Group Policy not applying to security filtered user or group

  Came across an issue this week where a newly imaged computer would not apply group policies that were filtered to an Active Directory group. GPResult showed no reference of the group policy, but it did show that the user was in the correct AD group.   After much research, I found that Microsoft released […]

SharePoint–Profile Pictures no longer show after MySite URL change

I was recently installed SharePoint 2013 and had it staged under a different hostname so that I could just migrate IP’s and create CNAME DNS records for minimal downtime. However I found that once I had everything swapped to the new server the profile photos wouldn’t work anymore and I kept getting error messages when […]

An error occurred while processing the incoming e-mail The error was: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: stream.

  Happen to have a calendar that is email enabled on SharePoint but calendar items aren’t being created from an email? Check your ULS logs on your SharePoint server that and see if you have something similar to this error below: An error occurred while processing the incoming e-mail file C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Drop\86d3c93401cab0ba0000002b.eml. The error was: Value […]

SharePoint 2010 Alerts – Daylight Savings Time (DST)

  Are your alerts behind or ahead by an hour? Microsoft has created a PowerShell script to automatically update your alerts for daylight savings time. You’ll want to make sure you’re running the script as a SharePoint administration from within the SharePoint Management Shell. Add the PowerShell script to the scope . ./Invoke-AlertFixup.ps1 (make […]

SharePoint 2010: Unable to Display This Web Part. Error while executing web part: System.StackOverflowException: Operation caused a stack overflow.

  This was caused by the XsltTransformTimeout when using an Xslt list view. This is corrected by installing the February 2012 Cumulative Update and by making the following change via PowerShell. Check Current Setting $farm = Get-SPFarm $farm.XsltTransformTimeOut The default setting is 1 second. The PowerShell code below changes it to 5 seconds which should […]

Schedule Update-SPProfilePhotoStore

  Create a PowerShell script with the following. Make sure your MySite host location is correct. Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell Update-SPProfilePhotoStore -CreateThumbnailsForImportedPhotos 1 -MySiteHostLocation http://mysitehostlocation/MySite/ Save the file as a .ps1 file on your SharePoint 2010 server – C:\Scripts\UpdateSPPhotos.ps1 Create a daily scheduled task on the SharePoint 2010 server that runs at the SharePoint Farm Administrator account. […]

Find mail enabled lists in SharePoint

Open SQL Query Analyzer and run the following query against your WSS_Content database. This works in SharePoint 2007 and 2010. SELECT Webs.FullUrl, AllLists.tp_Title, AllLists.tp_EmailAlias FROM AllLists Inner join webs on AllLists.tp_WebID = Webs.Id where AllLists.tp_EmailAlias is not null

SharePoint 2010 Upgrade – Database Attach Method

There are several ways of upgrading to SharePoint 2010. I decided to go with the database attach method to ensure a clean install and make sure all my end users could still "view" the SharePoint 2007 web site. My scenario was as follows.. SharePoint 2007 (Windows 2008 R2 64bit) was configured as a farm with […]