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  • October Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2013

    October 2013 Cumulative Update Packages for SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 have been released October 2013 CU for SharePoint Foundation 2013 - KB 2825674 October 2013 CU for SharePoint Server 2013 - KB 2825647 Note: This is build 15.0.4551.1001 of the cumulative update package. Important: March 2013 PU for SharePoint...
  • Upgrading from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013

    There is no direct approach/method to upgrade from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013. The changes between versions are too great, and the hardware requirements differ so much between versions that a direct, in-place upgrade is not possible or supported. You can, however, perform a series of database attach upgrades to first upgrade your content to...
  • Default Site Templates in SharePoint Server 2010

    Posted @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/20100.default-site-templates-in-sharepoint-server-2010.aspx
  • MOSS 2007 - Find the default view url for all lists in a web app using PowerShell

    param ( $url = $(Read-Host -Prompt "WebApp Url" ) ) # Default View for lists in All Sites # Lookup Web Application as specified in the command line parameter $wa = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication]::Lookup($url) # Create an array $sites =@() Write-Output( "`nProcessing sites...`n" ) # Loop through all...
  • Work Management Service Application

    The Work Management Service Application provides functionality to aggregate tasks to a central location on SharePoint Server: Users get the possibility to view and track their to-dos and tasks. Tasks can be cached to a users personal site. Tasks can sync to Outlook where users can edit them wherever they have access to Outlook. Tasks can be...
  • Service Pack 2 and the June Cumulative Update

    A follow-up from last week's post about the release of SP2 for Office and SharePoint 2010 : The updates from the June Cumulative Update ( KB 2855357 ) will not install on SP2. The August Cumulative Update will be the first to do so. However, the June Cumulative Update includes some changes that are not available in SP2 . If you need those...
  • Retrieve the list of Content Types in MOSS 2007 using PowerShell

      MOSS 2007 [ void ][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName( "Microsoft.SharePoint" ) | out-null Write-host ".." Write-host ".." Write-host "Get a list of Content types" $site = new -object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite( "http://spweb/extend" ); # specify url here foreach ($web...
  • “The installation of this package failed” error while installing April 2013 CU (KB 2726992) for SharePoint 2013

    There have been issues reported where the installation of April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 fails with the following error: ��The installation of this package failed” If you navigate to the temp file location (open windows explorer and type %tmp% in the address bar) and open the log file, “OPatchInstall(1).log”, located in %Userprofile%\AppData...
  • SharePoint – Key Descriptions

    Also posted @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/20023.sharepoint-key-descriptions-and-terminologies.aspx In this article, I plan to provide information about some of the basic components of SharePoint and the terms that we hear day-in and day-out. Please be advised that most of this information is scattered across...
  • Intermittent "HTTP 403 – Forbidden" error while trying to browse to a SharePoint web app

    Consider a scenario where you receive the following error when you browse to a SharePoint web app The website declined to show this webpage HTTP 403  Most likely causes: This website requires you to log in. This issue is intermittent. Strangely, if we create a copy of the web.config file, rename the web.config file, refresh the home page...
  • “Sorry, something went wrong” error message when users try to navigate to Site Collection Features page

    Users receive the following error message when they try to navigate to Site Collection Features page: Sorry, something went wrong An error occurred during the compilation of the requested file, or one of its dependencies. Could not write to output file 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\root\d9bc15df\5100559f...
  • Get a list of web templates and IDs in a SharePoint site

      # Find the template name of SharePoint site using PowerShe ll $web = Get-SPweb http://SiteUrl Write-host “ Web Template :” $web . WebTemplate ” | Web Template ID:” $web . WebTemplateId $web .Dispose() # To get a list of all web templates, use the following PowerShell code function Get-SPWebTemplateWithId {      ...
  • March 2013 Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 is here

    The March 2013 Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013 have been released. The Server packages for the Feb CU are contained in the March PU and is available for download here: SharePoint Server 2013 March 2013 Public Update – KB 2767999   SharePoint Foundation 2013 March Public Update – KB 2768000...
  • Warm up script in PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 Environment

        # Warm up script for web apps along with the site collections within them in SharePoint 2010 environment Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue # The get-webpage function is from http: //kirkhofer.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/sharepoint-warm-up-script/ function Get-WebPage([string] $url ) { $wc...
  • Farm Communication in SharePoint

      The information provided in this article is available at Plan security hardening for SharePoint 2013 (TechNet) and SharePoint 2013 Ports, Proxies and Protocols - An Overview of Farm Communications See this table for commonly used ports and protocols in farm communication. Service Application Communication By default, communication between...
  • SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites fails with MSI Installer error code 1603 while installing AppFabric 1.1

    When installing SharePoint 2013 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008 R2, the prerequisite installer fails with the following error Appfabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code:1603 This is a generic MSI error message and does not give any indication about how to get the issue fixed. Uninstall or reinstalling...
  • Retrieve timer job history for a specified time range using PowerShell

        # Retrieve timer job history for a specified time range # Initial settings $Wa = Get-SPWebApplication " http://WebAppUrl "    # Supply the web app url here $From = " 2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM "  # mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss $To = " 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM " # Retrieve...
  • Create a new Search Service Application in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

      The search architecture in SharePoint 2013 has changed quite a bit when compared to SharePoint 2010. In fact the Search Service in SharePoint 2013 is completely overhauled. It is a combination of FAST Search and SharePoint Search components. As you can see the query and crawl topologies are merged into a single topology, simply called...
  • Running PowerShell on MOSS 2007

      If you are running MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2003 the you have to download and install PowerShell from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930 . Windows Server 2008  natively supports PowerShell. Set the  Execution Policy to 'RemoteSigned'. You can check it by running 'Get-ExecutionPolicy' cmdlet The default execution policy...
  • Issue found with .NET Framework 3.5.1 Security update KB2756920

    After installing the update KB2756920 on a Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows 7 RTM  computer running SharePoint Server 2010 with previously installed hotfixes for .NET 3.5 SP1. on the server, the following exception is thrown when any WCF service is hosted on IIS using HTTPS Server Error in ‘/SecurtyTokenServiceApplication’ Application Method...
  • Potential Issues with KB 931125

      The KB 931125 package that was posted to Windows Update and WSUS on December 11, 2012, was intended only for client SKUs. However, the package was also offered for server SKUs. Because some customers reported issues after they installed the package on servers, the KB 931125 updates for server SKUs were expired from Windows Update and...
  • SharePoint 2010 Management Shell does not load with Windows PowerShell 3.0

      Let’s say that you install PowerShell 3.0 by by installing the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 3.0 from Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2506143 Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 http://support...
  • Windows PowerShell Command Builder 2.0 is here !!

        This is an updated version of the Windows PowerShell Command Builder Windows PowerShell Command Builder 2.0 constructs commands that can be used with SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Online, and Office 365. Windows PowerShell Command Builder 2.0...
  • October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 have been released

        October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 have been released KB2687535 - October 2012 CU for WSS 3.0 KB2687533 - October 2012 CU for MOSS 2007 Note This is build 12.0.6668.5000 of the cumulative update package October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010...
  • Issues Uploading Large Files To SharePoint

      To begin with, the Support for Large Files was one of the enhancements made in Windows SharePoint Services SP 1. By default, the maximum size for uploading files is set to 50 MB. The maximum file size that it can go up to is 2,047 megabytes. Now it is obvious that any cap on the maximum file size will stop the users from trying to upload...