SharePoint Configuration

SharePoint 2013 Configuration Wizard Error ‘maxdegree of parellelism’

When trying to configure SharePoint 2013 on SQL Server 2012 I got the following error – ‘This SQL Server Instance does not have the required maxdegree of parellism setting of 1’ It turns out this is a simple fix, just run the following SQL script to set the ‘maxdegree of…

GrantAccessToProcessIdentity – A very handy SharePoint PowerShell command!

I thought I’d do a write up on this one as its something that always catches me out every time I’m configuring a SharePoint farm. If you are setting up services e.g. Excel Services or Office Web Apps then it’s likely you will need to grant the service account running…

SharePoint Feature Receiver Error ‘The EXECUTE permission was denied…’

I got this error this morning when trying to activate a web feature in a site collection. It turns out that this is because the application pool running the web application (in my case ‘Network Service’) does not have the required permissions to run some SharePoint SQL stored procedures within…

Opening InfoPath form in SharePoint ‘Requested registry access is not allowed’

This is another gotcha that I’ve run into today – when I went to publish an InfoPath form to my SharePoint site I spotted an error in the design checker ‘Invalid Form Template’. I ignored the error and carried on but when I tried to create a new form based…

How to: Install SharePoint 2010 ‘Standalone’ on Windows 7

Since getting my hands on the Beta 2 version of SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint foundation I’ve read countless guides and blog posts about how to install it on Windows 7. The problem is finding one that gives you the correct install procedure and this often means trawling through the comments…