Change Regional Settings – Time Zone, Locale in SharePoint with PowerShell

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. SharePoint 2013 regional settings are configured in these levels:…

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How to Delete Subsite in SharePoint using PowerShell?

How to delete a subsite in SharePoint 2013? To delete a subsite in SharePoint 2013, Navigate to Site Settings >> Click on the “Delete this site” link under the “Site Actions” group. That takes you to the “Delete this site” page. Click on the “Delete” button and confirm site deletion.  So simple,…

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SharePoint Knowledge Transfer Checklist

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 – List of servers and roles, physical and logical architecture diagrams for…

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

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: Upgrade either the source or destination SharePoint farm and then backup-restore. Backdoor way:What if you don’t have the option of…

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PowerShell Script to Find All Active Directory Groups in SharePoint

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 groups on…

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Create Autonumber Unique Column in SharePoint List

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:SharePoint Lists have a built-in “ID” column which…

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How to Rename ID Column in SharePoint List?

Requirement: To Rename the ID field in a SharePoint list! We had a list with an ID column added to the view to provide a unique auto-number feature. The user wants to rename the ID field to “Change Request Number” as it sounds more appropriate. Solution: Hidden columns such as “ID”, “Workflow Status”…

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Design Manager Missing in SharePoint 2013?

Problem: Design Manager is a new feature introduced in SharePoint Server 2013 publishing sites to manage branding. But you are not seeing “Design Manager” in SharePoint 2013? Design manager link missing? Solution: Well, to enable design manager in SharePoint 2013, You got to activate “Publishing” Feature! Go to “Site Settings” of your…

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