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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How to Create SharePoint 2016 Design Package using Design Manager?

How to create a design package in SharePoint 2016?The design package is a .wsp file that can be created through the Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016, contains branding assets that are stored in Design Manager. With the packaging feature of the Design Manager, we can package all our branding…

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How to Create a Custom Master Page Using Design Manager in SharePoint 2016 – Step by Step?

What is Design Manager in SharePoint 2013? Design manager is a nifty tool introduced in SharePoint 2013 that uses HTML based approach to convert static HTML templates into SharePoint master pages and page layouts. Use Design manager, if you want to implement Branding and customization to your SharePoint sites. The overall idea…

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Approval Workflow Missing in SharePoint 2013?

Problem: SharePoint approval workflow not available! This happened after migrating from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016! Solution: This is due to a workflow feature not activated for the site collection. To resolve this issue, Just Activate the “Workflows” feature for the site collection. Steps in detail: Login to your the target site…

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How to Change Server MinRole After Installing SharePoint 2016?

One of the exciting new feature in SharePoint 2016 is Minrole. It defines server’s role in the SharePoint 2016 farm, and makes sure all necessary services are running in that server! SharePoint 2016 comes with below Minroles: Single Server Farm Front End Application Distributed Cache Search Custom Change MinRole in  SharePoint 2016:…

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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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How to Get SharePoint Farm ID using PowerShell?

Requirement: Get SharePoint Farm ID to apply a third party product license to our SharePoint 2016 environment. How to Get SharePoint Farm ID? SharePoint farm id is a GUID which is uniquely identifies each farm. To get the Farm ID in SharePoint, use this handy PowerShell code. Just open SharePoint 2016 Management Shell…

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