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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  I had a problem with this list having outdated information in it which caused me major headaches for a while.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 I came across it.

We use Active Directory as our login authentication.  Every ...

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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 again.  The error persisted to come up again.  This is when I ...

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