SharePoint Farm Passphrase: What is that? How to Reset?

What is Farm Passphrase? Farm Phrase is a new security feature introduced in SharePoint 2010. When you need to join the new server to an Existing SharePoint farm, you need to enter this Farm Phrase password. While adding a new server via psconfig wizard, You have to enter the Farm’s pass phrase,…

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Never Stop Windows SharePoint Services Web Application

If you stop the “Windows SharePoint Services Web Application” it will remove all SharePoint websites along with your customizations from IIS!!! So, Until you are very sure what you are doing, Never stop the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application. In case, it happened already then you have to apply ALL your IIS…

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Configuring AD LDS-Claims Based Authentication in SharePoint 2010 – Step by Step

Introduction: SharePoint 2010 provides you with the ability to set up multiple authentication providers, to provide clients or other external parties such as vendors, affiliates, etc. access to your SharePoint Sites without having to provide them with a Windows Active Directory Account. This article walks through with step-by-step instructions on how this…

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Archive (Backup and Delete) IIS Logs in SharePoint

IIS logs are the requests from clients and written into text-based log files. It captures every web page/image/script requests. By default, IIS logs stored in C:\ of WFE servers. If SharePoint is being accessed a lot, It may cause disk space problems for your OS drive so quickly. So we can change…

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Enable Multilingual User Interface (MUI) in SharePoint 2010

Creating a multilingual SharePoint 2010 site is extremely useful when working for global SharePoint deployments. It allows a logged-in user to change the language to one of the supported alternate languages configured. All the standard SharePoint user interface elements are translated with this feature. Like:     Ribbons     Site Settings Page    …

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How to Restore Deleted Site Collection or Subsite in SharePoint 2010?

In SharePoint 2007, There was a wonderful tool from Codeplex: Site Delete Capture https://governance.codeplex.com/ to back up sites automatically when they gets deleted, So that we can restore a deleted site collection in SharePoint 2007. In SharePoint 2010 SP1 and later, Microsoft added native support to capture/restore site collections or Sub-sites in…

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Extract and Download All Installed Farm Solution Packages (WSP Files) in SharePoint

There were many solution packages installed in my current SharePoint environment. During a server replacement, we noticed that the WSP file for a particular solution is missing in TFS! (Our version control repository!) To extract and download all installed solution WSP files, use these PowerShell scripts: Export all Farm Solutions (WSP) from…

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