Showing posts with label SharePoint 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SharePoint 2010. Show all posts

19 January, 2016

SharePoint 2010: Upload multiple photos is missing

If you wanna upload multiple photos or suppose multiple documents and if the option is missing then don’t worry as it’s a simple issue and resolution too.

Problem description:
Upload multiple photos is missing in upload dialog box

Resolution:
Upload Multiple Files is missing when you don't have any local Office clients installed.  Here's the list of requirements to see that option:

1.      The 32 bit version of Internet Explorer. The 64 bit version does not support it and neither do other, non IE, browsers.
2.      The STSUpld.UploadCtl IE add-in must be enabled.
3.      Office 2003 /Office 2007 / Office 2010 / Office 2013 or newer on the client
4.      Client integration will need to be enabled for the web app.

Why it's required? Here is the reason- There is an ActiveX control that is used to support multiple file uploading - that ActiveX control is installed with office.

That’s it – once you install any of the client (i.e. any office version as listed above – step#3) then your issue will be resolved.

Thanks for reading this article! If your issue doesn’t get resolved after following the above mentioned steps then please do not hesitate to reply! I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues!

06 July, 2015

May 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010

Be aware that the May Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is required to have SP2 installed before installing the May CU.

It is required to have SP2 installed for the base product and all installed language packs to install May 2015 CU for SharePoint 2010.

This CU includes all SharePoint 2010 fixes released since SP2. The CU does not include SP2.

The KB articles for May CU are available at the following locations:
  • KB 3017815 - SharePoint Foundation 2010 - This is also a security fix!
  • KB 3015569 - SharePoint Server 2010
  • KB 2999496 - Project Server 2010
The Full Server Packages for May 2015 CU are available through the following links:
After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.

11 November, 2014

Term Store Management option is missing - Solution is here!


One of our client has reported an issue that they wanted to use the term store management feature but it seems to be missing!


Refer the above screenshot - Two different screenshots has been taken from two different sites. Left one where the problem is and right side is the one where the option is properly reflecting!

If you need learn complete details then please have a look on these wonderful articles:


Problem description: Missing Term Store.

Error Message: The required feature is not enabled for this column type.

Let me tell you another interesting thing that I have explored it while doing the troubleshooting: If you try to find out any feature possibility based on this then you will not find anything. This is a hidden gem and you need to enable the functionality via PowerShell.

So Solution / Resolution is very simple here-
Enable-SPFeature –id "73EF14B1-13A9-416B-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C" –Url <URL>

Root cause: based on my research and troubleshooting did then I found out that this is a problem with the site which is having blank site template!

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues. Thank you!

16 October, 2014

October 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010

This CU includes all SharePoint 2010 fixes released since SP1. The CU does not include SP2.

The KB article for October CU is available at the following locations:
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010: no fixes released in October CU
  • SharePoint Server 2010: KB 2899490
  • Project Server 2010: KB 2899485, KB 2880539
The Packages for October 2014 CU are available through the following links:
  • Download SharePoint Server 2010 October 2014 CU: 2899490
  • Download Project Server 2010 October 2014 CU: 28994852880539
After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.

22 September, 2014

15 August, 2014

August 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

The KB article for August CU is available at the following locations:
·       KB 2889825 - SharePoint Foundation 2010
·       KB 2889831 - SharePoint Server 2010
·       KB 2883011 - WAC and Word Server for SharePoint 2010

Be aware that no project server related fixes were released in this CU

The Packages for August 2014 CU are available through the following links:
·       Download SharePoint Foundation 2010 August 2014 CU: 2889825
·       Download SharePoint Server 2010 August 2014 CU: 2889831
·       Download WAC and Word Server for SharePoint 2010 August 2014 CU: 2883011

After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.

Notes:
·       Be aware that the August Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the August CU.
·       Be aware that for SharePoint Server you have to install the SharePoint Foundation and WAC and Word Server fixes as well!

·       This CU includes all SharePoint 2010 fixes released since SP1. The CU does not include SP2.

16 June, 2014

The PerformancePoint Services service application has not been configured

If you have configured your farm recently and planning to use Performance Point functionality then you must have notice this error:

The PerformancePoint Services service application has not been configured and is required to use the PerformancePoint features.  The service can be configured from "Manage Service Applications" in SharePoint Central Administration.



