When using Project Server 2010, you may run into the issue where a user submits a timesheet for approval and produces the following error:
“An error occurred while communicating with the server. Check connectivity with your administrator to determine whether further action is necessary.”
In the case I ran across, it was related to the user booking time against a task that was past the finish/end date listed in the Project Schedule. To resolve the user needs to submit their time on a valid task that is still within the current reporting timeframe, or have the Project Manager update the task in questions so that the finish/end dates are at or beyond the submission period and then republish the project. After that, the user should be able to go in and submit their timesheet with success.
I had a production SharePoint 2010 Enterprise environment that was setup to allow syncing of the picture property from SharePoint back into Active Directory. I ran into an issue recently were I found a 3 users pictures where not updating. As I researched the issue, I looked at the Microsoft Synchronization Service Manager (miisclient.exe) on the Application server were the User Profile Synchronization Service was running. I found that for the DS_EXPORT step of the sync process, the users were being flagged as having Export Errors and the error field in miisclient showed ‘permission-issue’, and the data source error stated ‘Insufficient access rights to perform the operation’.
After comparing the 3 users AD profiles along with a few other users that did not have any issues, I found a discrepancy in the Security tab and inside of Advanced properties. I found that the box for “Include inheritable permissions for this object’s parent” was not checked.
After correcting the issue and making sure it was selected with all of the failing users, on the next UPS sync, the errors were eliminated and the profile pictures synced to AD successfully.
Finally, after years of procrastination I’m going to finally take to the blog-o-sphere and share my technology experience, tips, rants, etc. My blog will focus mainly on things related to Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013, but won’t limit myself to just those and may expand into personal experiences with other technologies, web & graphic design and such.
Stay tuned, more to come…