SharePoint 2010 – The old, reliable, legacy portal solution by Microsoft. It was fun when it came out, but it was a completely different world back then.
These posts handle the on-premises installations and their issues.
Can’t access a web part page because of a broken web part? Yeah, that’s a classic issue – and it’s nicely ported into the Modern world, too! In these cases, web part page maintenance mode comes in handy! There’s a query parameter available for accessing it. For whatever reason, it’s…Continue reading Opening a web part page in maintenance mode
Debugging SharePoint On-Premises configuration issues is the best thing since sliced bread, right? This post is about allowing/enabling Anonymous Access to a site collection – a simple configuration, that “simply works” like once every ten times you try it.
This blog post describes how to set SharePoint’s ULS level to “Extra Verbose” (VerboseEx) using PowerShell. This is not possible using the browser UI, so some POSH magic is required! Luckily, it’s quite straightforward, but to avoid filling your hard drive(s) with huge log files, you should reset the level…Continue reading Using PowerShell to set ULS logging level to “extra verbose” to catch all the events in the logs
This post is about managing Anonymous Access on a SharePoint site (SPWeb) using PowerShell commandlets. It’s often a lot more feasible and even easier than using the browser interface! In some cases, it’s borderline impossible to avoid it anyway – since accessing the GUI switch might not be possible. Description…Continue reading Using PowerShell to modify anonymous access permissions on SharePoint On-Premises
Have you ever run into this, very non-descriptive and weird SharePoint error message “Cannot uninstall the LanguagePack 0 because it is not deployed”? You could encounter it while running some PowerShell scripts – most typically when trying to update a wsp solution. I have, and luckily often easily solved! Symptoms Assume…Continue reading Powershell Error: Cannot uninstall the LanguagePack 0 because it is not deployed.
This post describes how to resolve a kind of cryptic and oddly misdescriptive error message about Parser Error on your ASP.NET application or (an On-Premises) SharePoint site. I ran into this after deploying wsp-packages to a SharePoint farm, but you can apparently get this on ASP.NET MVC sites, too. The error doesn’t…Continue reading “Server Error in ‘/’ Application” or “Parser Error” – it’s actually a malformed web.config killing your ASP.NET-application or SharePoint
This post is about solving the issue with Visual Studio 2010 failing to show the design view of an .aspx-page. Luckily, it’s an easy and pretty classical fix. Symptoms Whilst trying to view or edit an aspx-page in design mode within Visual Studio 2010, the window is just plain empty…Continue reading Visual Studio 2010 fails to show the design view of an aspx-page
Sometimes – pretty often in the good old on-premises world, actually – you’ll need to have a copy of all the packages that are deployed to a certain farm. So – how to download all of the deployed farm solutions (essentially, cabinet files renamed to .wsp) from a farm? Luckily,…Continue reading The quickest way to download all the wsp-packages in a SharePoint farm
This post describes a few different ways of fixing the “The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.” error. One can encounter this issue when trying to…Continue reading Fixing the error: “The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.”