How to Increase Distributed Cache Memory Size in SharePoint 2013?

By default, the Distributed cache memory allocation size defaults to a value of 10% of total physical memory when SharePoint Server 2013 installs. The Distributed Cache service uses half of that memory allocation for data storage (also known as cache size, 5% cache size). You can change the memory allocation as it…

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Distributed Cache Service in SharePoint 2013 – Explained

What is Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013? The SharePoint Distributed Cache service is an additional caching mechanism introduced in SharePoint 2013 to support beyond the options that already exist (such as Object Cache, BLOB Cache, and Page Output Cache) from the earlier versions of SharePoint. Distributed cache enables to quickly retrieve data…

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Create My Site for All Users in SharePoint using PowerShell

SharePoint My Sites are automatically created when the first time users click on the My Content link in the welcome menu. However, To promote the usage of SharePoint social, we deiced to pre-create SharePoint My sites for all users. Create My site for All Users in SharePoint using PowerShell SharePoint: Create My…

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Open Documents in Client Application Instead of Browser in SharePoint

Requirement: Enable Microsoft Word documents, Excel Spreadsheets, and PowerPoint Presentations to open in client applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint instead of opening them in the browser directly. How to open SharePoint documents in Browser instead of the client application? When you configure Office Web Apps (or Microsoft Office Online Server)…

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How to Make Attachments Mandatory in SharePoint List?

Requirement: In a SharePoint list, make attachment required field! Make attachments mandatory in the SharePoint list: While creating a Document library with metadata columns is one option, the requirement is only to make the attachments mandatory in SharePoint list forms. To make attachment mandatory in the SharePoint list we can use simple…

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How to Stop and Start All SharePoint 2013 Farm Services using PowerShell?

Prior to SharePoint patching, its a best practice to Stop all SharePoint 2013 and its related services and then start once patching is completed. If you don’t do this, your service pack or patch installation will take longer than its expected. So what are all the services to be stopped? SharePoint 2013…

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SharePoint 2013 Search Crawl Log History Report

Requirement: Generate SharePoint 2013 search crawl report on daily basis. How to Get SharePoint Search Crawl Log? Crawl history can be viewed from SharePoint 2013 search service application as in the below screen. It gives the crawl log history report for all content sources. Why don’t we automate it with PowerShell, so…

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How to Delete a Service Application in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell?

Requirement: Delete SharePoint 2010/2013 Service Application using PowerShell. How to Delete a Service Application in SharePoint 2013? Go to SharePoint 2013 Central Administration site  Navigate to Application Management >> Manage service applications On the Manage Service Applications page, Select the Service application that you want to delete. Click on the “Delete” button…

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