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  • Blog Post: SELECT Permission Denied When Consuming User Profile Service Application

    **Updated to include the officially supported method** While setting up a repro scenario a month or so ago I encountered an interesting issue with consuming the User Profile Service Application (UPSA). And by interesting, of course I mean maddening… It appears that the documentation around...
  • Blog Post: Options for SharePoint User Profile Properties and Photos

    As I’ve mentioned, most of these blogs are for my own benefit. My memory isn’t as good as it once was… has something to do with years gone by and only limited space. It is what it is.. My customer is working through a migration from Wave 14 (Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, and SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2013 and 404 on Every Site

    In my lab environment the other day I started receiving a 404 from *all* of my SharePoint sites. So you being checking the usual suspects like the ULS logs and the event logs, but there were no errors note. One of my colleagues asked about the IIS logs and the sub-status code for the 404. As it turns...
  • Blog Post: Expired Sessions are not being Deleted from the ASP.NET Session State Database

    So if you recall from previous posts I tend to attempt doing least privileged setup and configuration of products. If you don’t recall, then go back and read some of my earlier posts. Basically when you try to minimize the security exposure by granting only the rights that are needed to accomplish a...
  • Blog Post: SSRS 2012 Cannot Create Managed Account

    Synopsis: When preparing to perform an in-place upgrade of SSRS 2008 R2 SP1 (SharePoint Integrated Mode) to SSRS 2012, be sure that the current SSRS service account is *not* already a SharePoint managed account. Details: One of my latest tasks has been to assist a customer with an upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Why Foundation when you can Search?

    I was helping to plan a migration for one of my customers from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to SharePoint Foundation 2010. At the point where we were one week from migration he happened to ask, “hey… what about Search Server Express 2010?” To be honest I hadn’t thought...
  • Blog Post: Broken trust after configuring ADFS v2 and a single DC

    This is not a critical issue by any means as I doubt this will occur in a real production environment; however I feel the need to alert everyone to a possible issue that will render their DC unusable. I’ve been playing around with ADFS v2 and SharePoint 2010 for a customer issue. Until recently I’ve...
  • Blog Post: Instead of the Default View 'All Site Content' links to List Settings

    In Windows SharePoint Service v3 (WSSv3) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS), there is a link in the Quick Launch area of sub webs (unless it's been hidden or disabled) titled "View All Site Content". This link will navigate to an ASPX page in the Layouts folder called ViewLsts.aspx which...
  • Blog Post: "Drives are running out of free space"...but who cares?

    SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 introduced a pretty cool new feature of built-in health rules. These rules will monitor for commonly known issues and helps to alert you if your SharePoint farm may be experiencing issues that either are causing problems or may cause problems in the...
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