The above error message is self-explanatory as it’s conveying that the performance point service application has not yet configured in your farm and we need to do the configuration first before we go ahead and use it in full fledged manner.

Note:
If you find a different solution, please report it as a comment to this post. Be sure to double-verify it: undo your solution and verify that the problem comes back, then redo it and verify that the problem goes away.

Today in this article, I will elaborate how to configure this service application and get rid of this error message.

Two core points are mandatory to get this working as:
1.    Performance Point Service application
2.    Performance Point Services

How to configure Performance Point Service application?
a)    Open the Central Administration
b)    Application Management section
c)    Click on Manage Service Applications.
d)    Click New
e)    Click PerformancePoint Service Application.
f)     Type a name for the service application
g)    Select the Add this service application's proxy to the farm's default proxy list check box.
h)   Select the Create new application pool option
i)     Type a name for the application pool.
j)      Under the Configurable option, select the managed account to run the application pool.
k)    Click Create.
l)     Click OK.

That’s it – by this way PPS service application will be created.

Finally second most important point i.e. Performance Point Services
1.    In Central Administration
2.    System Settings section
3.    Click Manage services on server.
4.    Select the server that you want.
5.    Click Start next to PerformancePoint Service.

Done – check your performance point functionality now and it should be up & running without any issues.

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

Product Applies To:
·         SharePoint Server 2010
·         SharePoint Server 2013

03 June, 2014

The URL for this file is too long for the application

One of our business owners has reported an issue “SharePoint reporting these errors when I open an Excel file, you can support me in check if not missing any site configuration.”

Error #1:
The URL for this file is too long for the application.  A temporary copy of this file will be opened on your computer.  You must save this copy as a new file. – This is the most common one where many levels of nested sub folders in a library.  If your folder paths start exceeding 120 characters by themselves, it's time to reorganize your content folders.

Error #2:
The specified file or folder name is too long. The URL path for all files and folders must be 260 characters or less (and no more than 128 characters for any single file or folder name in the URL). Please type a shorter file or folder name.
Troubleshoot issues with Windows SharePoint Services.

Error #3:
The URL for this file is too long for the application.  A temporary copy of this file will be opened on your computer.  You must save this copy as a new file

I think this is an old (in fact very old) / generic error message which come while editing the office documents. Let’s try to understand a little background behind this issue!

What’s the cause behind this issue?

What the above article saying?
This behavior occurs if the number of characters in the URL exceeds the maximum number of characters that is supported for URLs in SharePoint Server 2007 / 2010, in SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and in Windows SharePoint Services.

To determine the length of a URL, SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Windows SharePoint Services convert the string in the URL to Universal Character Set (UCS) Transformation Format 16 (UTF-16) format, and then count the number of 16-bit characters in the string. A URL that contains more than 260 characters is not supported.

Additionally, a URL that contains one or more of the following components is not supported:
1.    A folder name that has more than 256 UCS-2 characters
2.    A file name that has more than 128 characters

More details on “Understanding URL and path lengths”, “URL path and restrictions”, “Resolving URL length problems”:

Resolution:
Make sure that the names of folders and of files do not exceed the maximum lengths that are supported for URLs in SharePoint Server 2007, in SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and in Windows SharePoint Services.

Workaround:
Reduce the SharePoint URL’s, How to do this? – Here is the reference:

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

Note:
If you find a different solution, please report it as a comment to this post. Be sure to double-verify it: undo your solution and verify that the problem comes back, then redo it and verify that the problem goes away.

Reference:

Product applies to:
·         SharePoint 2010
·         SharePoint 2013

02 June, 2014

Open Videos in a new window/tab - SharePoint 2013

New digital asset content types, Thumbnail–centric views, Image previews, Automatic metadata extraction for image files, Podcasting support through RSS – You must be wondering what’s this? J Quite obvious! These are all the features of asset library which is there in SharePoint 2013.

Note:
If you find a different solution, please report it as a comment to this post. Be sure to double-verify it: undo your solution and verify that the problem comes back, then redo it and verify that the problem goes away.

Asset Library: Additional functionality to support the storage and organization of rich media, such as images, videos, or audio files.

Every time I tried opening the video files, they opened in the same window which I don’t want, there has to be a separate window in which I can open & view these video files!

