Arrange Choice Field Radio Buttons Horizontally in SharePoint List Forms

November 24, 2014    , , , ,
Requirement is to arrange choice fields of Radio buttons to horizontally in a SharePoint 2013 custom list form: How to arrange choice field options Horizontally? Step 1: Create new Custom list form(Say: New.aspx) using SharePoint Designer, Edit the page in SharePoint designer, Find and wrap yo…

Branding SharePoint 2013 Top Navigation Menu bar with Custom CSS

November 21, 2014    , , , , ,
Branding SharePoint top navigation is one of the frequent requirement in SharePoint implementations. Here is my quick way to apply branding to SharePoint 2013 top navigation menu.  Step 1: Create a custom CSS file with custom styles for your navigation menu (Find my CSS below!). Upload it eithe…

Manage Access Request Settings in SharePoint 2013

November 17, 2014    , , , , ,
Access request feature allows users to request access to sites and content. Access requests feature is improved in SharePoint 2013. Now, Administrators can keep a track of access requests. Enable access request SharePoint 2013 Site owners can enable access requests in SharePoint. To configure …

Change Regional Settings - Time Zone, Locale in SharePoint 2013 with PowerShell

November 17, 2014    , , ,
Regional settings in SharePoint 2013 controls how locale-specific information, such as Date, Time, Numbers, calendar, etc. are displayed on the site. Internally, SharePoint keeps date time values in UTC format in database and presents to the end-user based on the configured regional settings. S…

SharePoint Knowledge Transfer Checklist

November 12, 2014    ,
In a SharePoint architect/administrator's life, Its quite a common task to takeover existing SharePoint environments at the time of Job/Role switch. From my experience, Here is the check list to help easing up documentation for SharePoint: SharePoint  Infrastructure Farm(s) Topology - Lis…

Office Web Apps Previews Not Working in SharePoint 2013?

November 11, 2014    ,
During a SharePoint 2013 deployment, integrated Office Web Apps 2013 with SharePoint 2013 with my implementation guide How to Install and Configure Office Web Apps 2013 for SharePoint 2013 . Everything went well until we received all of the Office Web Apps services failing errors in SharePoint 20…

Restore-SPSite Error: 0x80070003 on Backup-Restore SharePoint Site Collection Between Different Farms

November 11, 2014    , , , , , ,
When I was trying to backup restore between SharePoint DEV and QA Farms got this error message: Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack> Root Cause: The source and target SharePoint Farm's build version mismatch! Solution: Up…

PowerShell Script to Find All Active Directory Groups in SharePoint

November 09, 2014    , , , , , , ,
Requirement: Get the list of All AD Security groups used in SharePoint sites. We need to generate a report on AD groups that are being used in a SharePoint web application. PowerShell script to find AD Groups in SharePoint: Here is my PowerShell script to find and export Active Directory grou…

SharePoint 2013 People Picker Browse Button Missing?

November 05, 2014    ,
With massive changes from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013, People picker also has changed! In its previous versions, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007, people picker is associated with an address book and check name icons, which are missing in SharePoint 2013! While its still identical in …

Create Autonumber Unique Column in SharePoint List

November 05, 2014    , , , , , ,
Auto-numbering is quite a common requirement when working with SharePoint lists. Say, You may want to auto number list items in SharePoint 2010 issue tracking list! Here are some methods to achieve SharePoint list auto increment number: Add Auto number column to list with ID field: SharePoi…

Configuration Failed - Failed to connect to the configuration database: Error during decryption. Ensure the passphrase is correct.

November 01, 2014    , , , , ,
Problem: Trying a add a server to SharePoint 2013 farm, after a passphrase reset. Got this error message. Configuration Failed Failed to connect to the configuration database:  An exception of type System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: Error during decryption. …

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