SharePoint Server Troubleshooting

Before I point out list of points that help you in troubleshooting SharePoint Farm, consider Proactive actions which is acting before a situation becomes a source of confrontation or crisis.

  • Make sure to document SharePoint farm and know each server roles and their components
  • Always patching SharePoint farm to avoid any issues with planned downtime or Zero downtime
  • Build Testing farm to test the customization, changes and patching
  • Check monthly updates and security fixes for SharePoint
  • Monitor SharePoint Health Analyzer
  • Link SharePoint farm with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager SCOM


  • Check and Review SharePoint ULS logs and trace errors and exceptions
  • Don’t forget Event Viewer Application and Operational Logs


  • SQL Server and IIS also have logs and errors
  • Developer Dashboard good starter for performance issues

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