Quick Performance tip for CQWP

A quick tip for getting your Content Query Web Part results more quickly.Using ID attribute instead of using name attribute for FieldRef element.

A Good sample code for Performace

<FieldRef ID="{ead7c4fb-4ae3-3496-b4bc-b77af4396a71}"></FieldRef> 
<Value Type="Text"> for good performace 

  A bad sample code for Performace

         <FieldRef Name="Title" />
             <Value Type="Text">it takes more time </Value>

Problem with Security Update for Windows SharePoint Services 2007 (KB2493987), 64-bit Edition

After  kb2493987 installed unable to connect sharepoint sites getting error Service Unavailable.
Unable to run IIS application pools getting error.

Application pools stop when a request arrives with the following error in the system logs:
A process serving application pool terminated unexpectedly process exit code was 0xffffffff
Checked the IIS file versions and there are a lot of DLLs do not match SP2 version.
I have asked customer to re-install SP2 and it solved the issue.

After IIS working correctly this time sharepoint site getting error of  404 not found error.
First check DisableLoopbackCheck issue.

Don’t forget when a security updates patched  need to run configuration wizard until not to do so.

kb2493987 Automatically instaled windows update.

psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force

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Move Sharepoint 2010 server to another domain

If once you need to move your sharepoint server to another farm you have to know this is not an easy process. In this article i am telling you a way of doing migration via using domain trusts.

  1. Upgrade Current farm lastest SP (Service Pack 1) and lasted CU
    Sharepoint SP1 and June CU information
  2. Estabilish two way domain trust between Domain A (old) and Domain B
  3. Setup and Install new Sharepoint Server on Domain B and Upgrade this server lastest SP and Lastest CU
    Prepare to deploy software updates (SharePoint Server 2010)
  4. Join new server to farm using configuration wizard.
  5. Migrate all roles and service applications to new server and stop the domain A server services.
    Server and Site Architecture
    Service Applications and Topologies in SharePoint Server 2010
  6. Update all service accounts and farm admin account with new Domain users.
    Initial deployment administrative and service accounts
  7. Migrate all other needed users and groups using stsadm.
    Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: See Add-SPShellAdmin.
    On the Start menu, click All Programs.
    Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.
    Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.
    From the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following:
    $w = Get-SPWebApplication “http://<server>/&#8221;
  8. Check if needed Equalize all custom solutions, and web.config files and make a complete test of your custom solutions
  9. Stop all services on Domain A sharepoint servers and test your all application for any problem .(broken links , content redirections, posible errors)
  10. If Everything is ok at step 9 .Disconnect old servers (domian A servers) from farm
  11. Stop All Sharepoint servers on Domian B
  12. Stop SQL Server and change domain of SQL Server .
  13. Start SQL server services.
  14. Start Sharepoint Servers.
  15. Remove Domain Trusts.

I hope this helps 🙂

Think twice for installing September Security Bulletin (MS11-074) KB2560890 on Sharepoint 2010

We have getting more problem after installing September Security Bulletin (MS11-074) if you not have sp1 .So i decided to write an article for that.

we have two known issue:

Issue #1- Users unable to browse Publishing sites
Actually i didnt face this problem yet but for this in Tehnoon Raza blog says:
This issue affects the ability of users to browse to and use SharePoint Publishing sites. When browsing to the site, users may experience the following error:
“An Unexpected error has occurred”
Following error is reported in the ULS logs or on the SharePoint page if the “CallStack” attribute of set to “true” in the web.config file:

Method not found: ‘Void Microsoft.Office.Server.WebControls.AudienceLoader.GetAudiencesFetchedDuringPageRequest(System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2<System.Guid,Boolean> ByRef, System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2<System.String,Boolean> ByRef, System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary`2<System.String,Boolean> ByRef)’.

