Turn Off Custom Errors in Sharepoint

When things go bump in Sharepoint, typically you’ll see a helpful error message displayed, such as;

“An unexpected error occurred….”

Which is less than useless, you can switch this off so that the underlying .NET exception information is displayed instead; to do this;

Edit the web.config for the Sharepoint web application;


<customErrors mode="On" />


<customErrors mode="Off" />


    <SafeMode MaxControls="200" CallStack="false" DirectFileDependencies.......... />


    <SafeMode MaxControls="200" CallStack="true" DirectFileDependencies.......... />

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Phil Harding

SharePoint Consultant, Developer, Father, Husband and Climber.

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