Archive for January, 2012

How I found the User Information List…

How I found the User Information List…

Here’s a little background information on the User Information List (UIL).  This is a hidden list within SharePoint 2010 that stores information about a user having some metadata.  When a new user logs in for the first time, the users information is added to the UIL.  I had a problem with this list having outdated information in it which caused me major headaches for a while.  Here’s how ...

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Web Part Mayhem…

Occasionally, good web parts go bad…

One morning you wake up to find your email flooded with system and end user  messages that your site is down due to an obscure error.  You can’t even get to the point of viewing the page to edit and work with the page.

If you find yourself in this situation and you do not want to go to the extent of restoring a ...

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Orphaned SharePoint 2010 Site

I have an old production server that now serves as our Disaster Recovery server.  I had been working on revamping our Disaster Recovery Strategy when, while performing a restore from production, it crashed in mid-restore.

I found that our SQL server that houses our Disaster Recovery SharePoint Databases had run out of disk space.

I cleared out a large amount of data from the server and tried the restore function ...

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My SharePoint Contributions

I am a SharePoint Administrator who has been very happy to find assistance in doing my job through many others in the profession who post solutions to problems they encounter in SharePoint 2010.  I have come across some rather unique situations where I had a hard time finding the answers on ...

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