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Retrieving values of Managed Properties in SharePoint 2013 Search REST API

Having just spent the best part of a day trying to figure out how to query values of Managed Properties within a SharePoint 2013 App using the new Search REST API, I thought I would share with you how it’s done. There is a real lack of decent MSDN documentation…

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 Doc Lib ‘Open with Windows Explorer’ not working in Server 2008 R2

  I had this problem today in my dev VM, when clicking the ‘Open with Windows Explorer’ link on a doc lib nothing happened. It seems to get it working in Server 2008 R2 you need to install the ‘Desktop Experience’ feature – once installed and rebooted it works like…

Accessing a SharePoint site by IP Address – Alternate Access Mappings!

  If you want to access a SharePoint site remotely be it WSS, 2007 or 2010 by using the IP address then you will need to configure the Alternate Access Mappings correctly. This caught me out today when trying to access a SharePoint 2010 site remotely, each time I went…

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…

SharePoint 2010 & FIMSyncronizationService Problems

**Updated 23/11/2009 Jeremy Thake (@jthake) advised me that this service is required for the ‘User Profiles Synchronization Service’ in SP2010 and that if you disable it then this won’t work. Decide whether you are going to need this feature before you disable this. I am not sure why it slows…

SharePoint – The Trial Period for this product has expired error

I had this error message today when trying to create a report center site. After looking through the SharePoint logs I found the following lines: Feature receiver assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’, class ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingFeatureHandler’, method ‘FeatureActivated’ for feature ’22a9ef51-737b-4ff2-9346-694633fe4416′ threw an exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The trial period for this product has…

Quest Migration Manager 2.0 now released

Bit of a plug for Quest software here but their tool to migrate SharePoint subsite’s, site collections and content has now been fully released. This post is slightly late though as the official release was on the 6th August 2009! The official page is here – http://www.quest.com/migration-manager-for-sharepoint/ And this blog…