Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The form has been closed

This is the most common error that occurs while designing the Info-Path form. It also says the form template that is published in the Form library location is invalid. I had this issue a lot of times and most of the times the common thing i was missing while designing the New form is, i am not checking the option "Enable browser-compatible features only" while opening a "Blank" form. Once i am able to check that option while designing the form, then it was working fine for me. below is the screen capture for reference.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of operation or the server is not responding

Last weekend our SQL servers are rebooted. This had the instance of NW2007 configuration DB. on mondya morning  the Pending Tasks and the New Tasks are not able to be viewed by the concerned approvers. When approvers clicking on the Tasks they are getting unexpected error. In the event viewer it says "Cannot find a corresponding human workflow task id for this task".

Event Type: Error

Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Date: 11/22/2010
Time: 9:41:40 AM
User: N/A
Nintex Workflow; Build: 11100 (http://DOMAINNAME/_layouts/NintexWorkflow/ApproveReject.aspx?List=27d20a40-c30f-4a8c-978d-f9a1d772f02f&ID=937&Source=http://DOMAINNAME/AllItems.aspx)
Cannot find a corresponding human workflow task id for this task.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Then we disabled custom error mode to get the detailed error message. Below is the error page information.

It seems like the connection between the Web front ends and the Databases of the Nintex workflow DB is missing.

Nintex suggested to check the connection settings between Web Front End and the server runnning the Nintex Workflow DB. We did the following things to get the issue reolved.
a) Go to SharePoint Central Administratioin --> Application Management
b) Under the Nintex Workflow Management click on "Database setup".
c) EDIT the Configuration Database that is already setup.
d) Following are the settings that has already setup
   Database Server, Database Name, ("Connect to an exisiting Database" checked)Database Authentication
   is "Windows Authentication".
e) Clicked on "Ok" at the end of the page.
That's it. The magic is it reset the connection between the Web Front End and the Server connecting the Nintex Worklfow database.
Everything is working fine now.
Thanks to the Nintex support for asking to check the connectivity.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

How do i change the Host File Information

In Windows XP the host file information is setup in the following path by default

You can edit this file using the note pad and can give the IP names and the host header information there so that it redirects you to the remote sites that are hosted by the servers.

for instance i had the following requirement http://testwip.mycompany.pvt/

If you add this host information in your host file it will redirect you to that location.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A required previlige is not held by the client

The remote shutdown option is always safer option to restart the server. This is ideal option when the server is virtual because when you restart the server from the server itself some times server fails to start up.

Syntax: shutdown -r -f -m MachineName

r - restart
f - force
m - machine

But sometimesThe remote shutdown cannot run sometime due to lack of previliges. We can check the following things
Start --> Run gpedit.msc
Go to
Computer Configuration --> Windows Settings--> Security Settings --> Local Policies --> User Rights Assignment
Double Click on "Shut Down the System"

Check if the following groups are listed

Backup Operators
Power Users

If any of them are missing, add them.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Server Out Of Memory

Server Out of Memory

There is no memory on the server to run your program. Please contact your administrator with this problem.

I have got the above exception when trying to downlaod a large flash file to local drive.which is about 198 MB. After following some blogs and IISRESET on the server caused to get rid of the exception.

Start --> Run --> IISRESET

I believe IISRESET causes to clean up the temporary file storage and also cleans up the application pool which get rids of the Out Of Memory exception and also the server that we had has POC server which is very old.

Please feel free to comment on this post so that i can update this post effectively.



Thursday, February 4, 2010

There are no page layout files available in the master page library of the top-level site. Add one or more page layouts to this library before you create a page or set page properties

I created the blank site and activated the publishing features. After this i have migrated the content frm one site to other site using SharePoint content Deployment wizard tool. Then tried to create the page. Here is the error i got when i ctried to create page.

There are no page layout files available in the master page library of the top-level site. Add one or more page layouts to this library before you create a page or set page properties.

Below are the steps i followed
1) Navigate to the master page gallery (Site Actions --> Site Settings --> Modify All Site Settings)
2) Under the galleries section go to "Master pages and page layouts".
3) In the "Master Pages abd page layouts" library click on "document Library settings"
4) Then go to "Advanced settings".
5) Here go to "Allow management of content types" is equal to "Yes".
6) Then "document library settings" page under the "content types" section click "change new button order and default content type".
7) Check the first two and modify the order. Then click Ok.

That fixed this issue. Will be updating the reasons for this error in next post.

Please post your ideas.