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Check if SharePoint web application uses Claims Based Authentication or Classic mode?

August 28, 2016    , , ,
Check SharePoint Web Application Authentication Mode How to check if the SharePoint web application is using Claims or Classic mode authentication? Well, To determine if the particular web application is using Claims or Classic Authentication, from SharePoint 2013 Central Administration follow these steps: Go to SharePoint Central Administration site  Click on Application Management >> Select Manage Web Applications. Select the appropriate Web Application for which you would like to find the authentication type. Click "Authentication Providers" button from the ribbon. you will see the following: For Claims based authentication, it will show "Claims Based Authentication". When its on Classic Mode, You'll see "Windows". PowerShell to Check SharePoint web application uses Claims Based Authentication You can use SPWebApplication.UseClaimsAuthentication property to determine whether claims based authentication is enabled or not. Here is
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Create User Profile Synchronization Connection in SharePoint 2016 using PowerShell

August 27, 2016    , , , ,
User Profile Service Synchronization Connection in SharePoint specifies the source for importing user profiles from Active Directory or any other profile source. The user profile import operation is unidirectional in SharePoint 2016 (from Active Directory to SharePoint) which populates user profile data in user profile service application from Active Directory. How to Create user profile synchronization connection for SharePoint using PowerShell? As in previous versions of SharePoint,  An import connection can be created the user Profile service Application. To add new synchronization connection in SharePoint 2016: Go to SharePoint 2016 Central Administration >> Application Management  Manage Service applications >> select User Profile Service application  On User profile service application page, click on "Configure Synchronization Connections" >> Create New Connection Fill in the details according to your environment. Such as: Connection Nam
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SharePoint Online: Add Person or Group (People Picker) Column to List using PowerShell

August 27, 2016    , , , , ,
Requirement: Create Person or Group Column in SharePoint Online List. How to  Add Person or Group Column to List in SharePoint Online: Follow these steps to add people picker column to list.   Browse to your SharePoint Online site and Navigate to the target list in which you want to add  Person or Group column. Under the List tab, click on "Create Column" button in the ribbon. Provide the Name to your new column, specify the type as " Person or Group" Scroll down and fill other optional values such as Required column, Unique, Allow multiple values, etc and click on "OK" to create Person or Group field in SharePoint Online list. PowerShell to Create Person or Group Column to List in SharePoint Online: #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Ser
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SharePoint Online: Add Lookup Column to List using PowerShell

August 26, 2016    , , , ,
Requirement: Create new Lookup Column to a SharePoint Online List. How to Create Lookup Column in SharePoint Online List? Browse to your SharePoint Online site and Navigate to the target list in which you want to add lookup column. Under the List tab, click on "Create Column" button in the ribbon. Provide the Name to your new column, specify the type as "Lookup"  Select the source list and field for lookup, Specify other optional values such as column description, Required field value, etc. and Click on "OK" to create lookup field in SharePoint Online list. PowerShell to Add Lookup Column to List in SharePoint Online: #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll" #Custom functi
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SharePoint Online: Add Number Column to List using PowerShell

August 26, 2016    , , , ,
Requirement: Create Number Column in SharePoint Online List. How to Add Number Column to SharePoint Online List? Browse to your SharePoint Online site and Navigate to the target list in which you want to add Number column. Under the List tab, click on "Create Column" button in the ribbon. Provide the Name to your new column, specify the type as "Number "  Scroll down and Fill other optional values such as Required Column, Unique, Minimum and Maximum, Number of decimal places, default value, etc. and Click on "OK" to create number column to SharePoint Online list. PowerShell to Create Number Column to List in SharePoint Online: #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll" #Cus
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SharePoint Online: Remove User from Site Collection using PowerShell

August 23, 2016    , , , ,
Requirement : SharePoint Online Remove User from site collection How to Delete user from site collection in SharePoint Online? To remove a user from SharePoint Online site collection, follow these steps: Login to SharePoint Online site as Administrator >> Navigate to "All People" page by appending: /_layouts/15/people.aspx/membershipGroupId=0   to the URL (E.g. https://crescent.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/people.aspx/membershipGroupId=0) In All People page, Select the user you want to delete >> Click on "Actions" Menu >> Delete Users from Site Collection Confirm the prompt to remove user from site collection. This deletes the user from entire site collection, including from all groups where the particular user was member of! SharePoint Online: Remove user from site collection using PowerShell To remove a user from site collection in SharePoint Online, we can use "Remove-SPOUser"  PowerShell cmdlet. Here is an example: Remove-S
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SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Upload Master Page

