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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 […]

SharePoint Explorer View Does Not Open via Action Menu

9 September, 2013 (10:36) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I ran across an issue in our organization a few weeks ago involving Explorer View in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010. The user stated that when they clicked on Explorer View from the View dropdown on a SharePoint library they would get the following error: Windows cannot access “sharename”. Check the spelling of the name. […]

STSADM Import and Object reference not set to an instance of an object

22 July, 2013 (10:41) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

If you ever try to import a site using STSADM –o import within SharePoint and you receive the following error message it could be caused by permissions. However, I have come across this issue when thicket files/folders are involved. FatalError: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Deployment.FolderSerializer.SetObjectData(Object obj, SerializationInfo […]

<Database> on <Server> contains user-defined schema. Databases must be empty before they can be used.

28 March, 2013 (16:33) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

I ran into a strange problem today in SharePoint and thought I would share it with anyone else just in case you have the same issue. I was in a SharePoint environment that was working as expected. I had a content database that had 8 site collections in it. I detached the database and then […]

SharePoint + Word + Metadata + Spaces = Death

16 January, 2012 (11:08) | Office, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

This morning I received an interesting support ticket.  The reported issue was that when clicking a document from SharePoint it would completely freeze the browser and Word.  I tried it from my desk and was able to reproduce the issue. It was only occurring with a specific document. Immediately I thought this form must be […]

SharePoint URL Shortener

5 October, 2011 (14:57) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

A few years ago I developed a free SharePoint URL Shortener and released it to the community. I have not had much time to go back to it since.  I had some time recently and decided to add a feature that I have wanted to have for a long time and many have asked for. […]

SharePoint and the “Cannot move <filename>: Cannot read from the source file or disk.” error via Windows Explorer View

24 June, 2011 (15:35) | SharePoint | By: Liebrand

Using Windows Explorer view to copy and/or move files around is one of the most preferred methods for end-users when they are using SharePoint. It is a very familiar process because they have used it for years with network shares. I am sure that ever person that has used the Windows Explorer view has attempted […]

Adobe Acrobat X and SharePoint – close, but no cigar

17 May, 2011 (17:18) | SharePoint, Tools | By: Liebrand

Adobe X was released at the end of last year and one of the feature points announced was “Native, seamless integration with Microsoft SharePoint”.  On the surface, everything appears to work correctly and solved one of the main issues with Adobe Acrobat with SharePoint I blogged about in the past. Recently discovered that it is […]

Project Server 2007 “Error: ActiveX component can’t create object” when building Cube

16 June, 2010 (09:23) | Project Server 2007 | By: Liebrand

We recently received the following error message when we attempted to build the cube within Project Server 2007: Failed to build the OLAP cubes. Error: Analysis Services session failed with the following error: Failed to connect to the Analysis Services server <server>. Error: ActiveX component can’t create object TechNet has an article ( on this […]

Document is locked for editing – Part 2

12 April, 2010 (11:02) | Office, SharePoint | By: Liebrand

In 2008 I made a post about the infamous “locked for editing” message many people experience while using Office with documents stored in SharePoint. This post addressed the issue that can occur outside the normal “locking” mechanism Office and SharePoint. I recently had a problem where I attempted to edit an Excel spreadsheet and I […]