Solution to VSS issues after installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1

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Since SharePoint Foundation 2010, patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then PSCONFIG must be completed to update the SharePoint databases.

Without completing PSCONFIG, you might experience unexpected SharePoint search failures and all backups may stop working on the affected server.

The Following errors may be found in the server application log:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation Search
Event ID: 70
Task Category: Gatherer
Level: Error
User: CONTOSO\spsearch
Computer: CONTOSO-SERVER.contoso.local
The mount operation for the gatherer application 37ad8233-57f1-47b1-873e-6a91d0f1bc36 has failed because the schema version of the search administration database is less than the minimum backwards compatibility schema version supported for this gatherer application. The database might not have been upgraded.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Event ID:      521
Level:         Error
User:          SYSTEM
The backup operation that started at ‘?2011?-?07?-?06T02:12:07.198000000Z’ has failed because the Volume Shadow Copy Service operation to create a shadow copy of the volumes being backed up failed with following error code ‘2155348129’. Please review the event details for a solution, and then rerun the backup operation once the issue is resolved.


You can also run the following commands to determine if you need to complete the update process with PSCONFIG:

  • Launch an elevated (Run as Administrator) SharePoint 2010 Management shell from start, All Programs, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.
  • Once the shell opens, type the following command followed by enter:
    (get-spserver $env:computername).NeedsUpgrade


If the result of this command is True, then you need to complete the steps below. If the result is False then no further action is needed, if you are encountering similar events the cause will most likely not be resolved by the following steps.


In order to update the SharePoint databases, you must manually run the PSconfig utility. To run the utility:

1. Open an Administrative command prompt.
2. Change directory to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN
3. Run PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -force -cmd applicationcontent -install -cmd installfeatures

Note: The Companyweb site will be inaccessible while the command is running. It is best to run the command after business hours. The amount of time the command takes to run will vary on the size of the database and the speed of the machine. On a reference machine with 8 logical processors, 32GB of RAM and a 2GB content database, the command took approximately 5 minutes to execute.

OSX: Outlook 2016 keep asking for login

OSX: Office 2016 keep asking for Office 365 login when opening Outlook

Open Spotlight by selecting the magnifying glass at the top right of your desktop.
Search for and open Keychain.
Type in Office and then delete the data license file:
Microsoft office Identities Cache 2
Microsoft Office Identities Settings 2
Go to Library folder and open Group Containers, delete the following folders.
Reactivate your Office.



Outlook 2010 stock in safe mode

Outlook 2010 stock in safe mode

For Windows 32-bit running Outlook 32-bit or Windows 64-bit running Outlook 64-bit:

For Windows 64-bit running Outlook 32-bit:

Create Dword “DisableSafeMode” set value to 1

Printer Defaults OSX

active webinterface:
run this command in terminal: cupsctl WebInterface=yes

access webinterface:

User name off the user (Casesentitive) get username by using the command who, look for the console line