Force Run SharePoint Health Analyzer Jobs on Demand using PowerShell

We may want to run SharePoint health analyzer on-demand to check if everything is alright on the farm, without waiting for them to run automatically. Well, as discussed in another article, Run SharePoint 2010 Timer Jobs On-Demand with PowerShell, we can force run SharePoint Health Analyzer timer Jobs on Demand with PowerShell!…

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SharePoint 2013 Web Application Creation Stuck at “This shouldn’t take long”

Problem: Create a new web application from SharePoint 2013 Central Administration site got stuck at “This shouldn’t take long” message for a long time. Root cause: Insufficient Server memory! Solution: Try closing any open application in the server and free up server memory. Increase the “Shutdown Time Limit” value of Central Administration’s…

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Blocked File Types in SharePoint 2013

Getting “Error: Sorry, something went wrong. The following file(s) has been blocked by the administrator.” in SharePoint 2013? Well, This is due to Blocked File Types configuration in SharePoint 2013! What is Blocked File Types in SharePoint 2013? Blocked file types is a security mechanism in SharePoint to restrict files based on…

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Site Use Confirmation and Deletion in SharePoint 2013

Site use confirmation and deletion feature in SharePoint helps to keep your content up to date by removing unused site collection automatically. To manage this feature, head on to:  SharePoint 2013 Central Administration site Application Management >> Click on the “Confirm Site use and deletion” link. In the Site use confirmation and…

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How to Create State Service Application in SharePoint 2013?

When tried using browser-based forms, InfoPath farm services gave me this error message: “The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service. For more information, contact your server administrator.” How to Create State Service Application in SharePoint 2013? State service stores temporary…

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Create SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application using PowerShell

Although we can create SharePoint 2013 search service application from Central Administration,  I prefer creating it through PowerShell as it gives the ability to get rid of GUIDs in Search service Database names. Also, from SharePoint 2013 Central Administration, Its not possible to modify search topology! So, PowerShell is the ideal way…

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Change SharePoint Site Collection Quota using PowerShell

In some cases, I have seen site collection quotas are turned to “Individual Quota” in the database attachment method, even I copied the quota templates before database attachment. All quota settings are lost! I don’t know the cause of this issue and want to apply the site collection quota to existing sites….

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Create SharePoint Quota Templates using PowerShell

SharePoint quota templates enable us to keep the site collections growth in control. It defines the maximum amount of data stored in a site collection and prevents disk fillings! Quota template makes it easier to govern site collections growth by assigning a pre-defined sizing template to them, rather than assigning individual quotas…

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How to Recover Deleted SharePoint Central Admin Site from IIS?

SharePoint Central Administration site got deleted from IIS accidentally! It may happen due to a file system got corruption errors. No worries, We can Re-provision SharePoint Central admin site! Let’s provision a SharePoint central administration site using PowerShell. PowerShell Script to provision SharePoint Central Admin site: Open the “SharePoint 2013 Management Shell”…

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