Sharepoint Insight by Namwar Rizvi

Sharepoint Tips, Tricks and inside knowledge from real world experience by Namwar Rizvi

How to display real Error in Sharepoint web site

Posted by namwar on October 25, 2008


Just perform the following steps to display the real error happened in Sharepoint site instead of a generice Unknow error message.

  1. Backup your web.config of web application
  2. In SafeMode tag under SharePoint change 

              CallStack=”true

              MaxControls=”200

After changing, your SafeMode node will be similar to following

<SafeMode MaxControls=”200″ CallStack=”true” DirectFileDependencies=”10″ TotalFileDependencies=”50″ AllowPageLevelTrace=”false”>

3.  Set  customErrors mode=”Off

 

 

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