Clear Maintenance Mode to Unlock a Site Collection in SharePoint

Problem: Another fine morning, SharePoint 2013/2016 sites started displaying a message: “We apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ve made the site read-only while we’re making some improvements.”. Same time, I noticed a backup failure E-mail from the backup software! Root Cause:Since the Backup failure occurred, SharePoint placed the site in read-only mode….

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How to Delete a Document Library in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Task: Delete document library in SharePoint with PowerShell How to Delete a Document Library in SharePoint? Document Libraries are used to store and manage Microsoft Office documents, PDF files, and other types of files within SharePoint. If you need to delete a document library that’s no longer needed in SharePoint, we will…

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Create AD Security Group/Distribution List from All SharePoint Users of the Farm

Have you ever had to send out an E-mail to all SharePoint users of your SharePoint Farm? Have you ever wanted to create a global AD security group that comprises all SharePoint users? Well, I’m sure, You will at some point in time. E.g., during scheduled maintenance, Grant access to a global…

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How to Delete a Permission Level in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Requirement: PowerShell to remove a permission level in SharePoint How to remove a permission level in SharePoint? In this blog post, we will walk you through how to delete a permission level in SharePoint. Deleting a permission level can be helpful if you want to simplify your permissions structure or if you…

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How to Save List as a Template using PowerShell in SharePoint?

Requirement: Save a SharePoint list as a template using PowerShell. How to Save List as a template in SharePoint? List templates in SharePoint provide great re-usability without recreating every single column. E.g., you may have created a custom list (say: Projects) in a SharePoint site collection with all relevant columns, and now…

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Custom 404 Page Not Found Error page for SharePoint 2013/2016 Site Collection

Requirement: Create a customized 404 page not found error page in SharePoint. How to create a 404 Page for SharePoint Site? If you are working with SharePoint, then you may have noticed that there is a standard 404 error page appears when someone tries to access a page on your site that…

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SharePoint Online: Add Site Collection Administrator using PowerShell

Requirement: Add Site Collection Administrator in SharePoint Online. Site Collection Administrator in SharePoint Online SharePoint site collection administrators have full access rights to manage all sites under a site collection. When creating a site collection, a Global Administrator or SharePoint Online Administrator specifies the primary site collection administrator for the site. Unlike…

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