Obscure SharePoint errors #13653: DavWWWRoot is not accessible

November 26, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

The scenario is: SharePoint… open in Windows Explorer is working great and then mysteriously, BOOM, it no worky no mo. \\server\DavWWWRoot\etc is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. A device […]

Nintex site workflow + lookup columns

March 9, 2020 Matt Thornton 0

Scenario: you have a Nintex workflow and you want to create an item in a list, where one of its column is a lookup column to another list. Background: this took *too* long to figure out. I had an initial version of a workflow; it was actually a list workflow, […]

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Bulk delete items from SharePoint Document Library with Powershell – with filters

June 26, 2019 Matt Thornton 0

I recently posted some Powershell for bulk / batch emptying a SharePoint document library ( which works nicely. (As long as you remember that the Batch Delete XML syntax is incredibly fiddly and sensitive! Case is important and backticks are required to escape stuff.) Anyway; it works great to empty […]


Sharepoint – Open .eml files in Outlook

January 10, 2019 Matt Thornton 0

If you use email enabled document libraries or indeed any other method of storing email messages (commonly created in Exchange / Outlook) in Sharepoint document libraries then they are more than likely stored in .eml format (that first appeared in Outlook Express) as opposed to the more modern .msg format. […]


Installing SharePoint in standalone / single server mode

October 12, 2018 Matt Thornton 0

In SharePoint 2016, it’s no longer possible to use PSConfig / SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard to provision a single server SharePoint Farm. You’re likely doing this because you just want a single dev environment to… do some stuff. Strangely (more like typically) Microsoft don’t make this particularly easy for you. […]