Sharepoint: Site collection administrators lose their permissions

Published on

Sharepoint Site collection administrators lose their permissions. An odd problem where I would login to Sharepoint with my normal Sharepoint Site Collection Administrator account & I would only have basic permissons & various OK buttons were greyed out. This seems to be caused by having multiple jobs running against your Sharepoint databases at the same … Continue reading Sharepoint: Site collection administrators lose their permissions

STSADM -o backup -directory: Error Cannot open backup device Operating system error 5 (error not found)

Published on

STSADM -o backup -directory: Error Cannot open backup device Operating system error 5 (error not found) Ensure the SQL service account is a domain account and it has permissions to the Shared folder. Also ensure the account used to execute the backup command has the correct rights on the DB’s as per MS recommendations ie. … Continue reading STSADM -o backup -directory: Error Cannot open backup device Operating system error 5 (error not found)

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

Published on

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: How to get the people picker to work across domains in one way trust

Published on

If you have your Sharepoint farm hosted in a different domain to your users you will notice that the people picker only looks at its local domain, ie does not list any users from the Internal / User domain. Luckily you can get round this fairly easily: Run this command on all Sharepoint servers in … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010: How to get the people picker to work across domains in one way trust

Sharepoint 2010 – Cannot delete service application from Central Admin

Published on

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

How to stop the !New tag/indicator from appearing when you add items or documents to your sharepoint site

Published on

When you add a new entry to announcements, to events, or to links on a Microsoft SharePoint Team Services and Windows SharePoint Services Web site, the new entry always includes a tag that is made up of the exclamation point character (!) and the word “new” (!New). This article describes how to stop the !New … Continue reading How to stop the !New tag/indicator from appearing when you add items or documents to your sharepoint site