Set-SPPassPhrase: Error deploying administration application pool credentials. Another deployment may be active.

October 28, 2013    , , ,
Problem: Got this error message when trying to change pass-phrase in a SharePoint 2013 farm: Set-SPPassPhrase: Error deploying administration application pool credentials. Another deployment may be active. an object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPMasterPassphraseDeployment…

How to Remove SharePoint WFE/APP Servers from the Farm?

October 28, 2013    , , , ,
How to remove SharePoint server from farm? As per the Technet article, Remove a server from a farm in SharePoint 2013 , Use Add/Remove Programs from "Control Panel" to remove SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 servers from the Farm. Control Panel >> Add/Remove programs >> Microso…

Column Default Value Settings based on Location in SharePoint 2013

October 24, 2013    , , , ,
While its possible to set default values for SharePoint columns in library level at field settings, What if you want to set the default column value of a document based on the folders its saved? SharePoint 2010/2013 provides a new feature to set metadata values based on the location! Tips: In s…

Windows NLB Vs Hardware Load Balancer for SharePoint

October 18, 2013    ,
It's a best practice to use Hardware load balancer rather Windows NLB for SharePoint (or any other web applications!) for following reasons: NLB uses local resources on each server in the cluster - Which means additional load on SharePoint servers! NLB Cannot detect service outage. It can …

Backup and Restore (Export-Import) Lists in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

October 17, 2013    , , , ,
Requirement: Backup and restore a SharePoint 2013 list between sites. Solution: While saving a list as template, including its content is one solution, it doesn't work for lists larger  than 50 MB! So, follow below steps to export-import lists in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell. Export …

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