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SharePoint: Cannot complete this action. The URL is invalid. It may refer to an nonexisten file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the current Web

12 June, 2014 (09:35) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

After we recently upgraded our SharePoint environment we had a few pages that would throw the error whenever we attempted to check it in or discard checkout: “Cannot complete this action. The URL ‘Pages/default.aspx’ is invalid. It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is […]

PowerShell to cancel all SharePoint solution deployments

13 May, 2014 (09:40) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

The following PowerShell script will cancel all solutions that are waiting to be deployed without having to go to each one and cancel it: Get-SPTimerJob | ? {$_.Name -like "Solution-Deployment*" } | % { $_.Delete() }

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade-SPSite Only Doing One at a Time

19 April, 2014 (09:15) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

Just a word of caution if you are upgrading site collections in SharePoint 2013. Many examples will show you the following PowerShell command if you want to upgrade all your site collections: Get-SPSite -Limit All | Upgrade-SPSite -VersionUpgrade –Unthrottled Be wary that this will literally execute 1 site collection at a time.  By default, SharePoint […]

SharePoint 2013 Edit vs. Contribute Solution

18 April, 2014 (18:29) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I recently wrote an article about how Microsoft added a new permission level called Edit that allows people to modify more things than the old contribute permission level. The solution is simple – change the permission level of the member group to Contribute and then delete the Edit permission level. I wrote a PowerShell script […]

SharePoint 2013 Document Libraries Missing View Selectors and Search Box after Content Database Upgrade

14 April, 2014 (21:33) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

This is probably the most major problem we ran into during our upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013 using the Content Database Attach method. We spent a great deal of time trying to understand this problem and why it was so intermittent and I am glad we found a resolution and the problem is […]

Query SharePoint Database for Project Server Fields and Content Types

13 April, 2014 (22:33) | Project Server 2007, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

We are in the process of upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013 and as part of that upgrade, we are removing Project Server. The problem is that there was many areas where the Project Server fields and content types were still be referenced which would cause an issue in SharePoint 2013. You can use […]

SharePoint 2013–Setting Default My Site

28 February, 2014 (07:53) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I’ve made a couple posts in the past around how to set your Default My Site with SharePoint 2007 by clicking the “Set as Default My Site” button when visiting your My Site.  This option does not exist in SharePoint 2013 so how do you go about setting your default My Site to take advantage […]

SharePoint 2013 – Get the most out of SharePoint dialog explained

26 February, 2014 (20:49) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

The purpose of this post is to hopefully to add some clarity around the “Get the most out of SharePoint” dialog box that appears when visiting your My Site for the first time.   What is the purpose of this dialog box?  As shown above, if the user clicks “Ok” it essentially changes the privacy […]

SharePoint 2013 Edit vs. Contribute – What the hell happened?

20 February, 2014 (21:38) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

Today I discovered an interesting change to the security model in SharePoint 2013. Create a new team site with the three (3) default groups: Visitor, Members, and Owners.  Without observing this too closely I noticed that people I added to the Members group were able to completely change all the pages and delete lists. I […]

SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates Mismatch

23 January, 2014 (15:16) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

We ran into an issue this week in which the SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates installed on the servers did not match what the SharePoint farm thought it was. We had the March 2013 Cumulative Update installed and we were attempting to install a December Hotfix. When running the executable for the hotfix, we received the […]