Author Archives | atulchhoda

Adding reference to a CSS in a webpart programmatically


Think if you were selling a custom webpart you would like all the css referred in your webpart correctly and use a layouts folder for deploying your custom CSS. This is a very common requirement and any easy one ! But its interesting to note that you can use the CssRegistration Control to refer a […]

Workflow doesn’t get triggered with creating items using system account


Beware your workflow won’t get triggered when you are logged in as  system account and creating items in a list or library. Even though the association is to run the WF on item added or changed. SO really 2 scenarios You had a bad demo when you were logged in as system account and forgot […]

User Profile Synchronization SharePoint 2010 stuck at starting !!!. All you wanted to know about it!!!


Clean the certificates from the certificate store(for the user account(the farm admin account ) & My Computer Account) . Stop the SharePoint timer service and the SharePoint admin service from Services Console. Delete the xml files from Programdata\microsoft\shared\config and updated the cache.ini to 1 Run the stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs Start the timer service and the […]

Search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component


  I was getting the error in my server farm for search. I had deleted the search service application and created multiple times. Checked on the service application admin and query account and application pool settings. everything looked good all the times but search application. Ran the configuration wizard restart the server. also on the […]

Excel Service and Visio service: Workbook cannot be opened and The Server failed to failed to request


The excel service and Visio service account needs to be added into the content database of your webapplication/site collection as dbo. The errors for excel are “ WorkBook cannot be opened” : The errors for Visio services are”The Server failed to failed to request” :

The server did not provide a meaningful reply; this might be caused by a contract mismatch, a premature session shutdown or an internal server error.


Server Error in ‘/’ Application. The server did not provide a meaningful reply; this might be caused by a contract mismatch, a premature session shutdown or an internal server error. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and […]

2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2010. That’s about […]