Access denied error when posting photos to SharePoint site feed

admin August 26th, 2014

Access denied error when posting photos to site feed

Have you ever bumped into the “Access denied” error when posting photos to SharePoint site feed?

The ULS logs will report something like this:

System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access denied., StackTrace:
at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFolderCollection.AddInternal(String strUrl, Int32 userId)
at Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileGlobal.GetOrCreatePictureFolder(String mySiteHostUrl, ProfileType profileType, Boolean createIfNotFound, Boolean forFeedAttachment)…


ProfileImageStore.SaveUploadedFile: Exception: System.Threading.ThreadAbortException:…

Running this Powershell command should fix it up:

$webApp = Get-SPWebApplication "<my site web app>"

$webApp.GrantAccessToProcessIdentity("<portal app pool account>")

Please contact us know should this not fix the issue.



Kieran Cumming | Solution Architect | FiveP

About the author: Kieran’s IT knowledge surpasses that of many elders. He does anything from back-end code to the user interface, he can script or code his way out of any problem.

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