TaxonomyPicker Error in Eventlog SharePoint 2010

You might have noticed the following error logged into the EventLog.

“Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed: Could not load type ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.WebControls.TaxonomyPicker’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’.”

There is an encoded char issue in .ascx control:

Open the TaxonomyPicker.ascx in the 12 hive control templates […]

Get Help for PowerShell cmdlet

Day 2:

How to get help for PowerShell cmdlet, like syntax or list of mandatory/optional parameters to be used with cmdlet.

Get-Help is the cmdlet to provide help for the cmdlet.


Get-Help <<cmdlet>>

Example: Let’s get help for Get-Help 😉

Get-Help Get-Help

List all PowerShell Command-let’s in SharePoint 2010

This is the series of PowerShell Scripts in SharePoint 2010. Learn a cmdlet (command-let) a day.


Cmdlet’s are compiled commands installed with PowerShell. When you start “SharePoint 2010 Management PowerShell”, the console starts with pre-loaded cmdlets.

Day 1:


Get-Command cmdlet will return all commandlets registered with PowerShell. […]

List does not exist Error for Anonymous Users in SharePoint 2010

I was getting the “List does not exist error” for anonymous users, after enabling the debug mode I got the below loooong exception.

It doesn’t really point you with the actual error, after couple of digs; I figured that my master page gallery and style library has unique permission, not inheriting from the parent.

Inheriting […]