Create Search Service Application in SharePoint 2016 Multi-Server Farm using PowerShell

The Search Service Application in SharePoint provides a search functionality, as its name implies. We have to use PowerShell scripts to configure the search service application from SharePoint 2013 onwards. Although we can create a new search service application instance, there is no user interface to configure the Search topology from SharePoint…

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Configure Resource Throttling Settings for Large Lists in SharePoint 2016

What is resource throttling in SharePoint? The biggest performance bottleneck in SharePoint sites is usually caused by large lists. If you have 50 simultaneous users on a site and two of them contribute to large lists, all 50 users will experience very slow performance. Luckily, starting from SharePoint 2010, a feature called…

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How to Secure SharePoint 2016 Central Administration Site from HTTP to HTTPS using SSL Certificate?

Central Administration site is a web application where administration activities are performed for the farm. By default, Central Administration runs on non-secure HTTP. Enabling encryption ensures that the communications between users and the central admin website remain secure. Prerequisite: Of course, You need the SSL certificate! You can use a free domain…

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Backup SharePoint Site Collection using Central Admin

Requirement: Backup a SharePoint Site Collection using Central Administration Backup Site Collection in SharePoint 2016 Central Admin Backing up your site collection will ensure that your data is safe and can be recovered in case of data loss or corruption. Site collections can be backed up using SharePoint 2016 Central Administration. This…

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Remove SharePoint Web Application Policy using PowerShell

Requirement: Remove Web Application Policy using PowerShell How to remove a web application Policy in SharePoint? To remove a user or group from SharePoint web application Policy, follow these steps: Login to SharePoint Central Administration Site Application Management >> Manage Web Applications  Select the appropriate web application from the list >> Click…

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SharePoint 2016: Cannot Find “Start” or “Stop” Options in Services on Server?

Problem: On creating service applications, like in SharePoint 2013, I tried starting service instances from the “Services on Server” page of the SharePoint 2016 Central Admin site. Still, I couldn’t find any option to start any service instances. This is because: We are using MinRoles farm topology! MinRole in SharePoint 2016 starts…

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Add Links to Resources List in SharePoint Central Administration

The Resources list in the SharePoint Central Administration site lets you keep frequently accessed links to the home page. Say, for example, To access the user profile service application, you’ll have to navigate through: Central Administration >> Application Management  Manage Service Applications >> Search and pick your user profile service Application In…

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How to Create State Service Application in SharePoint 2016?

Many components like InfoPath Form services, Visio, Search Service, workflows, etc., relies on the State Service Application of SharePoint to store the application sessions. If it’s not configured already, you’d probably see error messages such as: “The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint…

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Get All Site Collections in a Web Applications using PowerShell

How to get all site collections of a web application in SharePoint? To get all site collections in a web application, from SharePoint central Admin, follow these steps: Go to SharePoint Central Admin Site >> Application Management  Click on the “View all site collections” link under Site Collections Group. Select your web…

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