Better Together

Will Feaser's blog on all things SharePoint-, BizTalk-, or SQL Server Business Intelligence-related.

Scaling SharePoint 2013 Search databases

A few months ago, I had the need to scale out a SharePoint 2013 Search topology.  TechNet has a very...

Author: WFeaser Date: 08/30/2017

Notes from the Field: Upgrading SharePoint

Over the years, much has been written about upgrading SharePoint.  TechNet has some very good...

Author: WFeaser Date: 04/11/2017

One-time Timer Jobs fail to start

I recently ran into an issue with a SharePoint 2013 farm in which one-time timer jobs were failing...

Author: WFeaser Date: 10/06/2016

Unable to start SharePoint Search Host Controller

I recently encountered an issue with the SharePoint Search Host Controller service being unable to...

Author: WFeaser Date: 07/08/2016

Updating the User Information List

SharePoint site collections contain a hidden list called the User Information List (UIL). This list...

Author: WFeaser Date: 11/23/2015

Adventures in SharePoint 2010 Workflow Troubleshooting

I recently had a customer who was encountering issues with the SharePoint 2010 Workflow timer job....

Author: WFeaser Date: 10/22/2015

Monitoring Active Directory Import for SharePoint 2013 User Profiles: Part 2

A while back, I wrote a post that covered the basics for monitoring the SharePoint 2013 Active...

Author: WFeaser Date: 11/17/2014

Site Collection Backup/Restore when using Local Term Groups

The introduction of service applications, starting in SharePoint 2010, has created a set of...

Author: WFeaser Date: 10/04/2014

Removing a user's site collection administrator privileges and security group memberships

A peer of mine, Jonathan Dimino, recently wrote a post on his TechNet blog to provide a PowerShell...

Author: WFeaser Date: 08/11/2014

The Undocumented "Feature" of Mount-SPContentDatabase

Today we are going to look at an undocumented (as of 8/6/14) functionality related to the...

Author: WFeaser Date: 08/06/2014

Monitoring Active Directory Import for SharePoint 2013 User Profiles

Managing user profiles in SharePoint 2010 presented many challenges to administrators. If you ever...

Author: WFeaser Date: 08/04/2014

Configuring Kerberos so SSRS 2012 reports can consume SharePoint 2010 as a data source

I recently had the need to configure Kerberos constrained delegation for SQL Server Reporting...

Author: WFeaser Date: 10/03/2013

Sandboxed Solutions - Who is Sharing My Process Space?

I recently ran into an interesting scenario with SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed Solutions while working a...

Author: WFeaser Date: 08/30/2013

SharePoint 2010 Web Analytics – Changing the Schedule

If you ever tried to change the processing schedule or manually run the processes for the SharePoint...

Author: WFeaser Date: 02/07/2013

Federating People Search results from a separate Search Service Application

The introduction of service applications in SharePoint 2010 created a wide range of possibilities...

Author: WFeaser Date: 12/13/2012

“RootFolder” parameter is case-sensitive

If you are using script or software to generate SharePoint 2010 links, you might encounter the...

Author: WFeaser Date: 11/07/2012

Getting and Analyzing Timer Job History

While troubleshooting a SharePoint 2010 outage for a customer, I had the need to determine whether...

Author: WFeaser Date: 09/19/2012

The mysterious credential prompt

I ran into a strange credential prompting scenario in SharePoint 2010 that took several hours to...

Author: WFeaser Date: 11/02/2011

Fab 40 Employee Training Template and student names with apostrophes

One of my clients has been getting a lot of use from the SharePoint 2007 “Fab 40”...

Author: WFeaser Date: 06/07/2011

SharePoint Records Center site and InfoPath promoted properties

I ran into an issue at a customer site that took a bit of research to resolve. The scenario is that...

Author: WFeaser Date: 04/27/2011

Unable to delete SharePoint 2007 site because "user canceled the action"

Ever try to delete a SharePoint 2007 site via the browser and get an error message stating that the...

Author: WFeaser Date: 04/20/2011

Issue with unregistering for a class in SharePoint 2007 Fab 40 template

One of my customers is using the “Employee Training Scheduling and Materials” template that comes...

Author: WFeaser Date: 01/11/2011

Custom CSS causes Slideshow navigation to disappear

You know the scenario. Customer wants a SharePoint site that doesn't look like SharePoint, so you...

Author: WFeaser Date: 10/27/2010

Issues caused by removing web parts from standard Survey pages

One of my current customers is leveraging the Survey capabilities that come out-of-the-box (OOB)...

Author: WFeaser Date: 09/16/2010

SharePoint Designer 2007: Unable to restore web with space in URL

I needed to move a sub-site with custom permissions to another location within the same site...

Author: WFeaser Date: 04/09/2010

InfoPath 2007: Creating a no-code unique identity value

On a recent project, I had the need to have InfoPath 2007 create a unique integer value...

Author: WFeaser Date: 02/10/2010

InfoPath, Visual Studio 2008, and the hidden modal dialog

I was recently doing some InfoPath 2007 development in Visual Studio 2008 (sp1) for a client. ...

Author: WFeaser Date: 02/01/2010

Getting the permissions right - SSRS in SharePoint Integrated mode

Recently, I was working on securing SSRS reports when running in SharePoint Integrated mode. Two...

Author: WFeaser Date: 07/21/2009

SSRS reports fail after SharePoint host header change

I came across this issue on a project the other day. Hopefully this will save someone some time....

Author: WFeaser Date: 07/16/2009

Adding a custom column to Site Settings

Many of you have probably encountered the need in SharePoint 2007 to add custom links to the "Site...

Author: WFeaser Date: 07/01/2009

Using the database view to simplify SSIS packages

On a couple of my recent projects, I was responsible for developing the SQL Server Integration...

Author: WFeaser Date: 06/25/2009