How to Increase Distributed Cache Memory Size in SharePoint 2013?

By default, the Distributed cache memory allocation size defaults to a value of 10% of total physical memory when SharePoint Server 2013 installs. The Distributed Cache service uses half of that memory allocation for data storage (also known as cache size, 5% cache size). You can change the memory allocation as it…

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Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013 – Explained

What is Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013? The SharePoint Distributed Cache service is an additional caching mechanism introduced in SharePoint 2013 to support beyond the options that already exist (such as Object Cache, BLOB Cache, and Page Output Cache) from the earlier versions of SharePoint. Distributed cache enables to quickly retrieve data…

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How to Delete a Service Application in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell?

Requirement: Delete SharePoint 2010/2013 Service Application using PowerShell. How to Delete a Service Application in SharePoint 2013? Go to SharePoint 2013 Central Administration site  Navigate to Application Management >> Manage service applications On the Manage Service Applications page, Select the Service application that you want to delete. Click on the “Delete” button…

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Get All SharePoint Service Applications – IIS App Pools – Service Account Details

From the IIS console, its tedious to find the application pools of SharePoint Service Application’s, isn’t it? So, let’s use PowerShell to retrieve All service application’s app pool and service account details. PowerShell to get all Service Application Names, Service App Pool and Process Account details: This script gets you all service…

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Get SharePoint Timer Job History using PowerShell

Requirement: Retrieve and review the SharePoint timer job history for troubleshooting an issue. How to get timer job history in SharePoint? SharePoint 2013 Central Administration site provides an interface to get a timer job history. Here are the steps to get SharePoint timer job history in SharePoint. Navigate to SharePoint 2013 Central…

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How to Create a Service Application Pool in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Service Application pools run service application proxy web services inside IIS. Typically, all the service applications can be run with the same application pool. You can create a new service application pool while creating new service applications in SharePoint 2013. Ever wanted to create an new service application pool in SharePoint using…

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Configuring Visio Graphics Service Application in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

Visio diagrams are a wonderful way to express ideas, simplify complex topologies, illustrate the process flow, etc. With Visio Services in SharePoint 2013, you can publish Visio diagrams in SharePoint so that they can be shared and viewed online without installing Visio application on client computers. Configuring Visio Services in SharePoint 2013…

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Check if Service Application is Running in SharePoint using PowerShell

Couple of times, I had to get the service application’s status prior performing activities such as: Stop and Start the service, Monitoring service application’s availability, etc. Here is how we can check if the service application is running / created using PowerShell. PowerShell script to check service application’s status: This script gives…

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How to Configure Excel Services in SharePoint 2013? – Step by Step

SharePoint 2013 enterprise edition offers Excel Services service application that enables the browser-based rendering of Excel workbooks. Not just for rendering, but it’s primarily used in business intelligence scenarios for its excel calculation & analysis capabilities, ability to query external data sources, etc. Let’s walk through the steps of configuring Excel Services…

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