Sharepoint 2010 Secure Store: An error occurred during the “Generate Key” process. Please try again or contact your administrator

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“Sharepoint 2010 Secure Store: An error occurred during the “Generate Key” process. Please try again or contact your administrator” Things to check: – Ensure the logged in user is a member of the farm administrators group – In my case the ‘Sharepoint Webservices Root’ application pool had stopped on one of my app servers

Sharepoint 2010: 2 service application databases with the same name showing in Central Admin –> Manage Databases Upgrade Status

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I had a strange problem where if I went into: Central Admin –> Manage Databases Upgrade Status in Sharepoint 2010 I had 2 Business Data Connectivity Service databases with the same name! The status of the one in use was ‘No action required’ & the rogue one had ‘Database is too old and upgrade is … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010: 2 service application databases with the same name showing in Central Admin –> Manage Databases Upgrade Status

Sharepoint 2010 Error: An exception occurred when trying to issue security token Event ID 8306 and Event ID 7557

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After creating a new secure store service application everytime I clicked manage it would say I dont have correct permissions no matter who I was logged in as. In the event logs I was getting the following errors: Event ID 8306: An exception occurred when trying to issue security token: The server was unable to … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010 Error: An exception occurred when trying to issue security token Event ID 8306 and Event ID 7557

Sharepoint 2010 – Cannot delete service application from Central Admin

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When trying to delete a service application in Sharepoint 2010 from the central admin, sometimes you will find it just stays on the ‘processing’ window for hours (if you wait that long). If it does you can try & delete the service application using Powershell: If that command doesnt work you can force the deletion … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010 – Cannot delete service application from Central Admin

Sharepoint 2010 Service Application Database Trying To Connect To Different Database ID – Cannot complete this action as the Secure Store Shared Service is not responding

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Had a strange problem when creating a new Secure Store Service Application, the wizard would complete but when you click ‘manage’ you would get an error saying – ‘Cannot complete this action as the Secure Store Shared Service is not responding. Please contact your administrator’ After looking at the event logs it was failing with … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010 Service Application Database Trying To Connect To Different Database ID – Cannot complete this action as the Secure Store Shared Service is not responding

Understanding the Service Applications of SharePoint 2010

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The architecture for SharePoint has changed considerably. Watch this session to see what the changes are and how to design your SharePoint environment to take advantage of the new services provided by SharePoint 2010. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/understanding-the-service-applications-of-sharepoint-2010.aspx