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SharePoint 2016 :: PSConfig execution fails post July 2018 update

On a Sharepoint 2016 Farm ,   which has a  Search service application which was created thru...

Author: Spses Date: 08/16/2018

Sharepoint 2016 : The CU upgrade fails during PSconfig execution

Symptom: The SharePoint configuration wizard fails with the following message after the installation...

Author: Spses Date: 03/26/2018

Sharepoint 2013 / 2016 : Migrating User Comments

You might have heard about the OOB webpart 'NoteBoard'. The Note Board is a pretty useful web part...

Author: Spses Date: 03/07/2018

Sharepoint 2016 : Enforcing Retention policy on OneDrive Documents.

You may be familiar with the Information Management Policies that can be used to configure the...

Author: Spses Date: 02/20/2018

Sharepoint 2013 : Information Management policy not working

Here is one of the interesting scenarios that we worked recently , where Information Management...

Author: Spses Date: 12/21/2017

SharePoint 2013 - How to crawl IIS Virtual Directories created under SharePoint Web application

We have recently come across a scenario where one of our customers is unable to crawl the contents...

Author: Spses Date: 12/13/2017

High Trust provider Apps (On-Premise environment) won’t publish when Azure App Proxy enabled in web application service application proxy Association

Symptom: High Trust provider Apps (On-Premise environment) won’t publish when Azure App Proxy...

Author: Spses Date: 11/06/2017

Sharepoint 2016 : REST API Calls fail with error Column doesnot exists

Symptom : Rest API call fails when first character of column starts with underscore “_”...

Author: Spses Date: 10/05/2017

Sharepoint 2016 : Changes to default DaysToKeepUsageFile value

The Requestusage folder at C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server...

Author: Spses Date: 08/23/2017

SharePoint 2013 : Certain sites have lost unique perms and Sharepoint won't allow inheritance to be broken

We have recently come across the following symptom with Sharepoint 2013. In a SharePoint 2013 farm,...

Author: Spses Date: 08/23/2017

Sharepoint 2016 - MysiteCleanup Job functionality changes

Here is a Quick look at what's new  with the  Mysite Cleanup job in Sharepoint On-Prem  2016 &...

Author: Spses Date: 05/22/2017

SharePoint 2016 : Modern OneDrive User Experience results in blank page

As part of the November 2016 public update for SharePoint Server 2016 (Feature Pack 1), a new modern...

Author: Spses Date: 02/15/2017

SharePoint 2013: ViewState cache was discontinued on August 2014

During troubleshooting any Sharepoint issues , you might have noticed that the size of the body in...

Author: Spses Date: 12/25/2016

Display Azure status history in a SharePoint site with a web part

Symptom Consider this scenario: You attempt to display the Application Program Interface (API)...

Author: Spses Date: 12/25/2016

SharePoint 2013: Search has encountered a problem using query builder

Issue  You write search query from query builder in edit result source page. Later you test it and...

Author: Spses Date: 12/05/2016

SharePoint 2010: Incorrect Author Name displayed in the search results

Its been noticed that when users search for documents they see incorrect Author in the search...

Author: Spses Date: 12/05/2016

SharePoint 2010/2013: Using PowerShell script to Select / Unselect specific containers for User Profile Sync connection.

In Sharepoint 2010 / 2013, when clicking on “Populate containers” for creating a sync connection you...

Author: Spses Date: 09/26/2016

Implicit managed properties in SharePoint and SharePoint Online

Frequently Asked Questions Why are some managed properties in the SharePoint search schema...

Author: Spses Date: 08/30/2016

SharePoint Designer adds characters to DataFormWebPart XSLT

When You create a DataFormWebPart on a web part page in SharePoint Designer and edit the page in...

Author: Spses Date: 08/30/2016

SharePoint : First SharePoint Designer Workflow does not start Automatically

After publishing changes to an Auto Start Workflow using SharePoint Designer, one may find that the...

Author: Spses Date: 08/16/2016

SharePoint 2013: SPD 2013 Workflows are getting associated with the list but they aren’t starting

On a SharePoint 2013 farm, any SPD 2013 workflow is not starting. It gets associated with the list...

Author: Spses Date: 08/09/2016

SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Search : Stuff you should know about Cloud SSA

Cloud SSA is one of the latest offerings in SharePoint search world which is next level in a Hybrid...

Author: Spses Date: 07/19/2016

Overview & Setup of MIM Configuration as External Identity Manager in SharePoint 2016

Previous versions of SharePoint Server had a built-in copy of ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM) that...

Author: Spses Date: 07/19/2016

SharePoint 2016: Audience Compilation & Manager Population issues with External Identity Manager Configuration

In SharePoint 2016 , if you have  configured Synchronization Settings  to use External Identity...

Author: Spses Date: 07/18/2016

SharePoint 2016 : Issues due to Switching Between Synchronization Types in UPA AD Import / External Identity Manager ( MIM)

Switching between synchronization types in the UPA Sync settings in the SharePoint Central...

Author: Spses Date: 07/18/2016

Office365:Interesting Stuff about Everyone, All Users, EveryoneExcpetExternalUsers claim groups in SharePoint online

We recently had many Customer's report the behavior where they are able to Resolve " Everyone" Or...

