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)
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
Sometime you will find you have a currupted list that you cant delete through the normal way as when you try & access the list or the list settings the webpage throws errors. In this case use STSADM
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
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
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
The problem is probably that the GUID of the new site youre trying to restore is the same as an existing site in the content database. Either delete the existing site or I would imagine you could restore to a diffrent content database although I havnt verified this.
GLOBAL#0 = Global template STS#0 = Team Site STS#1 = Blank Site STS#2 = Document Workspace MPS#0 = Basic Meeting Workspace MPS#1 = Blank Meeting Workspace MPS#2 = Decision Meeting Workspace MPS#3 = Social Meeting Workspace MPS#4 = Multipage Meeting Workspace CENTRALADMIN#0 = Central Admin Site WIKI#0 = Wiki Site BLOG#0 = Blog BDR#0 = … Continue reading STSADM Template references