"There was an error during Installation, The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role." In SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool

May 31, 2015    , , ,
Problem: SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool  failed with an error "There was an error during Installation - The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role." during prerequisites installation in Windows Server 2012 R2. Solution: Mount the Wind…

SharePoint Full Crawl Stuck? Force Stop SharePoint Search Crawl using PowerShell

May 28, 2015    , , , , ,
Problem: SharePoint 2013 search crawl process is running infinitely! and crawl not stopping!! Solution: Tried stopping the crawl process from search administration page of SharePoint 2013 central administration, but failed. PowerShell to rescue! This script checks whether the crawler statu…

Getting Login Prompt on Anonymous Access Enabled SharePoint Sites?

May 27, 2015    , , , ,
Problem: We Enabled anonymous access to a SharePoint 2013 and users still getting Login prompts! Solution: Here is the check list for troubleshooting. Anonymous access must be turned on both in at Web Application level and at SharePoint site level. Double check your settings with How to Ena…

Delete Web application using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013

May 26, 2015    , , , , ,
To delete SharePoint Web application using PowerShell use this cmdlet: Delete Web Application and All its zones: #Web Application URL to delete $WebAppURL="http://sharepoint.company.com" #sharepoint 2013 powershell delete web application Remove-SPWebApplication -identity $WebAppURL…

SharePoint Group vs Active Directory Group - Which is Best?

May 25, 2015    , , , ,
So you need to determine the best way to manage SharePoint users, Whether to use SharePoint groups or Active Directory groups to manage permissions in SharePoint? Well, Both SharePoint Group and AD Group have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let me list down some of them: Manageabili…

Create List from Custom List Template in SharePoint using PowerShell

May 24, 2015    , , , , , ,
Requirement: Create a SharePoint list from a custom template using PowerShell How to create SharePoint list from a template? List templates in SharePoint saves your time by providing template on any existing list or library, which comprises of all columns and optionally the data from the sou…

SharePoint 2013: Update User's Display Name, E-mail using PowerShell

May 18, 2015    , , , , ,
Requirement:  I came across an issue where the user display name appeared as domain/username instead of First name Last name. Solution: We observed, If the user profile sync is not properly configured or running, we'll face this issue! Other than UPS solution, You can use PowerShell to upda…

SharePoint 2013: Update User's Display Name using PowerShell

May 18, 2015    , , , , ,
Requirement:  I came across an issue where the user display name appeared as domain/username instead of First name Last name. Solution: We observed, If the user profile sync is not properly configured or running, we'll face this issue! Other than UPS solution, You can use PowerShell to upda…

Check In All Documents in a SharePoint Library using PowerShell

May 09, 2015    , , , ,
Requirement: Check-in All files which are checked out in a SharePoint document library. How to Check In all checked out documents in SharePoint 2013: SharePoint 2013 makes it simpler by providing context sensitive ribbon buttons to check in multiple files in bulk. Simply select all files whic…

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