Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Simple Concept: _layouts/userdisp.aspx shows 404 not found

[Question]: 
How to fix 404 not found on SharePoint 2007/2010 browsing User Profile page _layouts/userdisp.aspx ?

[Answer]:

The userdisp.aspx page code needs to be changed on any servers providing web application services for the site (the web front ends, for example). On the servers, navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS. Make a copy of the userdisp.aspx file – just in case, so you'll have something to revert back to! Open the original using Notepad. Look for Scope="Farm" and change Farm to Web so that it reads Scope="Web". Save and close. Repeat on all web servers


P.S. More details from SharePoint User Information Userdisp.aspx Error by Melonie Poole