Archiv der Kategorie: 2010

Migrationtools SP2007 to SP2010

Hi Folks
here is a list (so big one!!) which shows most of the big migration tools.

Have fun with that list,

Update missing on SharePoint 2010


in a current project i had the problem, the Central Administration tells me „Product / patch installation or server upgrade required.“ within the health analyzer. So, no worries, download the patches, install them and….heeww, they are already installed….ok, then we will run through the wizard. Wizard told me, that there is a patch missing or reqiured. I tried the psconfig with the same result.

Next try: Verify, that the SharePoint Patch Status shows the same (using URL http://<Centraladministrationurl>/_admin/PatchStatus.aspx), it looks like this:

Ok, looks like a bad thing.

There is a parameter for using psconfig for skipping installation check in front of running. After that, sharepoint feels very comfortable and is ready for work.
To do so, use the following command:

psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd -installcheck -noinstallcheck

ATTENTION: As normal, some services will be unavailable or restartet during psconfig, so please make sure, you are out of busines hours!

Have fun,

different WepApplications in one AppPool


currently i am installing SharePoint and we would like to handle more than one WebApplication within one ApplicationPool.

This is an easy task using the Gui, but we will use the PowerShell to do so.

The general PowerShell cmdlet ist as follows:
New-SPWebApplication -ApplicationPool <String> -Name <String> [-AdditionalClaimProvider <SPClaimProviderPipeBind[]>] [-AllowAnonymousAccess <SwitchParameter>] [-ApplicationPoolAccount <SPProcessAccountPipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-AuthenticationMethod <String>] [-AuthenticationProvider <SPAuthenticationProviderPipeBind[]>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DatabaseCredentials <PSCredential>] [-DatabaseName <String>] [-DatabaseServer <String>] [-HostHeader <String>] [-Path <String>] [-Port <UInt32>] [-SecureSocketsLayer <SwitchParameter>] [-ServiceApplicationProxyGroup <SPServiceApplicationProxyGroupPipeBind>] [-SignInRedirectProvider <SPTrustedIdentityTokenIssuerPipeBind>] [-SignInRedirectURL <String>] [-Url <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]
All Switches are documented here:
In case, that you would like to install more than one WebApplication in one ApplicationPool you have to skip the switch and value for „ApplicatioPoolAccount“.

Thats it, sometimes things are easy 🙂


Eventid 8031 visible every 15 minutes


i had a problem at customer environment, which is caused by whatever 🙂
Ihave done many investigation and found at least a solution for this damn error message.

But let me say some words to the message i got.
First of all the message itself:
An exception occurred while updating addresses for connected app
The uri endpoint information may be stale. System.InvalidOperationException:
The requested application could not be found.
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPTopologyWebServiceApplicationProxy.ProcessCommonExceptions(Uri endpointAddress, String operationName, Exception ex, SPServiceLoadBalancerContext context)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPTopologyWebServiceApplicationProxy.ExecuteOnChannel(String operationName, CodeBlock codeBlock)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPTopologyWebServiceApplicationProxy.GetEndPoints(Guid serviceId)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPConnectedServiceApplicationAddressesRefreshJob.Execute(Guid targetInstanceId)

Unfortunately there is no hint for, where to have a look or what is the source of this endpoint he is looking for (except that it is a webservice).
Aftere many times of research i found a webpage, where some users are also facing to nearly the same issue (here/ Entry added by Lance Davis AZ).

First, he prefered to do a query to SQL – SharePoint config_db like this, where YOURID will taken place by the id shown in your eventlog:

SELECT ID, Properties FROM [Objects] WHERE [Name] LIKE ‚%YOURID%‘

As next step you should use an undocumented switch within stsadm (which is still available in SharePoint 2010, YEAH), where ColumnID will be replace by the ID in the result pane in SQL:

STSADM -o deleteconfigurationobject -id <ColumnID>

Thats it!
In my case there is no need to perform a IISRESET, so it is possible to do this at runtime!
Have fun,

Stsadm extrem slow…also on 2010

Hey Folks,

The last few days I was facing a very strange thing. A Customer environment was extremely slow and we are not sure about the reason. First we found several faulty Firewall rules, after that some other things within OS-Config, but nothing was the source of braking down the performance of any Powershell-cmdlet and also stsadm.

