Category Archives: Error

Datasheet View Does Not Work in SharePoint 2010

This is a known and personally experienced issue (Tech Preview and Beta Builds as well) with Datasheet View not working in SharePoint if you have Office 2010×64 clients installed on your workstation.

Again this is one of the FAQ on the MSDN Forums and today I saw the solution posted on the thread, so comes this post for my reference and in case you experience this, then you know what is the solution to the issue.

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SharePoint Error – Unable to update the information in the Microsoft Office document

Today I received a call from one of my clients requesting help with a SharePoint error.

The client had uploaded an Excel spreadsheet and when trying to update the properties of the document, SharePoint displayed this error “Unable to update the information in the Microsoft Office document”.

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Outgoing email issue resolved


  • New SharePoint deployment.
  • Outsourced IT operations.


SharePoint alerts not working for users.


Outgoing email address is configured to This mailbox is not configured on local SMTP server (Exchange 2003). Hence cannot send email via Exchange as open relay is turned off; as it should be.


Outgoing email address should be configured to -an active local mailbox. Test that you can access local.user mailbox either through Outlook Web Access or Outlook client.

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SharePoint Event Id 5214


Event Type: Error

Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3

Event Category: Databaseclip_image001

Event ID: 5214

Date: 10/16/2008

Time: 8:43:58 AM

User: N/A



Insufficient SQL database permissions for user ” in database

‘SharePoint_Config’ on SQL Server instance ‘SharePointDataBase’. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.

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Crpyt32 Error



Event Type: Error
Event Source: crypt32
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8
Date: date
Time: time
User: user name
Computer: computer name
Failed auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from:


<> with error: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at

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Sharepoint 2007 breadcrumb includes default.aspx

Are you seeing default.aspx after Pages in your SharePoint breadcrumb navigation?

I found a simple fix for this problem in MOSS, modify the master page.

Open the master page and look for PlaceHolderTitleBreadcrumb

Change SiteMapProvider="SPContentMapProvider" to


To quote from my reference

When you’re creating a new Page Layout, make sure you override the Title Breadcrumb with something that uses the CurrentNavSiteMapProviderNoEncode provider.

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