Archive for the ‘SharePoint’ Category

“No Access” when try to create an Alert in SharePoint 2010

Donnerstag, März 8th, 2012

If you try to create an alert in a Document Library or on a list, you might get a “No access” message. One possible cause is that you have only permissions (Read, Contribute or Full) on this list/library. In that case you have on the site, where the library is located only “Limited Access”. This is not enough. The alerts are not stored in the list but on the site (SPWeb). Therefore you need access rights on the web.

Forgot your Passphrase for SharePoint 2010?

Dienstag, Juli 12th, 2011

If you have still administrative access to your farm, you ca set a new passphrase with the following two powershell commands

C:\PS> $passphrase = ConvertTo-SecureString -asPlainText -Force 
C:\PS> Set-SPPassPhrase -PassPhrase $passphrase -Confirm

After that, please check if the following timer job was running successfull


Nice tool for SharePoint Migration

Dienstag, Juli 12th, 2011

when you start a migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, you might get problems with features. The featureadmin is a nice tool to check and maybe remove features from you installation.


Dienstag, März 1st, 2011

If you want to check an ULS log, you should use the ULSViewer. It is much easier than reading the file in notepad.

Test of IE 9 – Release Candidate

Donnerstag, Februar 24th, 2011

The final version of Internet Explorer 9 will be released in March, but I could not wait  Zwinkerndes Smiley 


Outlook shows only “Sample” when using E-mail a link in SharePoint 2010

Dienstag, Februar 15th, 2011


If you try to send a link of a document in a doclib, your mail client might open and shows only “Sample” instead of the link.


Maybe you can correct this, when you add “NTLM” to the Enabled Providers of the Windows Authentication of the website that belongs to your Webapplication.



April Cumulative Update Packages for SharePoint

Donnerstag, Mai 14th, 2009

I was very disappointed that the service pack 2 includes only the February Update (plus some stsadm-extensions) and not the April update.  And so, some weeks after SP2 the next update was released…

Happy updating…

Service Pack 2 for MOSS is available

Montag, Mai 4th, 2009

I totally forgot to mentioned that Service Pack 2 for WSS 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 is available. More Information could be found on the official team blog…

SharePoint and virtual servers (Part 2.)

Montag, September 22nd, 2008

They add some new companies/products in the list „Support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software“.

Maybe we migrate the SharePoint databases from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008 running on a virtual (VMware) SQL-system.

SharePoint and virtual servers

Donnerstag, August 21st, 2008

SharePoint is now also supported if you install it on a virtual server infrastructure.

 This announcement is not really a suprise because Windows 2008 has it own virtualization with Hyper-V. But it is good to know that it is official now…

 But I am missing VMWare in the list of the support partners