August 22, 2016    , , ,
Requirement: Upload master page to SharePoint Online How to add master page to SharePoint Online? To add master page to sharepoint online, Login to your SharePoint Online site >> Click on Settings >> Site Settings In the Site Settings page, Click on "Master Pages" under Web Designer Galleries. This library is similar to any other document library.  Click on "Upload Document" link, browse and locate your custom master page and complete uploading.  Once uploaded, you'll be able to change the master page either from SharePoint web UI or using PowerShell. PowerShell to Upload Master page to SharePoint Online This PowerShell script gets the Master page from the location specified, and uploads to SharePoint Online.   #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mi
SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Upload Master Page SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Upload Master Page Reviewed by Salaudeen Rajack on August 22, 2016 Rating: 5

SharePoint Online: Change Master Page using PowerShell

August 22, 2016    , , , ,
Requirement: Change Master Page in SharePoint Online. How to Set Master Page in SharePoint Online? If you want to change master page in SharePoint Online, follow these steps: Login to your SharePoint Online site >> Click on Settings Gear Icon >> Site Settings From the Site Settings page >> Click On "Master page" link under Look and Feel group. This page lists all master pages available in your SharePoint Online site. (URL shortcut: /_Layouts/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx)  Pick the master page to be used on all site pages. Optionally you can specify if you want to "Reset all subsites to inherit this site master page setting" hit OK. This sets the master page for your SharePoint online site. From this page, you can set theme and alternate CSS for your site to add even more branding to your SharePoint Online site. Note: If the Master Page link is not available in site settings, you need to activate SharePoint Publishing feature with these
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SharePoint Online: Create a Folder using PowerShell-CSOM

August 20, 2016    , , ,
Create folder in SharePoint Online document library Folders are used to organize files in SharePoint, similar to what we do in our computer. You can add a folder to SharePoint online list or library by following below steps. How to Create a folder in SharePoint Online? To create a folder in SharePoint online, Follow these steps: Login to your SharePoint online site, Navigate to your document library in which you want to create a folder. On the ribbon, click on Files tab (Items tab, if its a list, instead of library) Click New Folder In the Create A New Folder window, enter the folder name and click Save! Now you can see your new folder in the Document Library. Please note, creating a folder is less preferred compared with adding a meta-data column to classify data in SharePoint! How to Enable the "New Folder" option? What if the New Folder option is grayed out? If the New Folder button isn't available, you can enable it. Navigate to the List or Library
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SharePoint Online: Delete List View using PowerShell

August 18, 2016    , , ,
How to delete a view in sharepoint online? To delete a list view in SharePoint online, follow these steps: Login to your SharePoint online site, Navigate to the list Select the View to delete. Click on Modify this View (Or go to list settings, Click on the respective view title) On Edit view page, Click on "Delete" button. Confirm the prompt once to delete the view from SharePoint online list or library.  Delete a view in SharePoint Online using PowerShell: #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll" #Variables for Processing $SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com" $ListName= "Projects" $ViewName="Active Projects" Try { #Get Credentials to connect $Cred =
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Configure Continuous Crawl in SharePoint 2016

August 13, 2016    , ,
SharePoint 2013 introduced a new Search crawl type called "Continuous Crawls" to keep the search results as fresh as possible. If enabled, Continuous crawl automatically starts at predefined intervals - By default the interval for continuous crawls is every 15 minutes. How continuous crawl works in SharePoint? Continuous crawl crawls modified content such as content that are added, changed, or deleted since the last crawl. Also, an incremental crawl automatically runs every four hours for content sources that have continuous crawl enabled to re-crawl any items that repeatedly return errors, as continuous crawl does not process or retry items that return errors more than three times. Continuous crawl vs incremental crawl SharePoint 2016: Incremental starts at a particular time and repeats regularly at specified schedule. But continuous crawl automatically starts at 15 minutes time intervals by default. Multiple continuous crawls can run at the same time whereas you canno
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Create SharePoint 2013 Secure Store Service Application using PowerShell

August 08, 2016    , , , , ,
PowerShell Script to Create SharePoint 2013/2016 Secure store Service application: Secure Store Service was introduced as a replacement to the SSO feature since SharePoint 2010. Secure Store Service is a shared service that provides storage and mapping of credentials such as account names and passwords. It solves the problem of having to sign into many applications and entering different usernames and passwords. It enables you to securely store data that provides credentials required for connecting to external systems and associating those credentials to a specific identity or group of identities. Creating secure store service application through SharePoint Central administration site is explained here: Configure Secure Store Service Application in SharePoint 2016 Create Secure store Service application using PowerShell in SharePoint 2016 : Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue #Configuration Parameters $ServiceAppName = "Secure Store Se
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SharePoint Online: Restore Previous Version of a Document using PowerShell

August 07, 2016    , , , ,
How to Restore a previous version of a document or Item in SharePoint Online? Go to your SharePoint online document library and click on the ellipsis icon next to the document title. From the context menu pop-up, Click on the ellipsis again and then choose "Version History" menu item. In version history page, Hover your mouse over the "Modified" date of the version you want to restore and click the arrow icon to get its context menu. Click "Restore" and confirm the prompt with Yes to restore the particular version of a document. SharePoint Online Restore Previous Version SharePoint Online: Restore a Previous Version of All Items in a Document Library using PowerShell While its straightforward and simple in SharePoint Online to restore previous version, lets restore previous version of all documents in a document library with PowerShell. #Import SharePoint Online module Import-Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.Powershell Function Restore-Pre
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SharePoint Online: Create New Group in Term Store using PowerShell

