Open with Explorer Error: You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The file cannot be accessed by the system.

June 24, 2014    , ,
Problem: In a SSL enabled SharePoint 2013 sites, "Open with Explorer" functionality didn't work! additionally, editing documents online did not work. It just opens the file in Temporary internet files folder and updates ONLY the local file but not the one in SharePoint. Open wit…

Export SharePoint List Item Version History to Excel using PowerShell

June 23, 2014    , , , , ,
I wrote a PowerShell script and C# object model codes to generate SharePoint version history report in SharePoint document version history report , related to that, got a new requirement to export version history to excel. This version history report helps to compare what data is changed, who…

Fix "The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the web administrator." Error in SharePoint 2013

June 22, 2014    , , , ,
Getting "The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the web administrator. Please resubmit the form with less data" error in SharePoint 2013 when trying to upload a file? Root cause: By default, SharePoint 2013 web applications have limi…

How to Enable Chart Web Part in SharePoint 2013?

June 17, 2014    , , , ,
As per Microsoft, Chart web part in SharePoint 2013 has been discontinued, So, chart web part will be missing! Of course there are many 3rd party products available to bring Chart functionality in SharePoint 2013, is it possible to resurrect the same old chart Web part in SharePoint 2013? Yes! We…

SharePoint 2013 Error: Unexpected response from server. The status code of response is '500'. The status text of response is 'System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException'.

June 16, 2014    , , ,
SharePoint 2013 Search returned an error: Unexpected response from server. The status code of response is '500'. The status text of response is 'System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException'. In Event logs of SharePoint web front ends, it left an event: System.ServiceModel.…

Move Files Between Document Libraries with Metadata and Version History

June 16, 2014    , , , , , ,
Requirement: Move Files Between Document Libraries with Metadata and Version History We have a very large document library with more than 100,000 documents which is causing search crawl and latency issues. So, decided to archive old documents into separate document libraries year-wise. Stop: B…

Enable Versioning for All Document Libraries in SharePoint

June 16, 2014    , , , , , ,
SharePoint versioning feature tracks changes, so that you can View document or item's version history and audit/recover them if needed.  How to enable versioning in SharePoint? Version feature is configured at list or library level. So, to enable version history: Go to your document libr…

Sync-Update User Display Name from Active Directory to SharePoint using PowerShell

June 12, 2014    , , , , , ,
Problem: Discrepancies in User's properties in AD and SharePoint. Say for E.g. User''s display name property updated in Active Directory. But SharePoint still shows the old display name for the user. Solution: Ideally, a proper setup of SharePoint user profile sync should avoid …

Get SharePoint Central Admin URL in PowerShell

June 08, 2014    , , , , ,
In a PowerShell script writing, I had to get central admin URL of the SharePoint farm. Tried various approaches and found the below to get SharePoint 2010/SharePoint 2013 Central Administration site URL using PowerShell: #sharepoint 2010 powershell get central admin url Get-SPWebApplication -in…

How to Create Host Named Site Collections in SharePoint 2013?

June 04, 2014    , , , , ,
In short, Host-named site collections allows you to have unique URL addresses for each site collection. Say for e.g. Instead of having a typical "Sales" site URL as: http://sharepoint.yourcompany.com/sites/sales , You can have it as http://sales.yourcompany.com and for HR, it can be ht…

SharePoint Site Detailed Storage Report using PowerShell

June 01, 2014    , , , , , , ,
Requirement: Generate a detailed report on all list and library sizes of a SharePoint site. Solution: PowerShell script! Here is the PowerShell script to generate detailed storage information with listing all list and library sizes. #Get Size of all lists and libraries in a SharePoint Site…

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