Configure SharePoint 2013 Environment for Apps – Step by Step Guide

As sandbox solutions are deprecated, SharePoint 2013 brings the new capability called “Apps” to extend SharePoint with client side code. Although the conventional SharePoint solution approach (Full Trust) is still there, Microsoft encourages the usage of Apps. Everything is an App, including Lists & Libraries, Web Parts, etc.  This implementation guide walks…

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Get All SharePoint Site Collections from a Content Database using PowerShell

During audit/migrations, we had a requirement to generate reports on SharePoint content databases and list of sites collections lives in each content database. PowerShell script to Get all content databases and their Site collections: The One liner for the above script would be: This PowerShell script outputs all SharePoint content databases with…

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Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action – SharePoint 2013 Explorer View Issue

Problem: Getting “Destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action” error message while trying to copy paste from local disk to SharePoint 2013 using explorer view? Solution: If your source folder is customized with NTFS permissions, try resetting those permissions and grant your account to FULL Control to your…

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Fix SharePoint “Cannot connect to the configuration database” Error

Problem: Users received “Cannot connect to the configuration database” error when trying to access SharePoint sites! Reason: SQL Server services were stopped during a patch installation. (In another case, SQL Server service stopped due to disk space issue!). Solution: Start SQL Server Service! Go to SQL Server Configuration Manager Right click on…

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SharePoint 2013 Open List Item in Modal Dialog Window

One of the instant feedback after migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013: List items opens in a new window, rather opening on the same page as a modal popup dialog window! Users prefer opening List forms in a dialog window, so that they don’t have to leave the page they are…

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Get Rid of Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger Popup

Getting Visual Studio Just-In-Time Debugger popup window often? here is how to disable it: From the Just-In-Time Debugger pop-up window, select “New instance of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010” and click on the “Yes” button for Do you want to debug using the selected debugger? This opens Visual Studio. Close the error message…

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

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.SPMasterPassphraseDeploymentJobDefinition named “Job-admin-passphrase-change” already exists under the parent Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPTimerJobService named “SPTimerV4”. Rename your object or delete the existing object. Solution:…

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How to Remove a Server (WFE/APP) from SharePoint Farm?

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 >> Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 >> Remove Make sure that the user…

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Change “SharePoint” Branding Text in SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar

Ever wanted to change the “SharePoint” branding text in the Suite bar (in top-left position) of the SharePoint 2013 site? Well, You can set the web application’s SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml property with PowerShell/Object model code, to change the text “SharePoint” shown in top left banner of  SharePoint 2013 sites. Customizing the SharePoint 2013 suite…

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