Cannot complete this action as the Secure Store Shared Service is not responding. Please contact your administrator – Solution

Problem: While configuring SharePoint 2013 Farm, I tried creating a Secure store service and got this error message from Central Administration: “Cannot complete this action as the Secure Store Shared Service is not responding. Please contact your administrator.” Meanwhile, it left an event with ID: 8306 in the Windows event log:An exception…

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How to find a Feature ID in SharePoint using IE Developer Tools/Firebug/DevTools?

Requirement: Get the Feature ID of a particular feature to activate it programmatically. Solution: We can find any feature’s ID using Internet Explorer Developer Tools, Google Chrome Dev tools, or Firebug in Firefox. Here is how: Go to your Site collection Manage Features page (either “Manage Site Features” or “Site Collection Features”…

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Disable Office Web Apps and Enable Open Documents in Client Application in SharePoint

Requirement: Clicking on documents in a SharePoint 2013 document library opens the document directly in the browser, Where SharePoint 2013 farm is configured to use Office Web apps. End-users want to open the office documents in client applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc., rather than opening them in the browser. Solution:…

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SharePoint Online: Add New List Item using PowerShell

Requirement: When working with SharePoint Online, I had a requirement to add new list items to a list from the PowerShell script. This blog post will cover how to create a list item in SharePoint Online using PowerShell, with some examples. How to add an item to a List in SharePoint Online?…

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Add Attachment Field in SharePoint 2013 List Form

Requirement: Add attachment column to a custom new/edit form in SharePoint 2013. Solution: Create new custom list forms for New and Edit in SharePoint designer 2013. Add this code to the custom list form in the location where you want the attachment field to appear. Result: Here is the SharePoint custom edit…

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Export-Import All Lists and Libraries from One Site to Another using PowerShell

The requirement is to copy and paste all SharePoint lists and libraries from one site to another. While “Save List as a Template” is one approach, it doesn’t work for larger lists and is time-consuming. Using the Central Administration export method also kills my time. Solution: We can copy and paste SharePoint…

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Save Site as Template Option Missing in SharePoint 2013?

Perhaps the easiest way to create a standard site template is to create a site,  Add-remove content, list and libraries, and save it as a template. But SharePoint 2013 does not support the “Save Site as Template” option on Publishing sites. If a site with “SharePoint Server Publishing” is activated, this option…

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Property Bags in SharePoint – Store, Retrieve Custom Configurations

As its name suggests, the Property bag feature provides a convenient way to store and retrieve custom configurations instead of storing them in the web.config files. Property bags in SharePoint store configuration data in the Hash-Table (Key-Value) format. We can store and retrieve properties at the following levels: Farm (SPFarm ) Web…

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Restart IIS (IISRESET) on All Servers in the SharePoint Farm using PowerShell

Doing IISReset on a Server Farm with Multiple SharePoint servers is a painful process. If you are experiencing problems with IIS on your SharePoint servers, you may need to restart it. This blog post will show you how to restart IIS on all servers in a SharePoint farm. PowerShell Script to Restart…

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