Dennis Bottjer | ASP.NET + SharePoint Architect, Trainer & Speaker

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SharePoint 2010 User Profile Synchronization Service not starting after update

Issue: After installing a SharePoint Update and running the Configuration Wizard you may notice that the User Profile Synchronization Service Application has stopped.  Attempts to restart the User Profile Synchronization Service Application may prove unsuccessful.  Symptoms: 1) The User Profile Synchronization Service Application Fails is stopped and fails to restart 2)  The following errors appear in the Event Viewer: a. Detection of product '{90140000-104C-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'PeopleILM' failed during request for component '{1681AE41-ADA8-4B70-BC11-98A5A4EDD046}' b. Detection of product '{90140000-104C-0000-1000-0000000FF1CE}', feature 'PeopleILM', component '{1C12B6E6-898C-4D58-9774-AAAFBDFE273C}' failed.  ...

posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:09 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

NWA TechFest 2011 Presentation - SharePoint 2010 Where Are My Documents?

posted @ Saturday, March 26, 2011 2:14 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Presentations & Training SharePoint ]

NWA TechFest 2011: Real World SharePoint 2010 Installation Lessons

posted @ Friday, March 25, 2011 10:36 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Presentations & Training SharePoint ]

Slides from Tulsa TechFest 2010

Thanks to all those who attended.

posted @ Friday, November 19, 2010 12:01 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Presentations & Training SharePoint ]

SharePoint 2010 Custom Master Page: Required Field Pop-Up

  Overview: Creating a custom master page provides the greatest flexibility for branding a SharePoint Implementation.  However, there are many hidden traps to be aware of when creating a custom master page.  For example, it is usually best not to start from scratch but to use a copy of the v4.master or starter master page http://startermasterpages.codeplex.com/ created by Randy Drisgill. Lessons Learned: The v4.master is the new default master used for SharePoint 2010 and creating a new custom master from a copy of the original v4.master will ensure the inclusion of expected SharePoint 2010 User Experience...

posted @ Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:34 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Debugging SharePoint Tips-n-Tricks ]

SharePoint 2010 Missing New Tag Cloud Web Part

After completing a MOSS 2007 SP2 to SharePoint 2010 (Enterprise) upgrade all seemed to go well.  However, I soon began to notice some subtle differences between site collections.  For example, the home site collection was missing the new Tag Cloud Web Part.  So I seemed like perhaps a Feature wasn’t Activated.  After a little digging I learned that there is a Feature called Portal Layouts which is responsible for provisioning artifacts like the new Tag Cloud Web Part. Solution: To Activate the Feature you can use either stsadm or PowerShell.  The syntax for both is listed below: ...

posted @ Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:32 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ]

SharePoint 2010 Unable to Open Excel and PDF Documents

Issue: A client was experiencing very strange behavior following an upgrade from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Server.  In a nutshell some documents such as Word (.doc and .docx) would open while others such as Excel (.xls and xlsx) and PDF documents would not open. Note: By open I mean when clicking on an Excel document, stored within a document library, it would not open in Excel installed on Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc. Furthermore, the file type icons that normally display next to familiar documents such as Excel were missing and a missing image red x...

posted @ Monday, June 7, 2010 9:54 AM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Debugging SharePoint ]

Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group April 12 Reminder

The Tulsa SharePoint Interest Group is having it’s monthly meeting tonight Monday April 12th @6:00 PM. Come see Corey Roth’s presentation on SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services. GREAT Prizes: XBox 360 – Halo 3 ODST Telerik Premium Collection ($1,300.00 value) ReSharper ($199.00 value) SQL Sets ($149.00 value) 64 Bit Windows 7 Infragistics NetAdvantage for .NET Platform ($1,195.00 value) You can click here for more information. You can click here to RSVP for the meeting.

posted @ Monday, April 12, 2010 3:12 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements SharePoint ]

TCC Configuring MOSS 2007 Certification Prep Class

Tomorrow I begin teaching an 8 week Configuring MOSS 2007 Certification Preparation Class at Tulsa Community College.  The class will be every Thursday night at the northeast campus. Details: Course: CSCI 2993-24212 Title: ...

posted @ Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:06 PM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Community & Events News & Announcements SharePoint ]

Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Issues: SharePoint 2010 Foundation and Server require the Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 to use SQL Server 2008 as the backend Database. Solution: SQL Server 2008 will not install properly on Windows 2008 Server without SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1.  Download Download SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. To use SQL Server 2008 for the backend database for SharePoint Foundation or Server download Download and Install Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server  2008 Service Pack 1.  Note: Installing the Cumulative Update Package 2 for SQL Server...

posted @ Sunday, January 3, 2010 8:57 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint SQL & LINQ ]

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