This page is not using a valid page layout. To correct the problem, edit page settings and select a valid page layout.

April 30, 2015    ,
Problem: We had a requirement to copy few web part pages from Staging environment to production. Achieved it with "Content Deployment Wizard" tool. However, copied pages gave this error message: "This page is not using a valid page layout. To correct the problem, edit page settin…

Cannot navigate to the requested page while user profile synchronization is running. Please wait for the current synchronization run to finish.

April 24, 2015    ,
Problem: When you try to start the Profile synchronization or try to create a new connection in User profile service application in SharePoint 2013, It gives this error message: "Cannot navigate to the requested page while user profile synchronization is running. Please wait for the curre…

Sorry, we couldn't find your license to use this feature. If you know who manages the licenses for your organization, tell them you'd like a license to use 'Excel Services'.

April 23, 2015    ,
Problem:  SharePoint Excel Services failed with an error message: "Sorry, we couldn't find your license to use this feature. If you know who manages the licenses for your organization, tell them you'd like a license to use 'Excel Services'." Solutions: Make Sure S…

How to Configure Excel Services in SharePoint 2013 - Step by Step

April 23, 2015    , , , ,
SharePoint 2013 enterprise edition offers Excel Services service application that enables browser-based rendering of Excel workbooks. Not just for rendering, but its primary used in business intelligence scenarios for its excel calculation & analysis capabilities, ability to query external da…

How to Remove a Column from SharePoint List using PowerShell?

April 19, 2015    , , , , ,
Requirement: User created a calculated column with error in its formula! That caused the list view web part to crash! couldn't remove the column from SharePoint list using web UI. How to delete a Column from SharePoint List? From SharePoint Web UI, to remove a field from list or library, …

Get All Site Collections Size (Storage Used, Allocated), Owners, Database Details with STSADM

April 17, 2015    , , , ,
Do you know the STSADM command line tool can do this still in SharePoint 2013? Yes! it can get you the quick peek view of all site collections in the given web application. It gets you details such as: Storage space allocated - Storage used, warning and maximum levels Site collection GUIDs Si…

Fix "We're having a problem opening this location in file explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again" Error in SharePoint

April 13, 2015    ,
Problem:  SharePoint 2010 explorer view gives this error message: "We're having a problem opening this location in file explorer. Add this web site to your Trusted Sites list and try again" Solution: Most of the time, simply adding your SharePoint site URL to the Trusted Sites…

How to Deploy Multiple WSP Solutions using PowerShell in SharePoint

April 10, 2015    , , ,
Requirement: Have a bunch of WSP solution packages and had to add and deploy all of them to a cloned SharePoint environment. Solution: Lets bulk deploy all WSP solutions from a folder to SharePoint using PowerShell. PowerShell script to bulk add Multiple solutions: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.S…

Change Log Files Location for ULS, Usage and Health Data Collection

April 10, 2015    , , , , ,
No doubts, diagnostic logs and "Usage and health data" logs are extremely helpful. However, it could cause performance issues and slow down SharePoint if not managed properly. These logs can use large amounts of drive space and can affect server performance. Also can quickly fill the …

Load SharePoint Snapin to Powershell ISE by Default

April 04, 2015    ,
Problem:  If you use the PowerShell ISE to edit your SharePoint-PowerShell scripts, you may noticed that SharePoint cmdlets are not available by default until you explicitly load them with "Add-PSSnapin" cmdlet. This is because the ISE doesn't load SharePoint PowerShell Snap-ins by …

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