Create BDC (BCS) Service Application in SharePoint 2013/2016 using PowerShell

Business Data Connectivity Services service application provides centralized infrastructure to connect and manipulate with external line of business data sources through external list concept. Here is the PowerShell script to create Business Data Connectivity Service Application in SharePoint 2016. PowerShell script to create BDC Service Application in SharePoint 2013 / 2016: This…

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Create Enterprise Search Center in SharePoint using PowerShell

What is Search Center in SharePoint? Search Center site in SharePoint provides an interface for users to submit search queries and get search results similar to any other search engine. A Search Center site is typically a top-level site of a site collection that provides a central search facility. How to Create…

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Site Owners with Full Control Could Not Access or Edit SharePoint Group

Problem: Site Owners with full control couldn’t access or edit member of a group. Root cause: By default, only SharePoint group owners can add/remove members of the group, even though you have full control access rights to the site – This is by design! Solution: Change the group owner! You can either…

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How to Change SharePoint Group Owner using PowerShell?

Change group owner in SharePoint site: Follow these steps to update SharePoint group owner in SharePoint. Go to Site Settings >>  People and Groups Pick the group you want from the Left navigation From the group page, Click on Settings >> Group Settings >> Set the new group owner in “Group Owner”…

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SharePoint Group Owner Cannot Add User! Gets Access Denied

Problem:  SharePoint group owner cannot add user! group owner gets access denied. Root cause: Its a common misconception that group owners get access automatically as you made them owner of the group! Just because you made someone as “Group Owner” doesn’t mean they get access to the site! They can’t access the…

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How to Add User to SharePoint Group using PowerShell?

Requirement: Add User to SharePoint Group using PowerShell How to add a user to a group in SharePoint 2016? From the SharePoint site, you can follow the below steps to add a user to a particular group. Go to your SharePoint site and click on Site Settings gear icon >> Select “Site…

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How to Upload List Template in SharePoint 2013?

Requirement: Upload a list template in SharePoint 2013! SharePoint 2013 offers many list templates such as Task List, contacts, calendar, etc to create clones. At times, You may have to import a custom list template obtained from other sites into your SharePoint. How to upload a list template in SharePoint 2013? SharePoint…

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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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Enable “Link to Item” or “Edit Menu” on Any Column of the List in SharePoint

Requirement: There is a list called “Projects” where the default title filed made hidden and now the problem is: User wants to have the link to View Item on “Project Name” Field. By default, the “Title” field of the list has a link to the item and edit menu options in it….

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How to Activate Publishing Feature using PowerShell in SharePoint?

Requirement: SharePoint Publishing sites used to create Public websites, intranet portals, etc. We had to activate the Publishing feature in SharePoint using PowerShell in scenarios, such as: Activating Publishing feature through web user interface resulted in error! Bulk activating publishing feature for all site collections and sites in a web application. PowerShell…

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