Month: November 2008

SharePoint: Getting Email Address from Username

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Just a quick post – I have encountered some convoluted ways of getting somebody’s email address when you only know there login name. The best ways to get this information are typically as follows: When the user has…

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SharePoint: EXECUTE permission was denied on the object ‘proc_putObject’,

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I was resolving an issue on a SharePoint project the other day where timer jobs would not activate from a feature (the feature was scoped to a site collection). The error message was “The EXECUTE permission was denied…

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Attempt at building Sysprep’d VM with Server 2008, SQL 2008, MOSS

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In the past I have followed excellent article on how to build a sysprep’d moss vm – http://paulhorsfall.co.uk/archive/2007/05/21/SharePoint-Sysprep-and-SQL.aspx. I wanted to do the same with all of the latest Microsoft products on Windows Server 2008, but I could…

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SharePoint: Report contains no data

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This error can occur when viewing one of the usage reports / workflow reports in SharePoint simple if the report has no data (sounds obvious)! If you do need reports, you should ensure that relevant audit events are…

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SharePoint: Feature Containing InfoPath Form With Code Behind

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I recently was handed a project that consisted of an InfoPath form with code behind, as well as a workflow with custom InfoPath forms. The code was in visual studio 2005 projects, and was packaged into SharePoint wsps…

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SharePoint: Infopath error when accessing external data

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I had an issue yesterday where an infopath form published in SharePoint was accessing webservices on another server (on a different domain). Whereas this was working fine when I was testing the infopath form directly on the SharePoint…

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SharePoint: Content Deployment Errors

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Just a quicknote – I have recently been doing a lot with stsadm import and export, and have experienced intermittent errors, such as “FatalError: The element ‘FieldTemplate’ in namespace ‘urn:deployment-manifest-schema’ has invalid child element ‘Field’ in namespace http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/’….

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