The Reason: SharePointfarm was installed within a DMZ behind a firewall. SharePoint had no access to internet, also no connection to SharePoint 2010 needs access to at least this file to make sure, all CertificateRevocationLists are up to date. In case, no access to the internet could be granted, there are some possible ways. I have done only step 1 until now (with success :-] ), so no warranty to the other one (not checked yet):

  1. Disable the CRL check by modifying the registry for all user accounts that use STSADM and all service accounts used by SharePoint. Find yourself a group policy wizard to help you out or manually modify the registry:

    [HKEY_USERS\<userid>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinTrust\Trust Providers\Software Publishing]

    To get the userid you can use any kind of LDAP-Browser or ADSI-Editor

    Works perfect for me, but is also a possible point of failure, if a certificate is not more valid.


  2. Allow your servers to directly connect to If your environment dictates the use of a proxy server, configure it using proxycfg. We all know, that this is the most recommended way!


  3. Add to your hosts file and point it to your local machine. Some people have reported success with this, but it didn’t tested it yet.


  4. Download the CRLs and add them to the server manually (I haven’t tested this, but it may work):

Check out this in your environment, if you are facing some similar problems.

CU, Ingo

SharePoint Workspace Document Limits

In some recent projects, we were asked about offline synchronization to a Laptop.
The limits of the SharePoint Workspace were to hard to be useful for the customers.
Today my schedule was to try to get any new information about the effects of SP1, and started researching.
I found a blog post by Hans Brender, which shows the new facts. After Microsoft had supplied the Service Pack 1 for the whole office branch, SharePoint Workspace is able to synchronize more than before 1800 documents.

Please have a look to the new Limits below:

Office 2010
Service Pack 1 installed?





After 500 documents to synchronize, you will receive a warning message



Maximum 1800 documents you can synchronize. After that count you will only get the properties oft he document synched. A fullsync is only possible if you are online! .



After synchronizing 7500 documents you will receive a warning message in Backstage area.



Starting with 10001 documents you will be able to see a bog red Warning message. Instead of pre-SP1 all files will be synched, but you may have any performance issues in cause of the high number of files.


Thanks to Hans Brender, he had prepared a great article, in german language here

Cheers, Ingo

SharePoint 2010 SP1 announced…


Microsoft has annunced SP1 for SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation today:

Let’s hope, that this sp1 will be better than DEC 2010 CU 😉

Cheers, Ingo

SharePoint Farm Report

Hey all,
as consultant I am often facing to unknown SharePoint-installations. To have a fast overview to the Farm and the installed features etc. I use spsfarmreport from codeplex.
Easy to use, fully functional for 2007 AND 2010 SharePoint.

Also for documentation perhapses it is cool, because you have a file with a time stamp and also all settings to show the customer, what was the status after leaving the server.

The tool has to be run under propper permitted usercontext directly on one of the SharePointservers. After running the tool, a HTML-File will be generated. That file contains a lot informations about the farm and the settings.

Please find out this awsome tool. All informations can be loaded directly on CODEPLEX! Don’t forget to help the dev-guysolving problems, or even report them.

Cheers, Ingo

Drives are out of disk space – health analyzer – SharePoint 2010

nearly every Sharepoint installation I have seen, the health analyzer shows the message “ Drives are at risk of running out of free space“, shown as Warning,  or „Drives are running out of free space“, shown as Error.
Reason is, that there are two rules set up within SharePoint 2010 to check the free space. To get the Warning, the free space on one of the drives has to be lower than 5 times of installed RAM.
The Error-Message will come up, if there is less than 2 times of free installed RAM.
Installed RAM: 16GB
Minimum required free space without Warning: 5*16=80GB
Real free space: 79GB or less than that, you will get the warning.
Minimum required free space without Error: 2*16=32 GB
Real free space: 31 or less than that to get the Error.

The link to the rules you will find in another post of mine here.

An overview to the rules are given by Microsoft here.


SharePoint 2010 health analyzer rules


i am looking several times for the Link to the rules. The direct link is provided by default within monitoring section, but i will get this directly.
To make sure, you are also not searching as much as mine:

Don’t waste time on searching 😉