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Stopped-extension-dll-exceptions in User Profile Sync

February 4 2013 149 comments

Symptons: You get stopped-extension-dll-exceptions in MIIS client while running full or incremental user profile sync.
MIIS Client

At the same time you will get following exceptions in Application log:
Application Log

Fix: This problem arises from user profiles that have URL in PictureURL field, but the picture is not accessible. You can fix this issue by…

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Alternative for PublishingWeb.IsPublishingWeb

December 19 2012 87 comments

Just today I wondered why something was not working with a specific custom code and was able to track the problem down by debugging to using PublishingWeb.IsPublishingWeb -method to a web in another site collection with read-permissions. The error message was somewhat puzzling, something like:


at Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequestInternalClass.GetWebUrl(Guid gWebId, String bstrSiteUrl)…..

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Configuring SharePoint 2013 Host Named Site Collections and Apps Host

November 22 2012 101 comments

There are a few good articles about configuring Sharepoint 2013 apps host, but atleast I found it somehow difficult to figure out how for example Intranet web application and application host could be configured. For beginning you should read this article

The key to get apps host working is host named site collection (HNSC). Most of us…

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Integrate SharePoint 2013 Design Manager with TFS

August 13 2012 50 comments

I think all artefacts produced in a SharePoint project should be treated as software artefacts. This includes all the UI stuff implemented by designers, such as css files and master pages.

Treating them as software artefacts means that they should be version-controlled. The problem is that there’s no design tool that integrates with TFS, making version control integration with the…

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SharePoint 2010 Resource File Deployment Done Easy

May 28 2012 64 comments

Deployment of resource files with SharePoint has always been a little tricky. With MOSS we used features to provision resource files. With SharePoint 2010 it was a little easier but not enough.
There are blogs with some ideas how to make it easier to deploy resources in multiple locations here, here and here….

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Debugging SharePoint 2010 Server Search Crawler With Fiddler2

April 27 2012 62 comments

Every now and then you may end up in a situation where SharePoint crawler returns just one top level error or multiple errors. Probably most of us would first enable verbose logging for SharePoint search, run crawl and monitor ULS logs with ULS Viewer. This is a good beginning, but it often offers very little information and very…

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