Jerry Orman

Adventures in SharePoint

Never open a Camelbak bottle filled with water in the middle of a flight

I recently flew up to Seattle for work. I drink a lot of water, and when I fly, I typically buy a...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 12/17/2011

External List Missing New and Edit Forms

I was recently walking a customer through creating an External Content Type [ECT] that uses stored...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 11/19/2011

Performance Impact of File Attachments in InfoPath Forms

I was recently looking into the impact of increasing the Session State size associated with InfoPath...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 10/18/2011

RSS Viewer Web Part Making Excessive Requests

I was investigating a scenario in which someone was seeing thousands of hits to the destination...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 10/18/2011

Deploying SharePoint 2010 Solution with PowerShell

Put together a small script that to help automate deployment of a solution.  The script handles...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 09/28/2011

When you setup SQL Server Reporting Services [SSRS] in SharePoint Integrated mode, browsing...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 08/25/2011

Testing SSL URLs when using SSL Termination

Here’s the situation, SSL is setup to terminate at the load balancer.  Sticky sessions are...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 08/14/2011

Why is my control working even though I don’t have a SafeControl entry?

This one came as a surprise to me.  Customer pushes out a master page to all their site...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 08/01/2011

Connection Failed Error Using SQL Reporting Services with Kerberos Based Claims

When you try to connect to a SharePoint 2010 site using Report Builder, you may receive the...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/26/2011

SHA512 Forms Authentication in SharePoint 2010

I was recently working through an issue in which I needed to setup the SQL Membership provider to...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/25/2011

User Profile Sync Broken After Central Admin URL Change

Took quite a bit of time to track this down. If you change your Central Admin Default Zone Url after...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 05/07/2011

Ran into a problem recently while helping out on a project where web part pages were being...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 05/07/2011

Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell Failing after SharePoint Install

I have some PowerShell scripts that run PreRequisiteInstaller.exe, Setup.exe, and then configure a...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 04/12/2011

Broken Images After My Site URL Change in SharePoint 2007

When you setup a My Site picture, the URL to the image is stored in your profile under the Picture...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 04/12/2011

User Profile Sync Service stuck on Starting, Multi Tenant version

Spent some quality time configuring a SharePoint 2010 Multi Tenant environment.  It’s a really...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 03/21/2011

That Profile Property Is Taxonomy’ing My Patience

When you edit a profile in SharePoint 2010, you may be presented with the following error message :...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 03/03/2011

Finding a workflow using an activity

Had an issue come up where we wanted to find all the workflows in a SharePoint 2007 environment that...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 02/20/2011

People Picker, why don’t you trust me?

Working with an environment where the QA and development machines are in a Test domain, while the...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 02/16/2011

What in the User Profile Service Application is going on here?

While working with PowerShell to build out Service Applications, I managed to get my test farm into...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 02/08/2011

Copying Lists with PowerShell in SharePoint 2010

While working through an upgrade issue, we had a need to move about 14 Discussion Boards to a...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 01/08/2011

System.Security.SecurityException accessing TermSet

During some upgrade testing, a customer found one of their custom controls not working in the 2010...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 12/31/2010

PowerShell to change the UIVersion on a subweb in SharePoint 2010

Recently ran into the need to revert a specific web back to the SharePoint 2007 UI after an upgrade...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 12/31/2010

Config Wizard Failing on a specific content database in SharePoint 2010

I had a good time patching my SharePoint 2010 Dev VM today and thought I would share.  This is...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 10/19/2010

Custom Search Web Parts in 2010

The SharePoint 2010 out-of-the box People Search Core Results web part in SharePoint 2010 has the...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 10/06/2010

For perf’s sake, check-in your XSL files

We were running some load testing on a SharePoint site that will be hosting a company’s portal...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 10/06/2010

Starting UserProfile service with PowerShell

Ran into something interesting while trying to script out a farm install. I was trying to generate...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 09/20/2010

Updating a SharePoint 2007 WSP in Visual Studio 2010

For this scenario, we have a WSP file that was packaged a few years ago and deployed to a production...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 09/09/2010

SharePoint 2010 JavaScript OM Mashup with Bing Maps

BingMashup-Sample.zip I was looking into a map scenario a few weeks back, and came across the Bing...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 08/18/2010

Unable to edit documents in SharePoint 2007/2010

This was a pretty interesting issue as it caused some unique symptoms, as well as closing up an...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/14/2010

Self-Service Site Creation Announcements keep showing up

Self-Service Site Creation is a feature that lets end users create new site collections without the...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/12/2010

A way to tell if the User Profile Synchronization Service is actually starting…

Something I noticed while staring at the Services MMC while waiting for the User Profile...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/11/2010

SharePoint 2010 locking out accounts

The User Profile Service - System Job to Manage User Profile Synchronization timer job leverages the...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/11/2010

Started running across this scenario lately, and wanted to post something up as it will make you...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/10/2010

Mount-SPContentDatabase failing on Blank Meeting Workspace

Avoid running Mount-SPContentDatabase using the same database name in a single PowerShell window....

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 06/09/2010

SharePoint 2010 Desktop Wallpaper

Created this wallpaper out of the SharePoint 2010 logo. It's a PNG file that is 1920 x 1280 in...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 06/01/2010

The web.config is invalid on this IIS Web Site

When you unextend a web application via Central Admin or Stsadm.exe –o UnextendVs on a SharePoint...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 05/12/2010

Generating a memory dump of the process running your code

Thought this was a pretty cool way to gather data for a problem I’ve been trying to track down in a...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 05/05/2010

Browse the Site Settings of a site and the Site Templates link is missing from the page. The image...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 03/10/2010

Unexpected Error has Occurred

A customer was browsing their SharePoint site and randomly seeing a white page with "An Unexpected...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 03/01/2010

Hyper-V Manager

Wrote this tool when I was setting up my laptop to run Hyper-V. I didn't want to have to open the...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 01/24/2010

Setting up laptop for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007

I'm starting to get my world setup to dig into SharePoint 2010. To do this, I bough 8GB of RAM for...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 01/01/2010

Exception on custom ASP.Net page hosting SharePoint FormField controls

Working with one of my customers and they were wanting to setup an email notification on a custom...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 12/22/2009

Mystery of the SharePoint "White Screens"

Randomly users start receiving "white screen" responses when browsing a SharePoint site. They...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 12/22/2009

Under My LInks, My SharePoint Sites, you see a link to a site, but when you click on the link, you...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 08/02/2009

Overview of My SharePoint Sites and how the data is populated

SharePoint gives you the ability to get a list of sites that your login account is explicitly a...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 07/30/2009

Hopefully this can save someone some time. The symptoms are: Clicking the My Site link in a...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 01/19/2009

Check if a Word doc is password protected prior to uploading it to a web site

I apologize for the delay between blogs. Switched jobs within Microsoft last December and moved from...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 11/24/2008

Loading C++ Assemblies in ASP.Net

When you reference a Native C++ assembly from ASP.Net you may run into the following error:...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 08/31/2007

Referencing .js files for the AJAX Control Toolkit

I was recently working with someone that was leveraging the AJAX Extension and the Control Toolkit...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 05/18/2007

JavaScript errors occur...only when the script is in a .js file

This was tricky to track down and hopefully the troubleshooting information will help you should you...

Author: Jerry_Orman Date: 04/13/2007

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