Tuesday, October 27, 2015
For some reason, after installing updates on my SP2013 machine, running the SharePoint Config Wizard kept failing at this point.
DB was up and responding, everything seemed fine, central admin worked, I could even access my sites with no problem.
Then I found some message in a forum that made me wonder, would it be because I deleted a web application before the updates?
The answer seems to be yes.
I used to have a SharePoint web application on http port 80 that had a dummy site that no one used.
It appears that once I deleted it - I started getting this error.
The solution was simple:
Visit the central administration, create a web application on default port 80, and create an empty site collection in its root.
Run the wizard again, and now this step passes with no errors.
Edit: while writing this post, I encountered another strange scenario which produced this same error:
The W3SVC service stopped, and stopped all sites with it.
Start the service and sites resolved this issue.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Something very strange was happening on my dev sites on SharePoint online.
Suddenly, my app parts “lost” all their custom properties and when ever I would go to add/edit an app part to my pages I would only see the built in app part properties groups: appearance, layout and advanced:
After reporting this to Microsoft, I got the following KB article back as a possible solution:
It suggested a new feature that was introduced a while ago and turned on by default to everyone could be the cause for this issue.
It suggested to allow custom scripts on my site pages, and that should do the trick. Now, there is a note in that settings page saying it might take up to 24 hours for this change to take place after you visit the settings page, so did it work?
I did confirm this issue happens with all app parts that have custom properties, I have tested few other app parts from the store and they all exhibited the same behavior on my dev sites.
I guess I will test it tomorrow and have to update you… fingers crossed…