Tag Archives: SharePoint 2007

Getting solution files from SharePoint

Mike BerrymanAnyone who has ever done any sort of custom development for SharePoint knows about .wsp files.  If you don’t know, .wsp files are packaged (IE zipped) collections of files that are deployed to a SharePoint farm.  This includes dlls, features, custom controls – just about anything done in a custom development situation for SharePoint gets packaged into a .wsp file for deployment purposes.  You can view the .wsp files deployed to any SharePoint farm via central administration.

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User Information in SharePoint Foundation

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SharePoint Foundation does not have a User Profile Service, so how are users managed?

It turns out that there is a hidden system list on SharePoint Foundation (actually all versions of SharePoint, but much more useful in SharePoint Foundation).  To view this list, you simply visit http://<YourSharePointSite>/_catalogs/users/simple.aspx or details.aspx.

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SharePoint products and technologies configuration wizard cannot connect to the database server

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After installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 with the June CU on a clients server.  I ran the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard like I always do and I got an error that said that it couldn’t connect to the database.  The Actual message from the PSConfig log was:

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