Mickey Jervin’s SharePoint blog

February 5, 2014

SharePoint 2013 – Sign in as Different User is missing

Filed under: SharePoint, SP2013 — Mickey Jervin @ 6:25 am


The menu option “Sign in as Different User” – “Login with a different account” is missing in SharePoint 2013

Welcome back to the last decade! As a developer or a user with more than one account, this is very annoying.

But there is a work around, simply just add _layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true to the end of the site URL

I.e.: http://siteurl/_layouts/closeConnection.aspx?loginasanotheruser=true

Please be aware this trick can be unreliable in IE10

Personally I have a txt file on my desktop I open each time I need to login as a different user

Press ctrl+a and ctrl+c to get it URL into the clipboard very fast and paste the URL at the end of the siteurl.

And if I want to isolate the login I either use another browser, Chrome/Firefox, or open the Internet Explorer in “InPrivate Browsing”

There is a Knowledge Base article regarding the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752600


December 19, 2013

Date filter in CQWP in SharePoint 2013

Filed under: SharePoint, SP2013 — Mickey Jervin @ 7:57 am

In a SharePoint 2013 solution I have a News Archive in a Publishing (sub) site.

I want to roll up the latest articles from the past 3 days, I was struggling with how to configure a date filter

Below you can see how to implement the date filter in a Content Query Web Part for SharePoint 2013:

In “Additional Filters” section, there needs to be configured two filters

“Article Date”
“is greater than”
“Custom Value or Query”: -3


“Article Date”
“is less than or equal to”


August 26, 2009

Couldn’t install programs (Messenger on Win2003)

Filed under: Windows — Mickey Jervin @ 11:12 am

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Couldn’t install programs
Sorry, you cannot install the programs you’ve chosen on this operating system.

Error:     os_check: 0x80280004
Next steps:    Check the system requirements for more details.
<cut off>

I have several times tried to install Windows Live Messenger 2009 on my Windows Server 2003 without any luck. Simply because the new version wasn’t supported in Windows Server 2003 😦

I have managed and accepted that until for now.
But this morning I wasn’t able to login unless I upgraded my Messenger, and I couldn’t upgrade because I was running Windows Server 2003! The chicken or the egg again???

Anyway I found this great blog post that does the hack:


Just follow the steps and you are home safe again

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