Issue #2- Unable to Manage User Profile Service Application
the main problem is when you try to open User Profile Service Application , you are getting a “File Not Found” error :

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.ResourceManagement, Version=4.0.2450.34, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=65bf2559ag374f77’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.    at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager.InitializeIlmClient(String ILMMachineName, Int32 FIMWebClientTimeOut)     at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileConfigManager..ctor(UserProfileApplicationProxy userProfileApplicationProxy, Guid partitionID)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.UserProfiles.AdminUI.ProfileAdminPage.IsProfileSynchronizationRunning() 

For resolving this problem you can apply the KB article action plan (but this is not solve the problem) :
To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Central Administration.
  2. In the System Settings section, click Manage Services
  3. Find User Profile Synchronization Service in the list of services. If its status is Started, click Stop. Click Start, and then provide the credentials to start the User Profile Synchronization service.

After do that may be you need a full reset for Sharepoint Machine. i could say this not resolve your problem even if the problem “file not found” has gone. If you try full syncronization you will notice that FIM service gonna hang on MOSS_EXPORT step with an error of “ma-extention-error” and your users not synced at all.
And you can see the error on your Event Viewer Application Log:

System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. —> System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: ‘Void Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.ProfileManagerBase.UpdateProfileWithBulkProperties(Int64, System.String, System.String, System.Collections.Hashtable)’. at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.ProfileImportExportService.UpdateWithProfileChangeData(Int64 importExportId, ProfileChangeData[] profileChangeData) — End of inner exception stack trace — at System.RuntimeMethodHandle._InvokeMethodFast(Object target, Object[] arguments, SignatureStruct& sig, MethodAttributes methodAttributes, RuntimeTypeHandle typeOwner) at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture, Boolean skipVisibilityChecks) at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture) at Microsoft.Office.Server.WebServiceDirectProxy.WebMethodInfo.Invoke(Object webServiceInstance, Object[] args) at Microsoft.Office.Server.WebServiceDirectProxy.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] args) at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.ManagementAgent.ProfileImportExportDirect.UpdateWithProfileChangeData(Int64 importExportId, ProfileChangeData[] profileChangeData) at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.ManagementAgent.ProfileImportExportExtension.Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices.IMAExtensibleCallExport.ExportEntry(ModificationType modificationType, String[] changedAttributes, CSEntry csentry) Forefront Identity Manager 4.0.2450.34

Root Cause:
The problem has been caused due to inconsistent assembly versions on the SharePoint servers after the installation of the package KB2560890. Multiple packages were released as part of the security bulletin that affect SharePoint 2010 and all applicable packages must be installed on SharePoint servers to ensure that version inconsistencies are not created in the environment.  However, it has been observed that only KB2560890 was pushed to servers via WSUS, resulting in the SharePoint assemblies being in an inconsistent state and creating dependency issues

Only known resolution yet:
Install SP1 and Lasted CU.
iSP1 + June Cu there are lots of fixes over all included in it, and also from June Cu we have new bits for the FIM agent and some performance improvements.
Anyway, after applying the udpates and patches, you should recreate the UPA as well to gain full functionality of all added fixes.
But don’t forget that the SP1 and Lasted CU has also some known issues . For preventing problems please check the microsoft release documents and blogs in Technet.

Prepare to deploy software updates (SharePoint Server 2010)

Sharepoint SP1 and June CU information


Have a nice patching.

Getting Process Monitor logs for MS Support services

 In this article i descibe how to get process monitor log for sending Microsoft Support Services .

1)      Download Process Monitor from this link and install it on your Client Machine.

2)      Run Process Monitor. Please  dont define any filter. And select red rectangled options on screenshoot.

3)      Quickly reproduce the error or the issue as fast as possible.

4)      After that for saving please select File->Save and open save dialog window
Select “All events”
And for Format select “Native Process Monitor Format (PML)

5)      Upload the log files

NOTE: If you need to transfer these files to Microsoft File Services , please compress files in zip file. If zip file size is bigger than  5GB please spearate multiple files that lower than 5GB.