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SharePoint Twitter Hash Tags

Posted January 7, 2014 By Kevin Bennett

No new items as of late, I have not been able to dedicate any of my time to SharePoint but have been spending most of my efforts on SystemAdmin and Manager Tasks.
But wanted to post that I do follow #SharePoint and #SPHelp hash tags on twitter. You should too….

Users listed in People Picker

Posted November 26, 2012 By Kevin Bennett

Here are some quick notes I ran into when working with our People Picker, or list of all users on Sharepoint 2010.

To see all users of the site: http://SiteAddress/_catalogs/users/simple.aspx

But you cant delete multiple, can only delete each, so go to:

This will let you delete mutiple users at a time .. huge time saver.


but our people picker was still finding users from the old domain, So i found this:,v=office.14).aspx

And set the PeoplePicker to only search our current domain for users. with command:
stsadm -o setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath -path “DC=,DC=local” -url https://SiteCollectionURL

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I know even as I was doing it that I was just being lazy. The issue was that each day I run a bitlocker script to update a chart of bitlockered machines on our intranet. The hard part (..right) was that I needed to manually create an Item in a Summary Graph so the numbers look pretty for my manager. In this list I had title, date, Bitlocker Yes, Bitlocker No. So basically I just needed to enter 4 things each morning. Being that I am a sys admin with the motto of work smarter and not harder 4 items to enter was WAY too much for me to bother with. So of course I set date to default to Today but needed a way to set the title to “MM-DD Report” (don’t judge me on originality, my manager liked it).

Simply added to the Title Column Default Setting Calculated with

=TEXT([TODAY],"MM-DD") & " Report"

So now I only have to enter 2 columns.
Now to figure out How to auto populate those other 2 fields and I might be able to sleep in an extra 5 minutes.

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Real quick before I forget:

Got the following error day on our Development Sharepoint 2010 server when I attempted to delete a Web Application.

“The located assembly’s manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT:0x80131040)”

Did an IISRESET on the application server and was able to delete

I believe this was because I was making changes to the web application and maybe it wasnt in sync with the DB?



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ULViewer – You are my bitch

Posted May 31, 2012 By Kevin Bennett

Let me just say, if you are not using ULViewer or don’t have it in your toolkit .. you should.

What it does: You know that cryptic error message you get in sharepoint .. come on, you know ..the Correlation ID: alksdlkjf-234l3245-0sllksdf-234234. Yeah that awesome error that tells you exactly what is wrong (not)! Well the ULViewer will shed some light on what is happening on your site when that error is generated.

So jump over to your Web Front End server and fire up ULViewer. Select File, Open, ULS Logs. Now Bring up the browser and reproduce that error. Jump back to ULViewer and press pause. Scroll up and look for the event code. You see it … now read the details.

I have found that 4 out of 5 times (that’s the tv version of math, not the scientific) that it will actually tell you what is wrong, either a missing file, missing feature .. etc.

Now use it .. and use it often.

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