When you get a Sharepoint error message, they are sometimes not very helpful and it can be tricky to figure out what’s going wrong.

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At this point the Sharepoint EventLog can help you getting more details. With the Powershell commandlet get-splogevent you can search the corresponding exception message. The correlation ID is the key.

If I’m searching the corresponding exception message from the error shown on the printscreen above, I execute following command:

get-splogevent | where-object {$_.Correlation -eq "88ab369c-71dd-108f-df09-ea6c74999562"} | fl

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