SharePoint Error Reporting set up a custom error page to provides error and debug information to the site administrator.
No longer an Unexpected Error Has Occurred, or Unknown Error message.
[Windows SharePoint Services]
How It Works
1. An Error has Occurred - When an error is identified or thrown, the user is redirected to the error.aspx page.
2. Collects the data - Gather information about the user (browser, IP, front-end, language and etc.) and the current site (URL, title).
3. Optional Description - Users provide a description before the error is sent.
4. Store the Error and User information - Store the data in the Error Reporting list on the Central Administration.
5. You Get an Email (optional) - Email alerts notify you of SharePoint error.
1. Backup the Error.aspx file - Create a LayoutsBackup folder in the following location C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Layouts\LayoutsBackup to contain a backup of the originally
installed file. Copy the originally installed Error.aspx file from the Layouts folder (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Template\Layouts) to the Layouts_Backup folder.
2. Install the Solution - Deploy the SharePoint Error Reporting wsp solution
3. Activate the Feature - Central Administration > Operations > Manage Farm Features > SharePoint Error Reporting
4. Letting Alerts Notify You of SharePoint Error - You can turn alerts on by opening the Actions drop-down menu in the Error Reporting list and selecting the Alert Me option.
For Developers (optional)
Place try-catch blocks around your application code and add the SPUtility.Redirect method.
// code that could throw an exception
catch (Exception ex)
// code that executes when exception is thrown
SPUtility.Redirect(SPContext.Current.Web.Url + "/_layouts/Error.aspx?err=" + ex.Message, SPRedirectFlags.UseSource, HttpContext.Current);
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About the Author
Alon Havivi is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, specialised in SharePoint 2007/2010, with more than 10 years of experience in analysis, design and development complex Internet and Intranet portals using the latest Microsoft tools and practices,
such as C# .NET 4.0, Silverlight and Windows Azure platform. Besides professional work, I write articles for Egghadcafe.com and publish open source projects on CodePlex.