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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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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Configure Variations Feature in SharePoint 2013 – Step by Step

What is Variation in SharePoint 2013? Variations feature provides multi-lingual support for SharePoint 2013 sites. It helps us to manage multi-lingual sites by making the same content available to specific language audiences across different sites by maintaining customizable copies of the content from the source variation in each target variation. A variation…

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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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How to Deploy Multiple WSP Solutions using PowerShell in SharePoint?

Requirement: Have a bunch of WSP solution packages and had to add and deploy all of them to a cloned SharePoint environment. Solution: Lets bulk deploy all WSP solutions from a folder to SharePoint using PowerShell. PowerShell script to bulk add Multiple solutions: Once added to the SharePoint solution store, You can…

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Installing and Configuring ADFS Integration with SharePoint 2013 – Step by Step Guide

Introduction:Active directory federation services is the solution for extending enterprise identity beyond corporate firewall. It simplifies sharing identities between trusted partners across organizations. It’s a common requirement in a typical business scenario, users in one organization want to access a secured application/website from another organization. Without ADFS, we’d end-up re-creating user logins…

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SharePoint 2013 deployment – Project Plan Template with Milestones

Assuming Hardware, Public IP, SSL Certificates, Domain Names are ready – Here is my SharePoint 2013 deployment project plan template with milestones outlined: Deployment Tasks 0. Project Kick-off, Team-setup, Identifying key stakeholders and Responsibilities 1.Pre-Deployment Activities 1.1 Planning Logical Architecture, Topology, Service Accounts, Domain URLs, Naming Standards, etc 1.2 Provision Service Accounts,…

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Configure SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2012 Integration with SharePoint 2013 – Step by Step Guide

This implementation guide walks through step by step on configuring SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 Integration with SharePoint 2013. What’s New in SSRS 2012 with SharePoint 2013? Unlike its previous versions, SSRS 2012 with SharePoint 2013 installation & configuration has been greatly simplified.  There are lots of changes in installing & Configuring…

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Configure SharePoint 2013 Environment for Apps – Step by Step Guide

As sandbox solutions are deprecated, SharePoint 2013 brings the new capability called “Apps” to extend SharePoint with client side code. Although the conventional SharePoint solution approach (Full Trust) is still there, Microsoft encourages the usage of Apps. Everything is an App, including Lists & Libraries, Web Parts, etc.  This implementation guide walks…

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