Tech Trek – 2011.06.18
One of the most annoying things about working with technology is getting ambiguous error messages. I got a support call from a SharePoint user reporting an error while clicking “Add new item” link, or “Edit item” button.
Apparently, SharePoint will throw off this error when you configure alternate access mapping (AAM) and the user has the incorrect protocol on the URL. For example,
https://intranet/ instead of
http://intranet.company.com/ instead of
For SharePoint, it displays this error since it cannot resolve the URL even though it was able to load the website. So, before you freak out on what happened to the list and scratch your head, why? Take a look if you need to correct the protocol and check if it will resolve the issue.