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

During a planned quarterly maintenance window, wanted to patch SharePoint 2013 servers with available hotfixes and cumulative updates (CU). As the first step, From the Microsoft site, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdates/sharepoint-updates requested hotfixes, received an E-mail with hotfix links, downloaded those hotfixes, and extracted them to individual folders as in the below screen. When trying…

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Disable UAC in Windows Server 2012 – SharePoint Best Practice

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 buttons and links missing in SharePoint Central Admin ribbon, Getting…

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Fix Quick Edit Disabled in SharePoint Issue

Datasheet view is now called “Quick Edit” in SharePoint 2013. It provides a nice flexible Excel-like editor to bulk edit, copy-paste list items and metadata. Similar to a spreadsheet you can create, change and delete items in the grid. As with the new name, quick edit brought many new features in SharePoint…

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SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Create a List

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 an Excel spreadsheet or a database table. E.g. You can create lists to track tasks, contacts, projects, products. When you create…

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Hide “Recent” from SharePoint 2013 Quick Launch Navigation

Recent section gets added automatically through a Web Control on SharePoint pages. ‘Recent’ menu is individual to each user! meaning everyone gets their own recent section with links to their recent activities! If you have a requirement to remove (or hide) the “Recent” menu header from the left navigation of SharePoint 2013,…

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Cancel Workflows in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement: There was a large list with workflow attached to it. SharePoint Development team came with a requirement of cancelling multiple workflows running on these list items, nearly 2000! While cancelling workflows on individual item is pretty straight forward, How about cancelling workflows on 1000’s of items? Would be a daunting task,…

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Arrange Choice Field Radio Buttons Horizontally in SharePoint List Forms

The requirement is to arrange choice fields of Radio buttons horizontally in a SharePoint 2013 custom list form: How to arrange choice field options Horizontally? Step 1: Create a new Custom list form(Say: New.aspx) using SharePoint Designer, edit the page in SharePoint designer, Find and wrap your choice field in <Span> tag…

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Branding SharePoint 2013 Top Navigation Menu bar with Custom CSS

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 either to the site assets…

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Manage Access Request Settings in SharePoint

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 access request settings in SharePoint 2013, navigate to:…

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