Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ERROR: The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator

You need to make sure that the state service is started and associated with your web application that will be used to publish your workflow into it. Check the configuration through Central administration--> service application association.

Fast Search troubleshooting links

How to install Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 server

I have found out very good and detailed Microsoft deployment guide for installing and configuring Fast Search into SharePoint 2010 environment. Believe me it is very useful link.


With VPN access - not able to open any SharePoint 2007 documents

Here are some lists of troubleshoot questions which we can ask to users who are not able to open SharePoint 2007 documents from VPN access:

1)       Which office version users are using.
2)       Is it problem with word document or any office documents from SharePoint 2007?
3)       We can create new document in library and see if it’s in edit mode or not.
4)       We can browse/open any other SharePoint sites and see whether user is able to edit word documents or not in their sites?
5)       Try with “Open with explorer” option to see about the documents status.
6)       Check with Check-in and Check-out option
7)       Try with different browser (instead of IE – install different browser and can try the same functionality)
8)       We can compare IE add-ins (to check enable – disable option)
9)       Check this path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OWSSUPP.DLL



In my case I have suggested VPN user to install office 2007 instead of office 2003 into system and problem resolved :)

Errors while opening Office 2010 files from SharePoint 2010 document library

I got below errors while opening any office 2010 files within SharePoint 2010 site.

Word Error: word experienced an error trying to open the file.
Excel Error: The file is corrupt and cannot be opened.
PowerPoint Error: PowerPoint found a problem with content in presentation. PowerPoint can attempt to repair the presentation.

I have followed http://howtosharepoint.blogspot.com/2010/04/word-experienced-error-trying-to-open.html link for resolving errors for all Microsoft products file. Basically we need to change security settings into “Trust Center” options menu for all office applications.

Enjoy :)

Visio 2010 Premium Edition - SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 workflow templates are available only in new version of Visio 2010 Premium Edition, not in other edition of Visio 2010. With workflow templates user can create Visio diagram/workflow which can be exported to SharePoint designer 2010 for further implementation. This new feature is good for end business users who are creating business process diagram in Visio. Hopefully it is saving some of the developer time/effort (atleast developer can take Visio 2010 workflow to start with their development activities)

Here is good link which talks about comparison between all editions of Visio 2010: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/visio-edition-comparison-FX101838162.aspx