Useful SharePoint Stuff

I’ve moved this article from being a blog post to being a permanent page on the site as it will continually be added to, as I find stuff which I don’t want to forget and which may be of some use to you.

User Profile Configuration

Excel Services Kerberos

How to check to see if Kerberos is enabled for SQL Server:

SELECT auth_scheme FROM sys.dm_exec_connections WHERE session_id=@@spid

[updated 23 Jul 2011] Migrating users between SQL Servers

What’s the Difference between the Session State Service and the State Service Application?

“The State Service is used by InfoPath Forms Services (IPFS), the Chart Web Part, and when the user is not running Silverlight Visio Services will use this too. The ASP.Net session state is used within aspx pages, controls, Web Parts, etc to store user/session scoped state such as when you make a call to Page.Session.Add(“Key”, new object()); “

For full details, please goto this great blog post from Todd Bleeker it really helped me :

Dialog Framework. What are the methods on window.frameElement ?  Here they are:

Closes the most recently opened dialog.
Closes the dialog and passes SP.UI.DialogResult.Cancel as the result.
Closes the dialog and passes SP.UI.DialogResult.OK as the result.
Overrides the dialog result that is passed back to the parent window.
Navigates the parent window to the specified URL.
Contains the arguments passed into the dialog.
Autosizes the dialog.

Courtesy of the SharePoint Developer Team Blog. Thanks guys …

Great post about Controlling Registry Permissions through Powershell

Summary of Authentication Methods with the SharePoint 2010 BI Products

Managed Metadata Column “The required feature is not enabled for this column type”

Enable-SPFeature -id “73ef14b1-13a9-416b-a9b5-ececa2b0604c” -Url <Site-Url>

Here’s the article on how to do stsadm -o copyappbincontent but in Powershell basically Install-SPApplicationContent

FAST Search Server Certificate Expiration:

Clearing the SPD Cache

Areas to clear:

- %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache

- %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache\

Scopes in FAST Search

“Sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site”

Enable-SPFeature e374875e-06b6-11e0-b0fa-57f5dfd72085 –url



Dave Mc


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