How to Add Administrator and Grant Permission to Service Applications using PowerShell?

By default, the Farm administrators group has the right to manage all service applications. Often there are situations when you may need to add additional administrators or grant permissions to SharePoint service applications. Say, You want to delegate service application administration to other users SharePoint farm admin account isn’t added as service…

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How to Test Outgoing Emails in SharePoint using PowerShell?

On troubleshooting SharePoint Email issues, as a first step, we have to check outgoing Email settings applied on the SharePoint Central Administration site are valid. So, how to test SharePoint outgoing email quickly? Here are my PowerShell scripts to test outgoing email in SharePoint 2013 or in SharePoint 2016. Method 1: Send…

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Check if SharePoint web application uses Claims Based Authentication or Classic mode?

Check SharePoint Web Application Authentication Mode How to check if the SharePoint web application is using Claims or Classic mode authentication? Well, To determine if the particular web application is using Claims or Classic Authentication, from SharePoint 2013 Central Administration follow these steps: Go to SharePoint Central Administration site  Click on Application…

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Create SharePoint 2013 Secure Store Service Application using PowerShell

PowerShell Script to Create SharePoint 2013/2016 Secure store Service application: Secure Store Service was introduced as a replacement to the SSO feature since SharePoint 2010. Secure Store Service is a shared service that provides storage and mapping of credentials such as account names and passwords. It solves the problem of having to…

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Configuring Web Application User Policy in SharePoint 2013 / 2016

A SharePoint web application may have hundreds or thousands of site collections. Providing same access to all of those site collections for a set of users can be difficult task, isn’t it? So here is where SharePoint Web application Policies comes to play. Consider these practical scenarios where: Your SharePoint search crawl…

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Add Alternate Access Mapping in SharePoint using PowerShell

Alternate Access Mappings helps to expose a SharePoint web application into different URLs in scenarios such as publishing, load balancing, reverse proxy, etc. Each web application can have up to five different URLs through alternate access mapping, with “Default” zone as mandatory and other optional zones. How to Configure Alternate Access Mapping…

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How to Redirect in SharePoint using Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)?

Internal URL in SharePoint Alternate Access Mapping is used to redirect from one URL to another. Say for E.g. If you want to redirect or transform from “http://portal.crescent.com” into “http://intranet.crescent.com” use this feature! So, you enter “http://portal.crescent.com” in the address bar of your browser, and it takes you to “http://intranet.crescent.com”! How to…

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How to Configure Secure Store Service Application in SharePoint 2016 – Step by Step

Secure Store Service Application in SharePoint Secure store service enables you to securely store credentials required for connecting to external systems and associating those credentials to a specific identity or group of identities.  Secure Store Service solves the problem of having to sign into many applications and entering different usernames and passwords….

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