Removing a Windows Update

Sometimes a Windows update can interrupt normal use of their products like the Sync with SharePoint feature in Office   Press Win + X and select Programs and Features from the task bar menu Click View Installed Updates Scroll through the updates until you find the application you wish to remove …Read More

Using OneNote with BrightWork

Symptoms: When creating a Project site from a template with a OneNote notebook in a document library, the OneNote does not copy over. Cause: OneNote is a collaborative document. SharePoint features such as Versioning or requiring Check Out are causing issues with creating the OneNote document. Resolution: In the Library …Read More

Common BrightWork Install Issues

PowerShell Command stuck on Initializing Issue: PowerShell command keeps repeating the Initializing… prompt for longer than 4 minutes Probably Cause: Timer Job has stopped on one or more server Fix: Leave the shell window running On each server: Press the Windows key + R Type services.msc Find the SharePoint Timer …Read More

SiteFeedFeatureReceiver Error

Symptoms: When creating a new BrightWork Site Collection you receive the following error. SiteFeedFeatureReceiver: can only be enabled in the same farm where MySites are deployed. This error is also visible in the ULS logs when creating a Project Template on a BrightWork Site Collection. * This error only applies to …Read More

AutoFollow Event Error in Provisioning Log

Summary We have seen some users see the following error after provisioning a project site. Error Title: An unexpected exception was encountered Category: Severity 1 - Error Description: An unexpected exception was encountered deleting target SPEventReceiverDefinition - Auto-Follow New Site Event receiver|WebProvisioned System.ArgumentException: Value does not fall within the …Read More

Access Denied when restoring site collection

When attempting to preform a restore of a site collection a user continually received the following error message. Error Restore-spsite : Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005(E_ACCESSDENIED))     Resolution To resolve this issue run the following code in PowerShell to give your administrator account(replace SHAREPOINT2013SPRestore below with your …Read More

Editing a Content Editor Web Part

BrightWork uses Content Editor Webparts to display button menus and other information to end users. Some Site Collection Administrators have asked how they can use these Web Parts to customize their own landing pages in BrightWork. If a Site Collection Administrator creates their own page using a HTML editor like …Read More

Migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013

Upgrade routes from SharePoint 2007 to 2013 ************************************************** SharePoint migration from 2007 to 2010 ******************************************** SharePoint 2010 System Requirements BrightWork Install Guide…Read More

Upgrade routes from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013

Upgrade routes from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 013 There is no direct SharePoint upgrade path straight from:      2007 --> 2013 It must be a stepped upgrade:                                                 2007 --> 2010 --> 2013 This is not because of BrightWork, this is a SharePoint upgrade limitation.…Read More