applies to MOSS 2007. But while solving for this error message . . .  Error You must first restore the original list in order to res...
   Problem  Sometimes when we're trying create a usermode dump of a w3wp.exe process something sabotages the attempt. The dmp file isn't successfully created and the dump-triggering tool balks. ...
 These steps can be helpful for troubleshooting web pages that serve slowly. Open the IIS manager, select the site that is having problems, select Failed Request Tracing from the far right column...
   So what can you possibly do when you try to do something simple in SharePoint, like editing a view, and you see the following error in your browser?  Error Cannot complete this action. Please...
   Sometimes it's good to know what exceptions a process like w3wp.exe is throwing. ASP.net is pretty good about making its complaints known in the form of exceptions.  Many or perhaps most except...
 Introduction and Summary  Imagine a traffic jam where you can see cars and trucks backed up for miles. You can see the symptoms and know there is a problem. You know things have slowed ...
   Summary  When a user-mode process (such as w3wp.exe, owstimer.exe, iexplore.exe, or any .exe) is crashing (such that the process disappears unexpectedly from task manager and reappears soon a...
  After upgrading MOSS 2007 content databases to SP2010, an InfoPath form template (template.xsn) that in the past could be either opened or saved was now only able to be saved, not opened. Co...
SP2010: 503s, HTTP Throttling, Threads Waiting      24-Sep-2013     509  
   Symptoms A web application in a SharePoint 2010 farm becomes unresponsive (hangs) to the client's perspective under high, medium, or even low client load at random times.  Clients of the ShareP...