Author: Stephanie Donahue

Project Server Migrations – Troubleshooting Errors

I’ve been doing SharePoint and Project server migrations for years.  I recently completed a Project Server 2010 to 2013 migration and ran into a larger number of issues than usual, 3 of which I was fighting until a hotfix was released a couple weeks ago.   While there are fantastic migration guides like this one:  step-by-step […]

Active Directory sync for Project security groups is not working

Despite running the active directory sync successfully from PWA Site Settings, the user permissions are not copied over. In the event log, you may see an error like this: PSError: NoError (0) A general exception occurred during communication with Active Directory. Context: SyncGroups. Additional Information: An exception occurred while synchronizing all security groups with active […]

Email notifications reference old Project Server URL after Migration

Following a migration from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013, you may notice that the old Project Server URL is reference at the bottom of your automated email notifications.   To change this, go to Central Administration > General Application Settings > PWA Settings: Manage > Ensure the correct PWA Instance has been selected at […]

There was an internal error applying the update (Time Entry issues on Project Server 2013)

Time entered by the team is not reflecting correctly in project server.  The team members submit their status updates daily, once it’s approved, the hours are not showing on the Project Server.  When the history is viewed, the update fails with “There was an internal error applying the update” Location of this error:  PWA > […]

SharePoint, SNI, and HTTP Redirect Issues

SNI, or Server Name Indication, now available with Windows Server 2012, provides the ability to have multiple SSL web applications without needing a wildcard certificate or multiple IP addresses.  In SharePoint terms – you may run into this scenario if you have separated your Intranet Web Application and your My Sites Web Application, but desire […]

Live Email Setup – a template for vendors

As we share out our SharePoint online project sites with external users (clients and vendors), I have been sending out a pdf (based on a template) to them to assist in the process of getting them set up with a Live account.  Of course this Live account is only required if they do not have […]

Office 365 – Did you know?? Blog 1: External Sharing

As a partner to the consulting firm with the #1 Cloud seats deployed, I have the unique opportunity to have frequent exposure to companies moving into Office 365 for SharePoint!  It’s been very exciting to watch as Microsoft begins to close the gap between on-premises and online SharePoint environments.  As such, I am seeing a […]

Feed Cache Repopulation Job failure and Distributed Cache Configuration

If you are seeing timer job failures for CD User Profile Service – Feed Cache Repopulation Job and/or errors in your server event log when you run a user profile sync Error 6398  The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.LMTRepopulationJob threw an exception.  More information is included below. Unexpected exception in FeedCacheService.IsRepopulationNeeded:Unable to create a […]

Configuring your OneDrive redirect from SharePoint on-premises

We’ve recently seen a rapid increase in the adoption of OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro).  Driven by the need for easy mobile document access, Microsoft is seeking to keep pace with the box and dropbox functionality.  We are also seeing an increase in Office 365 OneDrive adoption even when the company has On-Premises SharePoint […]

SkyDrive Pro Security and Governance on Office 365

I was asked the question the other day, if a global 365 administrator could access a former employee’s sky drive (pro) following their departure from the company.  After doing some investigating, I confirmed this access is not provided by default.  Fortunately, the access can be obtained fairly easily.  For those of you looking under the Sky Drive Pro settings […]