Sync SharePoint User Information List

SharePoint contains a User Information List in the Root Web of every Site Collection which contains a number of properties about the users. The properties include: Display Name Email SIP Address (Used by OCS/Lync Presence) Department Job Title First Name Last Name Work Phone Office User Name This List is used in a number of… Continue reading Sync SharePoint User Information List

w3wp.exe: All query processing components are in ‘Failed’ status.

Today, we received from our customer the information about some errors to use the search in a SharePoint website, following the error: In URL log, we saw the following two errors, Unexpected and Critical respectively: 1 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Microsoft.Ceres.InteractionEngine.Component.FlowHandleRegistry : Exceptions occurred when evaluating the flow. Microsoft.Ceres.Evaluation.DataModel.EvaluationException: Cannot plan query for index system SP4e7c82952015. Index fragment… Continue reading w3wp.exe: All query processing components are in ‘Failed’ status.

Project Server 2013 – Can’t load WebPart / DBNull.Value to type ‘System.Guid’

Using this script in SQL you can check which record is generating the error : SELECT [PROJ_NAME] ,[MD_PROP_NAME] ,[CODE_VALUE] FROM [ProjectWebApp].[pub].[MSP_PROJ_CUSTOM_FIELD_VALUES] A inner join [ProjectWebApp].[pub].[MSP_PROJECTS] B On A.[PROJ_UID]=B.PROJ_UID inner join [ProjectWebApp].[pub].[MSP_CUSTOM_FIELDS] C on C.MD_PROP_UID = A.MD_PROP_UID Where [CODE_VALUE] is null and FIELD_TYPE_ENUM = 21 and [MD_LOOKUP_TABLE_UID] is not null order by [PROJ_NAME]​


As many of you have heard, Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013… again. To be clear, they originally released the SP1 patch toward the end of February this year. They soon realized, however, that the installation of the first release created some issues which were preventing customers from installing… Continue reading HOW TO INSTALL SHAREPOINT 2013 SERVICE PACK 1

How to start and stop SharePoint Server

If for any reason (Patch, Upgrade or error fixing) you have to stop your SharePoint Server, here are the steps to do it correctly with the TechNet reference. Stop SharePoint 2007 In the Services snap-in (services.msc), stop the following services: Microsoft Single Sign-On service Office Document Conversions Launcher service Office Document Conversions Load Balancer service… Continue reading How to start and stop SharePoint Server

Windows Server 2012 Online – Restart Pending : Shutdown

One of the recent issues in managing Windows Server 2012 is the way Automatic Updates works by default. If automatic updates are installed on a server, it may or may not automatically reboot the server or PC. At the log in screen, you may see this message. Upon logging in, you may be faced with… Continue reading Windows Server 2012 Online – Restart Pending : Shutdown