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Holding the line, one reaper at a time.


Dec
20
comment SharePoint 2010 - Force to use non-1433 SQL Port
If I keep the port to 1433, it works. But as soon as I change the port, it stops working. The new port is allowed through the proxy/firewall, but SharePoint doesn't seem to be sending traffic on the new port, just 1433. Is there another location other than cliconfg.exe that requires input in order to tell sharepoint to communicate somewhere other than 1433?
Dec
20
comment SharePoint 2010 - Force to use non-1433 SQL Port
If I keep the port to 1433, it works. But as soon as I change the port, it stops working. The new port is allowed through the proxy/firewall, but SharePoint doesn't seem to be sending traffic on the new port, just 1433. Is there another location other than cliconfg.exe that requires input in order to tell sharepoint to communicate somewhere other than 1433?
Dec
7
comment SharePoint 2010 - Force to use non-1433 SQL Port
I connected through Visual Studio 2010, if that works, and was able to perform a minor LINQ query on a Forms database that I have in there.
Dec
7
comment SharePoint 2010 - Force to use non-1433 SQL Port
Thank you, Mr. Wood. I'm not certain on how to do that, unfortunately. I made a mistake and wasn't using the alias that I had created for the sql server, when inputting the sql server's name into the configuration wizard. It accepts the alias and retrieves the database name for my farm, but still fails at step 3 though ;-( There's not much in the logs for it, either.
Dec
7
comment SharePoint 2010 - Force to use non-1433 SQL Port
Actually, it turns out that I was over-thinking the situation...I was using the server name for the Config wizard, when I should have been using the ALIAS for the SQL server. Now, it retrieves SharePoint_Config as the database that it's looking for, yet when it runs through the steps, it fails on task 3 of 9 (Connecting to the configuration database), and says "Configuration Failed", "Failed to connect to the configuration database. An exception of type System.ArgumentNullException was thrown. Additional Exception Information: value cannot be null. Parameter name: Service".
Aug
6
comment SharePoint 2010 - Strange errors starting this morning
I wonder if it could be something with the proxy rules? The department that normally handles updates to the proxy isn't very forthcoming to other teams (even though we work for the same customer on the contract), and the last time they "blocked" something it was _vit/bin which caused a big mess with document check-ins and check-outs. I'll contact them to see if anything was recently pushed as well.
Aug
6
comment SharePoint 2010 - Strange errors starting this morning
I found out where the Site Assets library was (in SPD2010) and check there, but it was empty. This was on the site of the first person to notify me, so I'll drill down and check all 50-ish subsites there, to see if there is anything different, and then move on to other site collections and see if those were edited as well. I really dislike errors that aren't there on day, but show up the next, especially when it's something that nobody in the farm really uses. The "busiest" customer we have uses InfoPath, but other than that the users we have are quiet sheep grazing on pasture...
Aug
6
comment SharePoint 2010 - Strange errors starting this morning
how would I determine if there are any custom scripts referenced in those pages? I have access to SharePoint Designer 2010, but have very little experience with it (mainly just creating a workflow, and poking around in a test site occasionally). It is actually happening all over the farm, and isn't specific to just one site collection. I have a test site that I use occasionally, and had some of my team members access it, and they experience the same thing that the site owner who reported it to me did.
Aug
6
comment SharePoint 2010 - Strange errors starting this morning
@Mike thank you! I checked, yet the only non-"System Account" that edited the master pages was one employee who is no longer here, and t he date was July of 2010. So that wouldn't be it, as it's 2 years and 1 month late!
Aug
6
comment SharePoint 2010 - Strange errors starting this morning
@JamesLove Everyone uses Internet Explorer 8 (version 8.0.7600).
Jun
28
comment SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?
Thanks Tylerrrr07! For those viewing this later, we're not quite sure what the cause was, but between de/activating all Workflow processes, removing an unknown Feature ID from the site collection, running Test-SPContentDatabase, and a few other troubleshooting steps...it now works for all user accounts (for now). Job well done ;-)
Jun
28
comment SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?
Thanks ;-) I am in the SharePoint room now.
Jun
28
comment SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?
Well, this is interesting! I created a test "copy" of that site collection for me to fiddle with, without impacting the users in any way. The errors still happened on the test site collection, so I've been working with that since the problem came up. Here's the thing: I followed your advice and demoted my account to standard "contributor" permissions - the Workflows started! Some of them have minor quirks (I add a document, but no workflow starts; or I add a document, but when I click on "In Progress" in the library, the Workflow status page says there are no workflows started for it).
Jun
28
comment SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?
You are referring to the user who is logged in when the Workflow is initiated, correct? It's worth a try. I'll try to use a normal user account tomorrow when I get back into my office. My only doubt with it is that other users had issues as well (the person who reported it to me was a normal user, who also had his Site Owner try it before contacting me). If they're all in the same Web Application, then they're all using the same application pool credentials, right?
Jun
27
comment SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?
The only thing that I could find in the logs that was remotely related to workflow has been added to the bottom of my question. Honestly, I feel very lost within the ULS logs, and it is hard to gather information. I downloaded ULS Viewer, so that helps, but it still all seems like Greek to me. The "User not found" error...could that be from the System Account? That's what the error message says on the Workflow (as far as why it was canceled)...but why wouldn't it be able to find the System Account? Would deleting it from the site collection help (allow it to re-add itself)?
May
24
comment What are _formsweb.config files? SP2010 Claims [Access Denied]
I've read the document that was used to create the web applications, and it has you create them as per normal (selecting to use SSL and giving the Membership/Role providers), and then a small set of Powershell is written to convert the web application from Windows to Claims authentication. As far as extending the application, they were created through the GUI and have never been extended (I'm not entirely sure what that does, since I've never done it).