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  • Action of Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Database.Extension.Upgrade.PDEUpgradeSequence failed - SharePoint 2016 Upgrade

    What a crazy error.  There are a few posts about this but very little that tell you what is going on.  When you attempt to upgrade the farm with the following command (after applying a public update or even after the 2016 upgrade): PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on May 27, 2017
  • sprocsSchemaVersion must not be null - SharePoint 2016 Upgrade

    You may run across this error.  I inadvertently did.  It happens when the content database upgrade process fails expectantly and then the Mount-ContentDatabase won't execute the upgrade again because it thinks it is already upgraded. Unfortunately, this is a catastrophic failure and will require you to restore your Content database ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on May 26, 2017
  • 1 Year Anniversary Tribute - eBay upgrade video

    As a tribute to the 1-year anniversary of the start of the eBay upgrade project, I thought I would share the video I created to show at our celebration party in San Jose.  It is a great video, and shows how much fun we had (and you should too) when we did the upgrade.  The team deserves a tremendous amout of credit for the work and ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on January 19, 2012
  • Fixing: Action of Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPSiteWssSequence failed.

    This was a tough error, THAT IS AN UPGRADE SHOWSTOPPER, that I ran into a few months ago.  Just now getting around to blogging it.  Here's the full error: [powershell] [SPSiteWssSequence] [ERROR] [9/29/2011 12:02:27 PM]: Action of Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPSiteWssSequence failed. [powershell] [SPSiteWssSequence] ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on January 18, 2012
  • Just another Don't Do this when Developing SharePoint Blog Post - IT IS NEEDED!

    Ok, you hear over and over and over again, don't do this, don't do that when developing SharePoint.  But it seems that not too many people listen to all that wonderful best practice guidance.  As part of the eBay project, we inherited A LOT of code from previous developers and consultants (which will remain unnamed, but ask me at ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on August 9, 2011
  • Upgrading to SharePoint 2010 - Excel Workbooks And InfoPath Forms With Data Connections

    Blog #4 in How I Successfully Upgraded eBay to SharePoint 2010 - See Previous Blog In Series So you decided to move your content databases around eh?  The urls for the site collections and webs are different?  Did you ever think about all those lonely lost users that created InfoPath Forms and Excel Workbooks with ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on July 21, 2011
  • Upgrading SharePoint 2010 - Changing Your Host Headers - What It Means To Your Consultant

    Part 3 of How I Successfully Upgraded eBay - Previous Blog Post So what does it mean for you to "retire" an older web application for branding purposes?  It is a simple change in Central Administration, but a nasty proposition when it comes to content in the site and most consultants will take the easy way out and say, no you ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on July 21, 2011
  • Upgrading UserProfiles to SharePoint 2010 Non Database Attach

    Blog Post #2 of How I Successfully Upgraded eBay to SharePoint 2010 - Previous Blog in this series One of the decisions I made as the Sr Architect of the eBay upgrade project, was to NOT do a database attach upgrade of the SSP.  I viewed the whole process as not very reliable and we didn't want a bunch of junk moving foward to ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on July 21, 2011
  • How I Successfully Upgraded eBay to SharePoint 2010

    And so it begins!  This is my first blog post in a few months...where have I been?  As some of you know, I have been the Sr. Architect of the eBay SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Project.  One of 3 *major* upgrades that are occuring in the United States in 2011.  I will be presenting a series of blog posts on how we did what we did and ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on July 21, 2011
  • SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Steps

    Here's a reference for the complete steps of a 2007 to 2010 upgrade: 4.001Revert all document content streams.4.01Alter tables to support mobile serviceCreate central admin health rule libraries.Deprecate features.Provisioning minimal master page in site:Provisioning V4 master page in site:Remove AllDocStreams.Size.Remove list items that do ...
    Posted to CJG (Weblog) by cjg on March 7, 2011
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