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Business Data Connectivity connectors are currently enabled in a partitioned environment: SharePoint 2013/2010


This SharePoint 2013 tutorial explains how to solve Business Data Connectivity connectors are currently enabled in a partitioned environment error in SharePoint 2013.

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Business Data Connectivity (BDC) Models containing External Content Types with a database, WCF, Web service or custom connectors can be used by tenants to elevate their user permissions. In a partitioned environment, we recommend you disable the Business Data Connectivity connectors

Reason for error:
Business Data Connectivity connectors are currently enabled in a partitioned environment.

Resolution:
Disable unwanted connectors by using Windows PowerShell.

To disable unwanted connectors, follow these steps:

  • Click Start, click All Programs.
  • Click Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products.
  • Click SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.
  • At the Windows PowerShell command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    Get-SPServiceApplicationProxy
  • Note the Business Data Connectivity proxy instance.
  • You must set the EnableSystemType property to false for each unwanted connector. To do this, at the Windows PowerShell prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    $proxy.EnableSystemType(“Connector_type”,$false)

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983546

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Applies to:

– SharePoint Server 2013
– SharePoint Foundation 2013

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