Search Crawl Log Error – Access is denied

Scenario: Crawl History shows 0 successes and a bunch of security errors. The following error is logged in the Error Breakdown: "Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository." Possible Solution: Check your hosts file. In my case, … Continue reading Search Crawl Log Error – Access is denied

Copy Missing Objects From One Content Database to Another

I recently applied a cumulative update to a SharePoint environment that hadn't been patched in years. When I tried to upgrade the main production content database, the process failed and rendered the site inaccessible. The errors logs mentioned invalid objects such as "Webs" and "Sites", and upon further troubleshooting we learned that because of permission … Continue reading Copy Missing Objects From One Content Database to Another

Custom XSL Web Part Error – Access Denied

Scenario: I created a custom XSL style sheet for a library web part that would intermittently throw an error for everyone except the admin account (me). Every morning users were complaining about an error on the web part. I would sign in and try to replicate, but it always worked for me. Then when I'd … Continue reading Custom XSL Web Part Error – Access Denied

Unlock Documents With PowerShell

One of my users was constantly getting locked out of his own documents. Upon saving a document, he would receive the following error: "The file "filename" is locked for exclusive (or shared) use by "his username"" The issue was that his user only had "contribute" permissions. While that should be enough, he needed "edit" permissions to avoid … Continue reading Unlock Documents With PowerShell