August 06, 2016    , , , ,
Requirement: Create new group in SharePoint Online Term Store. How to Create a New Term Group in SharePoint Online? To create a new group in SharePoint online term store, follow these steps: Navigate to your SharePoint admin center site. (E.g. https://yourdomain-admin.sharepoint.com) Click the "term store" link on the left navigation menu. Click on the little arrow in the Taxonomy Header >> Click on New Group Menu option Type the name of your term group. Hit enter to complete creating the term group. PowerShell to Add New Term Group in SharePoint Online: #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\
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Configuring Web Application User Policy in SharePoint 2013 / 2016

August 05, 2016    , , , , ,
A SharePoint web application may have hundreds or thousands of site collections. Providing same access to all of those site collections for a set of users can be difficult task, isn't it? So here is where SharePoint Web application Policies comes to play. Consider these practical scenarios where: Your SharePoint search crawl account needs read access on all site collections. You'll have to provide Read access to all site collections to "Auditors" group of your organization You may want to provide read access to all users for an Intranet web application.   Your CIO wants to get Full control on all site collections.   Your fellow farm administrator needs full control over all site collections on the SharePoint 2013 web application, etc. Web application user polices are the comprehensive way to apply to permission to all site collections in a web application. Web application policy either grant or deny permissions to a set of users. By default, a web application
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How to Add a New User Group in SharePoint 2016?

August 04, 2016    , , , ,
It is best practice to assign permissions to groups and add users to those groups rather than granting permission directly. If the default groups do not suit your needs, you can create new groups. Lets see how to create new SharePoint 2013 groups. Make sure you logged in as a site collection administrator or Site owner to create a new group in SharePoint! Create a New Group in SharePoint 2016: Login to the site where the group needs to be created From the home page, click on Settings gear icon and choose Site Settings from the drop-down menu. Click on Site Permissions under users and permissions section. Click on Create Group icon from the ribbon. Give a Name of the group and Description on the Create group page You can assign group owner or add an additional group owner Optionally. The owner will be able to edit group membership. Select who can view membership of the group and who can edit group members. Select the appropriate setting for membership requests. Se
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SharePoint Online: Rename a Column using PowerShell

August 03, 2016    , , , ,
When we create a new list or library in SharePoint/SharePoint Online, "Title" column gets created automatically. SharePoint doesn't allow us to delete this title column. However, we can change the "title" column name to something relevant such as "Project Name" in "Projects" List. How to Rename a List Column in SharePoint Online? Here is how to rename a List column in SharePoint Online: Navigate to your target SharePoint online list >> Go to List settings page. Pick any column such as "Title" from "Columns" section. You'll get Edit Column page. Now you can rename the field at "Column Name" and Hit "OK" button to save your changes. PowerShell to Rename SharePoint Online List Columns: #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll" Add-Type -Path "C:\Progra
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How to Create SharePoint 2016 Design Package using Design Manager?

August 02, 2016    , , ,
How to create a design package in SharePoint 2016: The design package is a .wsp file that can be created through the Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016, contains branding assets that are stored in Design Manager. With the packaging feature of Design manager, we can package all our branding artifacts into Re-deployable package (wsp) without using Visual studio. Refer this article to create a custom master page using SharePoint 2016 design manager: How to Create a Custom Master Page Using Design Manager in SharePoint 2016 - Step by Step Here are the steps to create and apply a design package: Create a design package using Design Manager in SharePoint 2016 Export design package WSP file from the source site collection Import & Apply design package to the target site Step 1: Create a design package in SharePoint 2013/2016: Creating the design package is quite simple. Go to Site Settings >> Design Manager   Click on "Create Design Package&
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How to Create a Custom Master Page Using Design Manager in SharePoint 2016 - Step by Step?

August 01, 2016    , , ,
What is Design Manager in SharePoint 2013? Design manager is a nifty tool introduced in SharePoint 2013 that uses HTML based approach to convert static HTML templates into SharePoint master pages and page layouts. Use Design manager, if you want to implement Branding and customization to your SharePoint sites. The overall idea of SharePoint design manager is: Have your web site template prototype designed by someone who is good at web design and then you use that HTML file to convert to SharePoint Master page. Lets have a SharePoint design manager walk-through. Enable design manager in SharePoint 2013: Design manager is enabled by default in SharePoint server publishing sites. You may have to activate publishing feature for other site templates to enable design manager in SharePoint 2013. Design manager is available only in SharePoint Server 2013/2016 and Office 365. SharePoint 2013 design manager permissions Make sure you have at least "Designer" permissions in order
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