This past week I had an issue of some of my Nintex workflows just not running for some reason. They would get to a certain point and just decide not to complete the next step.
Recently i added a new application server into my farm and I did not realize that in order for these workflows to run correctly they needed to have the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service only running on the web front ends (web servers), since that is where the Nintex service actually runs.
So if you are running Nintex Workflow in your farm and you have a multi-tier farm for your SharePoint setup, go to central admin and check your service settings like below:
To be clear once more, this Should be running on your web servers if you have Nintex workflow, but should not be running on your application servers.
I found this out the hard way after having to contact Nintex support one day.
Hope this helps others,
Happy New Year everyone!
I wanted to get the word out that this month’s SQL Professionals of Chattanooga (SPOC) meeting this month on January 27th at 5:30pm at the Business Development Center (BDC) in Chattanooga, TN. It’s located at 100 Cherokee Blvd and you can get there by heading over to the northwest side of town. See here for a map. You can check out the announcement and the group website here:
I will be speaking about the business intelligence (BI) architecture of SQL server at Life Care.
Come on out and learn how we have implemented SQL and how we have taken advantage of the many features and functionality that SQL Server can offer. We have been running this solution in our environment for about 8 years now and there’s not a lot of the ins and outs we haven’t tried. From clustering, to Analysis Services and Power Pivot, to Reporting Services, to Integration Services and everything in between; we try to pull as much business value out of SQL server that we can (and have to for what it costs…).
So if you are interested to hear more about this please feel free to join us for some free food, tech talk, and networking on January 27th at 5:30pm.
Even if you don’t work directly on SQL server or would like to learn more about SQL Server or aren’t even sure where to start learning, we are always open to having new people from the area to attend so that we can learn from each other. In the end that’s what this is all about! Creating a community of knowledge that can benefit anyone who wants to learn more.
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I can barely contain myself. I found out at another user group meeting that my area is getting a local PASS chapter!
The local chapter is going to be call SQL Professional of Chattanooga (or SPOC) and our first meeting is tomorrow October 28th from 5:30pm until 7pm EST.
If you have never come out to a SQL Server User group meeting I highly encourage you to come out and get to know other people who work in your area who more than likely have the same problems and maybe even a few cool solutions to things you have been struggling with.
If you haven’t already head on over to http://sqlpass.org and read up on what is coming up.
Next week is the big PASS conference in Seattle, Washington. Head on over to http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/RegisterNow.aspx to learn more about it as well. Even if you can’t go they usually stream the keynote presentations and offer all of the sessions to be purchased at a later date.
I wanted to take some time and just thank everyone who came to hear me talk about SharePoint today at the Chattanooga Portals and Collaboration user group.
I really enjoyed the stories that we all shared and some of the ideas we threw around to get more people talking about SharePoint in our corner of the woods.
If you have any questions or would like to see this talk given again, let me know. I really did enjoy giving it and I hope I can tweak it a bit and give it to another group soon in the future.
You can find my slides at http://slidesha.re/1qqCc1L
I also have a set of links I will try to post here as well.
Happy Friday everyone,
I wanted to let you know of a current issue that we are seeing in our SharePoint Foundations 2013 farms. Right now as far as I can tell this shows up if you have the July, August, or September 2014 CU added to your SharePoint Farm
You can read about it here:
The TL:DR version is the people picker is blank when you go and open an existing item in a list using the edit form. This is kind of a pain because we use this type of field EVERYWHERE in our farms.
I want to get the word out to as many people as possible at this point and my next plan is to open a support ticket with MS support.
Feel free to post more comments below and let me know what your experience is with this. As I have more details and a fix, I will post it here.
Update here is the workaround that I got from MS Support:
- Went to the tasks list “Tasks”
- Selected an existing item >> edit item
- We were not able to edit the form
- Went to site contents >> tasks >> settings
- Went to library settings >> Advanced settings
- Selected “NO” to Launch Forms in a dialog option
- Went to tasks list “BI Tasks”
- Selected an existing item >> edit item
- We were able to edit the form
- Went to site actions >> edit page >> web part >> Web Part Properties -> Activate Server Render option
- Click Apply-> OK -> Stop Editing
- Checked the item by editing it
- We were able to see the name in Assigned to field.
Hope this helps, but would like to see it fixed so we don’t have to correct this all over the place…
It finally happened. I am taking the plunge and agreed to do my first user group presentation. Believe you me, I am just as nervous thinking about it as you are. But I am also very excited at the opportunity.
I will be presenting “SharePoint Campfire Stories” on September 23rd from 11:30am until 1pm at the Small Business Development Center. Come on out and let’s share funny, sad, and maybe even interesting things I have run across in my 6 years as a SharePoint admin.
There will be something for everyone here. I will try to cover things that can help beginners new to SharePoint as well as those of us who have a few battle scars in the war of SharePoint.
My general outline will be on general gotchas and other fun and interesting experiences that I have seen while installing, maintaining, and of course patching and maintaining SharePoint from old versions like Wssv2, all the way up to SharePoint 2013.
Everyone is in for a treat because I recently finished a migration for SharePoint 2013 Foundations that I have some tips to share as well.
Go here for a signup
If you have any questions, feel free to let me know through the comments below or send me a tweet @bjfentress.
Thanks and see you there!