Delete Unique Permissions (Reset Broken Inheritance) in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

December 27, 2014    , , , , ,
Got a requirement to reset customized permissions of a large set of SharePoint libraries and documents.You can reset the permission inheritance and delete unique permissions for a site/web/folder/item level where the inheritance was previously broken. E.g. for a library: Go to your library, Cli…

Sorry, something went wrong - The file FILENAME is locked for exclusive use by USER

December 24, 2014    , , ,
Problem:  End-Users receives error when trying to edit a file. "Sorry, something went wrong - The file FILE-URL is locked for exclusive use by USER-NAME" Root Cause: When users edit the document in client applications such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint places a locks and renews …

Configure SharePoint 2013 Object Cache Super User, Super Reader Accounts

December 18, 2014    , , , ,
SharePoint 2013 object cache stores metadata about SharePoint Server objects like SPSite, SPWeb, SPList, etc. on the Web Front Ends. SharePoint features such as publishing, content query web part, navigation, search query box , metadata navigation, etc fetches data from object cache, instead of h…

The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document

December 17, 2014    
Problem:  When trying to edit an Excel sheet from SharePoint 2010 document library, user received this error message - "The document could not be opened for editing. A Microsoft SharePoint foundation compatible application could not be found to edit the document" Troubleshooting Che…

Migrate SharePoint Users from One Domain To Another using Move-SPUser

December 16, 2014    , , , , , , ,
Requirement: During a acquisition, Our company decided to merge with an acquired company's AD by re-creating their user Ids in our AD. Also, the acquired company had a bunch SharePoint sites and we wanted to migrate them to our SharePoint environment. That brought an another challenge of r…

Fix "This workbook cannot be opened because it is not stored in an excel services application trusted location" Error in SharePoint 2010

December 15, 2014    , ,
Problem: Got this error when trying to open a Excel Sheet stored in a SharePoint 2010 document library: "This workbook cannot be opened because it is not stored in an excel services application trusted location. To create an Excel Services Application trusted location, contact your system a…

Get All Users of SharePoint Farm-Web Application-Site Collection-Site using PowerShell

December 11, 2014    , , , , , , , ,
Requirement: Get all users of SharePoint Farm. SharePoint PowerShell to Get All Users in Farm PowerShell script to get all SharePoint users at Farm-Web Application-Site Collection-Web levels: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue #Output Report File $c…

The installation of this package failed - Error in SharePoint 2013 Hotfix Installation

December 08, 2014    , , , ,
During a planned quarterly maintenance window, wanted to patch SharePoint 2013 servers with available hot fixes and cumulative updates (CU). As the first step, From Microsoft site http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn789211%28v=office.14%29 , requested hot fixes, Received an E-mail with hot fi…

Disable UAC in Windows Server 2012 - SharePoint Best Practice

December 07, 2014    , , , ,
In SharePoint 2013 farms on Windows Server 2012, it is annoying that we've to choose "Run as Administrator" every time when opening Central Administration, Command Prompt, SharePoint Management Shell, Windows PowerShell, etc. and failing so would introduce some weird issues such as …

SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Create a List

December 04, 2014    , , , , ,
Requirement: Create a List in SharePoint Online using PowerShell. How to Create a List in SharePoint Online? SharePoint Online Lists are used to store structured data like you store data in Excel spreadsheet or a database table. E.g. You can create lists to track tasks, contacts, projects, pr…

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