How to Enable Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2013?

As the name suggests, Anonymous access allows anonymous users to view pages in SharePoint. Setting up anonymous access in SharePoint sites is a common task for most us, Often we do it to enable anonymous access for SharePoint 2013 for public facing sites. Lets see the steps needed to configure anonymous access…

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Merge-SPLogFile: Merge SharePoint Log Files from Multiple Servers

Problem: In a multi-server SharePoint farm, if you need to trace an issue, you have to log in and review the ULS logs on each server in the farm. This process could be tedious in multi-server farms since you’re not sure on which server the error has occurred. Solution: Use the Merge-SPLogFile…

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Database is up to date, but some sites are not completely upgraded – Fix

Problem: Getting database status as “Database is up to date, but some sites are not completely upgraded” from “Review Database Status” page in Central Administration, Root Cause: This simple means: SharePoint Products Configuration wizard is unsuccessful in upgrading the specific database. Solution: Go to SharePoint Central Administration >> Upgrade and Migration >>…

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Find and Delete Unused Orphan Databases in SharePoint

Problem: In a SharePoint 2013 pilot environment, Created several Web applications and service application for testing purpose. Some of those web applications are deleted without deleting their databases. After a while, The database server is filled up and we got to cleanup SQL Server by deleting unused SharePoint databases. Solution: Using SharePoint…

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Restore-SPSite: The operation that you are attempting to perform cannot be completed successfully

Problem: While trying to restore a site collection, with “Restore-SPSite” cmdlet in PowerShell, got this error: Restore-SPSite : The operation that you are attempting to perform cannot be completed successfully.  No content databases in the web application were available to store your site collection.  The existing content databases may have reached the…

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How to Change Favicon in SharePoint 2013?

Favicon – short form for “Favorites Icon” adds branding to SharePoint 2013 sites. It’s not only used for bookmark Favourites but also in the address bar, browser icon locations too. In case you want to change the favicon in SharePoint 2013, here are the options. SharePoint 2013 favicon location: By default, SharePoint…

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No Apps are installed to open this type of link (grvopen) – Fix Sync Issue

Sync feature in SharePoint provides two-way between SharePoint libraries and your local computer. Getting “No Apps are installed to open this type of link (grvopen)” error message on clicking the “Sync” button in SharePoint 2013? In some cases SharePoint 2013 sync button not working? Solution: SharePoint 2013 sync button requires Sync client…

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Change SharePoint 2013 Site Logo Link to Root Site URL

By default, on clicking the SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 site logo – It takes us to the root of the current site or sub-site. But you may want to link logo to top level site.Well, to change this behavior you got to change the master page. Important: Since this is a…

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Change Quick Launch Width in SharePoint 2013/2010/2007

When using lengthy titles in SharePoint 2013 quick launch bar, we may have to increase the width to fit the contents without wrapping to next line. Here are the nifty collection of CSS styles to change the width of left navigation in SharePoint. SharePoint 2013 left navigation width: SharePoint 2010 increase quick…

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