Fail patching your SharePoint 2010 farm for apparent no reason

Act 1: You notice that health analyzer is warning you that some updates needed to applied on the server X and server Y. Act 2: You download the KB2956080 and properly install on both good old SharePoint 2010 servers Act 3: Run the psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait command and “Missing installs error is displayed” How the play was called? Fail patching your SharePoint 2010 farm for apparent no reason At some point SharePoint loses track of the CU version information between the registry, windows installer and SharePoint but with just one magic PowerShell command you can force and … Continue reading Fail patching your SharePoint 2010 farm for apparent no reason

Discover SharePoint Web Services methods and parameters and feel nostalgic about it

This is not the first time that a customer has an issue with SharePoint Web Services “. asmx” and InfoPath Forms that I need to quickly spot and fix. Of course SharePoint Web Services work as a charm, but sometimes the problem comes more to InfoPath forms how they consume the services SOAP response and request headers. Yes, I’ve said InfoPath. A lot of customers still work and use InfoPath forms, they created and automated HR or IT process using these wonderful technologies and we, support engineers need to support. A lot of customers still have a dependency on InfoPath. … Continue reading Discover SharePoint Web Services methods and parameters and feel nostalgic about it

Deploy InfoPath Forms with UDCX files in multiple SharePoint farms

Probably you follow the best practices when building InfoPath Forms solutions. You know, there is a recommendation to use UDCX files a.k.a universal data connection files to describe the connection details of a data source. That is all good stuff, the point that I want to share today, is how to deal with InfoPath Forms that have data connection files that need to be deployed to a different farm like from DEV, QA, UAT and PROD farms. Of course each farm as a different DNS, for example: Development Box: http://myspdevbox1 Test Farm: http://preportal.mycompany.com Production Farm: http://portal.mycompany.com So, my InfoPath form … Continue reading Deploy InfoPath Forms with UDCX files in multiple SharePoint farms