Unable to provision the Claims to Windows Token Service

The Claims to Windows Token Service is stopped by default. Typically, starting this service is easy. In fact, I’ve never come across a situation where it didn’t “just start”, until now! In this thread on the SharePoint TechNet forums, a user was unable to provision the Claims to Windows Token Service due to the error “Illegal characters in path”. With no further information, it is difficult to identify which pa
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SharePoint ASP.NET Compilation Errors (CS0016)

I encountered a rather frustrating issue with SharePoint 2013. Like most farms, this farm has a specific Domain User running the IIS Application Pool handling Web Applications. These users had a Windows Profile created (this is done by elevating the user temporarily to Administrator, then running an application such as cmd.exe or notepad.exe as that user). “Out of the blue”, when users would navigate to certain built-in pages (e.g. Li
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SharePoint 2010 July 2014 Cumulative Updates

The July 2014 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 has been released. SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2883026 SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2883005 Project Server 2010:  Office 2010 July 2014 Cumulative Updates: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2978161
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SharePoint 2013 July 2014 Cumulative Updates

The July 2014 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013 has been released. Note that CUs will now be released on a monthly basis, rather than bi-monthly. SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882999 SharePoint Server 2013: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882989 Project Server 2013: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882990 Office 2013 July 2014 Cumulative Updates: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2978164
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