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.


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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