How to Install / Update / Uninstall SharePoint Online PowerShell Module?

SharePoint Online Management Shell is available as a module in PowerShell Gallery now! So, you can install it as a module directly from PowerShell instead of downloading and installing the MSI file! This makes it easier to update. Here is how to install the SharePoint Online PowerShell module: Prerequisites: The Install-module cmdlet…

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How to Create SharePoint 2016 Farm using PowerShell?

Creating SharePoint 2016 farm using PowerShell is almost as same as in its previous version. In SharePoint 2016 there is an additional parameter -LocalServerRole added as SharePoint 2016 introduced MinRoles. Pre-Requisites: SQL Server is already installed and ready to use. You have created a Farm account for SharePoint 2016. You have logged…

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Fix for “Cannot Connect to Database Master at SQL Server at Server Name. The Database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it” SharePoint Error

Problem:When trying to create a new SharePoint farm using PowerShell, the SharePoint 2016 management Shell gave an error message:New-SPConfigurationDatabase : Cannot connect to database master at SQL server at <SQL-Server-Alias>. The database might not exist, or the current user does not have permission to connect to it. Tried using SharePoint products configuration…

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SharePoint 2016 Installation Guide – Step by Step

SharePoint 2016 is in RTM finally with all new features. Lets walk-through SharePoint 2016 standalone installation process step by step: System Requirements: What’s my Server Farm Configuration?Here is my SharePoint 2016 farm’s server configuration (Hardware/software). Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard as Server Operating system and SQL Server 2014 Standard SP1 as my…

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How to Create a SharePoint 2013 Farm using PowerShell to Avoid GUIDs?

Why to use PowerShell to create SharePoint farm rather the nice SharePoint products configuration wizard? Because, SharePoint Products configuration wizard creates Central Administration database names with GUIDs. Create SharePoint 2013 farm using PowerShell: How to start? Follow these steps to create SharePoint farm using PowerShell. Step 1: Install SharePoint binaries on each…

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“There was an error during Installation, The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.” In SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool

Problem: SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation Tool failed with an error “There was an error during Installation – The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.” during prerequisites installation in Windows Server 2012 R2. Solution: Mount the Windows 2012 R2 ISO into the drive and install the roles…

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How to Uninstall SharePoint 2013 – Complete Steps

It’s a pretty common question, and we stuck here often: How to Uninstall SharePoint 2013 completely from the server? Remove Server option From Central Administration >> Servers in Farm page? NO!! You can’t uninstall SharePoint 2013 with this option. Remove server option must be used only when a particular server is no…

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“Upgrade Required” Status in SharePoint 2013 Central Administration Servers in Farm

Getting “Upgrade Required” error message in SharePoint 2013? Well, Ideally, We have to run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on the server(s) right after installing the service pack/patches. In Windows Server 2012, SharePoint updates are part of Windows Server Update. It installs patches but never runs the Products configuration wizard automatically! You…

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SharePoint 2013 Patch (Service Pack-CU-Hotfix) Installation Guide – Step by Step

So you want to maintain your SharePoint environment healthy, secure, stable, and up to date by installing the latest patches? Well, this article walks through the various steps involved in installing patches for your SharePoint 2013 environment. SharePoint 2013 patching best practices Before proceeding, let’s consider some of the best practices for…

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How to Install and Configure Office Web Apps 2013 for SharePoint 2013?

Office web apps server 2013 allows us to view and edit office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) directly in browser without needing Microsoft Office installed on Client machine.  OWA is considered as LITE version of Microsoft Office Client. This implementation guide walks through step by step on how to install and…

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