How to do this? – Thank you for reading this article as this will give you the exact guidelines to achieve this!

There are two ways to achieve this end result:
1.    Out of box way | Default functionality
2.    Programming way

Out of box way:
1.    Open your asset library
2.    Change the view options
3.    Switch to “All Assets” view
4.    Right click on the Video file
5.    Open in a new window

Programming way:
Two references which are pretty awesome and useful too!



I hope the above information will be helpful for all of you! In case of any queries/questions then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

Product applies to:
SharePoint 2013

References: 

Maximum upload size in SharePoint 2013

As the SharePoint can be use one of best repository tool in today’s market, we uploads so many files to SharePoint document library on regular basis and face some generic error message also “you have cross the upload limit which has been configured by web administrator” & so many others!

Today’s article is based on this “maximum upload” information and what’s under the hood? Where is this setting coming from?

Here is the information that you are looking for!
The maximum file upload size is a web application setting that specifies the maximum size of a file that a user can upload to the server. You configure the maximum file upload size for every web application by using Central Administration to specify the size of files that will be uploaded to asset libraries.

By default, the maximum video file upload size is 250 MB. You can increase the video file upload size to 2 GB.

How to change this in CA?
1.    Central Administration
2.    Application management
3.    Manage web applications
4.    Select the correct web application in which you wanna do the changes
5.    General settings (from the ribbon)
6.    You will see the section named as “Maximum upload size”
7.    Change the value as per the requirement and click OK.
8.    That’s it & you are done!

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

14 May, 2014

Proxy creation failed. Unable to get the application proxy.

I have publishing the external content type via SharePoint Designer and it’s been successfully displayed in the Central Administration too but while adding the list on the site; it’s throwing an error as follows

Error Message:
Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Microsoft SharePoint Foundation-compatible HTML editor such as Microsoft SharePoint Designer. If the problem persists, contact your Web server administrator.

I checked the logs and found the following traces:
Proxy creation failed. Unable to get the application proxy

Error while executing web part: Microsoft.BusinessData.Infrastructure.BdcException: The shim execution failed unexpectedly - Unable to obtain the application proxy for the context.. ---> Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.SecureStoreServiceException: Unable to obtain the application proxy for the context.     at Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.SecureStoreProvider.get_Proxy()     at Microsoft.Office.SecureStoreService.Server.SecureStoreProvider.GetRestrictedCredentials(String appId)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.SystemSpecific.Db.DbConnectionManager.GetConnection()     at Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.SystemSpecific.Db.DbSystemUtility.ExecuteStatic(IMethodInstance methodInstance, ILobSystemInstance lobSystemInstance, Object[] args, IExecutionContext context...     c8cfe618-7d0b-4dd0-bb87-55fe239f183b

There are most probably two possible reasons for this issue as:
1.   Service connection proxy
2.   Displaying number of records in a list as there is default value: 2000


Let’s try to see the resolutions for both the reasons!

Resolution#1: (for Service connection proxy)
1.   Open the central administration
2.   Application management
3.   Service Applications
4.   Configure service application associations
5.   Check the web application in which your site exist
6.   Check the “application proxy group” column
7.   Make sure the BDC and secure store service applications check boxes are mark,
8.   If they are not then please tick the check box and click OK

Resolution#2: (for displaying number of records)
1.   Open the SharePoint 2010 management PowerShell console
2.   Type the following command: Get-SPServiceApplicationProxy
3.   You will get the list of service application along with their GUID’s
4.   Copy the BCS service application GUID and paste it in notepad
5.   Now check the existing values by using this command:
Get-SPBusinessDataCatalogThrottleConfig-Scope ThrottleType Items Database-GUID-ServiceApplicationProxy
6.   Once you know the values then you will come to know that the default value is 2000 and we need to change that! How? See below-
Get-SPBusinessDataCatalogThrottleConfig –Scope Database –ThrottleType Items –ServiceApplicationProxy $contosoServAppProxy | Set-SPBusinessDataCatalogThrottleConfig –Maximum 1000000000 –Default 500000

Reference:

That’s it- You are done. Check your results now and the error shouldn’t be there now!

Note:
If you find a different solution, please report it as a comment to this post. Be sure to double-verify it: undo your solution and verify that the problem comes back, then redo it and verify that the problem goes away.

If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.

Product Applies To:
SharePoint Server 2010