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Failed to install App for SharePoint error when provisioning Lookup columns

I came across this error today while trying to provision some lookup columns as part of a SharePoint 2013 App I was creating. It seems in 2013 you can provision lookup columns declaratively in the Elements XML – this is great news! In 2010 you had to do a sort…

Enabling SharePoint 2013 ‘Apps’

After installing and configuring SharePoint 2013, if you try to visit the SharePoint App Store you will notice a warning message ‘Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps.”. Well lucky for us, we run this server so it’s time to…

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…

Content Type SPI bug in SharePoint Sandbox Solutions

I seem to have come across what I believe to be a bug when with Content Types in SharePoint 2010 Sandbox Solutions. I believe this bug to be caused by Visual Studio but I haven’t been able to confirm this yet. The issue arises when you provision a Content Type…

BIDS SSAS Project Role Error

  Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time in BIDS (Business Intelligence Development Studio) building SSIS and SSAS projects. I came across a strange error when trying to build a particular SSAS project, the error was – Error 1 The ‘Role’ with ‘ID’ = ‘Readers’ doesn’t exist in the…

Overwriting Fields/Content Types in Elements.xml

I only spotted this the other day – the Elements.xml contains an ‘Overwrite’ attribute. I was provisioning a custom Content Type and some Site Columns but when activating the feature it failed. The error message was that the Content Type already existed in the site – see screenshot below.  …

Opening InfoPath Browser Forms as Anonymous Users -UnauthorizedAccessException

I came across this issue yesterday when trying to work out why an InfoPath form that I had published wasn’t working. The Site Collection that I deployed the form to had been configured for Anonymous access. When trying to open the form in the browser it failed to load –…

‘The content WebService is not running in this server’

  I had a problem this morning with a 3 server SharePoint farm (DB, APP and WFE) where Feature files, Assemblies and pretty much any file contained in a WSP package was not getting deployed to the APP server. I first spotted this issue when deploying a WSP file containing…

Themes Gallery missing in SharePoint 2010 Site after Visual Upgrade

Recently while working with one of my colleagues (Renzo) to migrate a SharePoint 2007 content database to SharePoint 2010 we came across this issue. After migrating the content database we could successfully access the site in SharePoint 2007 mode (UI version 3) and it was using the custom theme. I…

PerformancePoint 2010 Dashboard Designer – ‘An unexpected system error has occurred’ when adding a data connection

Whilst trying to setup a PerformancePoint 2010 dashboard on my SharePoint 2010 boot to vhd environment today I received this error message – ‘An unexpected system error has occured’…’ when adding a data connection in the Dashboard Designer. A couple of Google searches didn’t turn up much but did point…