Author: Spses Date: 06/28/2016

SharePoint 2013 – Users\Groups with “Limited Access” permissions are now visible in UI under site permissions

With the release of April 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013, we now   have the ability to list the...

Author: Spses Date: 06/21/2016

SharePoint 2013: Secure Store Service throwing an error "Ribbon node must have a subnode."

On a SharePoint 2013 farm, once you try to configure  Secure Store service application under Central...

Author: Spses Date: 06/09/2016

Cloud Search Service Application: Removing items from the Office 365 Search Index.

Microsoft announced the Preview of Cloud Hybrid Search to an audience at the Microsoft Ignite...

Author: Spses Date: 05/18/2016

SharePoint 2013: Auditing discrepancies while using blob cache

SharePoint audit reports may not accurately report the number of time a file is accessed if the file...

Author: Spses Date: 05/18/2016

SP 2010/2013/2016: Get Event Logs from all the SharePoint Servers in the Farm for specific time period

Several times while troubleshooting SharePoint Issues, we require event logs from all the SharePoint...

Author: Spses Date: 05/18/2016

Search Alerts in SharePoint On-premise & Office365

  Once you do keyword search on an Sharepoint online site , the Results page has an option...

Author: Spses Date: 02/16/2016

SharePoint 2010/2013 : SharePoint property "Cost Center" does not get updated via Sync while mapped to AD Attribute.

If you try to map an  AD attribute  to sharepoint Property "Cost Center" &...

Author: Spses Date: 02/15/2016

SharePoint 2013: Upgrading usage DB in SharePoint farm with SQL Always-on availability?

With SQL server 2012 Always-On clustering feature, SharePoint 2013 Farms can now be configured with...

Author: Spses Date: 02/10/2016

SharePoint 2013 – Cannot follow any new sites and documents after installing security updates like KB 3054858

  When end user tries to click on follow option on a SharePoint 2013 site , they get an error...

Author: Spses Date: 01/21/2016

SharePoint 2013 : Unable to view/edit Office documents in browser using Office web apps 2013

In a SharePoint library, Unable to view/edit Office documents in browser using Office web apps. You...

Author: Spses Date: 01/21/2016

Office 365: SharePoint Hybrid Configuration Wizard

  As the next part of the Hybrid Blog Series we are introducing a frequently asked for...

Author: Spses Date: 11/17/2015

User Profile Sync service Stuck on Starting​​,: Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument list

  Got this while troubleshooting a Customer case where  the User Profile Sync service...

Author: Spses Date: 11/15/2015

SharePoint crawls error out with : The protocol handler cannot be found. Check that the handler has been installed. (0x80040d1a)

This is an interesting one seen with a customer where when we try crawl  a SharePoint web...

Author: Spses Date: 09/28/2015

Cloud Hybrid Search Service Application

Cloud Hybrid Search-Overview Hybrid search makes finding content easy, wherever the content lives. A...

Author: Spses Date: 09/15/2015

SharePoint 2013: Crawl does not happen with error m_DocumentFeeder->Init failed with 0x80131537

Worked with a customer on SP 2013 Farm crawling SP 2010 sites and also crawling content from Open...

Author: Spses Date: 09/13/2015

SharePoint 2013 server shows "Upgrade Required" because AppFabric 1.1 was uninstalled.

  SharePoint 2013 server shows "Upgrade Required" and we are getting errors while...

Author: Spses Date: 09/12/2015

SharePoint 2013: CAML Query that contains more than 60 values for the "In" clause is throttled

  Consider the following scenario. In SharePoint 2013, a CAML query is issued against a list: ·...

Author: Spses Date: 09/10/2015

SharePoint : People or Group Column does not work in Datasheet view.

Had a customer which had a large amount of raw data to be copied over the to a List in SharePoint...

Author: Spses Date: 09/03/2015

MOSS 2007: Unable to change view in Site Content and Structure

Issue In a publishing site from Site Content and Structure if you try to change Default View to any...

Author: Spses Date: 08/20/2015

SharePoint : User profile Sync Service Stuck at starting , at Configuring certificates step .

Seen this in couple of Scenarios where stating the UserProfile Sync service is stuck on starting as...

Author: Spses Date: 08/20/2015

SharePoint : UPA OU selection control in AD Sync Connection cannot list more than 1000 objects

  You have a SharePoint 2010/2013 environment with User profile Service application configured...

Author: Spses Date: 08/20/2015

SP 2013 :: Error occured: System.ServiceModel.Security.SecurityAccessDeniedException: Access is denied

When users try to search they get following error in the Search Center Site: Sorry, something went...

Author: Spses Date: 07/29/2015

SharePoint 2010: Alert emails contain unexpected characters in Title of the alert

On your SharePoint 2010 site actual alert emails sent for items in your list contain unexpected...

Author: Spses Date: 07/26/2015

SharePoint 2013: Support of App Fabric 1.1 Ending on 2 April 2016, Is SharePoint affected??

  As it is known one of the Software Requirement of SharePoint 2013 is Microsoft AppFabric 1.1...

Author: Spses Date: 07/20/2015

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